WATCH: US, China tiptoe around holes in trade deal

2020-01-17 18:41

The United States and China signed an initial trade deal on Wednesday that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US products, defusing an 18-month row between the world's two largest economies but leaving a number of sore spots.

WATCH: The electoral battle for Brexit and Britain begins

2019-10-30 20:43

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have traded barbs on Wednesday, as a six week campaign for British votes began.

Trump’s China handshake fails to lift economic gloom

2019-10-14 15:46

The pledges China and the US made to keep prospects alive for a comprehensive trade deal did little to alter the deteriorating growth outlooks for both countries because they were sealed with something economists don’t trust: a handshake.

Chinese agriculture officials cancel US farm visits

2019-09-22 12:34

A Chinese agricultural delegation canceled a planned visits to farms in Montana and Nebraska that had been scheduled for the coming days, officials said Friday.

China backs US farm purchases as trade talks atmosphere warms

2019-09-13 20:31

China says it is encouraging companies to buy US farm products including soybeans and pork, and will exclude those commodities from additional tariffs, in the latest move to ease tensions before the two sides resume trade talks.

China to announce policies to cushion trade war, Global Times editor says

2019-09-11 20:40

China will announce moves to ease the negative impact of the trade war, Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin said on Twitter Wednesday, as the world’s two biggest economies inflict higher tariffs on each others’ goods.

Chinese exporters get a taste of the misery to come

2019-09-10 08:43

An unexpected contraction in China’s exports during August is the clearest signal yet that the worst of the trade war damage is still to come.

Trade wars: the new normal?

2019-09-09 16:41

As President Trump gears up for re-election in 2020, it seems that the world is in for more tariffs-by-tweet. After all, trade wars appear to be part of his strategy to stimulate the US economy and remain in the Oval Office.

China, US to hold trade talks ‘in October’ as mistrust remains

2019-09-05 07:28

China and the US announced that face-to-face negotiations aimed at ending their tariff war will be held in Washington in the coming weeks, amid skepticism on both sides that any substantive progress can be made.

Trump heaps more tariffs on China, still no deal in sight

2019-09-02 22:08

The Trump administration has slapped tariffs on roughly $110bn in Chinese imports, marking the latest escalation in a trade war that’s inflicting damage across the world economy. China retaliated.


WATCH: China, US agree to roll back tariffs

2019-11-08 15:55

China and the US have agreed to roll back tariffs if a broader 'phase one' trade deal is agreed, but Reuters sources say the plan faces fierce opposition from some in the White House.

WATCH: US-China deal may not be ready to sign, says a source

2019-10-30 13:11

An interim trade agreement between the United States and China might not be completed in time for signing in Chile next month as expected but that does not mean the accord is falling apart, a US administration official has said.

WATCH: Clouds gather ahead of US-China trade talks

2019-10-08 11:06

Prospects for progress in US-China trade talks dimmed on Monday after Washington blacklisted Chinese companies over Beijing's treatment of predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, and President Donald Trump said a quick trade deal was unlikely.

Next Trump tariffs may soon hit Europe’s luxury-goods exporters

2019-09-17 13:51

Some of Europe’s top luxury brands are targeted in President Donald Trump’s latest tariff salvo, which could affect billions of dollars in exports of American-bound whiskeys, wine, Champagne, handbags and men’s suits.

Local bourse rides wave of positive sentiment

2019-09-13 18:55

The JSE advanced to close firmer on Friday capping off a week of decent gains for the local bourse.

China’s South Africa ambassador says US follows law of the jungle

2019-09-10 13:18

Lin Songtian, China’s ambassador to South Africa, took out a half-page advertisement to attack the stance of the US and President Donald Trump on global trade.

Trump tweets increasingly moving markets - report

2019-09-09 22:00

Donald Trump has been tweeting more than ever in recent months and is also moving financial markets more, according to a new report by JPMorgan Chase that analysed the US president's Twitter habit.

WATCH: US and China to hold high-level trade talks

2019-09-05 21:02

China's commerce ministry said that Washington and Beijing have agreed to hold high-level talks on the on-going trade war between the two in October.

The world’s factories are stalling as tariff pain spreads

2019-09-02 22:45

The world’s manufacturing powerhouses sent a simple message on Monday: They’re in the doldrums and could be there for a while.

WATCH: China, US kick off new round of tariffs

2019-09-02 20:26

China and the United States have imposed additional tariffs on each other’s imports on Sunday, but US President Donald Trump said the sides would still meet for talks later this month.

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