US president has concluded that the scapegoating of China was the best way to distract attention from his inept attitude towards the pandemic
A lot of uncertainties remain on how, when, and at what total economic and social cost, this pandemic will be tamed
Exceptional circumstances are sometimes the catalyst for exceptional leaders to emerge; they can also be extremely harsh for those who fail the leadership test.
The significant tax alleviation measures and plan to boost agricultural sector and improve farmers' conditions should have a direct positive impact
Anemic condition, or slowing down factors of different nature, continue to prevail in all major economies
The Trump administration will have to wait for a new phase of negotiations to try to achieve its goal of bringing structural reforms in China's economic and trade policies
For the Democrats, the issue is that almost nothing that can be said or demonstrated about Mr Trump seems to be able to shake his core base of support
The last few months have brought us an avalanche of downgraded forecasts from all international and private sector financial institutions and think tanks
China is grappling with three immediate challenges of sustaining economic growth at a socially and politically acceptable level, of dealing with the Trump administration and of Hong Kong
Trump can use all the superlatives he wants about the state of the American economy, but this does not prevent the slowdown
Both the American president and the new British prime minister are leading deeply divided, polarised countries, uncertain about their future and agitated by strong populist currents
Will Modi 2.0 prove to be an exception after having achieved such a decisive mandate?
Washington has now become the rogue elephant in the china shop
Donald Trump is putting himself in the very difficult situation of either following up on his bullying or losing face and credibility
In the present global context it would take very little additional headwind for Europe's number one economy to slide into recession by year-end