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Asia and Europe: Prospects for Asia-Europe Economic Cooperation in a New World Order
GED participates in the Asia-Europe Economic Forum 2017 in Seoul


The 14th Asia-Europe Economic Forum (AEEF), which took place in Seoul from September 20-21, 2017, included sessions on international trade and investment, the 4th industrial revolution and macroeconomic policy coordination among others. Special consideration was given to the role of European-Asian economic cooperation in times of Trump and Brexit. More ...

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Downgrading or Upgrading NAFTA?
NAFTA’s economic pros and cons in a nutshell


Negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement will go into the third round this weekend (23-27 September) in Ottawa. In the talks, which are always burdened by critical statements and Twitter messages from US President Donald Trump, however, all options still seem to be on the table. Both a successful modernization of the trade deal as well as a complete failure of the negotiations and a possible withdrawal from NAFTA are conceivable. More ...

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GED Focus Paper: Trump & Brexit – European-Asian Economic Relations Under New Conditions
Asia and Europe need each other and there is more room to intensify interregional cooperation


The Economic Ministers of the 53 member states of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) are convening in Seoul from September 21 to 22, 2017. Given the rising protectionism worldwide and especially U.S. president Donald Trump’s nationalistic economic policy, we argue that this meeting is an opportunity to signal good economic cooperation beetween Asia and Europe. More ...

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GED Video: The Crossroads India
Growth and Growing Pains


In recent years, India has emerged as one of the globe’s fastest growing economies. Overall, the country has has averaged seven percent growth annually over the last decade. How has India’s digital transition helped push this growth? And can digital tools help make this growth accessible for all? More ...

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The Global Impact of a Protectionist US Trade Policy
What can theory tell us about how Trump's trade policy might affect the world economy?


Since the election of Donald Trump, there has been a growing danger that U.S. trade policy increasingly relies on protectionist measures. The aim of this policy is to secure jobs and income in its own country. In reality, however, protectionist measures mean that the weakening of international trade triggered by the U.S. is leading to a loss of income worldwide, especially in the U.S. More ...

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The FED, the Dollar and the Global Economy
How US interest rates have far reaching economic consequences for the rest of the world!


In December 2015 the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED) raised interest rates for the first time since 2008. It has also continued to hike interest rates since then, with the last rate hike being in June 2017. The FED's interest rate policy has far-reaching consequences, not just for the American economy, but also for the entire global economy. More ...

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GED Under the Radar - July Edition
This month under the radar: Venezuela's desperate fight against inflation, Burgernomics and the rising prices of European breakfasts!


Sometimes, stories of interest fall through the cracks of the mainstream attention. In GED Under the Radar, we bring you those stories you might have missed in July. This month under the radar: Venezuela's desperate fight against inflation, Burgernomics and the rising prices of European breakfasts! More ...

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Brexit’s Latest News: One Year After The Vote
What has changed and what has stayed the same over the last year?


  After the major setback faced by Prime Minister Theresa May with the loss of her majority in the United Kingdom parliament in June 2017, the outlook on Brexit negotiations has never been so uncertain. As the negotiation deadline with the EU approaches dramatically, a blurry political situation was the last thing the U.K government […] More ...

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China and India - Global Economic Axis of the Future?


  China and India are growing at rates that Western industrialized countries can only dream of. Experts see these two Asian heavyweights as important drivers for the future of the global economy. A free trade agreement now in the planning stage could further increase their influence in the global marketplace. More ...

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The Crossroads: Argentina


The Crossroads is a new video series from the GED team that focuses on decisive moments for different economies. In our first episode we take a look at Argentina, a country facing turbulent economic conditions and an ongoing debt crisis just as it prepares for crucial presidential elections in October 2015. More ...