India Inc India Inc: Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:09

A new trade era: What it means for Asia and the UK

From someone who vigorously campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Union, Alok Sharma now finds himself on a rather different kind of pitch as the Foreign Office Minister charged with Asia. His post-Brexit appointment led to a flurry of visits to Asia to deliver Prime Minister Theresa May’s “Brexit means Brexit” message.

 

Many commentators call this century the Asian century. For historians, though, the reality is that the economic centre of gravity is merely returning Eastward. In the 1700s Asia’s share of global GDP was nearly 60 per cent. Today it is just under 30 per cent and rising. Login/Sign up to Read more...

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