US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nevada. Multilateral cooperation in global affairs is at a low point, with Trump leading the charge for protectionism. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nevada. Multilateral cooperation in global affairs is at a low point, with Trump leading the charge for protectionism. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nevada. Multilateral cooperation in global affairs is at a low point, with Trump leading the charge for protectionism. Photo: AP
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Global economy has little hope of fighting off coronavirus without cooperation

  • The appetite for multilateral problem-solving is much weaker now than in 2008 when the global financial crisis hit, with US-China friction setting the tone for global relations. A change in US leadership could turn the tide

US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nevada. Multilateral cooperation in global affairs is at a low point, with Trump leading the charge for protectionism. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nevada. Multilateral cooperation in global affairs is at a low point, with Trump leading the charge for protectionism. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nevada. Multilateral cooperation in global affairs is at a low point, with Trump leading the charge for protectionism. Photo: AP
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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.