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France has passed a controversial tax on “digital services” that will hit American tech giants, as the United States says it will investigate the plan.

France passes controversial tax on tech companies

France has passed a controversial tax on “digital services” that will hit American tech giants, as the United States says it will investigate the plan.
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Donald Trump orders probe into France’s tax plans for technology companies

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into France’s planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariffs or other trade restrictions.
Unloaded containers from Asia are seen at the main port terminal in Long Beach, California on May 10, 2019. – Two days of talks to resolve a worrisome US-China trade battle ended Friday, May 10, 2019 with no deal, but no breakdown either, offering a glimmer of hope that Washington and Beijing could find a way to avert damage to the global economy. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

US-China talks to resume amid tariff fight

Top US and Chinese officials will resume trade talks in accordance with the wishes of their leaders, the Chinese commerce ministry says.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Donald Trump doubles down on Mexico tariff threat, markets rattled

President Donald Trump escalated his abrupt tariff threats against Mexico on Friday, triggering alarm about the likely economic fallout, spooking global markets and raising the prospect of US trade wars on multiple fronts.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2017, US President Donald Trump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose at the Forbidden City in Beijing. - Trump on November 1, 2018, said he'd just had "very good" talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the growing trade conflict between the two economic giants. "Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade," Trump tweeted. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

Donald Trump threatens China of worse trade deal in 2020

President Donald Trump has warned China that it should strike a trade deal with the United States now, otherwise an agreement would be far worse for them if it has to be negotiated in his second term.
Unloaded containers from Asia are seen at the main port terminal in Long Beach, California on May 10, 2019. – Two days of talks to resolve a worrisome US-China trade battle ended Friday, May 10, 2019 with no deal, but no breakdown either, offering a glimmer of hope that Washington and Beijing could find a way to avert damage to the global economy. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

Donald Trump orders tariff hike on remaining Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump cranked up the heat in a trade battle with China on Friday, ordering a tariff hike on almost all remaining imports from the world’s second-biggest economy, but Beijing said talks would continue to resolve the row.
China's lead negotiator has said Beijing will not compromise on its principles as two days of trade talks between the United States and China have broken up with no agreement.

China vows not to compromise on principles as US trade talks end

China's lead negotiator has said Beijing will not compromise on its principles as two days of trade talks between the United States and China have broken up with no agreement.
President Donald Trump pulled the trigger Friday on a steep increase in tariffs on Chinese products and Beijing immediately vowed to hit back, turning up the heat before a second day of trade negotiations.

Donald Trump pulls the trigger of steep tariffs on China goods

President Donald Trump pulled the trigger Friday on a steep increase in tariffs on Chinese products and Beijing immediately vowed to hit back, turning up the heat before a second day of trade negotiations.

Xi Jinping says will abolish anti-competitive subsidies to Chinese firms

President Xi Jinping vowed Friday to abolish unreasonable subsidies to Chinese firms that impede fair competition — addressing a key US demand ahead of trade war talks next week. The world’s top two economies are...
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Dollar steady near two-year high

The dollar held steady close to a two-year high against its peers on Friday, supported by data showing strong U.S. capital goods orders, while a first-quarter GDP report to be released later in the global day could further reinforce bullishness, reports by Reuters and NAN revealed.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US trade deficits hit embarrassing high despite Donald Trump’s trade wars

President Donald Trump’s global trade offensive has posted a resounding failure with government data showing America’s trade deficit in 2018 hitting the highest level in a decade.
China and the US have already slapped tariffs on more than $360bn in two-way trade [Andy Wong-AP]

China’s Xi Jinping to meet US officials as tariff deadline looms

Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to meet top American officials in Beijing this week, a report said on Wednesday, as the world's two biggest economies rush to patch up their trade differences amid threats of an expanded trade war.
US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown.

Donald Trump cancels US delegation’s Davos trip to World Economic Forum

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his delegation's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week due to the partial US government shutdown.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a working dinner after the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

US, Chinese officials extend Beijing trade talks

US and Chinese negotiators meeting this week in Beijing have agreed to extend trade talks until Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the office of the US Trade Representative.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. - M. Scott Mahaskey-POLITICO

US says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says trade negotiations with China need to reach successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, clarifying there is “hard deadline” after a week of confusion among administration advisers
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at their dinner in Buenos Aires. Kevin Lamarque-Reuters

Donald Trump says China to cut tariffs on US cars after trade war truce

China has agreed to "reduce and remove" tariffs below the 40 percent level currently in place on US-made vehicles, US President Donald Trump has said, after the two countries agreed a trade war ceasefire.
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at their dinner in Buenos Aires. Kevin Lamarque-Reuters

Donald Trump: China has agreed to cut tariffs on US-made autos

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that China had agreed to “reduce and remove” tariffs on U.S. cars below the 40 percent level that Beijing is currently charging on American-made vehicles.
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at their dinner in Buenos Aires. Kevin Lamarque-Reuters

US, China agree to trade war ceasefire, more talks

US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to suspend any new tariffs in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, even if huge existing duties will remain in place.

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