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Economic Digest – July 2018

COAL The world’s coal market experienced an unexpected revival in 2017. The surge was driven partly by a resurgence of demand for coal in China...

US Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum, and Retaliatory Canadian Tariffs on US Imports: What They Mean for Business on Both Sides of the Border (Now with Self-Serve Tariff Finder)

NEW! Self-Serve Tariff Finder and new Q&A added July 18, 2018 Skip to Self-Serve Tariff Finder Skip to new Q&A With the flurry of steel...

Economic Digest – June 2018

REMITTANCES Migrants from low-and-middle-income countries sent home US$466-billion in 2017 an increase of 8.5% on the year earlier. That followed two consecutive years of decline....

Tariffs on steel, aluminum, and other products

May 31, 2018 – From the Department of Finance Website: Notice of intent to impose countermeasures action against the United States in response to tariffs...

Economic Digest – May 2018

THERMAL A tiny North Atlantic island known best for icebergs, geysers and volcanoes is helping China fight pollution. Iceland has just signed the biggest deal...

Economic Digest – April 2018

BRICKS Sales and profits of Lego fell for the first time in 13 years because of too much stock in warehouses and shops. 75-billion bricks...

Economic Digest – March 2018

MARCH 2018 AVOCADO Avocado is fast becoming America’s favourite fruit. Although domestic production has stayed flat, imports have more than trebled over the past ten...

Economic Digest – February 2018

CLAIMS Insurers will have to pay claims of around US$135-billion for 2017, following a spate of hurricanes, earthquakes and fires in North America. German insurer...