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'There will be conflict': Huawei founder says US underestimates company's strength

Founder Ren Zhengfei says 5G plans will be unaffected and suggests US leaders have miscalculatedThe founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, has said the US “underestimates” the telecom giant’s strength, and that conflict with America was inevitable in the quest to “stand on top of the world”.Ren, speaking after Donald Trump declared a national emergency aimed at thwarting Huawei’s global 5G ambitions, told Chinese media: “The current practice of US politicians underestimates our strength. Continue read...
Tags: Huawei, China, US news, Asia Pacific, Technology, World news, Donald Trump, International trade, Global economy, Business, Economics


Could the US-China trade row become a global cold war? | Nouriel Roubini

If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping slide into ongoing animosity, the world will pay the priceA few years ago, as part of a western delegation to China, I met Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. When addressing us, Xi argued that China’s rise would be peaceful, and that other countries – namely, the US – need not worry about the “Thucydides trap”, so named for the Greek historian who chronicled how Sparta’s fear of a rising Athens made war between the two inevitable. In his 2017 book De...
Tags: Business, China, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Global Economy




Should the government break up Facebook? Industry leaders disagree.

Experts, among them Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, argue the company has become a monopoly and should be broken up. Others argue Hughes and his supports have misread Facebook's position in the market. Despite these disagreements, a consensus agrees that Facebook and other Silicon Valley titans need to be better regulated. None It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. True for Dicken's tale of the French Revolution, but for the less bloody, albeit more toxic, Facebook, the best of ...
Tags: Business, Activism, Internet, Social Media, Markets, Economics, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Algorithm, Social Change


Should the government break up Facebook? Experts disagree.

Experts, among them Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, argue the company has become a monopoly and should be broken up. Others argue Hughes and his supports have misread Facebook's position in the market. Despite these disagreements, a consensus agrees that Facebook and other Silicon Valley titans need to be better regulated. None It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. True for Dicken's tale of the French Revolution, but for the less bloody, albeit more toxic, Facebook, the best of ...
Tags: Business, Activism, Internet, Social Media, Markets, Economics, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Algorithm, Social Change


Too much has been sacrificed to allow Brexit to destroy Europe’s unity

As the anniversaries of D-Day and Monte Cassino approach, we should remember how and why the ‘European project’ startedShortly after Thursday’s elections for the European parliament, we shall be witnessing the 75th anniversaries of D-Day and of the terrible carnage of the battle of Monte Cassino. One hopes that memories of these events – or, in many cases, learning about them for the first time – may concentrate minds on all sides in the debate about our future relationship with the rest of Euro...
Tags: Economics, Brexit, European Union, Second world war, Foreign policy, European elections, D-day, European parliamentary elections 2019, Europe, UK news, Business, Politics, World news


Trump cools trade war by lifting North American metal tariffs

Steel and aluminium imports from Mexico and Canada affectedTrump pauses implementation of auto tariffs on EU and JapanThe Trump administration moved to cool the simmering trade war with its major trading partners on Friday, ending tariffs on metal imports from Canada and Mexico and announcing a pause on planned tariffs on cars and car parts.“I’m pleased to announce we’ve just reached agreement with Canada and Mexico,” Donald Trump said. “We’ll be selling our product into those countries without ...
Tags: Business, Mexico, Americas, International Trade, Economics, Eu, World news, US news, Canada, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Trump Administration, JapanThe Trump


U.S. birthrate hits 32-year low. Here’s why that’s not (yet) a problem.

A report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that 2018 saw the fewest babies born in the U.S. since 1986. The reasons are plenty: After effects from the Great Recession, fewer teenage pregnancies, prohibitive child care costs, concerns over climate change and political strife, and different priorities among millennials.The low birthrate isn't necessarily cause for alarm, however if it keeps declining it may be difficult for future generations to support an aging population. None...
Tags: Japan, Parenting, Children, Stanford, Economics, Canada, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Npr, University Of California Berkeley, Cnbc, University Of Southern California, Western Europe, National Center for Health Statistics, Shinzo


