The Federal Reserve must be honest about Trump’s trade war

US central bank risks reputation with Americans if it pulls its punches with the White HouseWilliam Dudley, the immediate past president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, recently stirred up a hornet’s nest when he called for the Fed to consider…

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US and China begin imposing new tariffs as trade war escalates

Chinese exports worth $125bn will face new taxes from 1 September, while China places levy on oil as agreement becomes more distant China and the United States have begun imposing additional tariffs on each other’s goods in the latest escalation of the…

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Trump and Abe herald US-Japan deal in shadow of China trade war

Trump: corn sales ‘tremendous for farmers’ hit by tariffsAbe: goal is to sign agreement at UN General Assembly The US and Japan agreed in principle on Sunday to core elements of a trade deal that Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in N…

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Plan clears way for mining and drilling on land stripped from Utah monument

Management plan for Grand Staircase-Escalante, downsized by Trump administration in 2017, criticized as ‘a giveaway to fossil fuel’A new US government plan had cleared the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land stripped from Utah’s Grand …

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‘Strong economy through 2020’: Trump and advisers insist no looming recession

Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow dispute market indicatorsTariffs are hurting China not US, trade aide insists Donald Trump’s chief trade advisers insisted on Sunday the US is not facing a recession which markets appear to fear and which could cost the p…

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Huawei boss: UK ‘won’t say no to us’ over 5G rollout

Ren Zhengfei confident of UK deal with Chinese company, but security concerns remainThe founder and chief executive of Huawei has said Britain “won’t say no to us” over the Chinese firm’s involvement in the rollout of 5G mobile internet infrastructure….

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