Trade and development

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Palm oil land grabs ‘trashing’ environment and displacing people
Growing rush for land is destroying ecosystems and disrupting lives to satisfy global demand for goods, study warns

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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EU carbon border levy could sabotage climate goals, says thinktank
Requiring carbon certificates could lead African producers to sell in markets with lower standards

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

28, Oct, 2021 @9:05 AM

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Poorer countries spend five times more on debt than climate crisis – report
Charity says lower income countries handing over billions of dollars in debt is impeding their ability to tackle crisis

Phillip Inman

27, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Australia wants deeper energy ties to help Taiwan decarbonise, amid China tensions
Trade minister Dan Tehan sees ‘real opportunities’ to help Taiwan, as he hopes relationship with China has not become permanently adversarial

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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A green lifeline for countries in debt | Letter
Letter: Paul Steele on why we need to embrace a tried-and-tested approach that links debt to climate and nature programmes in the developing world

Letters

19, Oct, 2021 @4:59 PM

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The next global economic emergency? Deepening debt in the developing world
Poorer nations were more fragile before Covid-19, had less scope to stimulate economies, and are on the wrong side of the vaccine divide

Larry Elliott

17, Oct, 2021 @9:49 AM

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How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order
From China backtracking on coal to Britain’s ‘chicken king’ calling for a rethink of food production, the virus has accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky

Martin Farrer

15, Oct, 2021 @11:39 PM

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Greenpeace stops fish oil tanker in Channel in protest over African food insecurity
Fishmeal exports to EU from west Africa have grown sharply, depleting stocks and posing threat to livelihoods

Karen McVeigh

07, Oct, 2021 @5:46 PM

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Australians urged to plan ahead for Christmas shopping amid ‘dramatically bad’ global supply chain crisis
Covid shutdowns of major international ports are putting extreme pressure on retailers to fill orders and keep shelves stocked

Matilda Boseley

04, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Etsy buys Depop in $1.6bn gen-Z push; UK to begin CPTPP talks; ITV rejoining FTSE 100 – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as CPTPP members agree UK can start negotiations to join free trade bloc

Graeme Wearden

02, Jun, 2021 @5:58 PM

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PNG could already have Covid vaccines if Australia and others had not blocked waiver, says MSF
Médecins Sans Frontières says Australia’s opposition of intellectual property waiver probably hindered Pacific nation’s battle with Covid

Lyndal Rowlands

17, Mar, 2021 @4:06 AM

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Liz Truss and Foreign Office split over policy on China and Uighurs
Trade secretary supports role for UK courts in determining whether genocide is happening

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Dec, 2020 @3:33 PM

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