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Once again, like his reality show, Mr. Trump orchestrated a spectacle choosing the optics of progress to meaningful progress itself.  After the most recent G 20 meeting, Mr. Trump was more interested in a photo op with Kim Jong Un and...
Tariffs have upset world markets and decades of America-made supply chains helping cause in December the worst single month market sell-off since the Great Depression. Because Mr. Trump views the stock market as the one signifier of the US...
America the beautiful? After fighting and winning two world wars, spending billions to resurrect Europe, sending a man into space and help create institutions like the World Trade Organization, America remains as the world’s leading super...
Equity markets soared on reports of a ceasefire negotiated by Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping, after the G-20 talks. But markets plunged when President Trump deflated the enthusiasm with a self-congratulatory tweet, “I am the Tariff Man”,...
President Donald Trump hailed the trilateral USMCA agreement as “historic news”, fulfilling a promise to scrap the worst trade deal ever. Yet after 13 months of difficult negotiations, the largely cosmetic NAFTA 2.0 increases American cars...
Amid the politics and symbolism, Mr. Trump has weaponized the US dollar causing it to soar but risks a borrowing shock for half of the world. Once tweeting the dollar is too strong, he now revels in its strength using it as a bully stick...
In essence, if you are going to war, make sure the costs of war is borne by the enemy, not your own people. Instead of saying, “trade wars are good and easy to win”, Mr. Trump would be wise to follow the ancient general’s advice. Winning a...
A polarizing Republican in the White House. War protests in the streets. An unqualified President. Donald Trump? No, Ronald Reagan who fundamentally changed politics, maybe forever. And, what of the current occupant? From tax reform to...
As if the world economy isn’t fragile enough, it appears that we are on the brink of a trade and currency war, compounded by a protectionist reversal of globalisation that could sink the dollar which already has lost its traditional safe...
In January the stock market recorded all-time highs in its strongest start since 1987, as investors gave a “thumbs up” to the Trump growth agenda of massive tax cuts, infrastructure spending and a loosening of regulations. Business too...

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