The DRC needs our help to tackle Ebola | Letter

The last Ebola outbreak, in Sierra Leone, left that country with a huge debt to the IMF, for loans taken on to fight the disease, writes Frances MiddletonAs a veteran door knocker with Christian Aid’s red envelopes, I was horrified to read about the worsening Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Report, 15 May). The last Ebola outbreak, in Sierra Leone, left that country with a huge debt to the IMF, for loans taken on to fight the disease. That money is still being repaid, leavi...
Tags: Business, Ebola, Africa, Economics, World news, Sierra Leone, Global development, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Imf, Drc, Christian Aid, International Monetary Fund (IMF, Christian Aid Week


Germany returns to growth; relief as Trump ‘delays car tariffs’ - as it happened

Germany’s economy has returned to growth, but retail spending has fallen in China and the USLatest: Trump to delay car tariffs US retail sales disappointChinese retail sales growth hits 16-year lowIntroduction: Germany grew by 0.4% in last quarterMinister: It’s a ray of hope 9.06pm BST Finally. the US stock market has ended higher for the second day running. 8.25pm BST German carmakers roared to the top of the Frankfurt stock market today.BMW gained 3.1% and Daimler rose by almost 3%, on...
Tags: Europe, Business, China, Germany, US, America, International Trade, Economics, UK News, Stock Markets, Frankfurt, Bmw, Daimler, Trump


Wall Street rallies as Trump ‘delays car tariffs’ - business live

Germany’s economy has returned to growth, but retail spending has fallen in China and the USLatest: Trump to delay car tariffs US retail sales disappointChinese retail sales growth hits 16-year lowIntroduction: Germany grew by 0.4% in last quarterMinister: It’s a ray of hope 7.21pm BST Technology companies are leading today’s Wall Street rally.Alphabet (Google) is one of the top risers on the S&P 500, up over 4%, with Facebook (+3.3%) and Twitter (+3%) also standing proud on the leaderboard....
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Business, Japan, Washington, White House, China, Germany, US, International Trade, Economics, Eu, UK News, Stock Markets, Beijing, Tokyo


Wear a wristband if you can't pay for lunch? The dilemma of school lunch shaming.

Students in the Warwick school district were informed that unpaid debts would result in cold sandwiches for lunch. An uproar ensued from irate parents and celebrities, accusing the district of lunch shaming. 76 percent of American school districts currently have school lunch debt. None As of 2019, American borrowers owe $1.5 trillion in student debt loans. A total of 44.7 million citizens, over 13 percent of the population, are struggling to pay college and postgraduate loans, making student deb...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Youth, Alabama, America, Los Angeles, Chobani, Economics, Teaching, Innovation, Msnbc, Inequality, Rhode Island, Social Change, Providence, Derek


Germany returns to growth, but US retail sales and factory output fall - business live

Germany’s economy has returned to growth, but retail spending has fallen in China and the USLatest: US retail sales disappointChinese retail sales growth hits 16-year lowIntroduction: Germany grew by 0.4% in last quarterConsumer spending, construction and equipment investment all helpedMinister: It’s a ray of hopeGermany had shrunk in Q3 2018, flat in Q4 3.20pm BST US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is testifying on Capitol Hill now.He’s told lawmakers that he expects to visit Beijing soon...
Tags: Europe, Business, New York, China, Germany, US, International Trade, Economics, UK News, Stock Markets, Beijing, Capitol Hill, Steven Mnuchin


Myth: Healthy food is more expensive than unhealthy food

The idea that healthy food costs more than junk food is something I hear a lot. Students tell me they'd like to eat better but can't afford to. There is a strong belief that cooking from scratch costs a fortune, and with takeaway meals priced as low as £1, they have little incentive to change their behaviour.The past decade has seen increased media attention on healthy diets, and stories about the cost of healthy eating are also on the rise, all of which influence public perception. Some studies...
Tags: Health, Food, Money, Economics, Poverty, Public Health, Britain, Innovation, World Health Organisation, Jamie Oliver, Jack Monroe, Charlie Middleton, Nursing University of DundeeThis


Germany shrugs off recession fears, but US retail sales fall - business live

Germany’s economy has returned to growth, but retail spending has fallen in China and the USLatest: US retail sales disappointChinese retail sales growth hits 16-year lowIntroduction: Germany grew by 0.4% in last quarterConsumer spending, construction and equipment investment all helpedMinister: It’s a ray of hopeGermany had shrunk in Q3 2018, flat in Q4 2.15pm BST The surprise 0.2% fall in US retail sales last month is a worrying sign, say economists.Andrew Hunter of Capital Economics point...
Tags: Europe, Business, China, Germany, US, International Trade, Economics, UK News, Stock Markets, Capital Economics, AMZN, Andrew Hunter


