Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP

Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe claim to have agreed trade deal worth ‘billions of dollars’

  • Abe confirmed the two nations had ‘successfully reached consensus’ after ‘intense’ negotiations
  • Both leaders said they hoped for a formal signing during the UN General Assembly in New York next month
Topic |   Trade

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP
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US President Donald Trump attends a session with the other G7 leaders at the gathering in Biarritz, France on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump appears to soften trade war rhetoric with ‘second thoughts’

  • But after comment to reporters, White House says he was talking about whether he should have raised tariffs on Chinese goods even more
  • Trump also says at G7 summit in Biarritz that he has ‘no plans right now’ to invoke act to force American businesses to leave China
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump attends a session with the other G7 leaders at the gathering in Biarritz, France on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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