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Sizing up the US-China showdown as trade talks reach crunch point

Posted by Louis Kuijs on Apr 26, 2019 12:13:48 PM

Louis Kuijs, chief Asia economist, discusses the implications in a podcast for the San Francisco Fed

With US-China talks to agree a truce in the economic superpowers’ trade war reaching an imminent crunch point, Louis Kuijs, our chief Asia economist recently talked to the Pacific Exchanges podcast from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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Topics: China, Global trade, Global supply chain, CPTPP, RCEP, China liberalisation, US-China technology, Tarrifs, Trade war, Trade talks

China’s consumers shake the (retail) world

Posted by Oxford Economics on Feb 22, 2018 7:18:15 PM

Chinese consumer market to overtake America’s by 2034

“Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” The cautionary words of Napoleon have echoed ever more powerfully as China’s economic and political power has burgeoned over recent decades.

And with the seismic impact of the world’s most populous nation set to resonate ever more strongly than ever in coming years, in few areas of life will those reverberations be felt more than in the rise of China’s consumers as a global force.

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Topics: Travel, Asia, China, Emerging markets, Consumer spending, Luxury goods, Online retail, Tourism, Healthcare services, Consumption, Retail, Household wealth, Living standards

Business optimism over global outlook strongest for two years – OE survey

Posted by Oxford Economics on Feb 8, 2018 1:15:07 AM

Companies’ spirits boosted by buoyant world trade and US fiscal stimulus measures as fears over North Korea tensions and China slowdown retreat

Businesses are increasingly positive about prospects for the world economy, with optimism over the global outlook at its strongest for two years, according to Oxford Economics’ latest survey of global risk perceptions among clients and business contacts, including some of the world’s largest companies.

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Topics: Trump, Global economics, China, Global surveys, Business and economic outlook, North Korea, Protectionism, China slowdown, Global trade, US tax cuts, Fiscal stimulus

Understanding the US-China Trade Relationship

Posted by Economic Impact on Jan 10, 2017 9:44:15 PM

The US-China Business Council commissioned Oxford Economics to assess the overall impact of the trade and economic relationship with China on the US economy. The study shows that today, the US-China trade relationship actually supports roughly 2.6 million jobs in the United States and, as the Chinese middle class continues its rapid expansion over the next decade, US companies face significant opportunities to tap into a new and lucrative customer base that can further boost employment and economic growth. 

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Topics: United States, Trade, China

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