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Trump tax overhaul may drain $2 trillion from foreign projects as funds shift to U.S.: U.N. report

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2018

“Almost 40 percent of the funds are located in the United Kingdom or its Caribbean offshore territories such as the British Virgin Islands, UNCTAD said, citing data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.”

This hit by Trump against City of London and UK offshore interests has received little commentary but goes a long way to explaining the wall of hostility towards him in the UK press. This is also confirmation of my contention that Trump has ended the special relationship at a time when the UK itself is trying to throw off the regulatory fetters of the EU (I refer, of course, to the regulation of finance). It also goes a long way to explaining why the UK has descended into political chaos, finding itself caught between the EU and the USA, between a rock and a hard place.

Japan Times

6th February, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax reform could bring almost $2 trillion back to the United States as U.S. firms repatriate cash piles from foreign affiliates, a U.N. report said on Monday.

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The China trade reality show

Posted by seumasach on December 4, 2018

The rise of China to global economic dominance is indeed unstoppable: the question is whether the USA can engage constructively with China and share to some degree in the success or whether it will fall into 4th world status.

David P.Goldman

Asia Times

4th december, 2018

For at least a month, there has been no doubt that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping would agree to agree at the Buenos Aires summit. The threats, remonstrations and hints of high officials were for the most part scripted. Buenos Aires was less negotiation than reality show.

When the dust settles, America and China will have a deal that allows Trump to claim victory and allows China to become the world’s dominant economy.

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Trump opens way for China deal

Posted by seumasach on December 4, 2018

Cailein Bochanan

4th December, 2018

The G20 summit meeting between Trump and Xi has ended on an upbeat with the declaration a  truce  and a 90 day period in which to consolidate a deal. Xinhua has welcomed  what it describes as a consensus in rather glowing terms

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US can avoid Afghan quagmire with Russia’s help

Posted by seumasach on November 19, 2018

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Strategic Culture

15th November, 2018

The most significant remark made by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the second meeting of the Moscow format consultations on Afghanistan held in the Russian capital on November 9 was when he said, “We must not think in terms of geopolitical games, which can only make Afghanistan an area of international rivalry with grave consequences for the people of Afghanistan and their neighbours.”

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U.S. envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019

Posted by seumasach on November 19, 2018

Reuters

18th November, 2018

KABUL (Reuters) – The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday.

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Economic realpolitik brings Asia’s big guns together

Posted by seumasach on October 30, 2018

So much for containing China! Multipolarity provides China with an abundance of alternatives, as in this unprecedented convergence with Japan, a member of the Quad grouping. The ball is well and truly back in Trump’s court. Will he persist in the path of confrontation with China or is his bellicose stance just a prelude to a deal? We will see, perhaps, after the forthcoming Trump-Xi talks.

Asia Times

26th October, 2018

Nothing beats a potential financial crisis to bring geopolitical rivals together. This dynamic was on full display in Beijing Friday when the premiers of China and Japan joined hands on a US$30 billion currency swap, a yuan clearing bank and business deals worth billions.

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Trump scores an own-goal in the game against Iran

Posted by seumasach on August 14, 2018

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

13th August, 2018

The Israeli press is awash with reports that US President Donald Trump is faithfully executing a containment strategy against Iran that was scripted in Tel Aviv by none other than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Trump Is a positive impulse from US surrounded by hostility

Posted by seumasach on July 3, 2018

“Among the ruling class in the West there must be, and I don’t know their names and they’re certainly not coming out from behind the door to show us who they are. But there must be some members of the ruling elite that understand that the day of hegemony is over; that there’s a multilateral world that is coming into being and if they’re going to engage that world within the realm of reality, they have to acknowledge it and adjust their policies.”

Don DeBar

Sputnik News

30th June, 2018

The US-Russian summit will be held in Helsinki on July 16. This will be Putin and Trump’s first official meeting, although the two leaders have met on the sidelines of international summits before. Sputnik discussed the upcoming talks between Trump and Putin with Don DeBar, host of the syndicated daily radio newscast CPR News.

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Get on the Trump peace train!

Posted by seumasach on July 3, 2018

Justin Raimondo

Antiwar

2nd July, 2018

There’s never a dull moment with the Trump administration, which means: never a moment of rest for the War Party. Trump keeps throwing fast balls at the pundits and assembled “experts,” and they keep striking out, bigtime, as the ball whizzes past their heads and lands, with a thwack!, in the catcher’s mitt.

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Who’s afraid of the Trump/Putin summit?

Posted by seumasach on July 3, 2018

Ron Paul

Ron Paul Institute

2nd July, 2018

President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton was in Moscow last week organizing what promises to be an historic summit meeting between his boss and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bolton, who has for years demanded that the US inflict “pain” on Russia and on Putin specifically, was tasked by Trump to change his tune. He was forced to shed some of his neoconservative skin and get involved in peacemaking. Trump surely deserves some credit for that!

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Trump riding high and set to roll the dice for a summit with Putin

Posted by seumasach on June 25, 2018

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

22nd June, 2018

If the Trump White House had let it be known a couple of months ago that it was working with the Kremlin to schedule a summit meeting between the two presidents, all hell would have broken loose in the Washington Beltway. But that isn’t happening. There is an eerie calm in Washington, as if Trump’s detractors have run out of ammunition.

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