An International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on global imbalances, out tonight, makes no bones about the approach of US president Donald Trump of imposing stiff tariffs to overcome trade deficits: It’s a loser.
The Pentagon will unveil a new Indo-Pacific strategy at the Shangri-la Dialogue, scheduled for this weekend, 31 May-2 June in Singapore.
Twice an Auckland mayoral candidate and standing a third time, John Palino has tied Chinese issues & Auckland’s housing shortage into one solution.
In the hubbub over the US-China trade war, one element of it skipped my notice: an act passed through both chambers of the US Congress which will heighten tension, reduce environmental safeguards & politicise aid.
I did a longer count on Sunday morning to see if my 36 seconds estimate of how long it takes the US Debt Clock to add $US1 million to the country’s national public debt was correct.
We have to watch the US-China trade dispute for its potential impacts here, along with many other international indicators of change. But the greatest influence unfolding internationally is much less about the intricacies of investment or trade behaviour.