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Glenn Bradley,  corporate head of global supply for Hardscape Group which specialises in sourcing natural stone

Belfast-based Glenn Bradley is the corporate head of global supply for Hardscape Group which specialises in sourcing natural stone and eco-friendly ma(...)

Ireland is ‘by far the most exposed’ among European countries to the latest US punitive tariff plan. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is “by far the most exposed” among European countries to proposed US tariffs given the high volume of whiskey we export to the country, a lead(...)

WTO director-general Roberto Azevedos warns global trade tensions  will have consequences in increased uncertainty, lower investment and weaker trade growth. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The World Trade Organisation warned that a spike in trade restrictions by major nations is threatening to hold back the global economy. Trade coverag(...)

‘No way exists which combines the kind of Brexit which the DUP has supported with the absence of a trade border on the island.’ Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

We can’t go back to the “borders of the past” has been a constant political refrain on all sides in the Brexit debate. And we probably won’t, at least(...)

Services make up nearly three-quarters of the UK’s economic output and about 70%  of the EU’s economic activity

The potential disruption to trade in services from Brexit could pose a far greater threat to the UK and EU economies than restrictions around the move(...)

Trump, for all his flaws and contradictions has a peculiar kind of authenticity That’s a key difference between Trump and most of the candidates for job of leader of the UK - and also the current incumbent Theresa May.

Politically, if not constitutionally, Britain is unravelling. We don’t yet have an economic crisis but according to the latest data, the economy has s(...)

 UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond  on The Andrew Marr Show: refused to rule out voting against his own government in the event of a no-deal exit. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, has warned Conservative leadership candidates they will not survive long in office if they try (...)

US allies  should not support American attempts to thwart China’s rise. Photograph: EPA

Where does deepening economic conflict between the US and China leave the rest of the world, especially historic allies of the US? In normal circumsta(...)

Donald Trump did not say what kind of measures he was looking for to rein in automotive imports, but quotas could be an  option. Photograph: EPA

The US is giving the EU, Japan and other countries a six-month window to reduce car imports as an alternative to car tariffs, president Donald Trump (...)

WTO Rules OK! Pro-Brexit graffiti in Leave-voting Thrapston in Northamptonshire, UK. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Image of the week: Mount Brexit “Brexit now, WTO rules OK!” reads this pro-Brexit graffiti on a fence above a new housing development in Thrapston, N(...)

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