Trump’s trade tweets not only threatened Asian markets this week but invited China to come save the day with a surprising and unorthodox message of trust

Trump’s trade tweets not only threatened Asian markets this week but invited China to come save the day with a surprising and unorthodox message of trust

Asian-Pacific stock markets may have been saved from the brink, on Wednesday, after China’s often reticent Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) intervened with a message of confidence and commitment in the opaque trade war truce between the US and China, supposedly delivered at the G20 leaders summit in Argentina. US stocks tanked on Tuesday and Asian…

Trump’s ‚Tariff Man’ tweet was an homage one of his favorite presidents who ran on a platform of tariffs

Trump’s ‚Tariff Man’ tweet was an homage one of his favorite presidents who ran on a platform of tariffs

President Donald Trump sent Twitter alight on Tuesday by referring to himself as a „Tariff Man,” drawing superhero comparisons and helping to raise concerns about the preliminary US-China trade agreement. But the origin of the name is not the pages of a comic book. Rather, one of Trump’s top trade advisers said it was an…

Trump’s team can’t seem to get its story straight on whether Michael Cohen is a liar

Trump’s team can’t seem to get its story straight on whether Michael Cohen is a liar

President Donald Trump and his lawyers can’t seem to get their story straight on whether his former lawyer and longtime fixer, Michael Cohen, is a liar. On the one hand, they have repeatedly said Cohen cannot be trusted to tell the truth. On the other, they said Trump’s story lines up with Cohen’s as it…

Trumps rages about ‚nuts’ Mueller probe

Trumps rages about ‚nuts’ Mueller probe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump tweeted that those involved with the Russia probe were „a disgrace to our nation” US President Donald Trump has attacked Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, calling it a „total mess” and „absolutely nuts”. He tweeted on Thursday that investigators were…

Trump’s Republicans hold on to Senate

Trump’s Republicans hold on to Senate

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch live: BBC News US mid-term elections specialPresident Donald Trump’s Republicans are projected to retain control of the US Senate in the mid-term elections. But Democrats are on course to win the House of Representatives, which would deal a blow to the president’s agenda. Republicans held on…

Trump’s choice: Pugilist or peacemaker?

Trump’s choice: Pugilist or peacemaker?

Image copyright AFP Image caption A makeshift memorial for the Pittsburgh synagogue attack victims One week, three profoundly disturbing cases, and a few burning questions. First the incidents. Let me start with the least publicised. A 51-year-old white man tries to enter a predominantly black church in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. But when he can’t get in,…

Trump’s trade war took a stunning bite out of the US economy, and it’s the strongest evidence yet that he’s shooting himself in the foot

Trump’s trade war took a stunning bite out of the US economy, and it’s the strongest evidence yet that he’s shooting himself in the foot

There’s mounting anecdotal evidence that President Donald Trump’s trade war is causing trouble for the US economy and businesses. But Friday’s report on third-quarter gross domestic product may be the best hard evidence yet that the tariffs are causing major disruptions in the economy. GDP rose at an annualized rate of 3.5% in the third…