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An employee assists travellers with Vietjet Aviation JSC self check-in kiosks at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Any disruption to the Chinese economy will have serious  consequences for Vietnam. Photograph: Maika Elan/Bloomberg

The public’s focus has largely been on the negative economic implications of Brexit for Ireland over the past year but this is not the only external d(...)

It’s hard to believe there’s “no bright line level of the stock market that’s going to change policy”, as US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross put it last week. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump isn’t going to abandon his confrontational stance on trade even if the stock market suffers, US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said last (...)

Beijing accused US President Donald Trump of “trade bullying”. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing accused Donald Trump of “trade bullying” as it imposed retaliatory tariffs against new US duties on $34 billion of Chinese imports on Friday i(...)

A biker rides his Harley-Davidson during a parade at the “Hamburg Harley Days” in Hamburg, Germany. The company plans to shift some production out of the United States in response to retaliatory European Union tariffs. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Harley-Davidson plans to shift some production of its iconic motorcycles out of the United States in response to retaliatory European Union tariffs, a(...)

Last month, the commission announced plans to impose provisional duties on Chinese manufacturers of solar panels, following a nine-month inquiry, in one of the biggest trade cases of its kind.

Solar panels imported from China will face an 11 per cent tariff – instead of the 47 per cent tax proposed last month – as Brussels moves to avert a t(...)