Economy & Trade
  • How Steel Became US Security Concern – and Global Trade War ...
    2017-07-20 Dan Steinbock
    As the White House seeks to turn steel overcapacity into a national security matter, the issue is alienating not only China but America’s NATO allies. 'They're dumping steel and destroying our steel industry, they've been doing it for decad... [FULL TEXT]
  • Why Jobs Growth No Longer Induces Wage Growth in America Or ...
    2017-07-18 Dan Steinbock
    While the Fed’s continued tightening may suppress growth in emerging economies, US labor market may not be as strong as recent reports suggest. US experienced strong job growth in June, when the economy created 222,000 net new jobs, which e... [FULL TEXT]
  • Are Advanced Economies Ready for Recovery, Really? Or Global...
    2017-07-04 Dan Steinbock
    Until recently, the conventional wisdom was that China’s contribution to global reflation would be increasingly accompanied by those of the US and Europe. Yet, the realities may look grimmer than anticipated.Usually, the term ‘reflation’ is... [FULL TEXT]
  • China’s First Half of 2017: Growth amid Deleveraging
    2017-06-28 Dan Steinbock
    Despite seemingly mixed messages, China’s great shift from easing to tightening has begun. While growth will continue to decelerate, it can still remain on the deceleration track, even as deleveraging has begun.In May, Moody’s Investor Serv... [FULL TEXT]
  • China’s Rise in Global Robotics: Toward Consolidation
    2017-03-24 Dan Steinbock
    Chinese robotics is positioned for leadership in global robotics, as the emerging industry is moving toward increasing rivalry and consolidation. In the new and emerging industry, the rise of innovative robotics startups heralds the future.... [FULL TEXT]
  • G20 plays a key role in sustainable development
    2017-02-08 Liu Zongyi
    Since the 2010 G20 Summit in Seoul, development has been listed as an important item on the agenda of this international forum. Emerging economies in the G20, in particular, are paying close attention to development issues. Many developing ... [FULL TEXT]
  • TRUMPIN' AND THUMPIN' BACK TO THE 1930s
    2017-02-07 Dan Steinbock
    With the Trump White House, America and a global economy will enter a highly divisive period – as evidenced by the debate about his economic, trade and infrastructure plans.As long as Republicans sustain some unity in and between the White ... [FULL TEXT]
  • TRUMPING WORLD TRADE
    2017-01-27 Dan Steinbock
    After the inauguration, President Trump has begun to reset the White House trade policies. But the consequences of “America First” stance in world trade are wrought with threats.Recently, President Xi Jinping gave a strong speech about the ... [FULL TEXT]
  • Pakistan's CPEC invitation to India sends important gesture
    2016-12-23 Liu Zongyi
    According to Pakistani media, Amir Riaz, the Pakistan Army's Southern Command chief, on Wednesday invited India to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and "share the fruits of future development by shelving anti-Pakistan activi... [FULL TEXT]
  • Are markets soaring or bubbling in US?
    2016-12-01 Dan Steinbock
    In recent weeks, US markets have reached record highs. However, fundamentals do not justify the rallies. Prepare for a rough ride.Recently, three US stock indexes achieved record heights. For the first time since 1999, the Dow Jones Industr... [FULL TEXT]