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Airbnb won’t delist Israeli settlements after all

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Airbnb has backtracked its earlier decision to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, saying instead that it would donate profits generated in the entire area to charity. The move is a sharp U-turn from its earlier announcement that it would stop listing the 200 controversial settlement accommodations in November, which Read More

New NAFTA deal ‘in trouble’, bruised by elections, tariff rows

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MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) – More than six months after the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed a new deal to govern more than $1 trillion in regional trade, the chances of the countries ratifying the pact this year are receding. FILE PHOTO: Flags of the U.S., Canada and Mexico fly next to each other in Read More

As latest round of U.S.-China talks end, ‘significant work’ remains

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrapped up their latest round of trade talks on Friday and were scheduled to resume discussions next week to try to secure a pact that would end a tit-for-tat tariff battle that has roiled global markets. FILE PHOTO: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow listens to a question Read More

Trump says U.S-China trade deal may be reached in four weeks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States and China were close to a trade deal that could be announced within four weeks, while warning Beijing that it would be difficult to allow trade to continue without a pact. The two countries are engaged in intense negotiations to end a Read More

Trump says U.S.-China trade deal may be reached in four weeks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States and China were getting very close to a trade deal that could be announced within four weeks, but he issued a warning to Beijing that, absent a pact, it would be difficult to allow trade to continue. Speaking to reporters at the Read More

Trump says U.S-China trade deal could be announced in about four weeks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a trade deal with China was getting very close and could be announced in about four weeks, but warned it would be difficult to let China keep trading with the United States if remaining issues were not resolved. Speaking to reporters at the White House Read More

Asian shares near eight-month highs, U.S.-China talks in view

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares held near an eight-month peak on Thursday as investors awaited developments on Sino-U.S. trade talks, with both sides appearing closer to signing a deal and improved risk appetite weighing on safe-haven assets like the yen. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December Read More

Asian shares near eight-month highs, eyes on U.S.-China talks

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares paused near an eight-month peak on Thursday as investors awaited developments on trade talks between the United States and China, who appear closer to signing a deal, nudging bond yields higher globally and softening the safe-haven yen. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Read More

U.S. sets 2025 target for China to fulfill trade pledges: Bloomberg

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(Reuters) – The trade deal that the United States and China are crafting would give Beijing until 2025 to meet commitments on commodity purchases and allow U.S. companies to wholly own enterprises in China, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing three unnamed people familiar with the talks. Under the proposed agreement, China would commit by 2025 Read More

UK greenhouse gas emissions down 2.5 percent as renewables hit record

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.5 percent in 2018, dropping for a sixth straight year but more slowly than before, as record output of renewable power ate away at coal-fired generation, government data showed on Thursday. Birds sit on a tree branch in Hampstead Heath as smog surrounds the City of London Read More