Thursday, July 19, 2018

UK offers new 'business-friendly' plan for Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May and her government have agreed a "business-friendly" plan for Brexit. Announced...

As its trade tussle with America heats up, China is on the back foot

FOR months Chinese officials have stuck to the same script: China does not want a trade war, but will win if dragged into one. As hostilities turn more serious, this...

Airbus CEO: UK has 'no clue' on Brexit

The CEO of Airbus has accused the British government of having "no clue" how to deliver a...

Companies appear to be gaining market power

COMPETITION forces companies to keep prices low to attract customers. But if a few firms become powerful enough, they can see off competitors and charge more. A new working paper...

The trade war is making 1,300 products more expensive

Businesses and consumers beware. Washington put tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday, and...

Argentina’s currency crisis is far from over

ON A residential street corner in Buenos Aires, Van Koning Market sells imported beers to the city’s well-heeled. Since it opened in June last year costs have soared. The peso...

How a trade war could turn into a recession

The risk of a global trade war is rising. That could sink the US economy into a...

Central Europe’s Goldilocks economies

THEY evoke metal gorillas in a cavernous, floodlit hall: 640 robots with riveting guns and arms for handling parts. They will spring into action this autumn at the opening of...

The US-China trade war is about to get real

After months of threats and skirmishes, the trade war between the United States and China is about...

China’s statistics are bad. Many criticisms of them are worse

“Our people crave, more than anything else, to know the extent of the nation,” says the narrator in “Do You Love Me?”, a short story by Peter Carey set on...
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After a good run of growth, China’s economy braces for bumps

JUST a few years ago Wuhan, a sprawling metropolis in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, exemplified China’s economic woes. Municipal debt...