US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin at a fintech and banking conference in Virginia in April. Photo: EPA-EFE

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refuses to release Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress, setting stage for lengthy court battle

  • Official says request for president’s documents ‘lacks legitimate legislative purpose’
  • Democrats are also preparing to cite Attorney General William Barr with contempt over refusal to release full Mueller report
Topic |   Donald Trump

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US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin at a fintech and banking conference in Virginia in April. Photo: EPA-EFE
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A trader works the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Wall Street whipsawed by Donald Trump’s surprise threat of additional tariffs on Chinese goods

  • The rebound in US stocks ‘leads me to think that while the markets are saying this isn’t much fun, this is still likely to blow over’, an analyst says
  • Carnage carry-over from Asian and European trading fades with US markets modestly weaker
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A trader works the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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