It has been a busy 6 months for the United States Trade Representative with President Donald Trump and his trade hawks in command. Continuing his America First campaign President Trump has ordered a section 232 investigation into the effect...
Over the last couple of decades, great effort was made to reduce tobacco consumption rates the world over. These efforts come as a result of concern over the harmful impact of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. This...
In 2016 protectionist measures were viewed as a response to the era of globalisation and increasing competitiveness, as more suppliers compete for the same global consumer base. We argued that naturally some states saw this as a threat to...
In the final quarter of 2016 South Africa participated in two critical global economic governance summits as the lone continental representative: the 11th G20 summit hosted by China and the 8th BRICS summit hosted by India. Both hosts placed...
For the past 16 years Walmart has been among the top three companies in the Fortune Global 500 list. Globally it employs 2.3 million people and posted $482.1 billion in revenue for 2015. Reportedly Walmart’s biggest concern is its...
In 1764 the world was introduced to the spinning jenny, the first mechanised process to produce yarn. With its invention James Hargreaves had started the process of mechanization that would shape the world as we know it. Yes, it...