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 […]

Escalating U.S.-China trade dispute hits copper prices

By Pratima Desai LONDON, Sept 10 : Copper prices fell on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, escalating the trade dispute and stoking fears of weaker demand for industrial metals. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange closed 0.4 percent down at […]

Trump doesn’t expect much from China trade talks this week

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Aug 21 : U.S. President Donald Trump does not expect much progress from trade talks with China this week in Washington, he told Reuters on Monday. Trump said in an interview that he had “no time frame” for ending the trade dispute with China, which threatens to impose […]

Cautious optimism for U.S.-China trade talks lifts shares

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK, Aug 20 : A gauge of global equity markets rose on Monday on hopes the U.S.-China trade dispute will cool at talks this week, while Turkey’s lira fell anew after cuts to the country’s credit ratings and shots were fired outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. Wall Street rose and […]

Futures climb on U.S.-China trade talk optimism

By Shreyashi Sanyal Undated, Aug 20 : U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday on hopes that planned trade talks between the United States and China would help resolve escalating trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Lower-level trade talks will be held on Aug. 22 and 23, according to the Wall Street Journal, […]

Euro nudges higher as US-China trade talks calm market nerves

By Tommy Wilkes LONDON, Aug 17 : The euro rose for a second day in a row on Friday as hopes that next week’s talks between the United States and China will ease trade tensions between the two pushed the dollar lower. The Turkish lira’s continued recovery helped some emerging market currencies, although the Chinese […]