Friday, July 20, 2018

Amid immigration crackdown, this avocado farmer is struggling to find workers

Rick Shade navigates through the rows of trees, seamlessly disappearing into the branches, rummaging through the leaves,...

As Western lenders retreat, African banks see an opportunity

ADE AYEYEMI’S office in Lomé, the capital of Togo, is a good place to think about crossing borders. Ghana is ten minutes’ drive away. From his window the boss of...

American businesses brace for pain from trade fight with China

President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods are intended to help American companies that have been hurt...

Rate rises affect global markets—and may feed back to America

ON JUNE 13th the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, the seventh such increase since it began shouldering rates away from zero...

China: 'The US has launched a trade war'

The world's two biggest economies are now at war over trade. China accused the United States...

China’s tighter regulation of shadow banks begins to bite

THE teller at ICBC, China’s (and the world’s) biggest bank, ushers a new, well-heeled customer into a private room. It is not for VIP treatment but a stern warning. The...

Dow falls 250 points as US-China trade wars intensify

So much for TGIF. Stocks dipped after President Trump announced $50 billion in new tariffs on...

How open is America?

“JUSTIN has agreed to cut all tariffs and all trade barriers between Canada and the United States,” claimed President Donald Trump to laughter on June 8th, at the G7 summit...

Trade war: America risks killing the global growth it needs

It's been a bad week for the global economy, and the United States just made it even...

US-China trade: 24 hours that escalated the fight

After a brief lull in the skirmishing, the trade battle between the United States and China is...
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How two-wheelers are weaving their way into urban transport

THE streets of Beijing are thronged with two-wheeled contraptions. Some appear to be conventional petrol mopeds but as they zoom through red lights...