Trade War

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'No longer acceptable': Trump on India's tariffs on American products

09 Jul 2019

'No longer acceptable': Trump on India's tariffs on American products

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday hit out at India over the tariffs it imposes on American products.

US: President Trump declares national emergency citing 'foreign telecom threats'

16 May 2019

US: President Trump declares national emergency citing 'foreign telecom threats'

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to declare a national emergency to "protect" the country's information and communications technology infrastructure and services from "foreign adversaries" who are "actively exploring vulnerabilities".

Xi vows to abolish subsidies to firms that impede fair-competition

26 Apr 2019

Xi vows to abolish subsidies to firms that impede fair-competition

Chinese President Xi Jinping today vowed to abolish subsidies to firms that impede fair competition, addressing a major bone of contention in US trade talks.

Criticized over its trade-practices, China lowers tariffs on consumer goods

08 Apr 2019

Criticized over its trade-practices, China lowers tariffs on consumer goods

China today announced it will lower tariffs on some consumer goods ranging from computers to furniture and bicycles as Beijing faces worldwide scrutiny over its trade practices.

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

05 Apr 2019

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that the United States and China could wrap up trade talks within four weeks after making quick progress on the potentially "epic" deal.

Trump wants to terminate trade benefits for India

05 Mar 2019

Trump wants to terminate trade benefits for India

On Monday, in a letter to Congress, President of United States Donald Trump wrote he intended to end trade benefits for India.

March 1 deadline extended, US to delay China tariff-increase: Trump

25 Feb 2019

March 1 deadline extended, US to delay China tariff-increase: Trump

US President Donald Trump yesterday announced the extension of the March 1 deadline for increasing tariff on import of Chinese products, saying there had been "significant progress" made in negotiations with a visiting trade delegation from the far-east nation.

Talks to end trade war to resume in Washington: WH

19 Feb 2019

Talks to end trade war to resume in Washington: WH

The talks between US and China to end the trade war will resume today in Washington, the White House has announced.

US-China trade negotiations could extend March 1 deadline: Trump

16 Feb 2019

US-China trade negotiations could extend March 1 deadline: Trump

Asserting that the trade negotiations with China were going "extremely well", US President Donald Trump yesterday said he would soon be meeting his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and indicated the possibility of extending the trade deal deadline with Beijing beyond March 1.

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

11 Feb 2019

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

US negotiators were in Beijing today for another round of talks on a trade deal with the clock ticking towards a March 1 deadline set by US President Donald Trump.

No meeting with Xi expected before trade deadline: Trump

08 Feb 2019

No meeting with Xi expected before trade deadline: Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday he didn't expect to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline in trade-war negotiations between the two economic superpowers.

US: Trump seeks to expand his power to impose tariffs

06 Feb 2019

US: Trump seeks to expand his power to impose tariffs

US President Donald Trump today vowed to right "calamitous" trade policies and sought to expand his power to impose tariffs, which he said would empower him to respond faster during trade wars.

China vows increased US imports, IP protection at trade talks

01 Feb 2019

China vows increased US imports, IP protection at trade talks

China agreed to increase imports of US goods and boost cooperation on protecting intellectual property (IP) during trade talks in Washington.

US lawmakers reintroduce legislation enforcing fair trade with China

23 Jan 2019

US lawmakers reintroduce legislation enforcing fair trade with China

Two US lawmakers today reintroduced a legislation in the House of Representatives to safeguard American assets from Chinese influence and possession, as well as protect American businesses from China's tools of economic aggression.

China's trade-surplus with US widened last year. Is US angry?

14 Jan 2019

China's trade-surplus with US widened last year. Is US angry?

China's trade surplus with US widened last year, data showed today, while the country's imports and exports fell in December as the long-running trade war begins to bite in the world's number two economy.

Trump wants Apple to make iPhones in the US

06 Jan 2019

Trump wants Apple to make iPhones in the US

Months after it became the first American company to be valued at $1 trillion, Apple's stock value has seen a considerable drop of late.

China wants to make big, very comprehensive trade deal: Trump

15 Dec 2018

China wants to make big, very comprehensive trade deal: Trump

A major US-China trade deal may happen soon, US President Donald Trump said yesterday, asserting that Beijing wants to make it "big and very comprehensive".

White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China

14 Dec 2018

White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China

United States President Donald Trump's trade negotiators will hold "tough" talks with China, a senior White House advisor said yesterday while cautioning against watching day-to-day reports on the negotiations.

China and US begin talks to sort out trade differences

12 Dec 2018

China and US begin talks to sort out trade differences

Top officials from the US and China have begun talks to sort out their trade differences, in particular, to identify steps that address the concerns of US President Donald Trump on intellectual property and reduce the balance of trade, a media report said.

