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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at a bilateral meet at the UNGA | ANI

India has to plan for a hot war where friends are few. US-China cold war won’t help it

A careful analysis of Trump’s policies on China reveals that the primary driver is self-interest. And India can’t count on it.
Employees rest during a break at the OnePlus manufacturing facility in Dongguan, China | Photo: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Why India and other Asian nations are struggling to capitalise on China-US trade war

Reproducing the kind of supply chains, marketing access & existing contacts built up by manufacturers in China’s industrial cities is a big challenge.
Donald Trump with Xi Jinping

No US-China trade deal yet, but Trump invites Xi for signing of phase one

US and China have been locked in a trade war for a year, which included Trump slapping huge tariffs on Chinese goods.
PM Narendra Modi at the RCEP Summit in Bangkok, Thailand | ANI

India quitting RCEP indicates global trade could be in for another Cold War

Tensions between China and the US force nations to take sides. It’s a path that’s grimly reminiscent of the aftermath of World War II.

How trade war and China’s economic shift are roiling global shipping

Maritime shipping volumes grew just 2.7% to 11 billion tons last year, says United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, in its annual review.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump during the ‘Howdy! Modi’ event in Texas last year | Photo: Scott Dalton | Bloomberg

Trump has finally accepted Modi’s friend request and all is well

Modi has at last found a way to be useful to Trump.
A pharmacy in Dandong, China | Photo: Nelson Ching | Bloomberg

India again lobbies with Beijing to sell its generic medicines amid US-China trade war

Modi govt has asked China to provide quick clearances for made-in-India drugs at the India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue meet held between 7-9 September.
Biarritz: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders at the G7 Summit in Biarritz | PTI

US-China trade war, Russia inclusion make G7 summit a sinkhole for global governance

Overall atmosphere of the meeting was reported to be tense with leaders exchanging barbs.
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Sensex falls from record high as Modi names new finance minister, trade war continues

The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex ended 0.3% lower at 39,714.20 in Mumbai, after a volatile session during which it gained as much as 0.7%. The NSE Nifty 50 Index retreated 0.2%.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

US and China’s trade war threatens to stymie growing world economy

As US and China slap fresh tariffs on each others goods, stocks and industrial output has fallen, leading to an investment slow down.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.