by Refinitiv

The rise and fall of global trade from the Romans to coronavirus

Senior FT trade writer Alan Beattie on the forces behind the surge and collapse of globalisation, from the Roman and Mongol empires to Donald Trump and Covid-19

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FT Trade Secrets is a video channel exploring the changing face of international trade and globalisation at a critical time - with the global system under threat, continued US-China trade tensions, and the UK’s divorce from the EU. The channel alternates between independent reporting from FT journalists and expert commentary from financial markets data provider Refinitiv.