Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trade war? Here's what investors should really be worried about

Stocks slumped Wednesday because investors were worried about new tariffs imposed on China by the United States....

Germany isn't the only country that still needs cheap Russian gas

Russian gas is a thorny issue in Europe. Many countries continue to rely on Moscow for much...

Wall Street has Trump whiplash

President Donald Trump's pro-business agenda is in an epic battle with his anti-business instincts. These contradictory...

Tax cut triggers $437 billion explosion of stock buybacks

Corporate America threw Wall Street a record-shattering party last quarter. Flooded with cash from the Republican...

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...
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NEWS

The Trump administration plans to crack down on Chinese investment

PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s view of investment depends on who is doing it. On June 22nd he railed against Europeans exporting cars to America,...