Trade and Investment

Global trade is not growing slower – it's not growing at all, finds a new report

A worker walks in a shipping container area at the Port of Shanghai April 10, 2012. China returned to an export-led trade surplus of $5.35 billion in March, heralding the prospect that a rebound in the global economy is lifting overseas orders just in time to compensate for a slowdown in domestic demand.

The latest Global Trade Alert report suggests that growth of global trade hasn't just slowed - it's stopped completely. Image: REUTERS/Aly Song

Simon Evenett
Founder, St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade
Johannes Fritz
Chief Executive Officer, St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade
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