Trump readies tariffs on $200 billion more Chinese goods despite talks – source

U.S. President Donald Trump has directed aides to proceed with tariffs on about another $200 billion (153.08 billion pounds)of Chinese goods, despite Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s attempts to restart trade talks with China, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The green light for the tariffs, first reported by Bloomberg, initially dragged U.S. stocks lower, fuelled drops in the Chinese yuan in offshore trading (CNH=EBS) and gains in the dollar index (.DXY). The Trump administration has demanded that China cut its $375 billion trade surplus with the United States, end policies aimed at acquiring U.S. technologies …read more

Source:: Yahoo Finance


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