Tag: International Trade and World Market

France and U.S. Move Toward Temporary Truce in Trade War

PARIS — France and the United States appeared to strike a temporary truce in a trans-Atlantic trade war, French officials said Tuesday, after President Emmanuel Macron agreed to suspend a tax on American technology giants in exchange for a postponement of threatened retaliatory tariffs on French goods by the Trump administration. The apparent détente emerged […]

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Trump’s China Deal Creates Collateral Damage for Tech Firms

WASHINGTON — Among the corporate titans recognized last week by President Trump during a White House signing ceremony for his China trade deal was Sanjay Mehrotra, the chief executive of Micron Technology, whose Idaho semiconductor company is at the heart of Mr. Trump’s trade war. Micron, which makes memory chips for computers and smartphones, is […]

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France’s Unofficial Minister for Fashion Isn’t Afraid of a Redesign

In France, where fashion is considered part of the patrimony and first ladies have been front-row regulars (and supermodels), the government has long treated the industry with kid gloves. Then, in 2017, Brune Poirson arrived. “In the beginning, everybody thought I was crazy,” said Ms. Poirson, who is officially one of three secretaries of state […]

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The Story of China’s Economic Rise Unfolds in Switzerland

SHANGHAI — Beijing’s alliance with the World Economic Forum started in 1979 with the arrival in Davos, Switzerland, of a small team of free-market economists led by a wizened Chinese intellectual, Qian Junrui, who had barely survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution. He had been imprisoned for eight years, tortured and repeatedly beaten unconscious. China and Davos […]

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It’s a Topsy-Turvy World. Can We Make Some Money From That?

You might not have noticed, but financial markets have gone kind of nuts. They don’t seem to be following the old rules that governed stocks and other investments in the past. Generally, bad news drove stocks down. Small investors like me (and they don’t get much smaller) would get nervous whenever confidence-rattling news like a […]

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