Donald Trump

How Currencies May Become Next Global Battleground

President Donald Trump's renewed focus on what he calls "unfair" exchange rates could presage a new global battlefield that has the potential to do great damage to the world economy.Trump has spent two years attacking the underpinnings o...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

US Sanctions on Khamenei Means End of Diplomacy, says Iran

New US sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of con...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Why Donald Trump is Backing the US into a Corner on Iran

 After Iran shot down a US drone that allegedly entered Iran’s airspace, Donald Trump signed new sanctions against Iran on June 24, including against its supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. The move came days after the US president took to Twi...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

G20: US-China Trade War Points to the Real Crisis that Global Leaders Must Confront

On June 28 and 29, the G20 summit will convene for the 14th time in Osaka, Japan. This gathering of leaders from the world’s leading economies, including the EU, plus invited guests and international organisations, ought to offer an impo...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

How Congress Lost Power Over Trade Deals – and Why Some Lawmakers Want It Back

Some in Congress want to wrest control of trade policy back from the president. It might surprise you to learn that lawmakers ever had it. Until the 1930s, it was Congress that set the terms of U.S. trade negotiations with other countrie...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

US-China Trade War is Making China Stronger

The United States and China have reached a truce in their escalating trade war. Following a meeting between US president, Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping at the G20, the two leaders agreed to renew talks. Tariffs, wh...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Zuma and Trump: Half a World Apart, Yet Similarly Paranoid and Dangerous

Within the space of a few days, we have been subjected to bizarre but carefully staged performances by US President Donald Trump and former South African President Jacob Zuma. Trump has spewed racist hate-speech against four Democratic P...

Roger Southall·3 months ago

What Is An Inverted Yield Curve? Why Is It Panicking Markets, and Why Is There Talk of Recession?

Since President Trump tweeted about imposing new tariffs on China, global equity markets have gone into a tailspin. Trump’s more recent announcement that the new tariffs would be delayed has not calmed the markets, with recent days seein...

Mark Crosby·2 months ago