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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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
By almost any measure, August was a month to forget for emerging-market investors.
China has indicated that it wouldn’t immediately retaliate against the latest US tariff increase announced by President Donald Trump last week.
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.
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.
The JSE advanced to close firmer on Friday capping off a week of decent gains for the local bourse.
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.
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.
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 manufacturing powerhouses sent a simple message on Monday: They’re in the doldrums and could be there for a while.
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.
It's been a bad August for the rand - but the currency is due for a respite in September, if history is anything to go by.
Perhaps nobody was more surprised to hear that China had called President Donald Trump’s administration to restart trade talks than the government in Beijing itself.
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