Trump renews fear of global trade war


Trump renews fear of global trade war

This week we have been rocked by two irrepressible forces of nature – the “Beast from the East” weather front and Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. While freezing weather has caused chaos across the UK, the suggestion that the US might impose heavy tariffs on steel and aluminium imports has the potential to do the same to global trade. While there has been a lot of noise surrounding the Trump presidency, he has largely followed the Republican playbook. If the trade war materialises however, this could cause a major shock to the global economy.

Read what the team at FE consider to be significant over the current week.