International

June 2019 Articles

Chinese state media says UBS economist must 'pay price' for insult
Chinese state media says UBS economist must 'pay price' for insult
Chinese state media has warned UBS economist Paul Donovan must “pay the price” over remarks he made referencing Chinese pigs. [...]
June 15, 2019
Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill after mass protests
Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill after mass protests
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has indefinitely delayed a controversial extradition bill following mass protests. The proposed law, allowing extraditions [...]
June 15, 2019
China's industrial output growth falls to 17-year low
China's industrial output growth falls to 17-year low
China’s industrial output growth plunged to a more than 17-year low in May as the world’s second biggest economy continued [...]
June 14, 2019
UBS apologises after economist 'Chinese pigs' comment causes outrage
UBS apologises after economist 'Chinese pigs' comment causes outrage
Swiss banking giant UBS has apologised after its top economist’s comments referring to “Chinese pigs” caused public outrage. The bank’s [...]
June 13, 2019
Don’t ignore the powder keg sitting on the EU’s doorstep
Don’t ignore the powder keg sitting on the EU’s doorstep
Two decades since 50,000 Nato troops entered Kosovo, the region on the EU’s eastern doorstep remains a potential powder keg. [...]
June 13, 2019
ECB and IMF chiefs warn trade headwinds could damage Europe
ECB and IMF chiefs warn trade headwinds could damage Europe
The president of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have today warned [...]
June 12, 2019
South Korea is shifting to the left, but pro-capitalists are fighting back
South Korea is shifting to the left, but pro-capitalists are fighting back
At this year’s Cannes film festival, the South Korean director Bong Joon-ho was awarded the coveted Palme d’Or for his [...]
June 10, 2019
Trump says US ready to tariff $300bn of Chinese goods
Trump says US ready to tariff $300bn of Chinese goods
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that further tariffs on Chinese goods will come into force unless a trade deal [...]
June 10, 2019
America is changing, and the UK cannot afford to ignore it
America is changing, and the UK cannot afford to ignore it
I cannot begin to estimate how much ink has been wasted on President Trump’s state visit to the UK last [...]
June 10, 2019
G20 statement swerves call for end to trade war
G20 statement swerves call for end to trade war
G20 finance ministers have warned “trade and geopolitical tensions” pose a risk to international growth in an official statement, without [...]
June 9, 2019
US and Mexico reach agreement to avoid tariffs, says Trump
US and Mexico reach agreement to avoid tariffs, says Trump
Mexico has reached an agreement with the US to tackle immigration after President Donald Trump threatened to introduce tariffs last [...]
June 8, 2019
With Trump, an all-out trade war is ever more likely
With Trump, an all-out trade war is ever more likely
Donald Trump jets back home today after a predictably tumultuous week during which the US President betrayed his ignorance of the [...]
June 7, 2019
Trump forfeited the respect that the presidency deserves
Trump forfeited the respect that the presidency deserves
Show respect for the office, if not for the man. This was the finger-wagging admonishment heard across the UK this [...]
June 7, 2019
India: Enormous advantage for UK investors
India: Enormous advantage for UK investors
By Rodney Hobson from interactive investor. There are lots of reasons to invest in India now. Our international columnist runs through them here. [...]
June 6, 2019