Monday , January 22 2018

Opinion

World economy surging despite Trump’s global system rancor

epa06286750 US President Donald J. Trump speaks about jobs, NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), and the economy during a minority enterprise development week White House awards ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 24 October 2017. On NAFTA, the President said that if renegotiation 'doesn't turn out, we'll have to do a new NAFTA.'  EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

A year ago, with the election of a US president who had fulminated against the international trade and financial systems, some analysts worried that the engine of global prosperity might soon be sputtering. But that’s not what happened. The global economy has surged forward this year, significantly outperforming expectations. As ...

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