China to reduce and remove tariffs on US cars: Trump

03 Dec 2018

China to reduce and remove tariffs on US cars: Trump

China has agreed to scale back tariffs on imported US cars, President Donald Trump said yesterday, one day after agreeing with China's President Xi Jinping to a ceasefire in the trade war between the world's top two economies.

Jaitley calls for dismantling trade barriers for faster economic growth

03 Dec 2018

Jaitley calls for dismantling trade barriers for faster economic growth

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today called for open borders, saying trading across national boundaries is an "economic imperative of our times" and that barriers to free trade should be dismantled.

China hopes for trade war solution at G20 Xi-Trump talks

23 Nov 2018

China hopes for trade war solution at G20 Xi-Trump talks

China today said it hopes US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping can find a solution to the trade war when they meet at the G20 summit next week.

China wants to make a deal very badly, claims Trump

22 Nov 2018

China wants to make a deal very badly, claims Trump

China "very badly" wants to have a trade deal with the United States, President Donald Trump has said ahead of a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Argentina on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.

China announces it is ready for trade talks with US

10 Nov 2018

China announces it is ready for trade talks with US

A top Chinese diplomat yesterday, while addressing a press conference in Washington, said China has kept its door open for trade talks with the US, as the two top global economies are locked in a trade war.

China's richest woman loses 66% of her fortune, courtesy trade-war

22 Oct 2018

China's richest woman loses 66% of her fortune, courtesy trade-war

Zhou Qunfei, founder and CEO of consumer electronics suppliers Lens Technology, had become China's richest woman by supplying touchscreens for Apple and Tesla devices.

US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

18 Oct 2018

US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

In the wake of escalating tensions between the US and China, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, today in Singapore.

US Senator urges Trump to name China as 'currency manipulator'

17 Oct 2018

US Senator urges Trump to name China as 'currency manipulator'

Expressing concerns over China's currency actions, a top American Senator has urged US President Donald Trump to name Beijing as a "currency manipulator".

Trump says he wants to negotiate 'fair deal' with China

16 Oct 2018

Trump says he wants to negotiate 'fair deal' with China

US President Donald Trump said he's willing to negotiate a fair deal with China and wants the latter to open its market like the US.

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

08 Oct 2018

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

China and the US are set to hold high-level talks in Beijing, China to reduce the spiraling trade and military tensions between the world's two largest economies.

Chinese destroyer comes extremely close to US warship in SCS

02 Oct 2018

Chinese destroyer comes extremely close to US warship in SCS

A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer, forcing it to change course, in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea.

Trump threatens new tariffs on China, says no trade deal

02 Oct 2018

Trump threatens new tariffs on China, says no trade deal

US President Donald Trump yesterday threatened to impose new tariffs on an additional $267bn worth of imports from China, asserting there will be no deal with Beijing unless it changes its unfair trade practices.

Won't be pushed around by US on trade, says China

29 Sep 2018

Won't be pushed around by US on trade, says China

China warned yesterday that its critical relationship with the US could break "like a glass," and used the UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders as the stage to warn Trump administration it wouldn't be pushed around on trade.

Can't hold US trade-talks with knife to the throat: China

26 Sep 2018

Can't hold US trade-talks with knife to the throat: China

China said it's impossible to hold trade talks with the US while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' over sanctions

21 Sep 2018

Russia warns US it is 'playing with fire' over sanctions

Moscow said today Washington's latest raft of anti-Russian sanctions that also target China undermined global stability, warning the US against "playing with fire."

Rupee breaches 72-mark again, down by 81 paise against USD

17 Sep 2018

Rupee breaches 72-mark again, down by 81 paise against USD

The rupee depreciated 81p to 72.65 against the USD in early trade today at the forex market, despite the government's steps to stem a steep fall in the currency.

Trump ready to impose new tariffs on $200bn-worth Chinese goods

16 Sep 2018

Trump ready to impose new tariffs on $200bn-worth Chinese goods

President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

Rupee sinks to new low of 72.18 against USD

10 Sep 2018

Rupee sinks to new low of 72.18 against USD

The rupee today slumped to a fresh record low of 72.18 by falling 45 paise against the US dollar on strong demand for the US currency from importers.

Rupee sinks to lifetime low of 71.10 against USD

03 Sep 2018

Rupee sinks to lifetime low of 71.10 against USD

The Indian Rupee nosedived to a new lifetime low of 71.10, shedding 10 paise against the USD in late afternoon trade today, tracking weakening trend in emerging market currencies.

China to send negotiator to US for trade-talks this month

16 Aug 2018

China to send negotiator to US for trade-talks this month

China will send a top negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, Chinese Commerce Ministry said today, the first public meeting on the subject in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies.

China is waging 'quiet kind of cold-war' against US: CIA

22 Jul 2018

China is waging 'quiet kind of cold-war' against US: CIA

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, Michael Collins, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA's East Asia mission center, said at Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Friday.