‘Strong economy through 2020’: Trump and advisers insist no looming recession

Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow dispute market indicatorsTariffs are hurting China not US, trade aide insists Donald Trump’s chief trade advisers insisted on Sunday the US is not facing a recession which markets appear to fear and which could cost the p…

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A trade deal with Trump will change Britain for the worse

The EU has opposed brutal animal welfare and rampant tech monopolies. Post-Brexit Britain will be exposed to bothA trade deal with the US would be a defining moment for the UK. It is not an exaggeration to say it would reveal the country’s direction of…

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If global markets are unsettled, they have good reason to be so

Last week’s upheavals in bond values were an all-too-rational response to a cocktail of economic troublesEvery year the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts a symposium in the Grand Teton resort of Jackson Hole. Some years, guests have little to d…

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Forget a 2008 Lehman Bros-style crash – this is how a ‘normal’ recession could start | Dan Davies

Current political uncertainty or trade restrictions could shock business confidence, but policymakers are fixated on financeThere’s a hoary old proverb in the financial markets that a crisis happens precisely when the institutional memory of the last c…

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Six ways to bring the American Dream back from the dead

From cutting student debts to index-linking the minimum wage, the dream can be rebuiltIt is time to admit that the “American Dream” is dead. Its underlying conditions – strong, consistent economic growth and a meritocracy structured to keep the rich fr…

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Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors

From the US-China trade war through to the problems affecting Germany, Brazil, the UK and moreStock markets have taken fright over a number of warning signs from key economies, the latest this week being the inversion of the US bond yield curve and new…

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European markets rattled as global recession fears linger

Index of Britain’s top 100 firms at six-month low and oil prices fall 3% to below $58 a barrelStock markets in Europe extended their losing streak on Thursday and oil prices fell 3% to below $58 a barrel as mounting recession concerns continued to hit …

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