Asian Markets Bet on Success in Trade War

Asian Markets Bet on Success in Trade War

Asia stocks opened sharply lower on Thursday, joining a global sell-off on concerns over Turkey’s financial crisis but later pared losses on news that China and the US would hold trade talks. Equities across the region suffered steep losses at the opening bell, with Tokyo and Shanghai off by more than one percent, dragged down […]

China Gets a Trade Boost as Sanctions Lift USD

The recent fall of the yuan has been a boon to Chinese exporters facing a trade war with the United States, but it poses financial risks that could prompt Beijing to prop up its currency. While markets are spooked by the standoff between the world’s two biggest economies, a weaker currency makes exporters’ goods cheaper, […]

Global Growth Could be on the Brink of Stalling

Global Growth Could be on the Brink of Stalling Trade expansion will likely slow further in the third quarter of 2018, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) indicated on Thursday. The most recent WTOI reading of 100.3 is below the previous value of 101.8 and just above the baseline value […]

Trade War Continues to Lower Commodity Prices

Commodities declined in July due to increased potential for rising production in energy commodities and lower demand expectations for base metals. The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return performance was lower for the month, with 15 out of 22 Index constituents posting losses. Credit Suisse Asset Management observed the following: Industrial Metals declined 4.69%, with all […]

China Loves a Trade War

China Loves a Trade War

Trade tensions between the US and China have been intensifying over recent months with each country imposing levies on mutual imports with extra duties. In July, Washington imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. US President Donald Trump accused Beijing of “being vicious” on trade, stressing that Chinese measures were targeting US farmers […]

The Trade War Scorecard

The Trade War Scorecard

The Trade War Scorecard China’s trade surplus with the United States eased in July after President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Chinese goods in a showdown between the world’s two biggest economies, official data showed Wednesday. The Asian giant posted a $28.1 billion surplus last month after reporting a record $28.9 billion in June according […]

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News

The first round of President Donald Trump’s 25 percent punitive tariffs on China will hit $50 billion in goods starting August 23, the government announced Tuesday. Washington already imposed tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese products on July 6. But it held off on a final $16 billion as a result of concerns raised by […]

Asia Concerned About Trade War

Asia Concerned About Trade War

Asian countries have voiced concern about the potentially devastating impact of a US-China trade war, with ministers calling for the acceleration of talks for a gigantic Beijing-backed free-trade deal that excludes the United States. Fear that a simmering trade spat between the world’s top two economies could spiral into a full-blown trade war — with […]

China Fires Back in Trade War

China Fires Back in Trade War

China’s new countermeasures to impose additional tariffs on about 60 billion U.S. dollars worth of products from the United States are “rational and restrained,” a spokesperson with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council on Friday unveiled lists of 5,207 items of U.S. products to be subject […]

US China Trade War May Dent Markets Monday

US China Trade War May Dent Markets Monday

China’s foreign minister said Saturday that his country’s threat to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of American goods in an escalating trade spat was “fully justified”. Beijing threatened Friday to bring in the levies on products ranging from beef to condoms, after US President Donald Trump’s administration upped the ante in its plans for […]

US China Trade War Update

US China Trade War Update

The United States may jack up the tariff rate on the next $200 billion in Chinese imports it plans to target as it pressures Beijing to reform its trade practices, US officials said Wednesday. President Donald Trump asked the US Trade Representative to consider increasing the proposed tariffs to 25 percent from the planned 10 […]

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Wednesday that there was “no winner in a trade war,” calling on the United States to withdraw from the wrong path and not to go any further. The Trump administration announced it would provide up to 12 billion U.S. dollars in aid to U.S. farmers impacted by ongoing […]

Investors Cut Risk in Trade War

Investors Cut Risk in Trade War

Investors Cut Risk in Trade War Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) asset flows for June 2018. Investors cut risk in June 2018 as money moved out of equity and into bond funds. Overall, long-term U.S. open-end funds and ETFs […]

China Focused on Improving Economy

China Focused on Improving Economy

China will work to tackle the weak areas in its business environment to further improve overall competitiveness and sustain the sound momentum of steady economic performance, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. The Chinese government places high importance on improving the country’s business environment. Li has urged government […]

