A red combine harvests wheat near the border of eastern Washington and Oregon in July 2013. Photo: AP

US trade trip to China fuels optimism Beijing will resume farm purchases

  • US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expected to travel to Shanghai on Monday
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A red combine harvests wheat near the border of eastern Washington and Oregon in July 2013. Photo: AP
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China, the world’s second largest economy, has been the target of increased tariffs by US President Donald Trump for over a year, with US$250 billion Chinese goods now covered by 25 per cent levies. Photo: AFP

US-China trade war caused ‘self-inflicted’ damage to the global economy, says IMF after third 2019 forecast cut

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced its 2019 world growth forecast down to 3.2 per cent, 0.1 percentage point below its previous outlook released in January
  • Trade tensions between Beijing and Washington have continued for over a year despite the latest truce agreed by Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G20 summit
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China, the world’s second largest economy, has been the target of increased tariffs by US President Donald Trump for over a year, with US$250 billion Chinese goods now covered by 25 per cent levies. Photo: AFP
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