The Trump administration is weakening the global trading system

The chips are down “SEEING POSSIBILITIES in potatoes” is the upbeat slogan of Lamb Weston Potato Products, Inc., an American exporter. But new trade deals mean that its foreign competitors have fewer obstacles blocking their view. One is the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which came into effect on December 30th. Negotiated as […]

The Digital Media Forecast Book: Top trends in consumption habits, US ad spend, and global ad spend

This is a preview of The Digital Media Forecast Book from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. Media consumption has changed rapidly over the past decade, with digital increasingly claiming a larger share of the daily time spent with media. Increased mobile usage is driving much of the growth in digital time […]

Imax passes $1 billion mark at the global box office for first time ever. Here are the highest-grossing titles that played on the format in 2018.

Disney 2018 marks the first time ever that Imax grossed $ 1 billion at the global box office. “Avengers: Infinity War” was the highest global Imax performer of the year. With 2018 coming to an end, the studios are counting their stacks of money and finding that the industry is poised to break box office […]

Global debt hits all-time high of $184,000,000,000,000

The world’s debt currently exceeds $ 86,000 per person on average, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The US, China, and Japan are the top three global borrowers, accounting for more than half of the global debt. The IMF has calculated that their share of debt exceeds that of output. It stated that the […]

These were the biggest developments in the global fintech ecosystem over the last 12 months

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence,  Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Business Insider Intelligence In recent years, we’ve seen a ballooning of activity in fintech — an expansive term applied to technology-driven disruptions in financial services. And 2018 has been […]

China is furious and global markets are in an uproar as the daughter of one of the country’s richest men languishes in a Canadian jail

Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images China is furious, the markets are beside themselves, and after a pretty ordinary performance by her lawyers on the second day of a bail hearing, the daughter of one of China’s richest men is waiting in a Canadian jail for what might be a long time. Here’s the latest in the arrest […]

Wrong way: 2018 global CO₂ emissions tick up again

Enlarge (credit: Le Quéré et al./ESSD) For a young student, report-card season can be an exciting, stressful, or even depressing time of year. The annual tally of the world’s climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions is a little like that—but with a lot more on the line than a B in language arts. And unfortunately, 2018’s tally […]