Article 50: Mission impossible?

by H+K United Kingdom

March 13, 2017

Article 50: Mission impossible?

With the invocation of Article 50, casual overseas observers of the process toward Brexit must now become season ticket holders – tuned in to every nuance for clues as to how it will affect them and their particular countries. Nonetheless, it also must join the queue for the attentions of the rest of the world. … Read more

First Things First: Globalization

Globalization

First things first: Want to point your attention to a remarkable speech by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Addressing the Trade Unions Congress conference in Manchester recently, Archibishop Welby made the religious case for economic justice, arguing that that the “bible is political from one end to the other.” Where his remarks truly caught my attention, … Read more

The Success of a New NAFTA Depends on Selling the Deal to the Public

NAFTA

Whether the United States successfully renegotiates NAFTA with Canada inside the tent does not depend ultimately on whether the president can strike a bargain with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. That’s important, of course, with non-negotiable deadlines facing the trading partners as well as Congress, and that’s where all the focus is now. But this is … Read more

First Things First: A Strong U.S. Dollar

First things first: We heard a lot about the strong dollar last week, whether it was in the president’s comments about the Federal Reserve, the resumption of trade talks between the U.S. and China, or the implementation of 25-percent tariffs by the U.S. on another $16 billion of Chinese goods. The U.S. trade deficit on … Read more

First Things First: Decline of the Chinese Yuan

Jack’s thoughts on making sense of what is going on behind the headlines. First things first: An interesting debate is emerging regarding the decline of the Chinese yuan relative to the dollar. Since the beginning of the summer, the yuan has dropped 6 percent to its lowest point in just over a year. This is the first time … Read more

President Trump Declares Arrival of a “New American Moment” in His First State of the Union Address

Washington

By: Benjamin Cooper and Philippe Healey In his speech, President Trump laid out an optimistic vision for the U.S. following the first year under his watch, declaring that the country has now arrived at a “new American moment.” His remarks were light on specific policy proposals, but some of the key future initiatives that he … Read more