Phase-one China-US trade deal: what’s in and what’s missing?

By Jenny Leonard The US and China announced Friday that they reached a phase-one trade deal but provided little detail on what exactly will be part of the agreement. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer brought a print-out of the 86-page agreement to a briefing with reporters Friday afternoon as a “show-and-tell” to prove that it’s … Read more Phase-one China-US trade deal: what’s in and what’s missing?

US Supreme Court To Hear Trump Tax Returns Cases Next Year

Washington: The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear cases next year involving the release of President Donald Trump’s tax returns and financial records, setting the stage for a potential blockbuster ruling during the presidential election campaign. Trump has been seeking to block access to his tax returns and other records in cases brought by … Read more US Supreme Court To Hear Trump Tax Returns Cases Next Year

China, US agree on text of phase one trade deal to end trade war: Chinese official media

China and the US have agreed on the text of a phase one economic and trade agreement based on the principle of equality and mutual respect, official Chinese media reported on Friday. China and the US have been locked in a longstanding trade war that has threatened to roil the global economy. The US has … Read more China, US agree on text of phase one trade deal to end trade war: Chinese official media

We are heading towards higher earnings and global growth in 2020: Peter Cardillo, Spartan Capital

Agreeing on US-China trade deal is a good start for coming to a final solution, not immediately, but down the road. It is a step forward and it is going to help the global economy, says Peter Cardillo, Chief Market Economist, Spartan Capital Securities. Excerpts from an interview with ETNOW. What are your thoughts on … Read more We are heading towards higher earnings and global growth in 2020: Peter Cardillo, Spartan Capital

Greta Thunberg Is “Chilling, Watching Movie” After Trump’s Tweet On Her

Washington: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg gave back as good as she got Thursday after President Donald Trump dismissed her Time Person of the Year award with the snarky suggestion that she “chill” and go to the movies. Trump joined Brazilian right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and Russian strongman President Vladimir Putin on the list of … Read more Greta Thunberg Is “Chilling, Watching Movie” After Trump’s Tweet On Her

US offers China tariff rate cut; announcement “imminent”

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: The United States has offered to cut existing tariffs on Chinese goods by as much as 50% and suspend new tariffs expected to go into effect Sunday in an attempt to secure a “Phase One” trade deal. U.S. negotiators have offered to reduce tariffs on about $375 billion in Chinese goods by 50% across … Read more US offers China tariff rate cut; announcement “imminent”

In Setback For Trump, Judge Blocks $3.6 Billion Transfer To Mexican Border Wall

Top Democrats in Congress have criticized the project as wasteful and ineffective. Washington: A federal judge on Tuesday issued a permanent injunction barring President Donald Trump’s attempt to transfer $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Judge David Briones, of U.S. District Court in El Paso, Texas, issued … Read more In Setback For Trump, Judge Blocks $3.6 Billion Transfer To Mexican Border Wall

Oil bulls gearing up for a rally, but Trump may play spoilsport

Crude oil prices rallied on Friday and touched 12-week high after Opec, Russia and nine other allies agreed to deepen output cuts by 503,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 1.7 million bpd from January through March. Saudi Arabia took it even further, declaring it would voluntarily slash another 400,000 bpd beyond its new quota. The … Read more Oil bulls gearing up for a rally, but Trump may play spoilsport

Donald Trump Thanks Iran As American Freed In Prisoner Swap

“It was a one-on-one hostage swap,” Donald Trump told reporters Washington: President Donald Trump had rare positive words for Iran on Saturday, thanking the US foe for a “very fair” negotiation to successfully pull off a prisoner swap that saw an American released from Iranian detention amid soaring tensions. The exchange, which took place in … Read more Donald Trump Thanks Iran As American Freed In Prisoner Swap

Donald Trump Committed Impeachable Crimes, Scholars Tell Congress

Trump’s alleged political crimes “are worse than misconduct of any prior president,” Michael Gerhart said Washington: Three constitutional scholars on Wednesday bolstered Democrats’ case for impeaching Donald Trump by saying the president’s actions seeking foreign interference in US elections were clear grounds for removal, as the inquiry kicked into high gear in Congress. But reflecting … Read more Donald Trump Committed Impeachable Crimes, Scholars Tell Congress

Donald Trump Calls Justin Trudeau “Two-Faced”, Cancels NATO News Conference

Donald Trump talks with Justin Trudeau during the plenary session of the NATO summit. Watford, United Kingdom: US President Donald Trump cancelled on Wednesday a planned final news conference scheduled for after the NATO summit, following two days of sharp disputes with allies. “When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington,” … Read more Donald Trump Calls Justin Trudeau “Two-Faced”, Cancels NATO News Conference

Trump, Macron and Erdogan Clash Overshadows NATO Summit

“I think that’s very insulting,” Trump said of Macron’s assertion last month. (AFP) London: US President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on France’s criticism of NATO strategy as “brain dead” on Tuesday, but French leader Emmanuel Macron doubled down and turned his fire on Turkey. The three-way battle overshadowed the build-up to the alliance’s … Read more Trump, Macron and Erdogan Clash Overshadows NATO Summit

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