[Reuters] G20 pushes for free trade as U.S. vows to defend national interest New 20/03/2018
The Buenos Aires meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of the world’s 20 biggest economies was meant to discuss a brightening economic outlook, the future of work, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, and corporate tax avoidance.
[Reuters] Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 billion Chinese goods; tech, telecoms,... 14/03/2018
A third source who had direct knowledge of the administration’s thinking said the tariffs, associated with a “Section 301” intellectual property investigation, under the 1974 U.S. Trade Act begun in August last year, could come “in the very near future.”
[Theguardian] Trade war could derail global economic recovery, warns OECD - Thin... 14/03/2018
The west’s leading economic thinktank has warned Donald Trump that a trade war prompted by US protectionism threatens to derail a recovery in global growth, which has reached its highest level in seven years.
[Reuters] Asia shares firm as Trump agrees to meet North Korea leader 09/03/2018
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied and the safe-haven yen eased on Friday after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered to stop nuclear and missile testing and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to a meeting that could come before May.
[Reuters] Global stocks slump as key Trump adviser quits, stoking trade war fear... 07/03/2018
TOKYO (Reuters) - Global stocks and the dollar slumped on Wednesday after a strong White House advocate for free trade resigned, fanning fears that President Donald Trump will proceed with protectionist tariffs and risk a trade war.
[The Local] Italy's stock market slides after uncertain election result 06/03/2018
Italy's stock market slid on Monday following the country's unclear election outcome,
[Bloomberg] Trump Trade Crackdown Shows ‘America First’ Happening at Last 06/03/2018
steel tariffs could signal trouble for Nafta?
[Theguardian] Federal Reserve chairman tells Congress US economy 'remains strong... 01/03/2018
The US economy “remains strong”, the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, told Congress on Tuesday as he signaled the central bank is on course to carry on gradually increasing interest rates in the coming months.
[Bloomberg] Bond Market Guide to Trading When 10-Year Treasury Yields Hit 3% 22/02/2018
At this point, it’s more likely a matter of when -- not if -- the 10-year Treasury yield hits 3 percent. And that apparent inevitability raises a pressing question: How to trade when it happens?
[RBA] Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision 08/02/2018
The Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.