Europe’s crisis, China’s gain
The Republic of China’s rise to the top of the economic power list is becoming a key trend of our time. How does China’s growing influence on the European economy truly impinge on Europe and its businesses?
18 Jul 2011
Flirting with protectionism
An old French idea is blossoming again in the Paris springtime. France’s Socialists have just embraced a form of European trade protectionism in their manifesto, a shift from their previous endorsement of globalisation as a win-win proposition for French workers. The shift matters both because the Socialists and their Green allies have a good chance […]
5 May 2011
In 2008 the price of aluminium plummeted from over $3,000 per tonne to below $1,500 per tonne, causing the stock price of Alcoa – one of the largest aluminium producers in the world to head in the same the direction. The outlook was grim. But fortunately for Alcoa, the firm had just signed up a […]