China is armed with powerful market weapons in duel with Trump

2019-05-10 10:35

China has a powerful financial-market arsenal for its trade tussle with America, including a hoard of Treasuries and its currency. But using those weapons is not without cost.

Trump raises possibility of walking away from China deal

2019-03-14 10:12

Trump dangles prospect of walking away from a new trade deal with China if it's not to his liking

The Trump administration is throwing billions at US farmers to try and make up for the trade war pain

2018-08-28 16:25

The US Department of Agriculture announced $4.7 billion in payments to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, and wheat farmers to help ease the pain of the trade war.

China meets Trump’s tariff hardball with pledge to endure

2018-08-06 13:26

After a weekend of claims by US President Donald Trump that he has the upper hand with China, Beijing responded through state media by saying the nation is ready to endure the economic fallout.

The EU is already preparing for trade talks with Trump to fail — and is readying a major retaliation

2018-07-19 16:29

"If the US would impose these car tariffs, that would be very unfortunate, but we are preparing together with our member states a list of rebalancing measures as well," the European Union's trade chief, Cecilia Malmstrom, said on Thursday.

Davies calls for Trump tariff exemptions, warns against car levies

2018-07-16 13:24

The Minister of Trade and Industry says he has made the case that imports of steel and aluminium from SA would not impact US national security, at a meeting with his US counterparts in Washington DC.

US industries fear worst is yet to come from Trump's tariffs

2018-07-06 07:00

US companies for months bemoaned tariffs on Chinese imports taking effect Friday. Now they fear the worst is yet to come in an escalating confrontation with Beijing over trade.

Trump once called Harley-Davidson 'a true American icon.' Now, he's trashing the motorcycle giant

2018-06-27 09:11

Last year Donald Trump said Harley Davidson was a "true American icon", but now they're at of a Twitter tirade from the president.

Trump threatens to slam a massive tariff on European cars, which could cause economic chaos

2018-06-22 22:15

President Donald Trump threatened to hit cars from the European Union with a 20% tariff on Friday.

Trump makes stunning reversal, says there should be 'no tariffs, no barriers'

2018-06-09 19:21

President Donald Trump told reporters that he suggested the elimination of all tariffs, trade barriers, and subsidies during a meeting with G7 leaders.


Trump threatens to raise China tariffs before talks this week

2019-05-06 06:30

President Donald Trump intensified pressure on China to strike a trade deal in Washington this week by threatening to more than double tariffs on $200bn of the Asian nation’s sales to the world’s largest economy.

Trump's trade war with China shows no sign of slowing down, and it might be about to get even worse

2018-09-25 11:48

Most notably, China called off planned talks over the weekend, and re-engagement appears to be unlikely until at least after the US midterm elections in November.

Trump moves forward with tariffs on about R200 billion worth of Chinese goods as the trade war ramps up

2018-08-08 20:35

The tariffs will mostly apply to industrial equipment, like tractors and chemicals.

Trump is losing the trade war, according to his favourite measure

2018-08-05 17:00

President Donald Trump holds up the US trade deficit as the end-all, be-all of the trade war. Based on the most recent trade-deficit data, it looks as if Trump is losing his tariff fights.

The EU and Japan just signed a new trade deal, and it shows how the rest of the world is fighting back against Trump's attacks

2018-07-18 08:54

According the European Commission, the deal is projected to eliminate just under R16 billion worth of tariffs for EU exporters and double the amount for Japanese firms.

Trump’s tariff barrage pushes China fight to point of no return

2018-07-12 05:15

Chinese President Xi Jinping, facing political pressure to look tough, has vowed to respond blow-for-blow to US President Donald Trump tariffs on Chinese-made products.

Trump reportedly wants to pull the US out of the WTO, a move that would wreck the international trade system

2018-07-01 08:53

President Donald Trump wants the US to get out of the World Trade Organisation, according to a new report. Such a move would cause chaos in the global economy and upend the decades-old international trading order.

China and the EU are teaming up to fight back against Trump's trade war

2018-06-26 18:14

President Donald Trump has imposed trade tariffs against the European Union and China in recent weeks. Brussels and Beijing are now teaming up to rewrite World Trade Organization rules on global trade to protect themselves against unilateral tariff h

Trump ignites trade war with China, officially announces tariffs on R670 billion worth of Chinese goods

2018-06-16 17:30

President Donald Trump officially announced tariffs on more than R670 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday and threatened to implement more if the Chinese government retaliates with tariffs of their own.

IT'S A TRADE WAR: Europe, Mexico, and Canada retaliate against Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs

2018-06-01 07:55

The European Union, Canada, and Mexico are already preparing trade measures to strike back at the US after President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariff decision. The EU and Mexico are already pushing tariffs on US goods.

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