Markets have been buoyed by a planned meeting this week of US and Chinese negotiators in an effort to avoid an all-out trade war, but the political backdrop to the meeting is inauspicious.
August 18, 2018
Saturday marks the second anniversary of the landmark Brexit referendum, which sent political and economic shockwaves around the world. Two years later, with the exit process having consumed a massive amount of time in both London and Brussels, the EU remains on the back foot.
June 22, 2018
Former US senator and vice president Joe Biden said this week that “the jury is still out” as to whether he will run for the White House in 2020.
March 31, 2018
The $50 billion of US tariffs on Chinese goods announced last week could be “shock therapy,” America’s new National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.
March 28, 2018
The European Council summit of presidents and prime ministers on Friday confirmed the Brexit transition deal agreed last Monday between the UK and EU-27.
March 23, 2018
South Korea will this week push ahead with its northern neighbor to prepare for Donald Trump’s proposed summit with Kim Jong-un — the first time a sitting US president will have met with a North Korean supreme leader.
March 20, 2018
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meets this week in France to mark the 30th anniversary of its creation. This body, under the auspices of the UN, is preparing what is likely to be the single biggest agenda-setting, climate science report of the year.
March 10, 2018
Sunday’s stalemated Italian election saw no single party or wider bloc win an overall majority in parliament. The headlines have been captured by the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), an anti-establishment group that didn’t exist a decade ago.
March 05, 2018