Germany shrugs off recession fears, but China's economy stumbles - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new GDP figures from Europe’s largest economyIntroduction: Germany grew by 0.4% in last quarterConsumer spending, construction and equipment investment all helpedMinister: It’s a ray of hopeGermany shrunk in Q3 2018, flat in Q4 9.19am BST Germany’s economy ministry has welcomed the pick-up in growth last quarter -- but also warned that the US-China trade war is still a key threat. In a new report, the ministry says:“The Ge...
Tags: Europe, Business, China, Germany, US, International Trade, Economics, UK News, Stock Markets, US China


Germany shrugs off recession fears by returning to growth - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new GDP figures from Europe’s largest economyIntroduction: Germany grew by 0.4% in last quarterConsumer spending, construction and equipment investment all helpedMinister: It’s a ray of hopeGermany shrunk in Q3 2018, flat in Q4 8.10am BST German Q1 GDP at +0.4% q/q was a touch weaker than we had penciled in, but still showed a remarkable resilience of domestic demand to the many external headwinds. 1/n pic.twitter.com/WYs4...
Tags: Europe, Business, Germany, International Trade, Economics, UK News, Stock Markets, Carsten Brzeski


Trump defends China tariffs and claims 'great patriot farmers' will reap benefits

Trump promises new deal with China can be reached soonChinese retaliation prompted huge stock market sell-offDonald Trump continued to defend his trade war with China on Tuesday, claiming “great patriot farmers” in the US would benefit from tariff increases that triggered sell-offs in stock markets across the world. Related: Barr working with CIA to review Trump-Russia investigation, reports say – live Continue reading...
Tags: Business, China, US, Economics, World news, US news, US politics, Cia, Donald Trump, Trump, Barr, Trump Administration, Trump Russia


Global markets fall as China hits back at US with new import tariffs

Beijing ignored Trump’s warning not to retaliate, saying it would ‘never surrender’Share prices have tumbled around the world after China delivered a swift rebuff to Donald Trump by imposing retaliatory tariffs on $60bn of US imports.Beijing ignored warnings from Trump about the dangers of escalating the trade conflict and sent tremors through global markets when it announced a new 25% import duty on a range of US products. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, China, US, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Donald Trump, Trump


Trade war: China hits back with new tariffs on US goods - business live

Beijing retaliates to America’s new tariffs with fresh taxes of its own, despite president Trump warning them not to BREAKING: China retaliates with new tariffsTariffs on $60bn of US goods begin in JuneTrump warns China will be hurt badlyYuan hits lowest level since January; soybeans at record lowAmerica now drawing up tariffs on all Chinese goods 2.24pm BST The official statement from China’s Ministry of Finance is online here, in Mandarin.It appears that China is hiking the tariffs on over...
Tags: Business, China, US, America, International Trade, Economics, Eu, UK News, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, United States, Global Economy, Donald Trump, Trump, Ministry Of Finance


China hits back at US with tariffs on $60bn of products

Beijing has ignored Donald Trump’s warning not to retaliate against US tariff hikeChina has hit back in its trade war with the US, announcing plans to impose tariffs on $60bn of American imports.Tariffs will be imposed on 5,140 US products with an annual value of about $60bn (£46bn) from 1 June, the Chinese finance ministry said on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, China, US, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Donald Trump


Trade war: Trump warns China not to retaliate over tariffs - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a deepening trade war hit shares in AsiaLatest: Trump warns China will be hurt badlyChina vows not to surrender Yuan hits lowest level since January; soybeans at record lowAmerica now drawing up tariffs on all Chinese goodsIntroduction: Beijing expected to retaliate to US tariffs 12.20pm BST Is Donald Trump correct that China picks up most of the new tariffs on their goods entering the US, as he just tweeted?It appear no...
Tags: Business, China, US, International Trade, Economics, UK News, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Global Economy, Columbia University, University Of California Berkeley, Donald Trump, Yuan, Ucla, Trump


