US spies say Trump's G7 performance suggests he's either a 'Russian asset' or a 'useful idiot' for Putin

2019-08-30 17:00

"President Trump's behavior over the weekend was a new low," an FBI agent, one of five intel veterans who raised concerns about Trump, told Insider.

Mills Soko: The G7 is antiquated, and should be disbanded

2019-08-30 06:00

The G7 has outlived its purpose and should have been disbanded a long time ago, says Mills Soko.

Brazil rejected a R300 million donation from the G7 to fight the Amazon fires, calling the gesture 'colonialist and imperialist'

2019-08-27 16:19

The rejection comes amid Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French President Emmanuel Macron's feud over the correct response to the crisis.

Africa is 'new frontier of economic growth', Ramaphosa tells G7 leaders

2019-08-26 13:03

Ramaphosa told world leaders that by creating a single continental market for goods and services, Africa's new free trade area would "unleash Africa’s economic potential".

US-EU commerce by the numbers: Planes and cars to snacks and beer

2019-08-26 07:46

A look at trade deficit figures and details on imports and exports between Washington and Brussels as the G7 kicks off.

France is Trump's new target as he broadens the scope of his global trade war once again

2019-07-18 09:11

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will oppose France's proposed 3% tax on the revenues of tech firms like Facebook, Amazon, and Google.

Lagarde sees darker clouds over world economy after G7 summit

2018-06-11 22:22

The IMF chief says risks to the global economy are rising as major industrial nations sharpen threats of a trade war.

Trump advisers slam Trudeau's 'betrayal' days before Kim summit

2018-06-11 06:45

The US President's disavowal of a joint statement after the G7 meeting was made to avoid looking weak going into the North Korea summit after 'sophomoric' comments by Canada’s Justin Trudeau, a top aide has said.

Trump makes stunning reversal, says there should be 'no tariffs, no barriers'

2018-06-09 19:21

President Donald Trump told reporters that he suggested the elimination of all tariffs, trade barriers, and subsidies during a meeting with G7 leaders.

Trump says Germany 'very bad' on trade in G-7

2017-05-26 13:29

Donald Trump’s top economic adviser has acknowledged that the president said Germany is 'very bad' when it comes to flooding the US with autos.


Trump may have made up 'high-level' Chinese phone calls at the G7 summit to boost jolted markets

2019-08-30 11:16

"We were called and we're going to start very shortly to negotiate," Trump said. But China said the calls never happened.

Russia came out the winner of this year's G7 summit despite being kicked out, and Trump looked like 'Putin's puppet'

2019-08-28 09:49

Russia celebrated Trump's defence of Putin, and one lawmaker said Trump's actions were "embarrassing" and made him look "like Putin's puppet".

Donald Trump said his wife Melania has 'gotten to know' Kim Jong Un. Shortly after, the White House said they've never actually met.

2019-08-27 11:30

The White House said that while American First Lady Melania Trump "hasn't met" with Kim Jong Un, the president "feels like she's gotten to know him too."

WATCH: Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higher - White House

2019-08-26 07:52

When President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had second thoughts about escalating the trade war with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said. Jillian Kitchener has more.

Week ahead: Trade war back with a vengeance after Jackson Hole

2019-08-25 20:00

The escalating trade war means investors won't have long to chew over the outcome of weekend meetings of central bankers in Wyoming and world leaders in France.

Trump: Trudeau's criticism will cost Canada 'a lot of money'

2018-06-13 06:15

US President Donald Trump says that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 'learned' from the mistake of criticising him and that it's going to cost Canada 'a lot of money'.

Markets flat after muted trading session

2018-06-11 19:38

The JSE closed flat on Monday after a relatively muted trading session.

Two tweets and an insult spoil G-7 unity

2018-06-10 13:17

Just when it seemed like the Group of Seven summit had come to a surprisingly uneventful end, President Donald Trump stepped in with two tweets that blew up the whole thing

Trump turns tables on G7 allies with free trade `proclamation'

2018-06-09 18:12

US President Donald Trump has proposed the complete elimination of all barriers to international trade at the G7 summit in Canada.

Germany to push for economic reforms in G7

2014-06-30 10:25

Germany wants to promote structural economic, financial market and tax reform when it takes over the presidency of the G7 club of rich nations next week.

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