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Brazil’s president to send army in to tackle wildfires

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Brazil’s president has signed an order deploying the military to help protect the Amazon from wildfires, a state governor in the country has said. President Jair Bolsonaro had earlier suggested troops could be sent in to battle the fires in the face of a global outcry. Antonio Denarium, the governor of the state of Roraima, Read More

Full-on trade war: Trump jacks up tariffs on $550bn of Chinese goods, blasts ‘unfair’ response

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US President Donald Trump has announced yet another major hike of existing and future tariffs on some $550 billion in Chinese goods, criticizing Beijing’s attempt to offset the losses as ‘unfair’ and ‘politically motivated.’ Duties on $250 million worth of Chinese goods already taxed at 25 percent will increase to 30 percent starting on October Read More

US to raise tariffs on $550 billion of Chinese imports by 5 percentage points: Trump

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Washington — The US will raise the tariff on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports from 25% to 30% on October 1, and raise the current 10% tariff on another $300 billion of Chinese imports to 15% on September 1, President Trump tweeted late Friday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize Read More

Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world’s two largest economies. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Read More

Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so far, four sources familiar with the Read More

Trump hikes existing & future tariffs on Chinese goods in major trade war escalation

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US President Donald Trump has announced further tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods, upping existing 25 percent duties to 30 percent. Another $300 billion in goods due to be taxed at 10 percent will be taxed at 15 percent. The 25 percent tariff is already in effect, and will become a 30 percent tariff Read More

Oil spills into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – China on Friday said it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global oil demand. Pumpjacks are seen during sunset at the Daqing oil field in Read More

Fed’s commitment to act upstaged by Trump’s furor

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JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank would “act as appropriate” to keep the U.S. economy healthy, stopping short of committing to rapid-fire rate cuts and drawing fire from President Donald Trump. Powell’s words were barely out of his mouth when Trump ratcheted up his war of words Read More

Wall Street plunges as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street tumbled on Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated in dramatic fashion, with President Donald Trump demanding that American companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing announced its own slate of retaliatory measures. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange Read More

Dow Jones tanks 600+ points as Trump trades barbs with Beijing and the Federal Reserve

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The Dow Jones saw a steep drop of 700 points after a threat from Beijing to slap new tariffs on billions of dollars in American goods, and a harsh response from US President Donald Trump, but picked up before ending 621 down. The precipitous fall in the Dow on Friday came after China unveiled its Read More