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Donald Trump's presidential bid is centered on the promise of his personal talents.The United States is more dominant on the global economic landscape than at any point since the heyday of Bill Clinton's presidency – perhaps even more so.Last quarter, the U.S. economy grew at a 3.7 percent clip. Annual growth now is almost twice that of Europe and four times that of Japan. Sharma points out that for the last four years, America's share of global GDP has increased while Europe's and Japan's have moved down.The Wall Street Journal notes that in the last five years, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have increased in value by $254.6 billion. In the same period, their European competitors, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, UBS and Royal Bank of Scotland added just $9.5 billion. In July, Barclays Chairman John McFarlane was asked if America's banks were eating European lenders' lunch. Trump might be stuck in a 1980s time warp on Japan.
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