Category Archives: Economy

Hoping to Shape the Conversation at Davos

Several members of the Global Shapers Community answered questions from The New York Times. Their responses have been edited and condensed. Tariq Al Olaimy, Bahrain Co-founder and managing director, 3BL Associates With some of the mixed perceptions about Davos, what

As World Economy Shifts Gears, Trade Growth Slows

As the global business and political elite gather at Davos this year, the question remains open: Is the trade war on? Or is it off again? As far as China and the United States are concerned, a tenuous truce seems

Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders

When it comes to President Trump’s economic policies, there is not much that appeals to Grady Cope, the founder of a machining and assembly company in Englewood, Colo. He doesn’t approve of tariffs, which have disrupted his supply chains and

Trump Fans or Not, Business Owners Are Wary of Warren and Sanders

When it comes to President Trump’s economic policies, there is not much that appeals to Grady Cope, the founder of a machining and assembly company in Englewood, Colo. He doesn’t approve of tariffs, which have disrupted his supply chains and

Why the Deal With China Amounts to More than a Hill of Soybeans

It would be reasonable to look at the new trade agreement between the United States and China and say: All that … for this? The temporary resolution was bound to underwhelm after two years of rapidly escalating bluster and tariffs;

Trump to Nominate a Critic and an Insider to the Fed Board

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday said he would formally nominate Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, about six months after Mr. Trump said he intended to add the two to the central bank.

China’s Improving Economic Data Masks Deeper Problems

HONG KONG — China’s factories are beginning to hum again. Its consumers are opening their wallets. Its trade tensions with the United States are easing. On paper, the world’s second-largest economy looks as if it may be shrugging off its

Trump’s Next Trade Fight Could Be With Europe

WASHINGTON — European officials arrived in Washington this week with a new mantra for the trans-Atlantic trading relationship: reset, refresh, recalibrate. But when it comes to dealing with the Trump administration, it appears that the new European Union government, even

Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an initial trade deal with China on Wednesday, bringing the first chapter of a protracted and economically damaging fight with one of the world’s largest economies to a close. The pact is intended to open

Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an initial trade deal with China on Wednesday, bringing the first chapter of a protracted and economically damaging fight with one of the world’s largest economies to a close. The pact is intended to open