Italy's Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini recently stepped up his rivalry with Europe’s leadership, blaming France’s history of colonialism in Africa and intervention in Libya for Europe’s migrant crisis. Photo: Reuters
David Brown
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Macroscope by David Brown

Besides US-China trade troubles, Europe’s economic and political struggles should have us on edge, too

  • David Brown says Germany’s slide towards recession and Italy again threatening a revolt could mean big trouble for China’s economy, even if the trade war is resolved

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Italy's Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini recently stepped up his rivalry with Europe’s leadership, blaming France’s history of colonialism in Africa and intervention in Libya for Europe’s migrant crisis. Photo: Reuters
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David Brown

David Brown

David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics. Over a career spanning four decades in London, David held roles as chief economist in a number of international investment banks.