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China Economic Growth

Chinese economic growth steady despite trade war

The world's second-largest economy continued to grow in the first quarter, beating expert expectations despite the ongoing trade war with the United States. China's economy surpassed projections as growth steadied in the first quarter of...
Trade War EU US

Are the U.S. and Europe heading for a trade war?

As the ongoing trade war with China nears an end, the U.S. is preparing to levy tariffs on the European Union in a move that could have a significant impact as Brussels struggles with...
Middle-Class Millennials

Shrinking middle-class leaves no room for millennials

The global middle-class is growing smaller and smaller, and millennials are being squeezed out. Across the world, the middle class is experiencing an unprecedented decline, with younger generations facing an uphill battle in discovering monetary...
Gold Dollar

Gold hits three-month lows on positive economic sentiment

A stronger U.S. dollar and renewed hope for a trade war resolution has taken its toll on gold prices, with the precious metal being up to three-month lows. In early trading Thursday, gold and silver...
Trade Deal Mobile Payments

China-U.S. trade deal near, but it may be too late for some American businesses

The U.S. and China are reportedly nearing a trade deal in the ongoing tit-for-tat tariff war which has erased billions from stock markets over the past year. American and Chinese officials are apparently closing in...
Economies Avocados Tequila Border Wall

Local economies, avocados and tequila at risk in border wall dispute

As the debate heats up over President Trump's proposed border wall, there may be one ignored consequence with which many Americans have yet to come to terms ... a scarcity of a few of...
Retail Apocalypse

Retail layoffs hit highest level since 2009

Retail layoffs are skyrocketing on a mix of an accelerating economic slowdown which is also weighing on the manufacturing sector and technological innovation outpacing the workforce. A report from job placement company Challenger, Gray &...
UK EU Brexit

₤600 million lost weekly as UK fails on Brexit plan

The UK Parliament has when again failed to come to an arrangement in the ongoing Brexit saga, and the cost to the country is starting to add up. The second series of votes on Brexit...
Financial Crisis

The overlooked catalyst that could trigger a global financial crisis

It has been over a decade since the downfall of Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis which left the world struggling for years after the debt bubble burst, however, the next major decline might...
Commodities U.S. China Trade War

Commodities set to benefit on U.S.-China trade talks

Experts are anticipating the ongoing rally in commodities prices to continue in coming months, regardless of investor anxiety of the result of U.S.-China trade war. Trump imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports last...