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OEC.WORLD brings you the latest news and stories from world trade data.

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OEC.WORLD brings you the latest news and stories from world trade data.

    Tradewind Advisory: Heatwaves & Trade Waves

    Tradewind Advisory: Heatwaves & Trade Waves

    In this riveting episode, join host Johanna Williams as she navigates the hot terrain of global economic trends. From a surprising surge in the global ice cube tray market to the booming demand for air conditioners, dive deep into the complex world of economic indicators. Learn about the emerging prowess of heat pumps and their growing adoption across countries like the U.S., Sweden, and Germany.

    Johanna also brings OEC trade highlights for August to the forefront, shedding light on Sweden's energy endeavors, Germany's fluctuating pharmaceutical exports, and the curious case of the UK's gold-driven export boom. Also, explore the potential recession indicators in Japan's economy, the economic challenges faced by India, and the intriguing shift in China's global trade strategy. Wrapping up the episode, delve into the U.S.'s recalibration of trade relationships and South Korea's waning technological success.

    If you're looking to stay ahead of global economic trends and understand the intricate dynamics of world trade, this episode is a must-listen. Johanna's wit and wisdom promise not just data-driven insights but also a few chuckles along the way. Subscribe, share, and stay tuned for more TRADEWIND-ADVISORY episodes.

    • 10 min
    The Future of Mobility

    The Future of Mobility

    From fossil fuels to battery raw materials, small and large-scale electric mobility, it’s all transforming our roads, jobs, and planet. We’re on a ride into a cleaner, greener future.

    It's a complicated transition. The E in EV comes from traditional electrical power sources, coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. Can the grid handle the new demands?

    • 9 min
    Transforming Trade: Industrial Robotics and the AI Revolution

    Transforming Trade: Industrial Robotics and the AI Revolution

    In this episode: Rising stars of AI-driven manufacturing in a post-pandemic world. Whether you are a fan of cyborgs or fear them you will be enlightened by what we have discovered. 

    • 8 min
    How the invasion of Ukraine strengthened the alliance of Russia and China

    How the invasion of Ukraine strengthened the alliance of Russia and China

    In this edition, we'll look at how the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has strangled trade between Moscow and Western countries and how China has stepped in to fill the gap. We'll follow the stories of three products with exponential export growth from China to Russia.

    • 6 min
    China's trade slowdown & zero-covid

    China's trade slowdown & zero-covid

    The latest trade data from China suggest that the country’s "zero-COVID" policies - shutting down large sections of cities and forcing millions to stay in their homes- have decreased exports and imports from crucial industries, creating an economic slowdown. As a result, the current annual export growth is among the lowest in years.

    • 2 min
    New export controls aim to limit China’s development of high-end chips with AI applications

    New export controls aim to limit China’s development of high-end chips with AI applications

    The United States and China are locked in a battle over integrated circuits, the tiny chips that power everything from smartphones to military hardware.

    The fight for smaller and faster chips has significant implications for the global technology industry and is only getting started.

    • 2 min

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