Trade Wars

China – Cultural Divide and Trade Wars

Western commentators and analysts find China troublesome to fathom. This is due to the ‘free market’ prism through which they look through. It is a fundamentally flawed starting position when trying to understand China! This further complicates dealing with China in a Trade War. Cultural Divide There is a Cultural Chasm which is impossible for …

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Inverted yield curve. China Outwits the US, again!

The US backtracked from the recent Trump “tariff tweets” due to be implemented on September 1.  Essentially, Trump admitted that U.S. consumers were bearing the brunt of the impact and decided to delay tariffs, recognizing the negative impact further tariffs would have on the U.S. economy. He has lacked the understanding of the effect of …

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TRADE WARS: Effects on America

This week Trump tweeted he would increase tariffs from 10% to 25% on USD500m+ of Chinese goods. Investors are worried that the additional tariffs hamper economic growth causing uncertainty and volatility in the market. US and Chinese trade officials will resume negotiations in Washington this Thursday/Friday to try for a trade deal. The proposed higher tariffs are scheduled …

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