Trump promised to get rid of the enormous commercial surpluses recorded by China and Mexico. Up until now, it is Canada that has had to pay the price for his politics.
It’s the end of “minor adjustments,” reassuring words perceived to be spoken by Donald Trump after Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington in February. It’s also the end of the “model” trade relationship a Trump emissary boasted of during a Cabinet meeting in Calgary a few weeks earlier.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has reached 100 days as head of the most powerful government in the world. Although it is not a very representative period, it still allows us to draw some conclusions about the route his presidency is taking. In this sense, Trump's decision to keep the trade agreement [Read more]
Donald Trump’s administration has decided not to confront China, at least as far as the exchange rate is concerned.
On Friday, the Treasury Department kept the Asian economy on its so called "watch list," at least for six more months.
It is clear that China has managed to dilute one of the promises Trump made [Read more]
It seems that Trump has difficulty understanding the notion of mutual respect for any kind of relationship, from international to interpersonal.
<i>The U.S. government is exerting pressure and painting a blatantly distorted picture of German economic policy. But it is also true that Berlin has ignored smoldering problems for far too long.</i>
It is getting serious. After months of vague, trade-related threats from the U.S., opposing parties will meet each [Read more]
<i>The fight against terrorism, the issue of NATO, and relations with Russia will be at the heart of discussions on Tuesday between the German chancellor and the U.S. president, animated by very different values. The Trump administration recently attacked Germany for its $65 billion trade surplus.*</i>
Even if China-U.S. trade disputes led to a full-scale trade war that cost both countries, we are confident that this would maintain, even enhance, China’s position in the international trade order.
In this unusual world turned upside down, the decisions of these two presidents, and what happens to their countries, will affect us all.