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Global markets rocked as Trump surges towards White House

Global markets rocked as Trump surges towards White House

Dollar weakens, Asian stocks down sharply and gold prices rally, but victory speech reassures traders• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contributionGlobal markets were rocked on Wednesday by
Five ways in which a Trump presidency could affect Australia

Five ways in which a Trump presidency could affect Australia

From climate change to security, experts give their first thoughts on how a Trump win could change the country and the regionWe asked a panel of experts how a Donald Trump presidency could affect
Globalisation backlash enters new phase with Trump win

Globalisation backlash enters new phase with Trump win

The mogul’s victory is likely to mean structural changes for the US economy – and could herald similar shocks worldwide• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contributionSame story. Different
Why the markets are relatively calm after Donald Trump's election

Why the markets are relatively calm after Donald Trump's election

Dollar’s reputation and possible tax cuts go towards explaining reaction. But dangers presented by his presidency must not be ignored • Become a Guardian supporter or make a contributionCan’t
Globalisation is dead, and white supremacy has triumphed | Paul Mason

Globalisation is dead, and white supremacy has triumphed | Paul Mason

Trump’s victory is a betrayal of ethnic minorities and women. Progressives must direct their energies to building an alternative to the failed neoliberal model • Become a Guardian supporter or make a
Experts get it wrong again by failing to predict Trump victory

Experts get it wrong again by failing to predict Trump victory

Economic and political forecasters failed to predict the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 2008 recession – and this year has been even worse • Become a Guardian supporter or make a contributionGlobal
Trump's economic policies: protectionism, low taxes and coal mines

Trump's economic policies: protectionism, low taxes and coal mines

The financial markets have been rocked by Donald Trump’s victory in the US election, but what are the president elect’s policies?Become a Guardian supporter or make a contributionAfter a long and
How America's new president will affect the global economy

How America's new president will affect the global economy

From trade war with China to jobs turmoil in Mexico, Trump’s reign will pose new threats to already fragile world economyDonald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections will have implications
US voters chose candidate with a more radical approach to economy

US voters chose candidate with a more radical approach to economy

History suggests Donald Trump’s package for growth and jobs works but at a cost of higher inflation and a bigger budget deficitBecome a Guardian supporter or make a contributionBy voting for Donald
As the election haze clears, Trump’s China conundrum will become clear | Jonathan Fenby

As the election haze clears, Trump’s China conundrum will become clear | Jonathan Fenby

President Trump would be well advised to steer away from the rhetoric of Candidate Trump in dealing with the world’s second biggest economy • Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution It may
Pound has best fortnight in eight years after Trump win

Pound has best fortnight in eight years after Trump win

Market concerns shift to euro after concerns over Brexit vote, but sterling remains well below pre-referendum levelsThe battered pound has notched up its best two-week performance in eight years after
We are living in a depression – that's why Trump took the White House

We are living in a depression – that's why Trump took the White House

Since 1975, the fruits of economic growth have disproportionately been taken by the few. Donald Trump tapped into the quiet simmering anger of the manyWords matter. The process of understanding why
Economic frustration has spawned Trump and Brexit, warns UN labour chief

Economic frustration has spawned Trump and Brexit, warns UN labour chief

Rise in zero-hours contracts, gig economy and unreliable pay have fed revolt, says ILO boss Guy RyderPoliticians around the world risk giving more traction to nationalistic movements if they continue
Neoliberalism and other factors in the breakdown of society | Letters

Neoliberalism and other factors in the breakdown of society | Letters

George Monbiot concludes that, in response to the crisis that lies behind Brexit and Trump, what we need is “a new story of what it is to be a human in the 21st century” (The deep story beneath
Diversity can distract us from economic inequality | Giles Fraser | Loose canon

Diversity can distract us from economic inequality | Giles Fraser | Loose canon

Donald Trump got elected because the liberal elite didn’t care enough about the gap between rich and poorAccording to the socialist academic Walter Benn Michaels, the reason that rich western liberals
Why did Americans support Trump? Economic powerlessness | Robert Shiller

Why did Americans support Trump? Economic powerlessness | Robert Shiller

To those with average and low incomes, his simple slogan ‘make America great again’ sounded like ‘make you great again’The US president-elect, Donald Trump, campaigned in part on a proposal to cut
The Guardian view on Donald Trump: years of living dangerously | Editorial

The Guardian view on Donald Trump: years of living dangerously | Editorial

The president-elect has made America hate again. The consequences for the world are genuinely disturbingDonald Trump’s election shook the world as no other event of 2016. His presidency is still four
Trump-Russia inquiry heats up as three key aides indicted

Trump-Russia inquiry heats up as three key aides indicted

Ex-adviser George Papadopoulos pleads guilty over Kremlin contactsPaul Manafort and Rick Gates plead not guilty to money laundering and fraudTrump-Russia inquiry – live updatesThe special
Mark Warner: the tech-savvy senator taking Silicon Valley to task

Mark Warner: the tech-savvy senator taking Silicon Valley to task

The Democrat has emerged as a formidable critic of an industry that has long convinced Washington it’s too complicated to control. Not so, Warner says Last month, senator Mark Warner left a
Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election

Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election

Facebook expected to present testimony on Russian content on Tuesday, after three Trump aides indicted as part of inquiry into interference in 2016 voteRussia-backed content reached as many as 126