Monologue March 2018 issue


America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our wealth. Our nation has lost its wealth and we’re getting it back. The era of economic surrender is over.











Donald J. Trump

US President
During his State of the Union address

Source: U.S. Department of State


Our path to progress is reform, perform and transform. This is why investing in India, travelling to India, manufacturing in India has become much easier than before.










Narendra Modi


Indian Prime Minister,
On India’s ease of doing business during his WEF address


 Globalisation is a growing pain. It is so easy to launch a trade war, but it is so difficult to stop a trade war and I’m scared and concerned.










Jack Ma

CEO, Alibaba
On trade wars and globalisation

Source: CNBC

 The level of public debt means that the ammunition to fight another recession is not as strong as before, so world leaders must make sure to adopt the best policies now and make hay while the sun shines.









Christine Lagarde

Managing Director, IMF
On the global economy

Source: PTI

 We want to work in China and we want China to invest here, but the level playing field is not there. We haven’t seen anything concrete in our trade relationship.











Cecilia Malmström

EU Trade Commissioner
On Europe’s trade relationship with China

Source: Reuters

 For the first time in 40 years, the UK is preparing for its own independent trade policy, and expanding our bilateral trade and investment with India will be central to that task.











Liam Fox


British Trade Minister
On India-UK partnership



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