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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 dangles prospect of walking away from a new trade deal with China if it's not to his liking
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.
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.
"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.
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 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.
Last year Donald Trump said Harley Davidson was a "true American icon", but now they're at of a Twitter tirade from the president.
President Donald Trump threatened to hit cars from the European Union with a 20% tariff on Friday.
President Donald Trump told reporters that he suggested the elimination of all tariffs, trade barriers, and subsidies during a meeting with G7 leaders.
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.
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.
The tariffs will mostly apply to industrial equipment, like tractors and chemicals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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