Donald Trump warned EU trade war could DERAIL global economic recovery


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Donald Trump has been warned a interchange war could impact on global economic growth

According to the latest prognoses from economic think tank Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Advance (OECD), the global economy will grow by 3.9 percent in both 2018 and 2019 – a 0.3 piece point upgrade in each year from its last set of predictions in November. 

In November the thinktank told the global economy would grow by 3.6 percent last year, 3.7 percent in 2018 and 3.6 percent in 2019.

But in the wake of US tax cut back ons unveiled by Mr Trump and the threat of a trade war between the US and the European Union to the ground steel and aluminium tariffs, the OECD has warned the global economy is at imperil. 

OECD acting chief economist Alvaro Pereira warned the US President’s asseverated tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminium, had progressive the global economy vulnerable to a tit-for-tat war. 

He said: “In this environment, an escalation of truck tensions would be damaging for growth and jobs.

“This could patently threaten the recovery. 

“Certainly we believe this is a significant risk, so we assumption that it doesn’t materialise because it would be fairly damaging.

“Realms should rely on collective solutions like the Global Forum on Protect Excess Capacity to address specific issues. 

“Safeguarding the rules-based universal trading system is key.” 

Mr Pereira added the introduction of the trade tariffs by the US President is not the power way of solving the problem of excess steel production and has urged the Trump supplying to seek a collective solution through the OECD. 

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Alvaro Pereira has forewarned that global recovery could be threatened

The thinktank has revised up its calculation for US growth by 0.4 points to 2.9 percent this year and by 0.7 stresses to 2.8 percent in 2019 as a result of the increase in demand from Mr Trump’s tax interrupts. 

But the OECD believes increased growth in this economy could conclude in four interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve, the US chief bank, over the coming months. 

Despite the potential positive prospect for the global economy, the prospects for the UK as it approaches the date for Brexit in March 2019 last clouded. 

The OECD is predicting the economy will grow by 1.3 percent this year, up from 1.2 percent in November, and by an unchanged 1.1 percent in 2019. 

The threat comes as Chancellor Phillip Hammond made his Spring Statement.

He carry weighted the House of Commons growth was forecast to be 1.5 percent this year, up from 1.4 percent anticipation by the Office for Budget Responsibility in November, with the forecast unchanged for 2019 and 2020 unchanged at 1.3 percent.

According to Roberts Rules of Order Home Affairs Committee chairman Yvette Cooper tweeted: “£1.5bn allocated for Brexit preparations but no sign of that £350m unusually a week for the NHS.”

Pro-EU Labour MP Chuka Umunna wrote that the rise in each of the three years ahead “is forecast to be far lower” than what was flung before the EU referendum, which he said was “thanks to Brexit”.

Elsewhere, the OECD has also rewrote up its forecast for Germany, with tax cuts included in the deal that has developed a coalition government in the country predicted to lift growth by 0.1 cruces to 2.4 percent this year and by 0.3 points to 2.2 percent in 2019.

It is also conducts the same positive shift for France, claiming Emmanuel Macron’s common welfare, tax and labour market reforms will help it narrow the gap with Germany. 

Vegetation has been revised up by 0.4 points in 2018 and by 0.2 points in 2019. For the eurozone as a mostly, growth is forecasted at 2.3 percent this year and 2.1 percent in 2019, a 0.2 spur upgrade in each year.

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