THE FRENCH HAVE NS TOO

Exciting times are ahead for our young French counterparts as the French government has just recently announced the re-introduction of national service for all 16-year-olds in the country. Initially mooted by President Macron, the final iteration of the plan that is dubbed “Universal National Service”, is a watered-down version of the National Service that we […]

EU BETTER NOT TRY US

What Happened? In response to global tariffs on steel and aluminum set by the Trump Administration in June this year, tariffs on €2.8bn worth of American products such as bourbon whiskey and orange juice have finally been administered by the European Union (EU). In a tweet sent out on Friday, US President Donald Trump threatened […]

WORLD WAR TRADE

What Happened? The possibility of a trade war between the US and China seems all the more likely following the Trump administration’s announcement of fresh tariffs on US$50 billion (S$67.3 billion) in Chinese goods. According to the US Trade Representative (USTR), the first wave of tariffs will take effect on July 6th, totalling in US$34 […]