Trade War

US and Australia Move to Break China’s Monopoly, Secure Access to Rare Earth Minerals

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Rare earth minerals are becoming a consistent theme in US diplomacy and trade policy.

US-China Trade War: Headed for Conclusion or Escalation?

Presidents Trump and Xi at the G20 summit in Japan, cc Flickr White House, modified, public domain

What might the ramifications be of a full-blown trade war, and what is the likelihood presidents Trump and Xi manage to sign an agreement to avoid them?

Ghosts of Occupy Haunt the Hong Kong Authorities

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In an echo of 2014, protesters marching en masse in Hong Kong. And this time they might actually achieve their goal.

Beto Is Right about Trump’s Trade War with China

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If the United States is to fight a trade war, it’s better to do it with allies rather than alone.

US-China Trade Deal Takes Shape

Trump-Xitalks, cc Flickr The White House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

A US-China trade deal is starting to take form, and it looks like it might end up a draw.

US-China Trade War: Making Up Is Hard to Do

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With a wide array of conflicting and congruous interests, the US-China relationship is anything but simple.

End to US-China Trade War in Sight?

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Global markets were buoyed on news of a ‘very good conversation’ between Xi and Trump, but the optimism could well be short-lived.

Beijing Heads Back to the Stimulus Well

Shenzhenstock, cc Flickr Scott Brown, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/, modified,

Amid a tanking stock market, a GDP miss, and a real estate downturn, the Chinese authorities are considering new stimulus measures.

Ratings Agency Sounds Alarm on China Debt

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S&P Global has recently warned that hidden, local-level debt in China could be as high as $6 trillion.

Emerging Markets Report (10-05-2018)

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After a new sell-off in emerging markets around the world, all eyes are on today’s US jobs report.

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