World Bank-IMF Meetings, Czech Elections Amid Pandora Papers Leak, and More

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund hold their annual meetings, the Czech Republic holds closely watched elections in the wake of the Pandora Papers leak, and the Group of Twenty (G20) convenes…
The World Next Week

The subtext of France and Australia’s submarine deal

It was supposed to be an announcement of a pact, not the start of a foreign relations crisis between allies. But as Australia announced a new security partnership with the UK and the US, dubbed…
THE TAKE

GDPR’s one-stop-shop principle is put to the test; and the EU-UK clash over trade settings

A central part of the EU’s ambitious privacy legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, was put to the test recently, with a European court asked to rule on whether Belgium’s data-privacy regulator had…
MLex Market Insight

Avoiding a requiem for the WTO

"The WTO has been 'missing in action': how can we restore the organisation's role as a global forum for cooperation on trade? As the only global international organisation dealing with the rules of trade between…
The Sound of Economics