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Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Donald Trump’s embattled presidency will take its toll – and not just on America

  • The need to fend off a gathering movement at home to impeach him will no doubt distract the already easily sidetracked Trump from global matters, whether it is North Korean denuclearisation or a trade deal with China

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The American flag over gentry cranes at the Long Beach container port in California on March 4, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Anthony Rowley
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Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Donald Trump should know to give up on his trade or currency wars because they are easy to lose and impossible to win

  • Japan could be next on Trump’s hit list for a trade deal, and there may be a currency element in it
  • Any attempt by Team Trump to regulate the yen’s value – or the renminbi for that matter – will prove as futile as it is risky

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The American flag over gentry cranes at the Long Beach container port in California on March 4, 2019. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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