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Possible "Phase One" US/China Trade Deal

The global investment company Pimco has stated in a recent report that a possible 1stphase of a trade deal between the United States and China could be reached before Christmas time this year.  The biggest block in the negotiations that is causing issues is the Chinese governments displeasure in US President Donald Trump’s tariffs he has placed on China, and how he hasn’t laid off them at all yet. Pimco’s managing director, John Studzinski, stated that he believes the deal will get done because

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Introduction:

Foreign Direct Investment plays an essential role in the economic development of a country. In 1991, Liberalization, Privatization, and Globalization aimed at making the Indian economy a faster-growing economy and competitive.The private sector is the lifeblood of economic activity in India, which is energetic and well spirited. Under the new economic policy, India provides an open and liberal economic atmosphere and offers substantially scope for foreign direct investment, and coll

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Will the India-US Trade Deal Happen?

India’s top main exports are Crude Petroleum, Diamonds, Gold, Coal, Petroleum Gas. Trade opportunities between India and the US would be historic where trade rules need to be examined including trade relationships. On the trade front, one of the main focus for President Trump's  administration has been to reduce trade deficits with countries and that included renegotiating some of the existing trade agreements. Washington is also engaged in long trade war with China where both countries have app

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Consumer Confidence Index

The United States economy has continued to surprise many people. The stock market continues to move towards all time highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed above 28,000. There have been many economic factors that have driven the economy through the third quarter. One of these factors being a surprisingly good third quarter reports. While many people expected these reports to be less than great, many companies continued to beat expected earnings. However, even with great reported e

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Africa’s energy deficits are pretty well known, however, of recent we have been hearing a lot of policy makers talk openly about nuclear power on the continent. Many kept wondering who the potential supplier would be – China or Russia and if the United Nations would approve it. While many top trading countries continue to fight over investments in Africa, Russia has been wooing African states in an attempt to gain influence in the continent and earn billions of pounds and have beaten their compe

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Hedge fund titan Ray Dalio said trade war has been going on between the US and China for the past two years, would develop into a full-blown capital investment war that could eventually lead to changes in the global reserve currency. The economic war between the world’s two largest countries could soon turn into a melee for the dollar’s long-term status as the world’s preferred form of the exchange rate. “There is a trade war, there is a technological war, there is a geopolitical war, and there

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The global airport industry has been ever growing since planes were taking off and landing in grassy fields. People realized the potential these machines had to expand the world and transport people and goods around the globe faster than ever before. Now, more people are flying on a daily basis than they ever have; with planes being able to land in regions they never had before. This trend has set forth a global demand for better designed, better equipped and in general more airports around the

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Trump will not impose tariffs on European cars.

The article taken into consideration deals illustrates whether U.S. President Donald Trump would impose the tariff on European car manufacturers or not. According to Jean-Claude Juncker, who is the outgoing president of the EU commission, the president of the united states had only time till November 13th to decide upon is the tariff is to be levied or not. However, the EU Commission believes that the tariff would not be imposed even if Donald Trump ruffles a bit. It has been observed that the t

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Since the failed fixed-rate system of Bretton Woods in 1971, the US has always been in the center as the focus of the global monetary system. Large countries usually float their currencies, and smaller sizer alleviates theirs to the US dollar. The dollar has some form of dominance in the world. It is the highest used currency in the world, with euro following behind.

When currencies are stabilized to the US dollar, it means these countries can be at an advantage, gaining the opportunity to lower

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Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve Chair said, "The Fed won’t be able to fight the next recession all by itself — it’s going to need help from Congress." (Smith, 2019). It is true what Powell said, that the fiscal policy will play a huge role in any response to the next crisis, however the Fed also needs a better monetary agenda. With the current economic conditions, it will be hard for the Fed to lower interest rates enough to completely alleviate a recession. Historically during a downturn, th

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     When sitting in an economics class at any University in world, students are continuously taught about the on goings of cultures and economies other than their own, but it is always taught and perceived from the point of view of their home country. Although the policies and statistics remain the same no matter where you are learning the information, the message and purpose can easily be shifted by the country the lesson is given.  In the Global Economy course  I am currently enrolled in at t

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5G winners: Southeast Asia

 

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The countries across Southeast Asia, where giants like Nokia and Huawei are working on implementing 5G cellular networks are experiencing increased revenues and profits in a region that’s  being contested between the United states and China. According to the survey by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney says that the introduction of the 5G networks could offer about $900 million increase to Malaysian telecom companies beginning in 2025.

The report adds that Indonesia is predicted to be the

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The U.S.-China trade war has seemed long and grueling for many American business and consumers. It has blow up to the point that "American tariffs now cover more than two-thirds of the products imported from China, while Chinese tariffs cover 58 percent of China’s imports from the United States." According to recent data, "American consumers and businesses have paid an additional $38 billion in tariffs between February 2018 and September 2019" on Chinese imports, even though the current administ

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Shift of the Global Economy

We all are very aware that the global economy is shifting. But in what direction is it shifting and what are the major causes for this movement? It is projected that the BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) will soon overtake the G7 (United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Italy). China is leading this charge as it is currently 2/3 the size of the U.S. economy and is projected to be 10% larger than the U.S. in 2039 with India right behind the United States

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According to the CNBC news article, it appears that the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China, are making progress and the result is that both countries markets are showing signs of improvement.  Gao Feng, a ministry spokesperson for China’s Commerce Ministry, said “that both sides had agreed to simultaneously cancel some existing tariffs on another’s goods.” The spokesperson also states that both sides are closer to a “phase one” trade agreement after negotiating for two we

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India is ducking out of one of the largest free trade agreements, as it wants to protect its framers and local business. Indian prime minister Narender Modi decided not to sign the agreement on Monday at a summit in Bangkok. As the Indian prime minister is considered about the trade of balance and fairness for the entire country.

India was worried that the entire market would be flourished with Chinese products and agriculture and dairy products from Australia and New Zealand, which was one of th

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China is desperately trying to solve its financial crisis as one of its largest banks was forced to shut down and more and more are needing to be bailed out after years of messy growth. For decades China had been the world's leader in growth, taking over many industries by becoming the top producer in manufacturing goods for people all over the world. Now, it looks like their growth was not sustainable as the country is facing many financial situations as word comes out that top banks were hidin

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Status of the USMCA

While researching a group project for my economics class, I found a very useful article by Amanda Connolly on the Global News Canada website, with an update on the USMCA agreement that may soon replace the NAFTA agreement. The article is based on an interview summarizing some democratic points of view and how it is believed that democrats in Canada want to pass USMCA, in some part, to show that they can part take in bipartisan agreements.

The USMCA agreement was signed by Mexico, the US and Canad

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John Heywood, a very prominent English playwright in the 15th Century once posited that “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour”. This is the perfect quotation that best describes the current relationship between China and Africa in China’s quest to dominate global trade in recent times. China has now turned its attention to the African continent mainly because according to UNEP (2019), Africa possesses about 33 per cent of the world’s natural resources in total, this

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China and the United States have been stuck in a trade feud for 16 months, and no initial deal has been made.

China's trade surplus with the United States in October was $26.42 billion while $25.88 in September. October trade surplus was up a bit based on customs data from Reuters.

In August, China’s exports in U.S. dollars unexpectedly fell by 1% year-over-year, while imports were dropped 5.6% in the same period. That brought its trade surplus to $34.83 billion. China’s exports in September was 0

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