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Bringing positive energy to the trading system: EU, Japan and Africa move to sign mega-trade deals

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Leading to greater trade cooperation

Trade policy headlines are dominated today by the ups and downs of the United States-China relationship, the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Brexit process. There is concern on the effects that disintegrating closely linked economic partners could have on growth, jobs, supply chains, and consumers. The perils of a return to unilateralism and power-based mechanisms threaten the relevance of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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The Future of Globalisation – Introducing our blog

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More cooperation is urgently needed

As editors, we are thrilled to launch the Future of Globalisation blog. It provides a platform for debates on current world economic issues, global power shifts and the roles of formal and informal global governance institutions and relevant networks. These debates, based on solid empirical research, are increasingly important in view of a global system fraught with mounting uncertainties. The blog posts are written by researchers from international renown institutions, amongst them numerous prestigious think tanks from rising powers, and from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

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Finanzielle Zusammenarbeit: Auch nach 60 Jahren noch nicht reif für die Rente

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Bundles of Somali shilling notes. Die Finanzielle Zusammenarbeit ist auch nach knapp 60 Jahren noch nicht reif für die Rente, sondern kann durch die Nutzung komparativer Vorteile und innovativer Ansätze sowie durch den Fokus auf Qualität und Wirkung einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Erreichung der Ziele zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung (SDGs) und der Klimaziele leisten.

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