The protectionist Trump administration in the US and Britain's looming withdrawal from the EU are sending shivers down the spines of global carmaker bosses. The industry depends on international supply chains and the free flow of goods.
Auto industry executives gathering this week for the Paris Motor Show see plenty of reasons to worry: from global trade tensions to challenges posed by e-cars and stringent emissions targets. Janelle Dumalaon reports.
The Indian rupee has turned out to be Asia's worst-performing currency this year as the nation's economy struggles with rising oil prices, a widening current account deficit and broader emerging market concerns.
Angela Merkel has said the UK cannot pick and choose which parts of the single market it wants to keep after Brexit. The chancellor insisted that Germany would stand up against any attempts to hollow out global trade.
Since helping shape the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) in 1948, the World Trade Organization's forerunner, the US has been at the forefront of trade liberalization. That era appears to be ending.
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