The slashing of the global economic growth forecasts for 2019 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the warning that growth could slow further due to trade tensions and a potentially disorderly British exit from the European Union (EU) should serve as a wakeup call for world leaders to take corrective measures through coordinated actions.
It has become fashionable on social media and in certain publications to argue that capitalism is killing the planet. Even renowned investor Jeremy Grantham, hardly a radical, made that assertion last year.
It has become clear that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam greatly misjudged the public mood. Though she has taken the rare step of apologising, it does not seem to have convinced the hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters who have maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill
We will fight together, advance and retreat together, concluded Qiu Zhanxuan in a video his comrades released on May 4, 2019. Qiu was the former leader of a Marxist student association at the prestigious Peking University. He had prepared the digital testament to be released in case he disappeared.
They are calling it Hong Kong’s “last battle” — a David-versus-Goliath struggle to prevent China from encroaching on the city’s freedoms and autonomy. But with China’s increasingly assertive approach to Hong Kong, the battle may already be lost. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered late Tuesday
Like Julius Caesar and danger, controversy and United States President Donald Trump, who started a three-day visit to the United Kingdom on Monday, seem to have been born on the same day. And that is no exaggeration.
With US President Donald Trump defending his decision to slap additional levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and China threatening to take counter-measures, the trade war has entered a new phase of turbulence, igniting more anxiety among investors. Though officials from the world’s two biggest economies
At a time when the global market is battling uncertainty, US President Donald Trump’s Twitter message that he will raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports to 25 per cent from 10 per cent beginning Friday has ignited fresh trade war fears and fuelled more anxiety among investors.
The 10-minute segment that ran on Chinese state television this week showed cadet trainees of the People’s Liberation Army scrambling over towering walls, dragging enormous tyres, crawling through mud and shouting motivational slogans as President Xi Jinping exhorted the academy to be ready to fight and win a modern war.
Trade wars are good, and easy to win. So President Donald Trump said last year as he embarked on his first round of tariffs on foreign imports. It seems that things have proven so good and easy that he’s readying for another bout. Trump is prepared to increase a 10 per cent levy on $200 billion of imports from China