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  • Article / 24 January 2017 at 10:00 GMT

    May's just a pawn — Trump's target is Merkel

    Managing editor, / Saxo Bank
    May's just a pawn — Trump's target is Merkel
    Donald Trump meets with UK prime minister Theresa May on Friday as he gets down to the business of talking trade. May might find however that she is merely the pawn with EU leader queen Merkel firmly in the sights of the pugilistic US president.
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    28 January
    hulle hulle
    Trump is a disruptor, there can only be one superpower! EU is toast together with China when he makes a deal with Russia. Divide and rule is...
  • 22 January
    fxtime fxtime
    Promised 'Day One' action is ignore the press and facts and then expect the world to believe the trump fantasy. I guess he should buy Disney. Never...
    22 January
    Andrew Perkins Andrew Perkins
    rocky times ahead
  • 20 January
    fxtime fxtime
    Great piece Stephen :-)
    The thought of Trump even reading Adam Smith made me LOL.
    20 January
    C.A.L. gr C.A.L. gr
    Excellent article! Unfortunately the voices of sanity and reason seem to be out of favor, for the time being at least. Brexit, Trump and at a smaller...
    20 January
    Krunil48 Krunil48
    I got the impression that Junker of the EU appears to have softened his tone since Theresa May's speech. For too long it has been the EU...
  • Article / 20 January 2017 at 9:01 GMT

    FX Update: Market stumbles towards Trump inauguration – #SaxoStrats

    Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
    FX Update: Market stumbles towards Trump inauguration – #SaxoStrats
    A clearly dovish press conference with ECB president Mario Draghi failed to take the wind out of the euro's sails for more than a couple of hours yesterday, making it clear that today's Trump inauguration is foremost in investors' minds as a new era of US policy and geopolitical relations kicks off at noon today, Washington DC time.
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    20 January
    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    This feels familiar - Trump's policies would be USD-positive, but the strength of the USD would be counterproductive to those policy goals. So USD-negative rhetoric is used....
  • 19 January
    thewickedwiz thewickedwiz
    The problem here is that Obama was opposed at every turn by the Republicans!
    So any failures are due to the Republicans but this is not recognised widely.