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Globalisation in reverse

Manipulation of the world's mineral trade is at unprecedented levels

Viewpoint > Humphreys

Globalisation in reverse

Manipulation of the world's mineral trade is at unprecedented levels

Globalisation in reverse

The resource boom and then price collapse have triggered foreseen consequences for international mineral trading

Technology may continue to tear down borders as more and more of the world goes online, but across large swathes of the planet the political order is fragmenting. Nationalism and regionalism are in the ascendant. Cross-border capital flows have fallen sharply since their peak in 2007. And in the important area of international trade, protectionist forces are rife.  

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