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Donald Trump’s anachronistic trade strategy

By Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva Donald Trump’s ignominious executive order barring entry

By Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva Donald Trump’s ignominious executive order barring entry

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Trump under fire in Ivanka row

President Trump has been criticised for using his position to attack the retailer Nordstrom for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line.

President Trump has been criticised for using his position to attack the retailer Nordstrom for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line.

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How dangerous are Trump's bank regulation reform plans?

Business Line looks at President Donald Trump's efforts to reduce regulation of US financial services and how the Super Bowl became politicised.

Business Line looks at President Donald Trump's efforts to reduce regulation of US financial services and how the Super Bowl became politicised.

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View: Donald Trump’s chaos theory of government

The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima

The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima

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Trump to weaken banking rules

President Donald Trump has started the effort to roll back the US laws brought in to regulate banks after the 2008 financial crisis.

President Donald Trump has started the effort to roll back the US laws brought in to regulate banks after the 2008 financial crisis.

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The end of Trump’s market honeymoon

The market rally is already running out of steam, and Trump’s honeymoon with investors might be coming to an end. There are several reasons for this.

The market rally is already running out of steam, and Trump’s honeymoon with investors might be coming to an end. There are several reasons for this.

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Donald Trump and playing with economic matches

By arbitrarily selecting particular businesses to carry out his “commands,” Trump will destroy the core market principles of transparency and fairness.

By arbitrarily selecting particular businesses to carry out his “commands,” Trump will destroy the core market principles of transparency and fairness.

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Wait-and-see: Trump’s economic announcements leave US businesses cautious

The first week of the new administration has seen a flurry of presidential activity, but most of Donald Trump’s economic announcements have been vague and lacking details.

The first week of the new administration has seen a flurry of presidential activity, but most of Donald Trump’s economic announcements have been vague and lacking details.

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US economic growth slows in Q4 2016 from weak exports

US economic growth slowed more than expected in the final three months of 2016 to an annualised 1.9 percent, linked to a big fall in exports.

US economic growth slowed more than expected in the final three months of 2016 to an annualised 1.9 percent, linked to a big fall in exports.

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Opinion: Trumpian Uncertainty

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and Professor at Columbia University NEW YORK – Every

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and Professor at Columbia University NEW YORK – Every

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US GDP estimate for Q3 revised up further, to 3.5 percent

The US economy is even more buoyant than initially thought, according to the latest official figures for the third quarter (Q3) of this year.

The US economy is even more buoyant than initially thought, according to the latest official figures for the third quarter (Q3) of this year.

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Federal Reserve meets, interest rate hike expected

The Federal Reserve's policy meeting is expected to end with a 0.25 percent interest rate rise, but all eyes are on Donald Trump to see how he reacts.

The Federal Reserve's policy meeting is expected to end with a 0.25 percent interest rate rise, but all eyes are on Donald Trump to see how he reacts.

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US Q3 GDP growth beats estimates

Better than expected GDP and Income data from US suggest Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.

Better than expected GDP and Income data from US suggest Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.

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Trump chooses Obamacare critic as Health Secretary

Tom Price, an outspoken critic of Obamacare, has been confirmed as the next US Health and Human Services Secretary.

Tom Price, an outspoken critic of Obamacare, has been confirmed as the next US Health and Human Services Secretary.

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US retail sales boost interest rate hike probability

Strong US retail sales in October indicate sustained economic strength, which could prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

Strong US retail sales in October indicate sustained economic strength, which could prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

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Federal Reserve keeps borrowing costs unchanged

As expected, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged and reinforced expectations for higher borrowing costs in December.

As expected, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged and reinforced expectations for higher borrowing costs in December.

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Exports boost US economic growth

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter - up 2.9 percent - helped by a surge in exports.

The US economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter - up 2.9 percent - helped by a surge in exports.

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AT&T says Time-Warner merger doesn't raise competition issues

AT&T thinks its proposed mega-merger with media and entertainment group Time Warner can be tweeked so would not be blocked by competition regulators.

AT&T thinks its proposed mega-merger with media and entertainment group Time Warner can be tweeked so would not be blocked by competition regulators.

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Clinton vs Trump - Round One

In Business Line we assess the debate in which the presidential candidates clashed over trade, taxes and how to remake the US economy.

In Business Line we assess the debate in which the presidential candidates clashed over trade, taxes and how to remake the US economy.