Global protectionist policies could lead to earlier rate hike for SA

2018-07-21 06:45

The SA Reserve Bank may have kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% this week, but according to analysts SA’s vulnerability to a global trade war has increased the likelihood of hikes later in 2018.

The EU and Japan just signed a new trade deal, and it shows how the rest of the world is fighting back against Trump's attacks

2018-07-18 08:54

According the European Commission, the deal is projected to eliminate just under R16 billion worth of tariffs for EU exporters and double the amount for Japanese firms.

There's a glaring problem with Trump's trade war that could drag out the fight indefinitely

2018-07-16 11:56

Trump hasn't laid out a clear vision of success for the trade fights, which will likely end up hurting the US economy he seeks to protect, experts say.

China, US hint at chance for talks after Trump's tariff threat

2018-07-12 10:48

Chinese and US officials have raised the prospect of resuming talks over trade between the two nations after President Donald Trump ratcheted up the pressure by announcing a huge new round of potential tariffs.

Trump has kicked the trade war with China into high gear – with R2.6 trillion worth of retaliation

2018-07-11 10:52

China retaliated to Trump's first move – so he slapped a new 10% tariff on a huge list of products, around half of all Chinese exports to the USA.

US industries fear worst is yet to come from Trump tariffs

2018-07-06 14:00

US companies for months have bemoaned the tariffs on Chinese imports that will take effect. Now they fear the worst is yet to come in an escalating confrontation with Beijing.

US industries fear worst is yet to come from Trump's tariffs

2018-07-06 07:00

US companies for months bemoaned tariffs on Chinese imports taking effect Friday. Now they fear the worst is yet to come in an escalating confrontation with Beijing over trade.

China is trying to downplay a brewing trade war with the US by censoring comments from Trump and US authorities

2018-07-03 18:12

China told its media to not "attack Trump's vulgarity" and instead to promote state-sanctioned "economic brightspots".

WATCH: What is a trade war?

2018-07-02 08:20

The US and China are locked in a dispute over market access, tariffs and trade. But what is a trade war and how does it work?


The EU is already preparing for trade talks with Trump to fail — and is readying a major retaliation

2018-07-19 16:29

"If the US would impose these car tariffs, that would be very unfortunate, but we are preparing together with our member states a list of rebalancing measures as well," the European Union's trade chief, Cecilia Malmstrom, said on Thursday.

Patel: Competition amendments do not seek to 'out-trump Trump'

2018-07-17 19:30

The minister of economic development says South Africa will not weaponise its competition policy to punish other countries for making trade and tariff decisions which could harm SA.

EU's Tusk warns Trump trade wars can lead to ‘hot conflicts’

2018-07-16 10:23

The European president has called on Donald Trump to reform the world order rather than bring it down.

Trump’s tariff barrage pushes China fight to point of no return

2018-07-12 05:15

Chinese President Xi Jinping, facing political pressure to look tough, has vowed to respond blow-for-blow to US President Donald Trump tariffs on Chinese-made products.

Copper's collapse deepens as Trump escalates spat with China

2018-07-06 20:31

Copper’s flashing a powerful warning about expectations for global growth as the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies escalates.

US pulls trigger on China tariffs, sparking vow of retaliation

2018-07-06 08:35

US President Donald Trump fired the biggest shot yet in the global trade war by imposing tariffs on $34bn of Chinese imports. China immediately said it would be forced to retaliate.

Here's what we know about China's stance as tariff hour nears

2018-07-05 13:25

Friday July 6 is the date when the world’s two largest economies are due to slide deeper into a trade conflict that’s roiled markets and cast a shadow over the global growth outlook.

The EU is threatening R4 trillion in tariff retaliation – against a US plan that could hurt SA car-component exports

2018-07-02 11:07

The EU's reportedly said that it has not yet decided on countermeasures, but is "likely" to apply them to "a significant volume of trade" in the event the US imposes car duties – duties that could bite into SA exports to Europe.

Hyundai warns US auto tariff would be 'devastating'

2018-07-01 13:00

Hyundai joined a chorus of rebuke from global automakers against possible import tariffs by the Trump administration, Bloomberg reports.

Trump once called Harley-Davidson 'a true American icon.' Now, he's trashing the motorcycle giant

2018-06-27 09:11

Last year Donald Trump said Harley Davidson was a "true American icon", but now they're at of a Twitter tirade from the president.

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