The EU Customs Union created a free-trade area where goods circulate freely, without customs duties at the borders between EU countries. It also created a single territory for customs purposes. Find out about the 50th anniversary and read a basic history on this special EU page Full fact has a good summary TARIC, the integrated […]
Future of Business Survey is a source of information on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Launched in February 2016, the monthly survey – a partnership between Facebook, OECD, and The World Bank – provides timely information on how firms with a digital presence assess the current state and future outlook of their business, the main challenges they face […]
A new site from the World Bank which provides free access to open data on trade and competitiveness. It has over 180 indicators drawn from a range of World Bank, UN and other international organisations. Key topics are barriers to trade, private sector investment, foreign direct investment, innovation, competition policy and the economic context and conditions. […]
DHL has just released its latest annual Global Interconnectedness Index which measures the extent of globalization in relation to flows of trade, capital and people. Also see: KOF Index of Globalization Ernst and Young Globalization index Economist ICT Globalisation Index OECD Measurements of economic globalisation.
Atlas of Economic Complexity Free online book published by The Observatory of Economic Complexity which aims to make available to the public complex data about international trade relations. Sources of data include UN Comtrade BACI International Trade Database. It is possible to download the whole book. This contains countries profiles on what is exported and where. […]
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced a series of agreements on trade and investment during a recent visit to China. Bloomberg functions help monitor the impact on the Chinese yuan and Dim Sum bond issuance as the U.K. and China strengthen their economic relationship. You may find the case study document under the […]