Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade
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The Port of Los Angeles gives a lesson in mega ships
East Coast ports can learn a lot from Los Angeles about handling giant ships.
Panama tries to shake off "Panama Papers" brand
Panama has just opened a new, wider canal, but less cause for celebration is its reputation as a go-to spot for hiding money.
The canal has made Panama rich, but inequality persists
With over a quarter of its citizens in poverty, Panama has one of the worst income distributions in Latin America.
Digital trade is booming
The flow of data across borders contributes more to global GDP than trade in physical goods.
Have we reached peak trade?
If trade growth stalls, what does that mean for the American worker?
What happens when shipping lines build for growth that never comes
The shipping industry is seeing prices collapse as slowing global trade growth drags down demand.
Inching global trade growth, through the eyes of a Caterpillar
Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar is facing declines on par with those it faced during the Great Recession.
Panama Canal expands as trade falls flat
A new, wider channel will allow bigger ships to pass through. But how many will come?