Trade and Investment

Trade uncertainty hangs over the global economy. This new index explains what that means for you

A Chinese investor monitors share prices at a securities company in Shanghai November 12, 2003. China's shares closed at a year low on Wednesday, battered by weak sentiment exacerbated by fresh selling in bank stocks on the back of a huge planned bond issue by Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, brokers said. The benchmark Shanghai composite index, grouping hard-currency B shares for foreigners and yuan-denominated A shares, dropped 1.92 percent to 1,317.792 points, the lowest close this year since the 1,319.868 level set on January 3.NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE MRKET REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV  CC/DL - RP4DRHXNTLAA

Trade uncertainty is fuelling sluggish global growth. Image: REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

Hites Ahir
Senior Research Officer, IMF
Nicholas Bloom
Professor of Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Davide Furceri
Economist, IMF’s Research Department
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