US President Donald Trump speaking about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on October 1, 2018, as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listened on in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photo: REUTERS
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

It’s about time someone yells ‘It’s trade, stupid’ to Trump’s trade negotiators and enlighten them on the folly of their errors

  • The world’s economy is slowing, with growth slowing in the US, the euro zone and China
  • It’s not the decline that is worrying, but what’s driving it: Shrinking trade

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US President Donald Trump speaking about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on October 1, 2018, as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listened on in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photo: REUTERS
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