After the G7 fiasco, it's clear that a trade war is in the making. US justifications of "national security concerns" for its tariffs suggest a legitimate target for EU countermeasures: coal.
Canada's protectionist stance on dairy products has attracted the ire of Donald Trump. The U.S. president raises legitimate points about a system that costs Canadians at home and abroad.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
US tariffs could potentially benefit some EU firms that rely on steel and aluminium.
The underlying problem with Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum isn't Trump. It's the increasing willingness by the U.S. to impose its will on its neighbours amid rising economic nationalism.
The Trump administration recently imposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on foreign steel and aluminum – including from the EU, Canada and Mexico, the three biggest markets for American goods.
From a public relations perspective, the Canadian government's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. are a win. But the tariffs on everything from mayo to orange juice will hurt Canadian consumers.
In the second article in the Oxford-style debate series “The impact reflected by Trump is here to stay”, Prince C. Oguguo argues that Donald Trump’s impact will outlive his presidency.
We modelled a number of scenarios showing all increases in US or Chinese trade protection would cause international trade, and the global economy more generally, to shrink.
The Trump administration wants China to cut its trade deficit with the US by more than half. An economist explains why that's not going to happen.
The recent U.S. trade mission to China failed, allowing no space for future compromise. What follows will likely be much more than a simple trade war.
South Africa's relations with the US could sour under President Trump.
Unfair competition law offers a more effective, targeted strategy to persuade China to play by the rules.
Chinese exports to the US grew rapidly during the quarter, but it could be a very different picture next time around.
“Honesty is the best policy” is hardly a hallmark of the Trump régime, so China would have been smart to pursue a more honest, less manipulative path in its simmering trade war with the U.S.
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of plans to further open up the Chinese economy this week - and the world economy should hope US president Trump feels vindicated by this.
To really show its pro-trade colours, Australia's government should stop flirting with Trump's new anti-trade wave.
To be realistic, the US-China trade war gives Australia the unprecedented chance to expand its economic footprint.
The Reserve Bank is clinging to sunny GDP forecasts, but stubbornly low inflation and low wage growth mean even these look weak.
There's a good reason China took aim at US soybean exports when it announced its latest list of retaliatory tariffs.