Chris McCarthy is an Zurich-based researcher and adviser at a consulting firm specialising in global economy, policy and trade. As a journalist, Chris writes about the global issues that have the most profound impact on the business environment.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts that the rate of inflation in crisis-hit Venezuela will soar
In anticipation of a slowdown in eurozone economy, the ECB cut rates deeper into negative territory
The Gambia has recently become the latest country to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area
The EU and South American bloc, Mercosur, reach a trade deal after 20 years of negotiations.
Exports of goods have grown across the UK; in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland.
About 400,000 UK businesses are missing the opportunity to export, despite increasing international demand for British goods
In the 2018/19 financial year, UK exports reached record £639.9 billion.