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With protectionist policies increasingly threatening free trade agreements and associated increases in taxes and tariffs, the globalisation of the last 20 years looks to be in reverse gear. Read more

Gas and oil pipelines have long been a source of political contention and accusations of cronyism, hypocrisy, and pandering to dictators are pretty much de rigeur when any pipeline gets underway. Read more

"Je marche sur la glace" said Emmanuel Macron, somewhat incongruously, as he walked across the sands of Egypt to see the temple of Abu Simbel at the end of January. Read more

How will Brexit impact the UK’s trade? It’s the question burning in every businessperson’s mind, and it doesn’t seem to be getting an answer any time soon. Read more

Dividing up video games, fighting over who keeps the Netflix account and arranging joint custody of the dog. Breakups require delicate negotiation. Magnify to Brexit level and you can understand why negotiating who gets to be involved in space contra Read more

How much water does it take to manufacture one pair of jeans? A colossal 7,600 litres, according to Stephen Leahy’s book, Your Water Footprint: The shocking facts about how much water we use to make every day products. Read more

Like most global industries, the food and drink market is progressing at an incredible rate, with innovation driven by increasing demand, changing consumer landscapes and the need to address serious planetary issues. Read more

As consumer demand for more environmentally-friendly solutions to transport is getting louder, electric vehicles are finally moving from the fringes of carmaking into the mainstream. But what exactly does this mean for the future of electric cars? Read more

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Journalists are not universally renowned for their subtle inferences. Intemperate hyperbole is more their natural mode, says Peter Mercer. Read more

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