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The globalisation backlash

THE verdict of history is that the trade war that's now raging between the United States and China will lead to no good - with consequences that could go well beyond trade and threaten the world's geopolitical and economic stability.

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Social responsibility won't save corporate America

WE'VE been here before: one of those portentous moments when corporate America promises to be more socially "responsible". These episodes are, it seems, a permanent feature of modern capitalism.

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Is the economy turning against Trump?

TO HAVE a recession or not - that is the question.

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China no longer meets criteria for yuan manipulation

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump sold himself to the American public as an expert deal-maker. At the top of his list was a promised trade bargain with China that would boost US exports and remedy some of the more egregious examples of discrimination against American firms.

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The Fed's jobs machine - will it do its job?

FEDERAL Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has not been shy about saying what he's trying to do: prolong the economy's expansion so that it creates more jobs for those who, in the past, have often felt left out. The Fed increasingly sees itself as a social agency dedicated to job creation. That -...