Rebecca Harding (CEO)

The Populist Vote

Dr. Rebecca Harding CEO Coriolis Technologies EU elections will dominate the news this coming week. For all Europe’s main political parties, the vote is about stemming the tide of populist parties. The rally in Milan on the weekend ahead of the elections brought right wing nationalist parties from across the region together to demand changes to Europe’s economic, financial and political governance. Their protests are not anti-EU as such – they are targeted directly at the European People’s Party which…

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Expect more talk of trade wars

Dr. Rebecca Harding CEO, Coriolis Technologies On the face of it, the coming week looks comparatively quiet after the drama of the conclusion, for the time being at least, of US-China trade talks. There is no scheduled formal dialogue between the two countries and while the talks are said to have been ‘constructive’, there is little sign that the two sides are any closer to an agreement. Having backed the talks into a corner at the beginning of last week…

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Trade deal or no deal?

Dr. Rebecca Harding   29th April 2019 For some time it has been clear that the US’s stance on trade is less about individual bilateral relationships than it is about recalibrating the world’s rules-based trade system on its terms. This will become ever-clearer this week, as trade talks between the US and China resume. There is plenty to be discussed still between the two countries and the US’s stance towards China has not diluted. It sees the success of China…

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Strategic Trade is here to stay

Dr. Rebecca Harding   Just as trade talks between Washington and Beijing appear to be reaching a form of resolution, the potential for a new front in the global trade war to open between the US and the EU looks more likely. On Monday 15th April, the EU will approve the re-commencement of trade talks with the US. This is against a backdrop of threats from President Trump that $11bn of tariffs will be imposed on European helicopters, and cheese,…

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Why it’s time for a positive message about trade

Dr. Rebecca Harding Yet another week, yet another blog saying that the UK is in crisis and the next week will be critical for the Brexit outcome. The political process is incapable of making choices at the moment; the economics of trade in all of this has been forgotten as politicians vie for power and influence with each other using their own pre-conceptions of what the electorate voted for to create power for themselves. In short, with barely a reference…

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