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Old 10.07.2018, 13:46
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Interesting, Reuters seems the only one who "knows" abuot this.

One month ago Berset said, we keep all options open (don't we always ).
Why would Switzerland be one of the first to react? We deliver loads of steel and aluminium to the US?
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Old 10.07.2018, 13:55
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Interesting, Reuters seems the only one who "knows" abuot this.

One month ago Berset said, we keep all options open (don't we always ).
Why would Switzerland be one of the first to react? We deliver loads of steel and aluminium to the US?
Not only Reuters but also euronews, the ft and the good old Daily Star published this, I expect it will in The Local before year end

It is clear that Trump is considering more dubious tariffs so this is a pre-emptive Swiss move to block more tariffs before they hit cuckoo clocks
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Old 10.07.2018, 13:58
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Not only Reuters but also euronews, the ft and the good old Daily Star published this, I expect it will in The Local before year end

It is clear that Trump is considering more dubious tariffs so this is a pre-emptive Swiss move to block more tariffs before they hit cuckoo clocks
The Swiss don't give a f*** if it hits cuckoo clocks.
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Old 10.07.2018, 14:02
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Rudy Giuliani is reportedly still working on behalf of foreign clients months after joining President Trump’s legal team, raising conflict of interest concerns.

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If true he could end up in court facing similar charges to Manafort like not registering under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).

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Iranian resistance group Mujahideen-e-Khalq, also known as MEK, is another client represented by Giuliani, the group was reportedly labelled a terrorist group in 2012 and is operating in exile.
The president’s attorney confirmed that he has been receiving payments from the group over the past decade.
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Interesting, Reuters seems the only one who "knows" abuot this.

One month ago Berset said, we keep all options open (don't we always ).
Why would Switzerland be one of the first to react? We deliver loads of steel and aluminium to the US?
Even not reporting would have been better than the Tagesanzeiger's headline:

Switzerland strikes back!

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Interesting, Reuters seems the only one who "knows" abuot this.

One month ago Berset said, we keep all options open (don't we always ).
Why would Switzerland be one of the first to react? We deliver loads of steel and aluminium to the US?
Also in the Tagi https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtsch...story/11691468
NZZ https://www.nzz.ch/wirtschaft/schwei...len-ld.1402216
SF https://www.srf.ch/news/wirtschaft/w...s-importzoelle
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Old 10.07.2018, 15:39
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Thanks. Google refused to come up with any news for me younger than 1 year, when I checked.

I'm not sure I see the point in this. Trump doesn't give a hoot about WTO and in the end, I guess, every country can do what it wants.
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Thanks. Google refused to come up with any news for me younger than 1 year, when I checked.

I'm not sure I see the point in this. Trump doesn't give a hoot about WTO and in the end, I guess, every country can do what it wants.
So stock up on brown-sugar and get over your i-phone addiction. And - being an EF-member - sit back and drink tea.



Aren't the iPhones shipped directly from China anyway?
As are probably 100% of all other smartphones, as they're made there.
Some of their parts are made elsewhere (the glass is from the US, IIRC).
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Aren't the iPhones shipped directly from China anyway?
As are probably 100% of all other smartphones, as they're made there.
Some of their parts are made elsewhere (the glass is from the US, IIRC).
Some of the chips are actually from the US. Apple has a factory in the US (in Austin i think) that cranks out some of the more high-end chips. Low end and low cost components are mostly off-the-shelf standard stuff from China. But there are probably parts from quite a few other countries too.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The main chips (A11 etc.) are still made by Samsung, mostly (in Korea, I presume), but Apple has been backing TMSC with a lot of money so they aren't dependent on Samsung too much.

No idea where TMSC's fabs are.


For a product like the iPhone, with probably hundreds of parts sourced from dozens of countries, a world with tariffs doesn't make much sense anymore.
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Old 10.07.2018, 16:50
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For a product like the iPhone, with probably hundreds of parts sourced from dozens of countries, a world with tariffs doesn't make much sense anymore.
Apple is used to milking the market. If Apple needs to take a cut on its margin, or of the price goes up a bit further, I thinks sales will be pretty resilient.

It's the low cost cheap and cheerful manufacturers that will feel tariffs much more as that part of the market is much more price sensitive.
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Aren't the iPhones shipped directly from China anyway?
As are probably 100% of all other smartphones, as they're made there.
Some of their parts are made elsewhere (the glass is from the US, IIRC).
True, but parts not made in China are sent to China for final assembly so in the worst case they could face tariffs in both directions
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True, but parts not made in China are sent to China for final assembly so in the worst case they could face tariffs in both directions
I don't think so. Parts are made in many countries... but mostly China, Taiwan (I am not getting political here...), Japan and Korea. Some models have plastic made in Singapore and a couple of sensors are made in the EU. I don't see China putting tariffs on any of those as they will be smart and want to keep the assembly done in China.
Even if the display glass or something else is done in the US (? Is there?): Chinas tariffs on US products will be on agricultural and finished consumer products, not stuff that generates jobs. Because in short are the Chinese a whole lot smarter than the Trump administration.
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I'm not sure I see the point in this. Trump doesn't give a hoot about WTO and in the end, I guess, every country can do what it wants.
It's the difference between sticking to a contract and breaking it, essentially at a whim and under false pretense.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Days before President Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom, the BBC ran a special program focused on his actions with women in the 1980s and 1990s with the provocative title "Trump: Is the president a sex pest?"

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

BMW said Monday that it would move production for some of its SUVs out of the U.S. [to China] as a result of new tariffs placed on the vehicles.
BMW is the largest U.S. auto exporter and employs 10,000 people at a plant in Spartanburg, S.C.

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Trump facing the law of unexpected consequences again.
I doubt BMW will move this production back to the US if the tariff situation improves?
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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A recent Emerson College ePoll said that most Americans, especially Hispanics, feel that they are better off under President Trump than they were under President Obama.

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On the generic ballot, 49 percent said they would back a Democratic candidate for Congress, compared to 42 percent who said they would back a Republican candidate.
The split in the Emerson poll in January had Democrats up 45 percent to 40 percent.
Must be correct when Trump approves the poll

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

What's this obsession with Obama?

Wouldn't it be more fitting for Trump to compare himself to Reagan?
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Trump visiting the UK this week:

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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

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Perhaps the Germans can start charging rent for those US (and other NATO countries) bases?

Or if the Yanks want to go home, let them.
Senate lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of a motion supporting NATO ( 97 - 2), as President Trump continues to criticize the alliance ahead of his summit in Europe.

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Trump and GOP are not well aligned are they?
This is just a token vote but is a clear expression of Senate opinion.
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