Oct 7, 2019

White House confirms China trade talks will take place in D.C. this week

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The White House confirmed Monday that the next round of high-level trade talks with China will take place in Washington, D.C., beginning Oct. 10.

Why it matters, via Axios' Dion Rabouin: The U.S. economy continues to grow, but is increasingly struggling to do so — and multiple sectors are beginning to view the talks, which will involve China's top trade envoy Vice Premier Liu He, as a primary indicator for the country's economic outlook moving forward.

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It may be time to get bullish about the U.S-China trade war

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All is calm on the trade war front, and investors are starting to believe that things may just get better.

What's happening: Goldman Sachs research analysts said in a note Sunday evening that they now believe "tariffs on imports from China have likely peaked" and are shifting their view, thanks to "recent developments and apparent progress in US-China negotiations."

Go deeperArrowNov 4, 2019

Trump says U.S. and China reach partial trade agreement

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President Trump said the U.S. and China reached a partial trade deal on Friday that included an agreement from the U.S. to suspend a planned 30% tariff spike on Oct. 15, while China will buy $40-50 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods.

Why it matters: The ceasefire comes as the U.S. economy is showing signs of weakness as a result of the trade war — threatening the economic gains Trump has counted on to carry him to re-election in 2020.

Go deeperArrowOct 11, 2019

Trump's promises on "phase 1" deal with China fall flat

President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, Nov. 2017. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images

It's been a week since President Trump touted his "phase 1" partial trade agreement with China as the greatest-ever deal for U.S. farmers — but China isn't endorsing his promises.

Where it stands: China has not confirmed Trump's claim that it will buy $40 billion–$50 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods, and it says a final deal would require the U.S. to cancel all existing and future tariffs, CNBC reports. No final decision has been reached to determine if the U.S. will push tariff increases scheduled for Dec. 15.

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