President-elect Biden hopes to restore America’s global leadership on issues like trade, but populists in both parties may make his job a lot harder.
The Fed cut rates for the third time in as many months – something practically unheard of in a strong economy.
French wine is the subject of an ongoing trade dispute between the US and EU, but tariffs could have impacts not intended by US president Donald Trump.
South Africa’s economic reforms of the 1990s were overdone, destroying some industries and thus impacting economic growth and job creation. A re-balancing of industrial policy is called for.
Australia can’t afford to pick sides between the United States and China. That’s a good thing.
China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here’s why that’s going to be very painful for American farmers.
An economist explains why the US and Chinese governments are most likely to dig in their heels rather than find a compromise to end the costly trade conflict.
Trump’s embrace of bilateralism in trade relations has pernicious long-term consequences, including ratcheting up the odds of violent conflict.
American and Chinese trade negotiators are pushing hard to get a deal, but a major sticking point remains: ensuring China honors any promises it makes.
A long tradition of casting blame abroad for economic woes.
At a time when the rules-based trading system is being shredded and the Paris Agreement risks unravelling, it is vital that the G20 meeting between the two superpowers is a constructive one.
Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is ‘losing.’ An economist explains why that’s rubbish.
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.
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.
The US economy has rarely looked stronger, but it could all come crashing down just in time for the next presidential election.
It is contagious populist ideology more than financial contagion that should scare us right now.