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WTO Cuts Global Trade Growth to 1.2% in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The World Trade Organization (WTO) has cut its growth forecast for global trade by 1.2 percent in 2019, versus its earlier...

Global Trade Finance Gap US$1.5T, ADB Says

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The global trade finance gap remained around US$1.5 trillion hampering efforts to provide important jobs and growth amid ongoing economic uncertainty,...

WTO Predicts Global Tensions Triggers Trade Weakness

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicted the trade tensions between the United States (US) and China, political risks and financial volatility...

Japan’s Economy Bounces Back 0.3% in 4Q 2018

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan' economy bounce back 0.3 percent in the last quarter (4Q) of 2018 compared to previous quarter, as business and consumer spending...

OECD: Policy Barriers Demand Holds Back Global Trade

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Despite encouraging signs of recovery in business, investment and trade in the short term, there is not sufficient momentum to sustain healthy growth...

Softer exports and sustained import growth weigh on Japan’s current-account surplus...

By Harumi Taguchi, Principal Economist, IHS Markit Key Points: Ÿ Japan’s current-account surplus for June rose 8.7% month on month (m/m) to JPY1.5 trillion (USD13.8 billion)...