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Baltimore bridge collapse, our Global Economic Outlook, Trump vs Canada and Mexico and more

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Before Neil Shearing gets on to discussing the key takeaways from our latest Global Economic Outlook, he talks to David Wilder about the inflationary risks stemming from the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge at Baltimore’s port.

The Capital Economics Group Chief Economist also explains what to make of the apparent contradiction of US business leaders making high-profile visits to China even as the US and UK governments slap sanctions on state-affiliated hackers.

Also, this November’s big election is happening in the US but is being watched closely worldwide – not least in Canada and Mexico. Jason Tuvey and Stephen Brown talk through the risks of a potential re-election of Donald Trump, not least to the tripartite trade pact.

Note: This week's episode is being published early ahead of public holidays in the UK. The next Weekly Briefing will be published on Monday, 8th April.

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