In recent years, China's share of exports to the United States and Europe has been declining as countries like Vietnam, India, and Thailand have begun to increase their own exports to these markets. This shift is being driven by a combination of factors, including rising labor costs in China, increased competition from other countries, and changing consumer preferences. One … [Read more...] about Vietnam, India and Thailand are squeezing China’s share of exports to the U.S and Europe
The world is indeed changing, as countries are shifting towards more protectionist policies in response to economic and political pressures. This trend is characterized by the use of subsidies, export controls, and other measures to protect domestic industries and jobs. The trend towards protectionism and the use of subsidies, export controls, and other measures is affecting … [Read more...] about The world is changing, again: Subsidies, export controls and protectionism vs globalization
In recent years, there has been an emergence of economic nationalism in Japan, characterized by a growing focus on protecting domestic industries and promoting self-sufficiency. This has been driven by a number of factors, including: Increasing competition from other countries: As the global economy becomes more interconnected, Japan has faced growing competition from other … [Read more...] about Emergence of economic nationalism in today’s Japan
There is ongoing debate about whether China's lending to Africa constitutes a "debt trap" and is a sustainable investment policy. On one hand, China's lending to Africa has been criticized for being opaque, with poor transparency and governance in the management of the loans. This has led to concerns that African countries may be taking on more debt than they can sustain, … [Read more...] about Is China’s money lending to Africa as a “debt trap” a sustainable investment policy?