Protecting global supply chains from geopolitical risk

Global political events can impact world trade and supply chains in particular, so coping strategies are essential to limit disruption and maintain production

What Donald Trump learnt from business

Unlike his predecessors, US President Donald Trump's background is neither in the military nor in politics, but in business - so how does this background affect the way he leads?

Blockchain is freeing up supply chains and trade finance

Container ship in import export and business logistic

Development of blockchain is set to revolutionise the supply chain and increase the flow of trade finance

China says ‘no’ to recycling global waste

Chinese labourer sorting plastic bottles for recycling at a plant on the outskirts of Beijing

A ban by China on importing global waste for recycling has sent the packaging industry into a spin

How the UK can compete with the world’s best exporters

Employee welding parts at the Brompton Bicycle factory in London

The UK does not manufacture and export enough, but there are lessons to be learnt which could transform fortunes

Could it all be made in China by 2025?

Chinese manufacturing technology

China’s manufacturing base faces major challenges as the global economy continues to evolve, but Beijing has a master plan

The impact of protectionism on trade

Protectionist policies across the world could present major headwinds for companies operating international supply chains

Brexit and Donald Trump’s protectionist America raise the spectre of higher tariffs and restrictions imposed on international trade

International trade: where human insight is still in demand

A phone vendor beside his stand at Computer Village, a consumer tech market in Lagos; the proliferation of smartphones in emerging markets such as Nigeria is generating massive amounts

As two-way trade takes off between developed and developing markets, the appetite for human-driven business intelligence is growing