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Caracal Business Insider | Geoeconomics
July 26, 2017
Curation and commentary from Marc A. Ross

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There is a case for world trade - if only business would make it: Trade policy used to be a technocratic affair of little public interest. Not anymore. FT - Sunil Bharti Mittal

"I have been struck over the past year by the slowness of the global business community’s response to the twin threats of populism and protectionism. This cannot continue."

This OpEd is correct. You can't win the trade debate from the boardroom.

US House votes overwhelmingly for Russia sanctions: FT reports, Europeans fear the impact on pipelines and other energy projects if Trump signs the bill.

Moscow warns new US sanctions to take ties into uncharted waters: Reuters reports, Russia warned on Wednesday that new U.S. sanctions against Moscow approved by the House of Representatives take already battered ties into uncharted waters and said it was close to taking retaliatory measures of its own.

Reuters: Russia says its Baltic Sea war games with Chinese Navy not a threat


A new challenge to US power - Chinese exceptionalism: WSJ reports, China’s once-reticent citizens see their country as economically, diplomatically and politically ascendant—and the U.S. in decline. The phenomenon bolsters President Xi’s signature slogan exhorting the “China Dream.”

Wang Qishan: China’s enforcer: FT reports, the head of the anti-corruption campaign has many foes. But his supporters want him to become the next premier.

China’s most mysterious company: Bloomberg reports, regulators on three continents are trying to work out just who owns HNA Group Co., the conglomerate with alleged links to Communist Party officials that’s made more than $40 billion of acquisitions in 18 months.

Why China invests more in Europe than in the US: FT reports, political sensitivities, security concerns and industrial structure direct the flow.

USTR Lighthizer: Trump challenging China's industrial policies: Reuters reports, in a rare media interview, said that the Trump administration would work to hold China's practices to the rules of the World Trade Organization, an organization that he has criticized for being ineffective in enforcing fair trade.

‘Drastic’ water rationing looms for Rome as drought blights Italy: AFP reports, some of the driest weather to affect Italy’s in 60 years and Rome’s notoriously leaky pipes have left the city’s residents fearing water rationing.

Britain sees Brexit’s threats more clearly: NYT - Editorial writes, as negotiations progress, hopes for a painless divorce and new opportunities for a “global Britain” wither.

Inside the mind of the man who secured Brexit

Dominic Cummings is brash, contrary and unpredictable. The eurosceptic strategist also had no qualms confessing that he thought Eurosceptics were “particularly unbalanced.” And in his view, some of the MPs he worked with during the campaign were “completely deranged.”

AFP: Two-day general strike to begin today in Venezuela to protest Maduro

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