A long tradition of casting blame abroad for economic woes.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
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As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
A World Bank in sync with Donald Trump’s views about climate change and multilateralism would probably help to increase Chin’s role in international development and finance.
Donald Trump's pick to head the World Bank could well weaken the organisation's importance in international development and finance.
The clock is ticking before the US ramps up tariffs on Chinese imports.
Economists and Wall Street workers fear a recession is underway.
Financial markets are increasingly worried the US economy is heading for a crash. An economist explains what's got investors spooked.
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We may be on the cusp of a full-blow trade war that could reconfigure globalisation.
Trump had a full hand, but he may have squandered it.
Boasting the world's biggest and strongest economy, the U.S. has enormous leverage when it sits down with a partner to negotiate a trade deal. Threats and tariffs are not really helping.
Times are changing – will the 2020s be Africa's decade?
There’s a chill in the air these days.
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The US and China once again exchanged fire in their escalating trade war. Tariffs have been the main source of ammunition thus far, but China has other weapons it could begin to deploy.
Instead of fighting other countries, we should be fighting our overflowing landfills.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
Oh my Gordie.
Gordon Brown is worried. So should we all be.
A cargo ship owned by Yang Ming departs New York harbor on April 9, 2018.
The economic theory of comparative cost advantage is more akin to natural law -- it can’t be wished away. And during the ongoing trade war ignited by Donald Trump, it has never been more relevant.
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The US tech giants are increasingly in the EU's regulatory crosshairs.
The Trump administration is rapidly breaking down the World Trade Organisation.
The United States is blocking new judges to the body that interprets and enforces global trade rules. Australia should start preparing for the end of the World Trade Organisation system.
Tariffs may help certain industries, but their broader impact on middle- and lower-income consumers is generally harmful.
The president says he's fighting his trade war because a generation of free trade has failed working-class Americans. An economist explains why tariffs will only make things worse.
The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.
Farmer Michael Petefish walks through one of his soybean fields in southern Minnesota.
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The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
China’s President Xi Jinping and South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa are expected to push for stronger ties at the 10th BRICS Summit.
The BRICS bloc can't be written off. At the same time it shouldn't be romanticised, given its internal challenges.
Heinz is why ketchup seemed to become distinctly American.
Canada recently slapped a tariff on US exports of the tomato-based condiment, and the EU plans to do the same, perhaps on the notion that it's distinctly American. In fact, ketchup’s origins are global, as are its fans.
The U.S. is the biggest destination for Chinese foreign investment.
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Chinese investment in the US has never been high, but the ongoing trade war could dampen it further, with significant long-term repercussions.