With trade tensions high, Trump and China's Xi prepare to meet

Jun 28, 2019
What's at stake for the U.S. economy?
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event in Beijing in 2017.

What to expect from the meeting between Trump and China's Xi at the G-20

Jun 27, 2019
After brinkmanship and blunders, there's cautious optimism in China that the leaders can defuse trade tensions.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose before a sideline meeting at the 2017 G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
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OPEC set to meet with an eye on cutting oil production

Dec 5, 2018
OPEC oil producing countries are scheduled to meet in Vienna on Thursday to discuss possible production cuts as a way to boost prices. Oil prices have been sliding in recent months. At the recent G-20 meeting, Russian and Saudi Arabian leaders signaled a willingness to work toward cuts, but what might that mean? Click the […]

Trump hits the pause button on raising tariffs on Chinese goods

Dec 3, 2018
The U.S. has delayed a tariff hike for 90 days while it negotiates with China.
At a news stand in Beijing, a newspaper features a story about the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

U.S., China reach 90-day cease-fire in trade dispute

Dec 1, 2018
President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have a breakthrough at the G-20 summit in Argentina.
President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer along with members of their delegation hold a dinner meeting with China's President Xi Jinping at the end of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on Dec. 1, 2018.
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U.S. companies want more than China's free market gestures

Nov 28, 2018
Ahead of the G-20 summit, both the United States and China are signaling a potential agreement to back off the budding trade war. President Donald Trump reportedly may delay scheduled tariffs on Chinese goods, and Beijing has provided more market access to international insurance companies. But there are many issues that still need to be […]

Is the era of bank secrecy over?

Nov 9, 2017
The head of the OECD's tax arm says that the era of bank secrecy is over.

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After G-20, U.S. isolated on trade and climate change

Jul 10, 2017
At the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany over the weekend, Japan and the European Union announced an agreement in principle for a new trade accord. And they touted free trade at a time when they see America shifting towards protectionism. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement […]

Is Trump headed for a trade war at the G-20 summit?

Jul 7, 2017
US guidance has been a constant at the economic gathering. That's not the case this year.
President Donald Trump arrives at the start of the the G20 summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. 
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Two things Trump likes: a narrower trade gap and a weak dollar

Jul 6, 2017
At the G20 meeting of world leaders this week, President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are sure to talk about trade. Trump has been outspoken — on Twitter, at least — about the U.S. needing to shrink the “massive” trade deficit it has with Germany. The Commerce Department says the U.S. trade deficit did […]