14th July 2019

Global Developments Bottomline: Trade wars continue to bubble up – Japan-Korea trade spat on tighter export controls gathered pace last week (with Japan reportedly considering the removal of South Korea from a list of trusted export markets); in France, lawmakers approved a tax on big tech companies which is likely to result in retaliatory tariffs from the…

7th July 2019

Global Developments Bottomline: With a stop-gap truce announced at the G20, China-US trade negotiations have resumed but with “no timeline” in mind, according to the White House economic advisor Kudlow. Chinese chatter seems to be tipped towards the negative side with the commerce ministry spokesperson mentioning that all imposed tariffs must be removed for the…