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April 12, 2018
There is no set definition for what constitutes a “trade war”. A tit-for-tat exchange of protectionist measures kicks off the debate, but the core discussion remains primarily existential. Is this a trade war? Why is this a trade war? How long will it remain a trade war? These questions become particularly weighty when one country’s […]
October 21, 2017
Euromonitor International’s Mexico Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on one of Latin America’s economies which is heavily reliant on the success of the US economy to drive exports progression and remittance inflows. Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the US elections pushed the Mexican peso to historic lows, summoning dangers instore for Mexico, given the […]
October 19, 2017
Euromonitor International’s Egypt Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing focuses on the fifth largest and fastest growing economy in the Middle East and North Africa (in US$ terms), which is currently carrying out major economic reforms to help restore its macroeconomic stability. The economy has been able to partially recover from the shock of the Arab Uprising […]
March 28, 2017
During the presidential campaign Donald Trump threatened to drop out of trade deals such as the TPP, renegotiate NAFTA, and impose import tariffs of 35% on Mexico and 45% on China. The post-election financial markets rally and increase in business confidence are based on expectations that Trump’s threats on trade policy were not credible, especially given […]
June 19, 2016
Economies in Asia Pacific have witnessed a surge in free trade agreements (FTAs) since the 2010s, reflecting the region’s greater economic integration:
April 12, 2018
With recent news that the US is restoring full diplomatic relations with Cuba, analysts are speculating that the trade embargo between the two countries may be lifted. It is expected that Iconic soft drink brands such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi will quickly enter Cuba if the trade embargo is lifted, but these companies may find […]
Bassam Aoun
December 6, 2014
Alongside the tragic human cost of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, there is also a severe economic impact. It is raising the cost of foodstuffs and heightening the need for spending on healthcare infrastructure. This could trigger a rise in public debt and general government budget deficits in affected countries, as government struggle to divert […]
May 19, 2017
  President Trump recently renewed his intention to reconsider and renegotiate incumbent trade deals involving the United States and several nations in the world. Using Euromonitor’s industry forecast model to develop a Trump Trade War scenario, we see de-globalization and constriction of open trade policies yielding several macroeconomic and market-level implications, even reaching as far […]
Bassam Aoun

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