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Alan Beattie

Alan Beattie

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Milei’s anarcho-capitalist dream collides with Argentine reality

Beneath the adolescent showmanship, the president is slowly pursuing orthodox reform

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The state handouts that get out of control

There is no effective means of constraining destructive subsidies

16.05.2024 40

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Europe’s new anti-subsidy weapon is powerful but hard to control

The EU foreign subsidies regulation is looking to score some notable hits

09.05.2024 40

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The colonialist overtones of EU’s green trade crusade

Many middle-income countries show reserves of pragmatic tolerance that Europeans do not necessarily deserve

25.04.2024 90

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The dollar would survive Trump turning currency warrior

The greenback’s global role has endured shocks from without and within

18.04.2024 10

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The political lessons from Australia’s defiance of China

Consistency and bipartisanship have helped Canberra resist trade coercion by Beijing

04.04.2024 20

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The global downside of European consumers’ green principles

Environmental trade restrictions now reflect noisy campaigners more than protectionist farmers

21.03.2024 10

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Suez, Schmuez: how global trade is shrugging off the Houthi attacks

Blocking cargo ships’ passage through the Red Sea hasn’t noticeably hurt global growth or pushed up inflation

14.03.2024 70

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How trade can save the planet, one tedious spreadsheet at a time

The EU’s carbon tariffs to combat climate change are snarled in complex bureaucracy

07.03.2024 10

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Uncertainty dogs the global digital market

A WTO meeting next week will discuss the bizarre idea of trying to put border tariffs on data flows

22.02.2024 10

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The US can lead on trade despite storms of criticism over Gaza

There is no single liberal international order embracing both economics and foreign policy

08.02.2024 10

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The education exports that governments would rather ignore

Ministers should explain the benefits and address the costs of attracting foreign students

01.02.2024 20

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Biden’s green spending splurge is a hard model to copy

US industrial policy is too expensive and China-sceptic to become a global standard

25.01.2024 60

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The world cannot depend on the US to keep trade peace

Relying on American military power to protect Red Sea shipping routes is risky

18.01.2024 90

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The immigration smokescreen is beginning to lift

Governments are performatively hostile to asylum seekers to distract voters from economic migrants

11.01.2024 30

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Brussels setting rules for AI isn’t pretty, but someone’s got to do it

The EU’s new tech regulations are complex but a good-faith effort to fix a problem

13.12.2023 4

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Why export controls are failing to cripple their targets

Diverse geopolitics, smart researchers and resourceful traders are undermining attempts to control critical products

07.12.2023 20

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The fading era of hyperglobalisation is a study in success

Worldwide integration of markets should not be pursued at all costs but should be a means to an end

30.11.2023 30

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The US-China currency wars are in an unstable lull

If Beijing returns to promoting export-led growth, tension over exchange rates may return

16.11.2023 10

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Israel-Hamas war won’t tear the world economy apart

Unless it gets Donald Trump elected or spurs China to invade Taiwan, the Gaza conflict is not disastrous for trade

09.11.2023 20

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Rolling with the Biden punch on managed trade

The EU and other trading partners should keep short-term peace while preserving fundamental principles

02.11.2023 5

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Countries are seeking economic security in a turbulent world

The EU and others are pondering how to deal with value-chain disruption and geopolitical rivalry

19.10.2023 9

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How commodity markets are defying the new cold war

Rivalry between China and the US over energy and minerals has not broken the global economy into blocs

12.10.2023 5

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Why the ‘Global South’ isn’t running the IMF

China’s conflicted interests and strategic rivalries are helping to preserve the status quo of rich-country dominance

05.10.2023 4

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A trade reprieve won’t fix the EU’s failures on electric vehicles

Proposed anti-subsidy duties are an admission that European companies and governments have been slow to innovate

28.09.2023 8

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The EU has a rogue state problem

Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have trashed European law to break a trade truce with Kyiv

19.09.2023 5

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The ‘Global South’ is a pernicious term that needs to be retired

Arbitrarily dividing a complex world into simple blocs creates polarisation and retards progress

14.09.2023 10

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