U.S. 'close to finalizing' parts of trade deal with China, USTR says

Business Oct 26, 2019

U.S. 'close to finalizing' parts of trade deal with China, USTR says

Washington and Beijing are making "headway" on key issues in their ongoing trade dispute and discussions will continue, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said following a phone call between senior officials. U.S. President Donald Trump heralded a major win in his offensive against China two ...

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

Business Oct 11, 2019

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet with China's top trade envoy as the two sides pursue fraught negotiations that this week appeared headed for a dead end. In a tweet, Trump said he would meet the following day with Vice Premier Liu He, ...

U.S. and China agree to resume trade talks, sending stocks up

Business Sep 6, 2019

U.S. and China agree to resume trade talks, sending stocks up

China and the United States agreed Thursday to hold high-level talks in Washington in early October, encouraging investors who hope for a trade war thaw as new U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods chip away at global growth. The new talks were arranged during a ...

Japan and U.S. agree to accelerate trade talks

Business Aug 2, 2019

Japan and U.S. agree to accelerate trade talks

Japanese economic revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Thursday he has agreed with the United States to speed up negotiations for a bilateral trade deal. Motegi made the comment to reporters in Washington after meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. "We agreed to accelerate our negotiations ...

Japan and U.S. trade chiefs to hold negotiations later this week

Business Jul 29, 2019

Japan and U.S. trade chiefs to hold negotiations later this week

Japanese economic revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer later this week in Washington to advance negotiations for a bilateral trade deal. Their two-day meeting starting Thursday will take place after talks were put on hold during campaigning for the ...