The power of global trade
The world is on a path to greater prosperity and a sustainable future - thanks to global trade. CEO Frank Appel: "Global trade is the engine driving economic growth. Logistics fuels that engine."
Steve Harley, DHL Global Energy Sector, on supply chains
Though oil prices have ticked up recently in the wake of the OPEC deal, the lingering historic lows leave the global energy industry facing enormous challenges. Supply chains and logistics are now more important than ever before.
It wasn’t very long ago that many people thought globalization was irreversible. Now there are growing signs that it is slowing and risks coming to a halt. In short: the world is quite far from being flat, and it appears that it is no longer getting flatter...
We are witnessing a war of opinions about the state of the world economy. In the Asia Pacific region, businesses are conflicted: Businesspeople are excited by emerging markets and their potential, but economists are painting a rather gloomy outlook.
We have seen a tremendous reduction in poverty in recent decades, driven mainly by economic development. After China and India, the continent of Africa is next in line to follow this trend.
From shifting trade flows to national crises to military conflicts and increasing volatility, our global community is faced with questions that have no easy answers. Against this backdrop, many feel a great temptation to disengage and only look out for themselves. Instead, we need more connectedness, more exchange, more cooperation.
DHL released the third edition of the detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world. Global connectedness has recovered most of its losses incurred during the financial crisis.
Over the next ten years, online retail will gain even more importance than expected so far - not just in developed countries. This is one of the key findings of the first global scenario study on cross-border online commerce.
Life on planet Earth is getting better, thanks to global trade.