France and U.S. agree to extend talks over tech tax

Business Jan 22, 2020

France and U.S. agree to extend talks over tech tax

by Jérôme Rivet

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on tech titans to the end of the year, postponing Washington's threat of sanctions, French officials said Tuesday. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, speaking before a ...

U.S. to lift China currency manipulator tag ahead of trade deal

Business Jan 14, 2020

U.S. to lift China currency manipulator tag ahead of trade deal

Washington's abrupt declaration Monday that China is no longer a currency cheat — two days before the signing of a trade deal with Beijing — shows how U.S. President Donald Trump has turned a routine technical report on foreign exchange into a political cudgel. "It's ...

France and U.S. set two-week target for digital tax deal

Business Jan 8, 2020

France and U.S. set two-week target for digital tax deal

Paris and Washington have set a two-week deadline to end a row over a French proposal to tax multinational tech giants, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday. President Donald Trump last month unveiled sky-high retaliatory duties on $2.4 billion of French products from ...

Business Nov 18, 2019

Trump to tour Apple's Austin manufacturing plant Wednesday

President Donald Trump is scheduled to tour an Apple Inc. manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, the White House said Sunday. The president plans to visit the plant along with Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, according to a tweet by spokesman Judd Deere. ...

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 ...