Category Archives: Regions

Airbnb in Cuba: An Online Business in a Predominantly Off-line Environment

by Luiz Guilherme Osório According to a recent WTO report on trade in services, the services sector represents the most dynamic segment in international trade. In the last 20 years, its growth was faster than the trade in goods, and now, … Continue reading

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California’s Services Sector Stands to Benefit from TPP

by Natalie Hatour The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is expected to open up markets in the Asia-Pacific region for American firms and boost U.S. services exports (see most recent TPP post). At the state-level, the TPP also has the potential … Continue reading

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TPP Opens Doors for the U.S. Services Sector

by Natalie Hatour The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was signed between the United States and 11 other countries on October 5, 2015. As the agreement undergoes approval by each member country, the TPP presents opportunities for the U.S. services sector, … Continue reading

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What China’s Currency Devaluation Means for US-China Trade

Following last week’s news about China’s economic slowdown and stock market crashes, China, once again, has devalued its currency. Debates continue as to what this most recent currency devaluation will mean for the global market. For example, Reuters reporters, Lu Jianxin … Continue reading

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Food Fight Blocks US-EU Trade Deal

Adith S. Sitaraman The T-TIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) is said to be a very important deal between the US and the EU, by pushing the EU economy by nearly €120bn (US$ 134bn), by 2017 and the U.S. … Continue reading

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