Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.

Trump has made it clear he intends to use public browbeating and threats to get companies to keep jobs in the US.

Unskilled and unable: Trump's great jobs lie

For all the turmoil marking the first weeks of President Trump, the big boot is yet to drop. That's when the angry heartland realises the factory jobs aren't coming back, whatever Trump promised.

Treasurer Scott Morrison

Look! ScoMo unleashes a Liberal revolution

The federal Treasurer and the Finance Minister threw several years of Coalition dogma out the window and it's been reported as if it's just another day at the office.

Trump's bromance with Vladimir Putin is a re-run of the Nixon/Kissinger playbook, with a twist.

Trump's Russian bromance: Doing a 'Nixon goes to China'

Trump's cosying up to Vladimir Putin is straight out of the Nixon/Kissinger realpolitik playbook, seeking to befried Russia to better contain China, the country he sees as the biggest threat to the US as the world's biggest economy.