WASHINGTON — President Trump has backed off a threat he made this month to impose tariffs on Brazilian metal, a move that would have broken…View More Brazil Says Trump Backed Down From Threat to Place Tariffs on Its Steel
If an airplane took off a dozen times only to come crashing down each time, the only logical conclusion would be that the aircraft requires…View More Opinion | How to Fix Pakistan’s Crashing Economy
Almost exactly one year has passed since Donald Trump declared, “I am a Tariff Man.” Uncharacteristically, he was telling the truth. At this point I’ve…View More Opinion | Why Is Trump a Tariff Man?
Twenty years ago this weekend, 50,000 people converged on Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization, which was holding a ministerial-level meeting in the city,…View More Opinion | The World Trade Organization Is Dying. What Should Replace It?
Last spring Donald Trump and the people around him probably thought they had a relatively clear path to re-election. On one side, it looked as…View More Opinion | The Day the Trump Boom Died
Just weeks after his inauguration, President Trump toured Boeing’s factory in North Charleston, S.C., holding a rally with workers, admiring a new 787 Dreamliner and…View More How Boeing vs. Airbus Became Trump vs. Europe
President Trump began Friday in a pretty good mood, celebrating the support of Republicans and the strength of the economy in a flurry of early-morning…View More Opinion | With the Economy on Edge, Trump Sees Only Enemies
In a span of less than 24 hours, developments in Washington and Wall Street have sent a vivid message: The world is ambling toward an…View More Global Economic Trouble Is Brewing, and the Trade War Is Only Part of It
For many years after regaining control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, China mostly respected the territory’s institutions. That is no longer the case,…View More Opinion | Why China No Longer Needs Hong Kong
Elizabeth Warren released an “American jobs” plan recently. It includes several trade and manufacturing policies intended to benefit American workers and companies. Wall Street responded…View More Opinion | A Radical Plan to Fix the Dollar
So we’re going to tax Americans until Mexico stops allowing people from Central America to exercise their legal right to seek admission to the United…View More Opinion | Tariffs, Mr. Trump’s Miracle Cure
Good Friday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) A lifeline to farmers; a sign of continued trade war President Trump yesterday…View More DealBook Briefing: $16 Billion in Bailouts Says the Trade War Is Here to Stay
TOKYO — Japan’s economy expanded in the first quarter of 2019, countering expectations that growth in the country had stalled because of a slowdown in…View More In a Surprise, Japan’s Economy Grew in the First Quarter, Despite a Slowdown in China
Just two weeks ago, the United States and China seemed to be gliding toward a trade deal meant to resolve tensions between the world’s two…View More Why the U.S.-China Trade War Could Be Long and Painful: No Off-Ramps