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Trade war and its consequences for the world economy


 

 

 

The USA is on track to override the rules governing the world economy to date and start a trade war. The USA is also effectively withdrawing its support from the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Is this the end of the WTO? This question is discussed in ifo Schnelldienst 11/2018 by Martin Braml and Gabriel Felbermayr, ifo Institute, Wolfgang Weiß, German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer, Fritz Breuss, WU Vienna, Christoph Scherrer, University of Kassel, Christoph Herrmann and Caroline Glöckle, University of Passau, Tim Krieger and Laura Renner, University of Freiburg, as well as Bernd Lange, European Parliamen

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What does the future hold for the eurozone?


 

 

 

Diplomats of numerous eurozone member states voiced concerns over the German-French reform plans. Especially the plans for an eurozone budget earned criticial reviews.

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29.06.2015

Statistics Austria: January to December 2014 (final results): decrease in imports (0.7%), increase in exports (+1.8%)

According to final results by Statistics Austria, total imports amounted to €129.85 bn and total exports amounted to €128.11 bn in the period January to December 2014. Austrian imports decreased by 0.7%, while exports rose by 1.8% compared to the same period in 2013. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €1.74 bn.

09.06.2015

Statistics Austria: January to March 2015: increase in imports (+0.3%) and exports (+0.7%)

According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, total imports amounted to €32.87 bn and total exports amounted to €31.70 bn in the period January to March 2015. Austrian imports increased by 0.3% and Austrian exports rose by 0.7% compared to the same period in 2014. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €1.17 bn.

27.05.2015
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17th AW Lecture: ''Smart Diversification im Außenhandel'

The next Lecture on 'Smart Diversification im Außenhandel' with Dr. Andreas Reinstaller (WIFO) takes place on June 11, 9:15 am at the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW), Stubenring 1, 1010 Vienna. read more

11.05.2015

Statistics Austria: January to February 2015: decrease in imports (-1.6%) and in exports (-1.4%)

According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, total imports amounted to €21.15 bn and total exports amounted to €19.87 bn in the period January to February 2015. Austrian imports decreased by 1.6% while Austrian exports declined by 1.4% compared to the same period in 2014. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €1.27 bn.

05.05.2015
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FIW Policy Brief No. 27 "„Smart Diversification“ im Außenhandel" published

The FIW Policy Brief No. 27 regarding "„Smart Diversification“ im Außenhandel" by Andreas Reinstaller has been published and is available online for free.

21.04.2015
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FIW-Working Paper No. 156 published

The FIW-Working Paper No. 156 regarding "Restructuring the International Textile Production and Trade Network. The Role of Italy and Portugal." by Marlies Schuetz and Nicole Palan has been published and is available online for free.

10.04.2015
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FIW Research Report "Global Value Chains: Implications for the Austrian economy" published

The FIW Research Report regarding "Global Value Chains: Implications for the Austrian economy" by Veronika Kulmer, Michael Kernitzkyi, Judith Köberl, Andreas Niederl has been published and is available online for free.

10.04.2015

Statistics Austria: January 2015: decrease in imports (-4.5%) and exports (-4.8%) (copy 1)

According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, total imports amounted to €10.13 bn and total exports amounted to €9.53 bn in January 2015. Austrian imports (-4.5%) as well as exports (-4.8%) decreased compared to January 2014. The global foreign trade balance showed a deficit of €0,60 bn.

31.03.2015
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New FIW Working Papers published

The FIW-Working Papers No. 153, No. 154 and No. 155 have been published and are available online for free.

30.03.2015
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Update FIW Statistics

We updated the FIW-Statistics. The "Current FIW-Statistics on International Trade" offer a clear and graphical overview on key data and indices reflecting current international developments on international trade.