Last weekend the US Federal Reserve announced — unusually on a Sunday — emergency measures to cut interest rates and pump several hundred billion dollars into the financial system to prevent a potential economic seizure in the US.
The fallout from the US-China trade battle and the collateral geo-economic disruptions are threatening global economic stability. G20 members meeting in Japan this month need to address the risk of a crisis. The US and China must call off the trade dogs of war – and quickly
-China is under pressure from Washington to liberalise in ways that are uncomfortable -Liberalisation has consequences for the Communist Party to which it is strongly opposed -But China’s economic slowdown and domestic pushback are edging it closer to a deal