China’s ‘The Belt and Road’ plan is an economic initiative that if successful, will change the world’s geopolitical centre of gravity. China will be lifted from a regional to a global power. Continue reading “China’s Belt and Road”
Market reaction to UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement that the Brexit negotiations are at an impasse was swift this afternoon.
The pound fell against the Euro during May’s statement and currently remains under pressure.
Trump revealed in off-the-record comments to Bloomberg, reported by the Toronto Star, his ‘winner takes all’ approach to negotiations. He said of the NAFTA trade talks, “that any trade deal with Canada would be “totally on our terms.”” – Win-win is clearly not a concept Trump recognises.
Continue reading “NAFTA outburst signals US-China trade dispute set to escalate”
The US’ pressure on Saudi Arabia to step up its output to offset Iran’s production means that after trade oil is the next battle ground.
But Trump will find reducing and stabilising oil prices is not as straight forward as he hopes. Continue reading “After trade oil is the next battleground”
The bad reaction from Brexiteers to Theresa May’s plans to leave the EU was hardly a surprise.
The signs so far have been the Brexiteers holding off a challenge to May as long as possible. Continue reading “Cabinet resignations puts EU agreement in doubt”