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China hits US with higher tariffs on soybeans, cars, oil

Aug 23 2019 15:59

China announced plans to impose additional tariffs on $75 billion of American goods including soybeans, automobiles and oil, with the retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned levies on Chinese imports sending US stock futures tumbling.

World

WATCH | Macron: time's too short for a new Brexit deal

Aug 23 2019 11:52

Boris Johnson met French President Emmanuel Macron to try to push for a new Brexit deal, but the answer was a resounding "non".

World

Trump snubs Danish queen as state visit canceled over Greenland purchase

Aug 21 2019 10:57

President Donald Trump canceled a state visit to Denmark after his offer to buy Greenland was met first with bemusement, then flat refusal. Anger followed, and even Queen Margrethe II was drawn into the fray.

Economy

WATCH: British PM sets the stage for a Brexit showdown

Aug 21 2019 15:20

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demanded the Irish backstop - an insurance policy for the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland - be removed from any Brexit deal in a four-page letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk.

Economy

WATCH: Sterling jumps on bid to thwart no-deal Brexit

Aug 18 2019 17:49

The pound was set for its biggest weekly gain in nearly 2 months as a plan by opposition lawmakers to thwart a no-deal Brexit gained traction. Plans for a post-Brexit deal with the US, though, are moving along 'rapidly', according Donald Trump.

World

Trump’s oil sanctions leave Russian exporters $1bn richer

Aug 16 2019 14:07

US President Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have inadvertently increased demand for a Russian brand of crude oil, boosting revenues for the nation’s exporters.

Economy

China preps tariff response as Trump sees a Xi call 'very soon'

Aug 18 2019 17:49

China has called looming US tariffs a violation of accords reached by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, vowing retaliation as Beijing also pushed back on Trump’s effort to link the trade war with the turmoil in Hong Kong.

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Nobody likes these curves as global economy’s out of shape

Aug 16 2019 09:22

There are weeks when the markets lead the fretting, and others when the numbers dictate. And then there are weeks - like this one - when markets, data and politics all point to a darker global outlook.

World

Trump's interest in buying Greenland met with dismay in Denmark

Aug 16 2019 09:00

Roughly two weeks before US President Donald Trump heads to the Danish capital for his first state visit there, the former property developer has reportedly expressed interest in buying Greenland, which forms a key part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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