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Global Trade Is Sliding. The Numbers Will Get Worse

This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and market newsletter writers and has been edited by Barron's.

Steep Slide in Global Trade

THINK Economic and Financial Analysis ING April 24: World trade volumes published today by the CPB showed a significant decline in February of -2.6%, year on year. All regions were in decline. Factory outages in China reduced that country’s export and import volumes, which heavily weighed on the world trade figure. Despite a fierce decline in trade volumes globally,...