Best of BS opinion: Labour supply expands, US-China trade war, and more

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Old patterns in the international economy and politics are persisting and those apparently gone are resurrecting themselves. Trade turmoil between China and the US should have helped India. But China’s currency manipulation has precluded that. India’s defence preparedness is not improving due to hold-ups. Only retrograde politics stays. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up

A household survey can tell us about the supply of labour but not much about the demand, says Mahesh Vyas. Hence it is important to measure labour markets more comprehensively

The depreciation of the renminbi shows China is using its currency as an instrument in its trade war with the US. Biju Paul Abraham and Partha Ray look at the issues

Timely delivery in defence is everybody’s bugbear, except L&T’s, says Ajai Shukla.

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