WASHINGTON (AP) -- The upstart nation was a den of intellectual piracy. One of its top officials urged his countrymen to steal and copy foreign machinery. Across the ocean, a leading industrial power tried in vain to guard its trade secrets from the
Robert Lighthizer and his band of "China hawks" have made no secret of their unhappiness with President Trump's insistence that they deliver a trade deal with China, even if it means compromising on demands for structural economic reforms, intellectu
As anybody who has been paying attention to the market over the past 2 months is aware, the multi-month rally in stocks has in large part - in addition to the now quite explicit central bank support - been driven by jawboning from President Trump and
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Hoping to resolve the matter with a blockade of deadly battleships, the greedy Trump Federation has stopped all shipping to th
In brief remarks to the press following his meeting Friday with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer, President Xi affirmed that trade talks between the US and Chinese delegations will continue in Washington next week, an
Russia is winning its war of attrition against aggressive U.S. sanctions policy. Diplomatically, Russia is winning on all fronts, finding positive solutions through its abundant energy reserves to open gaps in relationships hat have been frozen in ge
More than two months after President Trump and President Xi agreed to the trade truce over a steak dinner in Buenos Aires, a second meeting between the two leaders - one that Trump insists would be essential to striking a final trade deal - remains i
The Farm Belt helped cement President Trump's historic electoral triumph over Hillary Clinton. But even before Trump started his trade war with China nearly one year ago, Trump's protectionist bent has added to the collective woes of farmers, who wer
Update: In another of what we imagine could be daily updates on the negotiations over the border wall funding that Trump is demanding, the president warned that Republican negotiators on the 17-lawmaker committee are "wasting their time" because the
This week we made our thoughts on the US-China trade dispute pretty clear once again: the market has been far too optimistic, and a sustainable deal is very unlikely to be achievable. Yes, there are counter-arguments such as 'Trump wanting a deal
The Trump administration's protectionist trade policies were supposed to reduce America's trade deficit with China--or, at least, that's what President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed--but new data shows that the gap between how much America im
People say the American mall is dying - but if so, someone forgot to tell La Plaza Mall. La Plaza is the largest shopping center in McAllen, Texas, a mid-size city on the U.S.-Mexico border. It's the sort of establishment you'd find in any c
The torrid post-Christmas rally, which fizzled last Friday, appears to be officially dead just as earnings season begins, with futures sliding early in the session only seeing the drop accelerated after dismal trade data out of China reignited concer
Despite the first round of US-China trade talks reportedly reaching an "optimistic" conclusion as the two sides made progress on a number of issues - including China's controversial officially-sanctioned IP theft - the Wall Street Journal reported on
Update: In an interview with Fox Business Network, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House is 'optimistic' about the prospects for a trade deal with China following this week's talks in Beijing.
Trade negotiations between U.S. and Chinese officials, which take place today and tomorrow in Beijing in the hope of reaching a deal during a 90-day truce between President Trump and his Xi Jinping, already suffered a major setback when the US unexpe
South Africa's and Togo's parliaments this month ratified the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The total number of countries committing to the deal has thus grown to 49.
Trump and Trudeau race to distance themselves from the arrest of Huawei heiress in Canada over fears of a backlash in Chinese trade
The president's protectionist agenda threatens U.S. businesses and consumers.
The ascendance of China and multilateral trading blocks could eventually spell the doom of the G20 and U.S. global dominance...
Keith Knight (Don't Tread on Anyone) In Studio on 160 years of government lies (but mostly Anarchist Advocacy)
President Donald Trump joined the leaders of Canada and Mexico at a global meeting in Argentina on Friday to sign a revised North American trade pact, fulfilling a longstanding political promise with a deal he celebrated as a "groundbreaking achiev
The protectionist crusade of the Trump administration has attacked the global world order the West was instrumental in creating. This disruption has caused tremendous harm to complex international supply chains, the repair of which will be expensive
On a day when the yuan and the A-shares market rallied on reports of a possible breakthrough in deadlocked US-China trade negotiations (a report that was eventually rebutted by none other than Trump chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow),
Support for protectionism and its ugly sister, "fair trade," is sweeping the globe yet again. President Donald Trump's actions in the White House have made it painfully obvious that, despite a strong consensus in favor of trade among academic economi
The USMCA also requires Mexico to pass legislation recognizing the "right of collective bargaining." In other words, this so-called free trade agreement forces Mexico to import US-style compulsory unionism. If the Mexican legislature does not com
Trump is desperate to reduce the trade deficit. Perhaps his trade policies will do just that, via global recession.
Last week the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Sadly, instead of replacing NAFTA's managed trade with true free trade, the
Just days after Europe unveiled a "special purpose vehicle" meant to circumvent SWIFT and US monopoly on global dollar-denominated monetary transfers - and potentially jeopardizing the reserve status of the dollar - Iran said it was finalizing mechan
With yet another Fed rate hike having taken place recently, and with Jerome Powell signaling aggressive rate hikes going forward, analysts and investors are wondering if, and when, the American economy is going to start feeling the pain. People are s