Economics

Deutsche Bank offices in Los Angeles

Beyond Deutsche: U.S. Banks Also Implicated in Dubious Partnerships Abroad

Investigators say big banks in the United States and elsewhere too often fail to do due diligence on investors.

Containers are transferred to trucks at the Port of Tokyo on Aug. 19, 2019. Japan’s trade surplus with the United States, like that of many other countries, has fueled U.S. President Donald Trump’s ire, though experts say trade balances are a poor metric to use.

What Trump Really Doesn’t Get About Trade

The U.S. president has disrupted the global economy for three years based on misguided notions about trade deficits. Now it’s Europe’s turn.

Participants check their messages on electronic devices during the World Economic Forum  annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23.

Will American Firms Put America First?

The Davos-inspired era of unrestrained globalization is over, and companies should start putting the national interests of their home countries ahead of profits.

Migrant workers from Romania harvest daffodils near Holbeach in eastern England, on Feb. 25, 2019.

Boris Johnson’s New Immigration Rules Will Harm Britain’s Economy

The U.K.’s new points system will keep low-skilled non-English speakers out, pleasing pro-Brexit voters but devastating entire sectors—from agriculture to health care.

Demonstrators hold placards and wave Indian flags.

India’s Economic Troubles Are Rooted in Politics

Economic models often fail to account for hidden assumptions. Ignoring the importance of trust and belonging in society may be hurting New Delhi more than policymakers understand.

South Korea’s Hyundai

Coronavirus Begins to Spread Economic Gloom Worldwide

Supply chain disruptions are upsetting markets globally, but especially in Asia.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 24, 2019.

Is Trump Putting U.S.-India Partnership at Risk Ahead of Visit?

By haggling over tiny trade issues, experts worry the Trump administration could weaken efforts to woo India as a strategic partner.

A view of Dongsi Shitiao crossroad in Beijing on Feb. 10. Many Chinese cities are nearly empty of cars and traffic in the wake of the virus outbreak.

Coronavirus Threatens to Blow Up Trump’s Energy Trade Deal With China

The goals were never realistic, but now Beijing has good reason to back away from its purchase commitments to Washington.

Carlos Ghosn

What Really Happened to Carlos Ghosn?

Nissan just filed a lawsuit against its former CEO. Here’s why—and what could happen next.

The Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, speaking to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, during her visit to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Dec. 7, 2019.

It’s Africa’s Turn to Leave the European Union

The EU doesn’t treat the African Union as an equal partner. Unless the AU resets relations, it’s in for decades more of the same.

A man begs for money in the snow along 42nd Street in Times Square in New York on March 21, 2018.

America Needs a New Economic Philosophy. Foreign Policy Experts Can Help.

The United States cannot get grand strategy right if it gets economic policy wrong.

Chinese renminbi pictured on March 17, 2010.

Trump Opens a New Front in the Trade Wars

With a new currency rule, the U.S. president will try to fix the damage caused by the very tariffs he imposed. But he could end up wreaking more havoc.

Investors look at a screen showing stock market movements at a securities company in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province on Feb. 3.

Knock-On Effects of China’s Coronavirus May Be Worse Than Thought

China’s economy is bigger and weaker than during SARS, and ripple effects are already being felt across supply chains and in commodities markets.

China’s President Xi Jinping and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands ahead of talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on March 21, 2017.

Can China Replace the United States in Israel?

Talk of new Chinese-Israeli trade deals points to more complicated relationships with Washington to come.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts Chinese New Year celebrations outside 10 Downing Street on January 24 in London.

Britain Knows It’s Selling Out Its National Security to Huawei

London’s justification for cooperating with the Chinese telecommunications company is riddled with obvious contradictions.

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