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Global Connectness has deepened again in 2013-2014, after the financial crisis

The latest 2014 report by DHL shows that Global Connectness, measured by cross-border flows of trade, capital, information and people, has recovered most of its losses incurred during the financial crisis.

Some interesting takeaways:

– Emerging economies are reshaping global connectedness and are now involved in the majority of international interactions.

– A decades-long trend toward trade regionalization has gone into reverse.  Trades are now more weighted towards cross-regions.

– Asian economies stand out for their high depth scores relative to what one would expect given structural characteristics such as their
size and level of economic.  The top 5 outperformers were Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, SAR (China), and Singapore.

The increasing demand for cross regions trade flows would present opportunities for structural investments and direct selling by emerging economies / companies.

source: DHL

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