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New national security adviser is named after China tariff policy sends stocks tumbling



US targets strategic sectors such as robots and high-speed trains in fight over IP

Secretary of state fired via Twitter by the US president talks of ‘mean-spirited town’

Shares in exporters hit by fears that measures will prompt trade war with Beijing

Robots, advanced IT, aerospace equipment and pharmaceuticals could be affected

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New chair sticks to steady course as US central bank enters perilous political waters

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Unilateral trade sanctions are not as effective as multilateral action

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Beijing’s trade rhetoric could be worse than its commercial bite

Globalisation gave the data company wings; now it is turning into an Achilles heel

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Bond market barely budges as Fed chair points to more aggressive monetary policy

The west’s largest taboo is creeping back from the fringes, most remarkably in the US and UK

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