Trade War: Who is Cheating? Everyone

Trade War: Who is Cheating? Everyone

Trade War: Who is Cheating? Everyone China has accused the United States of hurting the global economy by waging trade wars. Beijing says the whole world will retaliate if Washington sticks with its aggressive trade policy. The US trade war is not just with China but with the rest of the world. By regarding the […]

China Building a Free Trade Network

China Building a Free Trade Network

China Building a Free Trade Network Amid a revival of unilateralism and protectionism across the globe, experts hail efforts to safeguard multilateralism and build an open world economy. China and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to jointly work to safeguard the rules-based international order, promote multilateralism and support free trade. The agreement was […]

Trade War Update

Trade War Update

Trade War Update China China said Friday that its attitude on respecting and protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) is serious and its actions are effective, calling the U.S. allegations of so-called IPR theft by China groundless. “In recent months, the United States has repeatedly accused China of stealing intellectual property rights, but it has never […]

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News The Chinese commerce ministry has slammed the US plan to impose tariffs on additional imports worth some $200 billion as totally unacceptable, promising a mirror response to defend its national interests. “The Chinese side is shocked by the actions of the US,” a statement on the ministry’s website declared. “In order […]

Trade War Turns Serious

Trade War Turns Serious

Accusing China of not negotiating “seriously” on trade, the Trump administration has released a list of products it wants to impose a ten percent tariff on, amounting to $200 billion. The new tariffs would kick in within 60 days. The 200-page document, released on Tuesday by the US Trade Representative’s office, gives notice to those […]

Trade War Latest Update

Trade War Latest Update

Trade War Latest Update China stays committed to continuously and proactively expanding opening up so as to better cope with unilateralism and protectionism, Premier Li Keqiang said here on Monday. Li, who is in Germany for a three-day official visit, made the remarks at an innovation-themed forum, which is also attended by his German counterpart, […]

Trade War Bites Wall St

Trade War Bites Wall St

U.S. stocks ended lower on Monday as market sentiment was dented by fears of escalating trade tensions between Washington and its major trade partners. The conflicting signals on trade policy from the Trump administration reflect deep divisions among policymakers over how hard to push China on demands for changes in trade, technology transfers, and industrial […]

China Investment in USA on Hold

China Investment in USA on Hold

The US market saw a significant plunge in investment from China in the first five months of the year amid a growing trade row between the world’s two largest economies. Chinese investments totaled $1.8 billion from January through May, representing a 92-percent drop against the same period a year ago. That’s the lowest level in […]

US China Trade War May Settle with Talks

US China Trade War May Settle with Talks

Beijing has requested dispute consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization over US tariffs slapped on imports of Chinese steel and alumium products, according to a WTO document published Tuesday. China’s representative to the world trade body has requested “consultations” with Washington over its decision to impose “additional ad valorem rate of […]

Full Trade War Begins

Full Trade War Begins

Stocks are down across Europe and in pre-market trading on Wall Street after China announced retaliatory tariffs on American imports. Before the opening bell, the S&P is down 1.7 percent, with the Dow and the Nasdaq over 2 percent lower. A loss of each percent in American indices means losing billions of dollars in value […]

China Strikes Back in Trade War

China Strikes Back in Trade War

Beijing will hit 106 American products, including soybean, automobile, and chemicals, with a 25-percent tariff in response to US levies on Chinese goods, Bloomberg reports, citing a CCTV report of the State Council decision. The move comes after Washington slapped nearly 1,300 Chinese goods with 25-percent tariffs. According to the White House, the measure is […]

Trade War Intensifies

Trade War Intensifies

Beijing is hiking up tariffs on more than 128 US imports, including fruit and pork, as part of a tit-for-tat response to US President Donald Trump’s $60 billion package of tariffs imposed against China. The additional fares, which range from 15 to 25 percent, will take effect on Monday, the Chinese Finance Ministry said on […]

Global Trade War is About to Begin: Reading Between the Lines at the IMF

Global Trade War is About to Begin: Reading Between the Lines at the IMF

What the IMF did not say is the key here Member countries of the International Monetary Fund on Saturday pledged to work to reduce global imbalances but failed to repeat their past pledge to resist all forms of protectionism. The International Monetary and Financial Committee, the IMF’s steering body, also repeated its past commitments on […]