Chinese manufacturing slows as trade war with US dents confidence

Sector slows for sixth month amid growing uncertainty over pact with WashingtonChina’s manufacturing sector slowed for the sixth month and by more than expected in October as the tit-for-tat trade war with the US and weaker consumer demand dampened ac…

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Iran threatens ‘all-out war’ if action taken over Saudi oil strike

Foreign minister’s comments further inflame tensions in Persian Gulf after oil attacksIran’s foreign minister has warned that any attack on his country after a series of missile strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry would result in “all-out war”.Javad…

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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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‘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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Gibraltar says it will free oil tanker at centre of Iran row

Territory says Tehran has promised oil is not for Syria, but US is challenging decisionGibraltar’s chief minister has said he will allow a detained Iranian oil tanker to be released after Tehran gave the territory’s government an assurance that it woul…

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Global markets rally after US cools trade war with China

Washington delays some planned tariffs on imports including electronicsFinancial markets around the world have rallied amid cooling tensions in the US-China trade war.Washington announced on Tuesday that it would delay the introduction of 10% tariffs o…

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Of course the US supports a no deal – it makes a minnow out of Britain | Gaby Hinsliff

After Trump security adviser John Bolton’s visit it’s clear the price of US backing will be paid both in trade and foreign policyIf you thought it was bad enough when Donald Trump held a reluctant Theresa May’s hand, then look away now. For things are …

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Trump hints he is ready to dig in for long US-China trade war

Tweet in support of US farmers suggests dispute with Beijing could extend well into 2020Donald Trump has dropped the broadest possible hint that he is ready to dig in for the long term in the Washington’s trade war with China, after the latest escalati…

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Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network – US reports

Chinese firm was blacklisted by Donald Trump over national security concernsHuawei Technologies, the Chinese company put on a US blacklist because of national security concerns, secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its commercial wireless net…

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Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network – US reports

Chinese firm was blacklisted by Donald Trump over national security concernsHuawei Technologies, the Chinese company put on a US blacklist because of national security concerns, secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its commercial wireless net…

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