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US-China trade war: WTO says American tariffs on Beijing in 2018 broke global trade rules
World

US-China trade war: WTO says American tariffs on Beijing in 2018 broke global trade rules

The Donald Trump administration has continued to play an active role in the World Trade Organisation, but many of Trump’s biggest trade offensives over the past three years have bypassed the organisation’s rules

No trade deal in offing between India and US during Donald Trump's visit, but a commitment to FTA likely
Business

No trade deal in offing between India and US during Donald Trump's visit, but a commitment to FTA likely

India and the US have been negotiating a trade pact for over a year now and sources say that United Stated Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and commerce minister Piyush Goyal have developed a good understanding.

Ahead of India visit, Donald Trump claims he is 'saving the big deal' with India for later, says he likes Modi even though 'they don't treat US well'
India

Ahead of India visit, Donald Trump claims he is 'saving the big deal' with India for later, says he likes Modi even though 'they don't treat US well'

Donald Trump has said he is 'saving the big deal' with India for later and he 'does not know' if it will be done before the presidential election in November, clearly indicating that a major bilateral trade deal during his visit to Delhi

Motera gets ready for 'kem chho' Trump but real challenge for Narendra Modi lies in eking out a 'limited-scope' trade deal with US
World

Motera gets ready for 'kem chho' Trump but real challenge for Narendra Modi lies in eking out a 'limited-scope' trade deal with US

When Donald Trump lands in India, he will be seeking another deliverable — by signing a trade deal with India on his own terms that has so far proved elusive.

Chinese president Xi Jinping says Beijing wants trade deal with US, but is not afraid to 'fight back'
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Chinese president Xi Jinping says Beijing wants trade deal with US, but is not afraid to 'fight back'

Reinforcing the upbeat tone adopted by China in recent days, Xi Jinping told a visiting US business delegation that China holds a 'positive attitude' toward the trade talks.

Donald Trump says he has not agreed to rollbacks of tariffs on Chinese goods in 'phase one' deal amid 16-month trade war
World

Donald Trump says he has not agreed to rollbacks of tariffs on Chinese goods in 'phase one' deal amid 16-month trade war

President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to rollbacks of US tariffs sought by China, sparking fresh doubts about when the world’s two largest economies may end a 16-month trade war that has slowed global growth

China, US agree on plan to remove tariffs imposed on two-way goods in stages amid year-long trade war
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China, US agree on plan to remove tariffs imposed on two-way goods in stages amid year-long trade war

China and the United States have agreed a plan to remove tariffs imposed on two-way goods in stages, the commerce ministry said Thursday, as negotiators try to hammer out a trade deal.

Donald Trump invites Xi Jinping to US to sign phase one of trade agreement, says top White House official
World

Donald Trump invites Xi Jinping to US to sign phase one of trade agreement, says top White House official

Trade talks between the world's two largest economies began last November but have not yielded desired results even after more than a dozen rounds of negotiations in both Beijing and Washington.

US-China trade deal talks progress after almost 16-months-long standoff; officials claim agreement could be signed this month
World

US-China trade deal talks progress after almost 16-months-long standoff; officials claim agreement could be signed this month

The United States and China on Friday said they made progress in talks aimed at defusing a nearly 16-month-long trade war that has harmed the global economy, and US officials said a deal could be signed this month

Donald Trump outlines first phase of deal to end trade war with China, suspends October tariff hike
World

Donald Trump outlines first phase of deal to end trade war with China, suspends October tariff hike

Donald Trump on Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end a trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, but officials on both sides said much more work needed to be done.

Donald Trump says he expects Japan's military to reinforce United States in 'Asia and beyond'
World

Donald Trump says he expects Japan's military to reinforce United States in 'Asia and beyond'

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who accompanied Trump on the visit to the Kaga, has boosted defense spending since taking office in December 2012.

Donald Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet Japan's new Emperor Naruhito: Shinzo Abe hopes 'honour' will charm US president ahead of thorny trade talks
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Donald Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet Japan's new Emperor Naruhito: Shinzo Abe hopes 'honour' will charm US president ahead of thorny trade talks

Donald Trump became the first foreign leader to meet with Japan's newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito — an honour Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes will help charm the US president when it comes to thorny trade talks

Rupee skids 18 paise to 69.89 against dollar in early trade amid heavy sell-offs in equities, foreign fund outflows
Business

Rupee skids 18 paise to 69.89 against dollar in early trade amid heavy sell-offs in equities, foreign fund outflows

The rupee opened weak at 69.70 at the interbank forex market and then fell further to 69.89, down 18 paise over its last close.

After concluding USMCA, Donald Trump administration moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, EU and UK
World

After concluding USMCA, Donald Trump administration moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, EU and UK

The Trump administration has informed the Congress of its intent to negotiate separate trade agreements with Japan, the UK and the EU, days after America signed a new business deal with neighbouring Mexico and Canada, replacing the 24-year-old NAFTA.

How the new NAFTA 2.0 between US, Mexico, Canada will shake up business in 3 country bloc: All you need to know
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How the new NAFTA 2.0 between US, Mexico, Canada will shake up business in 3 country bloc: All you need to know

The North American trade agreement hammered out late Sunday between the United States and Canada, following an earlier U.S.-Mexico deal, shakes up — but likely won't revolutionize — the way businesses operate within the three-country trade bloc.

Canada, US to stay in trade pact with Mexico, Trump touts 'great deal' in place of 24-year-old NAFTA
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Canada, US to stay in trade pact with Mexico, Trump touts 'great deal' in place of 24-year-old NAFTA

Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline.

Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats; some locals are 'afraid', some defiant: 'We won't be insulted like that, by a man with no brain'
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Canada stunned and worried about Trump trade threats; some locals are 'afraid', some defiant: 'We won't be insulted like that, by a man with no brain'

It started with US President Donald Trump's attacks on Canadian dairy farmers. Then Washington slapped tariffs on Canadian steel, citing national security. There was that disastrous G-7 summit in Quebec. Now it's a new North American free trade agreement that excludes America's northern neighbor. Canadians are stunned by the repeated broadsides from what has long been their closest ally and some have even begun boycotts.

Donald Trump set to replace 'job killing disaster' NAFTA with new US - Mexico deal; threatens to slap Canada auto imports with new tariffs
World

Donald Trump set to replace 'job killing disaster' NAFTA with new US - Mexico deal; threatens to slap Canada auto imports with new tariffs

The Donald Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace it with a deal that the administration wants to be more favorable to the United States.

US to impose 10% tariffs on Chinese exports worth $200 billion from September as part of latest step in 'largest trade war in economic history'
World

US to impose 10% tariffs on Chinese exports worth $200 billion from September as part of latest step in 'largest trade war in economic history'

The United States on Tuesday announced it was starting the process to slap 10 percent tariffs on another USD 200 billion in Chinese export goods as soon as September, escalating the trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on Chinese imports worth $50 billion; Beijing to retaliate
World

Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on Chinese imports worth $50 billion; Beijing to retaliate

President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect 6 July.