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Gerard Hartsink: The value of the LEI for businesses

The Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Index can help businesses make smarter, less costly and more reliable decisions about who to do business with

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David Hennah: Not all blockchain is created equal

The sooner we move on from the hype and hyperbole of blockchain and focus on the true potential of distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and the Internet of Things, the better

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Diane Wang: Digital Platforms; Anti-globalization has already lost

Digital platforms have already succeeded in connecting the entire world, making complete digital globalization a guarantee that protectionists and nationalists will soon be forced to accept

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Amidst a growing anti-trade rhetoric, we must continue to drive global trade for true financial inclusion

Trade remains a critical enabler of achieving global harmony and reducing poverty

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David Hennah: A good moment for world trade

Four reasons why the TFA should be recognised as the WTO’s greatest achievement

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Sir Vince Cable: Trump’s threat to the world trade system

Sir Vince Cable: It's time for an offensive against the backward-looking and damaging protectionist thinking that's emerging, and focus on remaking the case for an open trading system

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Thierry Geiger: “The world needs a more inclusive trade” (World Economic Forum & Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation)

World Economic Forum & Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation: The barriers that need to be broken down for a more inclusive trade

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David Hennah: My six reasons why the ICC’s observer status at the UN is good for the world

In an unprecedented move, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly has granted Observer Status to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Here are six reasons why it matters.

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Steven Beck & Alexander Malaket: Global ID system could revolutionize finance

Easier cross-border trade and a reduction in financial crime rely on a simple fintech solution

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Alexander Malaket: Can we – the World Trade Board & Symposium – achieve something meaningful and substantive? Just watch us.

Blog post from Alexander Malaket, President of OPUS Advisory Services and Senior Advisor to the World SME Forum, on how positive engagement is the constructive driver for the success of the World Trade Symposium and Board.

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Simon Paris: Furthering financial inclusion and driving sustainable trade

Simon Paris (Co-Chair of the World Trade Board and President, Misys) shares his opinion on how international trade is on the threshold of a new era; an era which will be driven by enhanced governance, new financing models and new technology; an era which, if managed correctly, will mean true transformation for widespread economic prosperity, and that reduced poverty can truly (and finally) be on the horizon.

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