Trade War

China’s economic growth at three-decade low
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China’s economic growth at three-decade low

Beijing is expected to introduce new stimulus measures
17 Jan 2020
Will US-China trade truce hold?
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Will US-China trade truce hold?

Experts and markets deliver mixed reaction to outline ending 18-month superpower stand-off
16 Dec 2019
WTO to suffer heavy blow as US hinders appeals court
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WTO to suffer heavy blow as US hinders appeals court

Final forum for global trade disputes to shut after US blocks appointment of new judges
9 Dec 2019
China and US on ‘edge of precipice’ over Hong Kong
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China and US on ‘edge of precipice’ over Hong Kong

Pro-democracy bill yet to be signed by Donald Trump, but is already provoking Beijing and imperilling sensitive trade negotiations
22 Nov 2019
What is China doing to boost its slumping economy?
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What is China doing to boost its slumping economy?

As growth slides to 30-year low central bank embarks on series of corrective steps
21 Nov 2019
US stock market hits record high on trade war optimism
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US stock market hits record high on trade war optimism

S&P touches new heights as Trump says phase one will be signed earlier than thought
29 Oct 2019
Nations ‘must unite now to counter global slowdown’
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva delivers her curtain raiser speech previewing the key issues to be addressed in the Annual Meetings in Washington, DC,
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Nations ‘must unite now to counter global slowdown’

New IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva delivers a sharp warning about protectionist trade practices
10 Oct 2019

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WTO reports sharp downturn in global trade forecasts
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WTO reports sharp downturn in global trade forecasts

Slowdown blamed primarily on US-China trade war, as well as Brexit and changes in monetary policy
2 Oct 2019
How Trump’s trade war with China is hurting Apple
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How Trump’s trade war with China is hurting Apple

Tech giant says new US import tariffs on gadgets including Apple Watch and AirPods will give rival Samsung an unfair advantage
2 Sep 2019
Mongolia: the next global power player?
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Mongolia: the next global power player?

US Defence Secretary given horse during visit to Ulaanbaatar - but Washington appears to be seeking bigger rewards
9 Aug 2019
China’s currency crisis explained
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China’s currency crisis explained

US accuses Beijing of deliberately weakening the yuan to gain unfair trading advantages
6 Aug 2019
Former Trump trade chief says tariff war backfiring
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Former Trump trade chief says tariff war backfiring

Gary Cohen warns tariffs have impacted US manufacturing and been a ‘convenient excuse’ for China to slow overheating economy
2 Aug 2019
Trump gloats as China's GDP growth slows to 27-year low
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Trump gloats as China's GDP growth slows to 27-year low

US president says new data shows tariffs are having ‘major effect’
16 Jul 2019
Financial markets braced for fresh Iran sanctions
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Financial markets braced for fresh Iran sanctions

A renewed period of turbulence could end with a breakthrough in US-China trade war
24 Jun 2019
US curbs on Huawei starting to bite
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US curbs on Huawei starting to bite

Chinese telecoms giant says international sales of handsets dropped by 40% last month as backlash against firm intensifies
18 Jun 2019
Economists fear a 2020 US recession surge
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Economists fear a 2020 US recession surge

America's business leaders worry Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies will send US economy into a tailspin
4 Jun 2019
Why US might blacklist Hikvision
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Why US might blacklist Hikvision

World’s largest surveillance company, worth $39bn, has come under scrutiny for its role in the suppression of the Uighur people
23 May 2019
Why the US has back-peddled on steel and aluminium tariffs
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Why the US has back-peddled on steel and aluminium tariffs

Trump eases levies on Canada and Mexico, boosting hopes for a new North American free trade agreement
20 May 2019
Market volatility as US-China trade war takes new twist
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Market volatility as US-China trade war takes new twist

Fiery rhetoric from China mitigated by optimistic remarks from Donald Trump on Twitter
15 May 2019
China will retaliate over Trump tariff hike, predicts Ludlow
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China will retaliate over Trump tariff hike, predicts Ludlow

Washington expects swift response after US president raises spectre of full-blown trade war
13 May 2019
China-US trade talks go down to the wire
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China-US trade talks go down to the wire

World’s biggest economies go to the brink over last-minute concessions to delay tariff hike
10 May 2019
Trump tweets put China trade talks in doubt
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Trump tweets put China trade talks in doubt

Global markets plunge after US president ramps up rhetoric ahead of Wednesday’s meeting
7 May 2019
US and China on brink of trade deal
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US and China on brink of trade deal

Agreement to roll back $200bn tariffs could be agreed this month
5 Mar 2019
German state to take stakes in marquee domestic companies
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German state to take stakes in marquee domestic companies

Shift in industrial strategy to prevent foreign takeovers ‘needed to safeguard the country’s prosperity’ says minister
6 Feb 2019
US and China hold first round of trade war talks
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US and China hold first round of trade war talks

Officials meet in Beijing with optimism high a breakthrough can be made ahead of March deadline
8 Jan 2019
Is the US economy on the brink of recession?
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Is the US economy on the brink of recession?

Market volatility, inverted yield curves and weak jobs figures suggest a slowdown in 2019
11 Dec 2018
US and China agree trade war truce
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US and China agree trade war truce

Donald Trump hails ‘one of the biggest deals ever’ after meeting with Xi Jinping
3 Dec 2018
Will extra $109bn boost China’s flagging economy?
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Will extra $109bn boost China’s flagging economy?

Central bank slashes reserve requirements, freeing up cash for infrastructure and businesses
8 Oct 2018
China rules out currency devaluation to boost global trade
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China rules out currency devaluation to boost global trade

Chinese premier says Beijing will not actively weaken the yuan to encourage exports despite looming trade-war
20 Sep 2018
Donald Trump levies biggest tariffs on China yet
Donald Trump has announced £150bn worth of new tariffs on Chinese goods
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Donald Trump levies biggest tariffs on China yet

US targeting £150 billion worth of Chinese goods in escalation of the trade war
18 Sep 2018
US and China agree to hold fresh trade talks
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US and China agree to hold fresh trade talks

Negotiations come as Washington prepares to impose new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods
14 Sep 2018
China is ‘training nuclear bombers’, US claims
Chinese long-range bombers are training to attack the US, the Pentagon says.
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China is ‘training nuclear bombers’, US claims

Pentagon says Chinese military ‘likely training for strikes’ amid trade negotiations
17 Aug 2018
How will China respond to Donald Trump’s new tariffs?
US announces further tariffs on Chinese imports as trade war intensifies
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How will China respond to Donald Trump’s new tariffs?

$16 billion in Chinese imports to be hit with 25% tariff in two weeks
8 Aug 2018
Turkish lire falls to record low
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Turkish lire falls to record low

Tensions with the West and concern over central control of monetary policy could prove boon to holidaymakers
7 Aug 2018