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Why Xi and Trump’s meeting at the G20 will not be the end game

Dr. Rebecca Harding CEO 23rd June 2019 The G20 Summit is scheduled for the end of the coming week. It is widely expected that Presidents Xi and Trump will meet in an attempt to reinvigorate trade talks that seemed to collapse last month. Any meeting will fall far short of the full-on Summit that was originally planned but, while there are still discussions going on, there is hope. After all, trade jaw-jaw is better than trade war-war, as I have…

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Will the UK play the US trade game?

Rebecca Harding CEO, Coriolis Technologies This first week of June will be dominated by the State Visit of President Trump to the UK. The timing could not be worse. The President will be bringing his zero-sum negotiating style to a government in the UK that exists in name only and has no vision either or what its relations will be with the US in the medium term nor, indeed, of what its relations will be with itself immediately after the…

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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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