The more UK prime minister Boris Johnson promises a quick trade deal with the US, the higher will be the barriers with the EU. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Bafflement and boredom are the two most common responses to Brexit. Just wait until the trade negotiations start. Brussels and London are gearing up f(...)

US president Donald Trump has threatened in a series of tweets to raise tariffs on all Chinese imports to 25 per cent. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

US president Donald Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on all Chinese imports to 25 per cent, sharply ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to make con(...)