U.S., China sprint to seal deal ahead of Trump’s deadline

U.S., China sprint to seal deal ahead of Trump’s deadline
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese negotiators met for over seven hours on Saturday to resolve their trade dispute and avoid an escalation of the tit-for-tat tariffs that have already disrupted global commerce, slowed the world economy and roiled financial markets. U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House... Read More

Trump says he’s inclined to extend China trade deadline and meet Xi soon

Trump says he’s inclined to extend China trade deadline and meet Xi soon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday there was “a very good chance” the United States would strike a deal with China to end their trade war and that he was inclined to extend his March 1 tariff deadline and meet soon with Chinese President Xi Jinping. U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He... Read More

U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely

U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met on Friday to wrap up a week of talks that have seen the two sides struggle over the details of structural reform commitments by China, increasing the likelihood of extending the March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (4thL), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin... Read More

U.S., China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks

U.S., China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators haggled on Thursday over the details of a set of agreements aimed at ending their trade war, just one week before a Washington-imposed deadline for a deal expires and triggers higher U.S. tariffs. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (2ndL), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Top-L) pose for... Read More

U.S., China resume trade talks to thrash out structural agreements

U.S., China resume trade talks to thrash out structural agreements
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators resumed high-level talks on Thursday to hash out a deal that could end their trade war, just over a week before a U.S.-imposed deadline to reach agreement expires and triggers a new round of tariffs. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (2ndL), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross... Read More

U.S. Agriculture Secretary says hopes US will ratify new North American trade deal by summer

U.S. Agriculture Secretary says hopes US will ratify new North American trade deal by summer
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks during an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with workers on “Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom” in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday that he hopes the United States will... Read More

Global shares retain gains, Aussie felled by rates and coal woes

Global shares retain gains, Aussie felled by rates and coal woes
LONDON (Reuters) – Signs the United States and China were tackling some of the stickiest issues in their trade war kept world shares near a four-month high on Thursday, though it could not prevent a favorite Chinese proxy, the Aussie dollar, hitting the skids. Visitors look at a stock quotation board at Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo Japan, October 11,... Read More