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Category Archives: Trans-Pacific Partnership

Wag the Dog: The Syrian Airstrike Charade

The news is rife with the Syrian airstrikes and the theatrical narrative: the united coalition of brave allies against the despotic Assad to secure the blessings of liberty, etc., etc. The reality: The U.S. threw more than 100 missiles against soft Syrian targets with Britain firing rockets from four aircraft as France flew planes around […]

In APEC Speech, Trump Slams China, WTO And TPP For Holding Back His “Indo-Pacific Dream”

Trump may have sensed that he appeared too conciliatory towards President Xi and China during his visit to Beijing, and so shortly after doubling down on his parting message to China by tweeting that “I don’t blame China, I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to take advantage of the U.S. on […]

Trump Says Trade With Japan Is Not Fair And Not Open – Awkward Moments Ensue

The first stage of Donald Trump’s five-nation tour of Asia began well with the President playing golf with Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, describing their relationship as “really extraordinary”. This suggested progress following the awkward moment during their previous meeting in February 2017. Abe was the first foreign leader Trump met after his election victory and […]

Japan’s Shifting Power Alliances

Authored by Nomi Prins via The Daily Reckoning, I’ve just wrapped up a long trip to Japan. And I’ve taken away one lesson from all of my conversations, speeches and research: The rise of nationalism in the U.S. will cause massive shifts in global trade alliances. One of the main beneficiaries will be Japan. Now, […]

Is Trump About To Flip Again: Ryan Says “TTIP Good For Global Order”

From Obamacare to NATO, and from Ex-Im Bank to Chinese currency manipulators, President Trump has shown he is comfortable changing his mind 'bigly'. Today's exuberant support for "TTIP as good for global order," from Speaker Ryan, following VP Pence's meetings in Japan, raises questions about whether Trump's executive order withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) […]

Dollar Tumbles On Report Trump Studying Ways To “Penalize Currency Manipulators”

Moments ago, all three main US FX pairs, the yen, euro and yuan snapped higher, following a CNBC report according to which the Trump administration is studying ways to penalize countries whose currencies it believes are undervalued. CNBC cited two unidentified people with direct knowledge of the review who work within the administration. Trump’s econ […]

Marc Faber: #Trump was wrong about the TPP

Interview with economic whiz Marc Faber following Trump’s win  The TPP Trans-Pacific Partnership was more favorable to the US than to Asia says Dr.Marc Faber , Trump was wrong abolishing it ,… [[ This is a content summary Only. Please Visit http://www.marcfabernews.com for the full story, >>>>]]

Mexico Threatens To End NAFTA Talks If Trump Proposes Tariffs

After months of tough talk from the Trump administration on NAFTA and border tariffs on goods imported from Mexico, among other issues, Mexico’s top trade negotiator, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, is now ratcheting up his own threats from south of the border.  Speaking to Bloomberg over the weekend, Guajardo said that Mexico will walk away […]

“We Need To Prepare Umbrellas For A Rainy Day”: Japan Gears Up For Trade War

While so far Trump’s trade focus was fallen mostly on Nafta countries, and to a lesser extent China, one country that is taking precautionary steps is the one which recently suffered a major loss when Trump signed an executive order to exit the TPP, effectively killing the trade deal: Japan. The TPP, which took years […]

French Finance Minister: “May Is Not In A Position To Negotiate With Trump”

With Theresa May – preparing to enact Article 50 officially starting the Brexit process from the EU – set to meet Trump tomorrow as the new US president’s first meeting with an international leader to lay the groundwork for a U.S.-U.K. trade deal, the outcome will provide the first test for how world leaders can […]