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Project Syndicate: Trump promised to cut the trade deficit; his tax cut will widen it

The tax cut was a major achievement for Donald Trump, but it is likely it will undermine Trump’s other major promise, which is to cut the U.S. trade deficit......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 22nd, 2018

Project Syndicate: Trump should know trade wars are for losers

Donald Trump may have fired the first shot in a trade war the United States is bound to lose, writes Stephen Roach......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 28th, 2018

How the Tax Cut President Trump Loves Will Deepen Trade Deficits He Hates

Among President Donald Trump’s most deeply held economic convictions is the idea that trade deficits are bad, yet his major tax cut likely will deepen the trade deficits he abhors for years to come......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjApr 18th, 2018

On trade, Trump either doesn"t understand the basic facts or he doesn"t care

On trade, Trump either doesn"t understand the basic facts or he doesn"t care.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 18th, 2018

Japan worries Trump could link security and trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could find his oft-touted close ties with Donald Trump sorely tested at a summit this week in which Tokyo fears the U.S. leader will to try to link vital security matters with touchy trade topics. Ed Giles reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersApr 16th, 2018

Project Syndicate: China has good reasons to avoid a full-fledged trade war

There are still reasons to hope that sanity will prevail in the trade disputes between the U.S. and China......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 10th, 2018

Project Syndicate: Trump’s trade confusion will only make things worse for those hurt by globalization

Donald Trump’s confusion about trade is dangerous, outdated and, frankly, a bit silly, writes Joseph Stiglitz......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 5th, 2018

U.S.-China trade fight likely a blip for economy — if it doesn"t escalate

The US-China trade battle is likely to have a minimal impact on the U.S. economy. Looming, however, is the risk of escalation that could prove damaging. For now the skirmish is being viewed as a negotiating tactic between China and Trump......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 5th, 2018

Project Syndicate: Trump could launch a currency war against the yuan

Now that President Trump has launched an attack on China’s exports, the question arises whether he’ll launch an attack on China’s currency as well......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 4th, 2018

Trump doesn"t have to start a trade war to upend the global system

This is how the liberal international order ends: not with a bang, but a tweet......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 28th, 2018

No, Mr. President. The US doesn"t have a trade deficit with Canada

Figures from the US Commerce Department show that the US has a trade surplus, not a deficit, as President Trump claimed Wednesday and Thursday......»»

Category: marketsSource: cnnMar 15th, 2018

The financial community really doesn"t seem to care who"s in the room with Trump

Last week WeWork acquired Conductor, a search-engine-optimization company. Now the office-sharing firm’s tenants can call WeWork for advice on making their business rank higher on Google... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 14th, 2018

Could The Trump-Kim Summit Succeed?

Authored by Ramesh Thakur via Project Syndicate, Last year, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump we.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 12th, 2018

Trump"s tariffs "not going to have a big effect," says Boston Fed president

Eric Rosengren doesn't see a trade war ahead, but he does think there will be more than 3 Fed rate hikes this year......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 12th, 2018

Project Syndicate: Here’s how Trump’s summit with North Korea could succeed

Optimism about an upcoming Trump-Kim summit must be tempered with cautious realism, writes an expert in nuclear nonproliferation......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 12th, 2018

Lhota says MTA must become more "user-friendly" to lure more project bidders

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority doesn't just give a bumpy ride to commuters—it's rough on the companies that do business with it too. Chairman Joseph Lhota confessed as much to the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 10th, 2018

Rex Nutting: The U.S. is almost guaranteed to have large trade deficits year after year

A low savings rate makes shrinking the trade gap much harder, writes Rex Nutting......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 9th, 2018

Trump Implements New Trade Tariffs

Grain marketsreact to the latest set of data from USDA as well as the prospect of trade retaliation after the new Trump tariffs. Don't forget, Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday. Set your clocks ahead one hour for the Sunday night reopen......»»

Category: optionsSource: insidefuturesMar 9th, 2018

Chao, lawmakers tangle over Hudson River rail tunnel project

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Tuesday acknowledged that President Donald Trump has asked Speaker Paul Ryan to block funding for a multibillion-dollar railway tunnel project that’s a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 6th, 2018

Gary Cohn is making a desperate effort to stop Trump"s trade war before it starts — and if he doesn"t, he might leave

Gary Cohn and other Whi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 6th, 2018