Trump’s China Handshake Fails to Lift Economic Gloom

Trump’s China Handshake Fails to Lift Economic Gloom – Bloomberg

The pledges China and the US made to keep prospects alive for a comprehensive trade deal did little to alter the deteriorating growth outlooks for both countries because they were sealed with something economists don’t trust: a handshake.

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Day 1 of US-China Trade Talks Ends with Hopes for Limited Deal

Day 1 of US-China Trade Talks Ends with Hopes for Limited Deal – Reuters

Top US and Chinese negotiators wrapped up a first day of trade talks in more than two months on Thursday as business groups expressed optimism the two sides might be able to ease a 15-month trade war and delay a US tariff hike scheduled for next week.

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China Lowers Expectations for US Trade Talks After Blacklist: Officials

China Lowers Expectations for US Trade Talks After Blacklist: Officials – Reuters

Surprised and upset by the US blacklisting of Chinese companies, China has lowered expectations for significant progress from this week’s trade talks with the United States, Chinese government officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed fresh optimism.

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Johnson Vows Final Brexit Offer to End Stand-Off with Brussels

Johnson Vows Final Brexit Offer to End Stand-Off with Brussels – The Times

Boris Johnson will today make the EU what Downing Street says is his “final offer” on Brexit, including a “fair and reasonable compromise” over the Irish border.

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Protester Shot in Chest with Live Police Round During Hong Kong National Day Protests

Protester Shot in Chest with Live Police Round During Hong Kong National Day Protests – South China Morning Post

Warning shots fired according to police source as more than a quarter of MTR stations closed, along with thousands of shops and malls, as protests and disruption spread.

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