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Asia hopes for best in trade talks, Brexit vote

10 October, 2019 8:55 am 8:55 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets made guarded gains on Tuesday amid cheery chatter about the chance of a Sino-US trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit for the UK. A holiday in Tokyo kept turnover light and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside … Read More


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US expands blacklist to include China’s top AI startups ahead of trad...

10 October, 2019 12:33 pm 12:33 pm

WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The US government widened its trade blacklist to include some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week. The decision, which drew a sharp rebuke from Beijing, targets 20 Chinese public security bureaus … Read More


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US, Chinese trade deputies resume talks in Washington amid deep differences

09 September, 2019 3:34 am 3:34 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US and Chinese deputy trade negotiators resumed face-to-face talks for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday, as the world’s two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of their protracted trade war. The negotiations, which will extend into Friday, are aimed at laying … Read More


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China scraps tariffs on 16 US imports ahead of trade talks

09 September, 2019 2:40 am 2:40 am

BEIJING – China has released a list of 16 US imports that will be exempted from tariffs in the ongoing trade war between the world’s two largest economies. They include anti-cancer drugs and animal feed. But with more than 5,000 products on it, the list of goods that are still subject to extra taxes is … Read More


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Asia stocks welcome trade talks, euro on defensive

07 July, 2019 9:32 am 9:32 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares on Wednesday gave a guarded welcome to hints of progress in the Sino-US trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank’s coming policy meeting. Sentiment had been helped by a Bloomberg report that US Trade … Read More


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Trump says sees possibility of US-Japan trade deal by May

04 April, 2019 9:38 am 9:38 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said it is possible that the United States and Japan could reach a new bilateral trade deal by the time he visits Tokyo in May, but he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cited areas where they differ on trade. Trump and Abe held one-on-one talks in the Oval … Read More


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

02 February, 2019 8:03 am 8:03 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said 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. US and Chinese negotiators had made progress and … Read More


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US President Trump receives update on China trade talks

02 February, 2019 8:06 am 8:06 am

PALM BEACH (Reuters) – President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline for reaching a deal. Trump, at his Mar-a-Lago club, was briefed in person by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White … Read More


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US-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension

02 February, 2019 8:22 am 8:22 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China will resume trade talks next week in Washington with time running short to ease their bruising trade war, but US President Donald Trump repeated that he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal and keep tariffs on Chinese goods from rising. Both the United States … Read More


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US-China trade talks resume next week, focus on intellectual property

02 February, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US negotiators are preparing to press China next week on longstanding demands that it reform how it treats American companies’ intellectual property in order to seal a trade deal that could prevent tariffs from rising on Chinese imports. A new round of trade talks begins in Beijing on Monday, after the most … Read More


China says willing to meet US over trade issues on equal footing

11 November, 2018 8:49 am 8:49 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China is willing to resolve trade issues with the United States through mutually respectful talks and on an equal footing, said one of the country’s vice commerce ministers Wang Bingnan on Saturday. Beijing will jointly promote the healthy and stable development of China-US relations, Wang told reporters at a news conference.


US-Canada trade talks grind on, but ‘final’ issues unresolved

09 September, 2018 9:45 am 9:45 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US and Canadian negotiators pushed ahead in grinding talks to rescue the North American Free Trade Agreement on Thursday, but a few stubborn issues stood in the way of a deal, including dairy quotas, protection for Canadian media companies, and how to resolve future trade disputes. A US source familiar with the … Read More


Asian shares gain on US-China trade talks

08 August, 2018 10:17 am 10:17 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares won a modest reprieve on Friday after China and the United States agreed to hold their first trade talks since June next week and as the Turkish lira extended gains from its record low earlier this week. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.4 percent, … Read More