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By preventing the proposed $117bn takeover of Qualcomm by Singapore-based rival Broadcom, President Trump continues to deliver on his protectionist agenda
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The German philosopher Karl Marx revolutionised economic thought in the 19th century. But is his work still important today?
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In response to Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on US steel imports, the global trading system is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American products
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Trump tempts Chinese trade battle with new tariffs
China vows to respond as President Trump approves trade tariffs on solar panels and washing machines
Angola ditches dollar peg
A steep depreciation is expected in the artificially-overpriced kwanza when, following the scrapping of the peg, it is exposed to market forces
Zimbabwe adapts to life after Mugabe
After nearly four decades in power, Robert Mugabe has resigned as the leader of Zimbabwe. The country must now find its feet without its longstanding prime minister
President Macri welcomes foreign investors as part of Argentine economic recovery
As he looks to shake the burden of Argentina’s recent past, President Macri is planning significant economic reforms to secure the country’s pivot to financial openness
US lawmakers strike deal on tax cuts
House and Senate Republicans have hashed out their differences over the tax reform bill, agreeing to reduce the corporate tax rate to 21 percent
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The sanctions and anti-money laundering bill is progressing towards passing as law, but will it protect the UK’s economy or make an already-complicated system harder to negotiate?
European finance chiefs critique Trump’s tax plan
In its current form, Trump’s tax overhaul would constitute an ‘illegal export subsidy’ and unfairly benefit the US, according to the finance ministers of the five largest European economies
New Eurogroup President set to bring anti-austerity slant to Europe
Mário Centeno, who has fought against austerity as Portuguese Finance Minister, will become the next President of the Eurogroup
China suffers ageing population nearly 40 years after introduction of one-child policy
Almost 40 years ago, China took a drastic step to tackle overpopulation. Now, plunging fertility and slowing birth rates are threatening the very foundations of its economy
US must tackle growing skills gap
With pressure to reskill the US workforce mounting, measures must be taken to counteract the problems incurred by the growing skills gap
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