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H-1B debate: Trump is making India's tech industry nervous

President Trump's travel ban may have run into stiff opposition at home. But it's what he may do next on immigration that is making a country of 1.3 billion people on the other side of the globe very nervous.<p>Trump is considering changes that could restrict access to U.S. H-1B visas. It's a pathway …

Tech Industry

Trump’s Protectionist Economic Plan Is Nothing New

The founding fathers advocated taxing imports to protect American manufacturers. Will it work in a modern economy?<p>In a way, President-elect Donald Trump sees the world the way America’s Founding Fathers did. Like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Trump wants to protect American manufacturers by …

Trump's trade agenda takes the GOP back a century

A couple of years ago, free trade was seen as a key principle of the Republican Party. Then Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president, and things got more complicated.<p>“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is another disaster done and pushed by special interests who want to rape our …

Commerce Ministry wants exports out of GST framework

<b>New Delhi</b>: Commerce and Industry Ministry on Tuesday pressed the GST Council to keep exports out of the GST framework and levy lower taxes on …

India

Canada could end up caught in the crossfire of a Trump trade war

When Donald Trump rants against Mexico or China, he puts Canadian jobs at risk. Tuesday was particularly risky.<p>By tweet-slagging GM for selling Mexican-made cars into the U.S., as the president-elect did Tuesday, and by appointing Robert Lighthizer, a China-basher, as United States trade …

Donald Trump

China’s plans to lead the global economy are being foiled by… China

America’s traditional stewardship of the global economy is in limbo. As president-elect Donald Trump sees it, the United States’ role in the world isn’t necessarily to lead it. Sure, the US will still engage with other countries—but only in line with Trump’s guiding principle of “America …

Economics

The best work on political economy in 2016

It’s time for Spoiler Alerts to award its annual Albies for the best writing on global political economy over the past calendar year. The Albies are named for the late, great political economist Albert O. Hirschman. Past winners have varied from prestigious university-press books to snarky Twitter …

Economics

In the Trump era, free trade is in trouble. What should Canada do?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not officially dead, but in the wake of an American election season in which free trade served as a punching bag for both parties, the trade deal that was supposed to bring together 12 Pacific Rim countries is showing zero signs of life. That comatose state won't be …

Globalization

Two dirty words show how Donald Trump is changing the government’s role in the US economy

If the campaign taught us anything, it’s that Donald Trump loves ugly language. However, it’s the two words used to describe his latest White House appointment—words that used to get your mouth washed out with soap by the Washington establishment—that show how much things are changing: “Industrial …

Donald Trump

Every US president promises to boost economic growth. The catch: no one knows how.

On January 20, Donald Trump’s new team of economic advisers will take up their posts in Washington. With them will come a new set of theories about what makes an economy grow — and a new set of political battles over questions whose answers are based more on quasi-religious beliefs than on real …

How Free Trade Left America Behind | Investopedia

For its latest cover story, posted online Saturday, Barron's commissioned Southern Methodist University economist Robert Lawson to study the …

Economics

The Trade Deal Crusaders: Can They Never Learn?

One certain outcome of the 2016 election is that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead, for the moment. The qualification is necessary because the proponents of the TPP and similar trade pacts refuse to accept that the country is not interested in further trade agreements along the same lines …

Brazil to challenge Canada at WTO over Bombardier funding | Reuters

SAO PAULO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Brazil unveiled a probable challenge against Canadian regional and government funding for Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) at the World Trade Organization, reviving a bitter trade feud between the Canadian jetmaker and Brazilian rival Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA).<p>A Bombardier logo …

Bombardier