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President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

China defies Donald Trump tariffs, trade surplus soars

China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the fire of a worsening trade war.

Oil races toward $100 as stocks inch off three-week lows

Fresh sparring between Washington and Beijing over trade kept world stocks close to three-week lows on Wednesday, while a slight dollar pullback gave little respite to emerging markets, Indian rupee plumbed new record lows.
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Donald Trump may raise tariffs further on Chinese goods – reports

US President Donald Trump is now considering a 25 per cent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports, rather than the 10 per cent previously touted, reports said Tuesday.

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