Marco Polo: More than just a game of tag

November 15, 2016

Recently I have been surrounded by images of the Silk Road - Marco Polo Season 2, The Silk Road, Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia, a beautifully illustrated book by Frances Wood, and a stunning performance by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts outside of Washington, DC. All of this got me thinking about interactions between peoples over the ages and the history of trade. Poking around on various websites produced some interesting anecdotes on how trade impacts us all. Here are some highlights:

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Changing Dynamics in China - New Rules

May 05, 2016

Reflections: EXIM's 2016 Annual Conference
At this year’s Export-Import Bank of the United States annual conference, Richard McGregor, Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center, moderated a panel discussion on the changing dynamics in China and its impact on the global economy, including what this means for American businesses. The three speakers on the panel included Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist of Silvercrest Asset Management; Leland Miller, President of the China Beige Book; and Judy Zakreski, President and CEO of China Trade Strategies.
 
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Roller Coaster Currency Markets!

March 10, 2016

For Small Business, export sales generally involve a level of complexity and attention to country and credit risk not present when selling domestically. For example, recent fluctuations in foreign currency markets can have an immediate impact on the credit terms and the supply of financing available to support your foreign transaction.

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