Trade

The Energy Charter Treaty has not aged well

Over a year ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) called for an immediate end to fossil fuel expansion if the…

How is global trade coping with the age of uncertainty?

For the past two years, data scientists at Tradeshift have been analysing billions of dollars worth of transactions across our…

Which countries rely on Russian trade?

A UN vote concluded on 2 March 2022, overwhelmingly condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It also demanded a full…

The impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on trade

In 2020, many economies around the world contracted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and a large number of macroeconomic factors…

How supply chains became headline news

A strange thing has happened over the past two Covid-affected years. On top of the tragic death toll and lives…

Where are industries clustered in the UK?

In 1980, Financial Times journalist Peta Levi coined the term 'the Cambridge phenomenon', which she used to describe the spur…

Supply Chain Vulnerability Index shows wide gulf between US and China

Supply chains have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two years. Now, as many countries in…

The relationship between trade and investment in the UK

The UK typically has a trade deficit for goods and a trade surplus for services, meaning it imports more goods…

Who will be the supply chain winners and losers in 2022?

Global supply chains have been in a state of disruption for the past few years due to a combination of…

Have UK businesses recovered confidence a year after the Brexit deal?

Throughout the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has dominated the news agenda. However, while incredibly disruptive, the pandemic has…