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Andrea Shalal

Global economy 'far' from recession, IMF official says

Sep 13 2019

WASHINGTON Trade tensions are weighing on growth across the world, but the International Monetary Fund is "far" from forecasting a global recession, an IMF official told Reuters on Friday, as the fund prepares to release a new economic outlook next month.

Mnuchin says 100-year Treasury bond possible

Sep 12 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said the United States will issue 50-year bonds if there is "proper demand," a moved aimed at "derisking" the government's $22 trillion of debt and locking in low interest rates.

UPDATE 3-U.S., China tariffs could lower global GDP by 0.8% in 2020 -IMF

Sep 12 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 Tariffs imposed or threatened by the United States and China could shave 0.8% off global economic output in 2020 and trigger more losses in future years, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

U.S. may issue 100-year bonds if 50-year bond issue succeeds -Mnuchin

Sep 12 2019

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said the United States may issue 100-year bonds if a bid to issue 50-year bonds is successful.

U.S. tech firms tell Congress: Pass U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact now

Sep 09 2019

WASHINGTON Eleven trade groups on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement as soon as possible but warned Congress not to let the Trump administration change the thresholds for duty-free shipments into the United States.

Explainer: U.S., China more divided than ever as new trade talks loom

Sep 05 2019

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials have pledged to meet in October to settle their ongoing trade war but a lasting peace seems more elusive than ever.

U.S. hopes for decision from WTO on aircraft subsidy tariffs soon

Sep 04 2019

WASHINGTON The United States hopes to see a decision from the WTO in the next week or two about the level of tariffs Washington may impose after winning a case about European subsidies to Airbus, the U.S. ambassador to Brussels said Wednesday.

Trump warns China against dragging its feet in trade talks

Sep 03 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned he would be "tougher" on Beijing in a second term if trade talks dragged on, compounding market fears that ongoing trade disputes between the United States and China could trigger a U.S. recession.

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