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Why Trump’s protectionist trade agenda fails

So far, Trump has failed to implement much of his protectionist trade agenda. We discuss five reasons why we believe Trump will not implement a full-fletched package of protectionist measures. If Trump does resort to protectionism, US GDP could face losses up to -3.1 percentage points in 2018.

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Italy: to trigger or not to trigger elections

Renzi has resigned as party leader, but he is bound to make a comeback in the spring. The chance of early elections in the fall is a bit larger than that of elections in 2018. In any case, the efficiency of the next government is likely to be weak.