Oil: gainers and losers

Oil: gainers and losers

Introduction ​A fluctuation in the world oil market manifests itself on nations in a myriad of ways; an increase in the price leads to inflation in the oil-importing nations, whereas the oil exporters laugh all the way to the banks; the reverse occurs when oil prices...
A preview of the Brexit battle

A preview of the Brexit battle

An announcement by the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel of a compromise on the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada revived hopes that ratification of the deal will go through. The bloc’s final approval of the deal was derailed by the...
Will TTIP survive Brexit?

Will TTIP survive Brexit?

June 23 2016, will forever be a sad day in the history of the EU. Nearly 52% of the British population decided to leave the EU, reversing the decision taken in 1975 to join the common market. The ‘leave’ campaigners are exulting; they called the referendum a sort of...
China goes on trial in the South China Sea

China goes on trial in the South China Sea

While working to expand its role in the Pacific region, China has taken steps to protect its strategic trade routes, resources and markets from foreign interdiction. In part, this has meant trying to cement Beijing’s long-standing claims to a broad swath of the...