On Geopolitics

Global Trade: Looking at the Big Picture

Mark Fleming-Williams
Senior Analyst, Global Economy
Feb 13, 2018 | 12:56 GMT
Global trade is in flux after the United States has made clear that it is no longer willing to take the lead.

The divergent interests of other countries and blocs, including China, Japan and the European Union, will make substantial alignment without the United States difficult.

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With the United States no longer willing to take the lead in international commerce, the world may revert to bilateralism, giving larger competitors an edge....

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