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Latest Web Links -- Thu, 21 June 2018:

New White House report, authored by trade hawk, blasts Chinese 'econ aggression', WSJ, 20 June 18 [via 4-Traders]:
The Trump admin is dialing up its rhetoric against Chinese trade practices in a report released Tue. The policy and the document meant to justify it reflect the mounting influence of its chief author, Tump trade adviser Peter Navarro       (White House report)

The real target of Trump's trade war is 'Made in China 2025', South China Morning Post/HK, by D Dodwell, 17 June 18:
Those who credit Donald Trump's trade policy team with a modicum of strategic intelligence insist that the unfolding trade war is actually nothing to do with tariffs, steel and aluminium or even cars

Coffers: From the Aussie to soybeans and cars - what's at risk in a trade war?, Reuters, 19 June 18:
Financial markets have been roiled by fears of an all-out trade war between the US and China, prompting investors to dump assets at risk from rising tariffs and seek safety in havens such as Japan's yen and US Treasury bonds

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Posted on Fri, 08 June 2018:

Kenneth Rogoff: Are emerging markets the canary in the financial coal mine?, Project Syndicate, 06 June 18 [via New Times/Rwanda]:
Are brewing exchange-rate and debt crises in Argentina and Turkey localized events without broader implications? Or are they early warning signs of deeper fragilities in bloated global debt markets?, asks recipient of 2011 Deutsche Bank prize in financial econ

Tokyo is world city facing greatest risks - Lloyd's index, Reuters, 07 June 18 [courtesy Japan Today]:
Tokyo is the global city facing most risks to its annual econ output, acc to an index compiled by the Lloyd's of London insurance market, built
in collaboration with Cambridge Univ. New York ranks 2nd, with Manila in 3rd        (Lloyd's City Risk Index)

Sherlock of trade, Finance and Development, June-Aug '18:
A profile of the 2017 John Bates Clark Medal winner, awarded for the most significant contributions by an American economist under the age of 40, for studying the market for salt in 19th century India and the effects on trade of building a railroad

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