china economic outlook, trade negotiations, u.s. trade tariffs

The Latest Economic Data Out of China Paints a Bleak Picture

Economic growth in China slowed again in the fourth quarter of 2018 as spillovers from both financial deleveraging earlier in the year and the trade dispute with the United States continue to weigh heavily on economic activity. Although policy easing is preventing the economy from decelerating sharply, growth will remain lackluster in 2019, hit by a ...

David Clapp

Germany-China Trade Deals Not a Response to US Tariffs

Germany and China recently signed deals worth 20 billion euros (US$23.6 billion). In addition to multiple joint cooperation projects between governmental agencies, companies like BASF, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler, Siemens, and Bosch announced Germany-China trade deals and partnerships. Just shortly prior to the deals, President Donald Trump imposed 25 percent tariffs on US$34 billion of Chinese ...

Hermann Rohr