Thursday, 21 June 2018

The Brexit Files: How to Solve the Irish Border Problem

Trump's Trade War with China: A Great Miscalculation

Trump and his advisors seem to be extremely ill-informed about the ways in which China can retaliate, even though the US can impose tariffs on more Chinese goods, than China can impose on the US, says CEPR's Dean Baker

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Are US and China on the Brink of a Trade War? – Inside Story

The last ten years saw a marked improvement in trade between the United States and China. But Trump’s battle of the tariffs is threatening that. And there are fears of an all-out trade war. The U.S. is putting tariffs on 50 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese imports. The president says he wants a fairer trade with China.

But Beijing has fired back with a tit-for-tat response. It has published a list of more than 600 American products it plans to hit with its own taxes.

Is it a case of who blinks first in this economic brinkmanship? And what will it mean for global trade?

Presenter: Elizabeth Puranam | Guests Philippe LeGrain, Political Economist and Former Special Adviser to the Director-General of the World Trade Organization; Einar Tangen, China Political Analyst who advises the Chinese government on economic and development issues; Scott Lucas, Professor of American Politics at the University of Birmingham

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

US Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates on 'Strong' Economic Growth

Warning: Housing Bubble About To Burst

Defiant Trump Ignites Trade War with Canada and G7 Allies

Citing national security issues to get around WTO rules, Trump ordered tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports from Canada and EU countries. William Black and Gerald Epstein discusses the implications of these tariffs on the different economies

Monday, 11 June 2018

Is the Gulf Bailout Enough for Crisis-hit Jordan? | Inside Story

Jordan has always been seen as an oasis of peace and stability in a volatile region. But it is a country of limited resources and increasingly in debt. Conflicts in neighbouring Iraq and Syria have dampened trade and it is had to absorb hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Budget cuts and tax hike plans have led to mass protests, toppling the prime minister. Gulf countries worried about another Arab Spring uprising have stepped in with $2.5bn in aid. And the European Union, whose foreign policy chief was in Amman on Sunday, has thrown in $23m.

What is at stake in a country of huge geopolitical significance?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra | Guests: Jawad Al-Anani - Chairman of the Amman Stock Exchange and a former Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Ibrahim Fraihat - Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution & Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies; James Moran - Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies who served as the EU Ambassador to Jordan and Yemen