Trade war: Markets hit seven-week low as Beijing vows not to 'surrender' - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a deepening trade war hit shares in AsiaLatest: China vows not to surrender; US expects retaliation soon Yuan hits lowest level since January; soybeans at record lowAmerica now drawing up tariffs on all Chinese goodsEuropean markets hit seven-week lowIntroduction: Beijing expected to retaliate to US tariffs 11.13am BST Chinese state television is also hammering home the ‘never surrender’ message.Reuters reports:State tel...
Tags: Business, China, US, International Trade, Economics, UK News, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Global Economy, Donald Trump, Yuan, Reuters, People 's Daily, AsiaLatest, People 's Daily Newspaper


Trade war: Markets hit seven-week low as Beijing vows 'no surrender' - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a deepening trade war hit shares in AsiaIntroduction: Beijing expected to retaliate to US tariffs Latest: China vows not to surrenderAmerica now drawing up tariffs on all Chinese goodsKudlow: Expect retaliation soonTrump and Xi could discuss issue at June’s G20 meetingShares fall across Asia; soybean prices hit 10-year low 9.14am BST Newsflash: China’s government has hit back at Washington, vowing not to cave into attack...
Tags: Asia, Business, Washington, China, US, America, International Trade, Economics, UK News, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Global Economy, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters


Trade war: Investors brace for China retaliation to US tariffs - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a deepening trade war hit shares in AsiaIntroduction: Beijing expected to retaliate to US tariffs America now drawing up tariffs on all Chinese goodsTrump and Xi could discuss issue at June’s G20 meetingShares fall across Asia 8.05am BST The stock market boards in China are a sea of green today - and that’s bad news for investors, as it means shares are falling. “The lack of resolution in the latest U.S.-China trade talk...
Tags: Asia, Business, White House, China, US, America, International Trade, Economics, UK News, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Global Economy, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump


Study: teaching liberals about white privilege reveals "startling" blind spot

Psychologists looked at how liberals and conservatives viewed poor people after learning about "white privilege".Conservatives didn't show much sympathy for poor people regardless of race.Liberals seemed to blame poor white people for their problems. None Is there a blind spot in the sympathies of liberals? A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, looked at what happened when "social liberals" were educated about "white privilege". While they did become more aware of ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Race, Economics, Poverty, Homelessness, Racism, United States, Innovation, New York University, Kevin, Cooley, Colgate University, Erin Cooley, William Cipolli III, Ryan F Lei


Even Trump may ultimately retreat from the cost of the China trade war

The president’s bullish advisers may be taking a hard line, but the chances of a deal are better than they lookDuring Donald Trump’s campaign to be president, he regularly cited China’s export subsidies as “evil”, and in his manifesto he pledged to “cut a better deal with China that helps American businesses and workers compete”.The president turned decades of musings into a policy mission after his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, handed him a book by the academics Peter Navarro and Greg Autry – Deat...
Tags: Business, China, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, US economy, Donald Trump, Chinese Economy


The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: don’t start them | Editorial

The time has come to rewrite the rules so that the world’s largest economies are able to trade peacefullyDonald Trump has been an opponent of free trade deals all his public life. A protectionist message was central to his run for the White House. On the campaign trail he promised “reversing two of the worst legacies of the Clinton years”: railing first against the North American Free Trade Agreement, Nafta, and second against China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. His bluster led to a...
Tags: Business, Politics, Washington, Mexico, White House, China, Global, US, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Beijing, Canada, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping


US-China trade deal: Donald Trump insists there's no rush to secure deal

Damaging trade war could destabilise the already slowing global economy US-China trade war: latest updatesWhat has Trump done and what next?A cast of thousands: products from China facing 25% US tariffDonald Trump has insisted that there is “no rush” to secure a deal with China despite growing business and Wall Street fears that the ratcheting up of US tariffs risks a full-blown trade war between the world’s two economic superpowers.US shares, which were falling for much of the day, staged a lat...
Tags: Business, China, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Donald Trump


US-China trade war: what has Trump done and what next?

The lowdown on the battle between the world’s two largest economiesUS-China trade war: latest updatesHigher tariffs come into effect as talks continueA cast of thousands: products from China facing 25% US tariffDonald Trump has raised the stakes in the simmering US-China trade war, imposing higher tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods. Here are the answers to key questions about the dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, China, US, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Donald Trump, Trump, US China



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