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(Markets Edition) On Friday, we'll get the first government reading on economic growth from January to March. We'll hear from Diane Swonk, chief economist at the consulting and accounting firm Grant Thorton, about what should we expect. Afterwards, we'll look…

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How are Chinese manufacturers reacting to the threat of U.S. tariffs?

Apr 26, 2018
We spoke to Chinese manufacturers in Guangzhou city in Southern China at one of the world’s biggest trade shows — the Canton Fair.
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(Markets Edition) On Friday, we’ll get the first government reading on economic growth from January to March. We’ll hear from Diane Swonk, chief economist at the consulting and accounting firm Grant Thorton, about what should we expect. Afterwards, we’ll look at how Facebook fared in its first-quarter earnings report, and then we’ll visit the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China — one of the world’s largest import and export trade fairs — about how manufacturers are reacting toward the threat of U.S. tariffs. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC