us china tradewar

The global markets had one recurring nightmare – a trade war between the world’s two largest and most influential economies. We are talking about none other than the United States and China. While much of the rhetoric which made headlines during the course of Trump’s Presidential campaign, such as the building of a wall along the Mexican bord...

2018-08-21 Orbex Read more
Trump Trade War

Five Fronts in the Trade War The Donald Trump Trade War began as the president signed a proclamation to place tariffs on steel and aluminum on Thursday in the first concrete step in his quest to reduce the bulging US trade deficit. The resulting steps as well as fallout will be a driving force for markets in the weeks/months ahead. Major d...

2018-03-23 Ashraf Laidi Read more
Bundesbank_Jens Weidmann_1502

Jens Weidmann, the head of the Bundesbank. Image via European Central Bank Jens Weidmann, the head of the Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank responded to allegations of currency manipulation last week. In a sharp statement, the head of the Bundesbank called the allegations “more than absurd” and “unsettling,” joining other central bank official...

2017-02-15 John Benjamin Read more