NAFTA talks grind on, Canada quells talk of U.S. quota on autos

By David Ljunggren WASHINGTON, Sept 20 : – Canada and the United States showed scant sign of being close to striking a deal on revamping the trilateral NAFTA that underpins $1.2 trillion in annual trade, as Canadian sources played down talk of a U.S. quota on autos. Canada says it does not feel bound by […]

Gold steady as easing trade concerns hurt dollar

By Maytaal Angel LONDON, Sep 20 : Gold steadied on Thursday as the dollar slumped, its safe-haven appeal lessened by fading fears over Sino-U.S. trade tensions and as investors opted for assets perceived as more risky, like stocks. The dollar hit a fresh seven-week low against a basket of major currencies, while world stocks inched […]

China and U.S. energy officials tout cooperation, despite tariffs

By Liz Hampton HOUSTON, Sept 19 : Energy trade with China will remain strong in the long term, officials said on Wednesday at a Sino-U.S. oil and gas forum in Houston, even as an escalating trade dispute hits U.S. exports of natural gas. Cooperation could be expanded and more could be done to promote trade […]

Copper and zinc jump as U.S.-China trade tariffs undershoot expectations

By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, Sept 19 : Copper jumped to its highest in three weeks on Wednesday, boosted by a weaker dollar after a new round of U.S.-China trade tariffs were not as high as previously expected. China will levy tariffs on about $60 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on […]

Canada’s Trudeau under growing pressure to get NAFTA deal done

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Sep 19 : – Business and political leaders are increasing the pressure on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree on a deal to renew NAFTA and drop his insistence that no deal is better than a bad deal. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will hold fresh talks on the North American […]

Inside China’s strategy in the soybean trade war

By Josephine Mason, Hallie Gu and Karl Plume BEIJING/CHICAGO, Sept 19 : The executive from one of China’s biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain why China would remain dependent on U.S. soybeans to feed its massive hog herds. When his […]