Global Trade in Focus

Welcome to Global Trade in Focus, where we navigate the world of international commerce.  Explore real-time updates, insightful analysis, and breaking headlines on international trade agreements, policies, tariffs, and economic trends.  From trade wars to market shifts and supply chain disruptions, our platform is your go-to resource for staying updated on the ever-evolving landscape of global trade. Join us as we navigate the intricacies of international commerce and explore the impact of trade on economies worldwide.

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UN: Red Sea and Panama Canal disruptions causing global trade upheaval

US and European importers have been significantly affected by the double shock of the Red Sea and Panama Canal trade crises, UN research shows, as firms continue to battle import delays, elevated shipping costs and working capital constraints.  (Read More at

WTO forecasts rebound in global trade but keeps geopolitical risks in focus

The World Trade Organization on Wednesday said that it expects global trade to rebound gradually this year, before rising further in 2025, as the impacts of higher inflation fall into the rearview mirror.

In its latest “Global Trade Outlook and Statistics” report, the WTO forecast that total global trade volumes will increase by 2.6% in 2024, and by a further 3.3% in 2025. It follows a larger-than-expected 1.2% decline in 2023, as inflationary pressures and higher interest rates weighed on international trade. (Read More at

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Emirates NBD Egypt Amplifies Ramadan Giving: 3,900 Boxes Distributed, Sustainability Efforts Highlighted

Emirates NBD Egypt continues its community initiatives to support vulnerable communities during The Holy Month of Ramadan.

Emirates NBD Egypt reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to social responsibility during Ramadan by organizing several community development initiatives in collaboration with prominent charitable organizations. These initiatives, which encompassed donating, packing, and distributing thousands of Ramadan boxes, as well as volunteering in various events, underscore the bank’s dedication to fostering social solidarity and improving the quality of life for those in need.

Strategic Partnerships for Broader Impact

Recognizing the significance of these efforts in enhancing community well-being, Emirates NBD Egypt packed a total of 3,900 Ramadan boxes through six charitable events and distributed them across Beheira, Al-Sharqia and Al-Fayoum governorates. These included contributing with 1,500 boxes to the “Al Manfaz… Kol Youm Hekaya” initiative and 1,400 boxes with Sonaa El Khair Foundation. Additionally, the bank collaborated with Tahya Misr, donating 1,000 Ramadan boxes to support families in need throughout the Holy Month. Furthermore, the bank’s employees and their families engaged in volunteer work with Misr El Kheir Foundation, reflecting their dedication to community development. (Read More at

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How Shipping Containers Control Global Trade

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