Employees work on a production line manufacturing light trucks at a JAC Motors plant in Weifang, Shandong province. Reuters
The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump is delaying a decision by up to six months on whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and parts to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union and Japan.
China on Saturday increased tariffs on billions worth of US goods as it prepares to unveil a blacklist of “unreliable” foreign companies that analysts say aims to punish US and foreign firms cutting off supplies to telecoms giant Huawei.
Trade talks between the US and China broke up on Friday with no agreement, hours after President Donald Trump more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports.
The United States and China have agreed to a tentative truce in their trade dispute ahead of a meeting between leaders of the two nations at the G20 summit this weekend, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday, citing sources.
The NSE Nifty 50 index was up 0.80% at 13,239.05 as of 05:12 GMT, while the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.80% at 44,993.92. Both indexes hit record highs. The Indian rupee strengthened to 73.72 against the dollar.
Spot gold was little changed at $1,840.75 per ounce by 05:28 GMT. US gold futures were up 0.2% at $1,844.10. Gold has added about 3% so far this week.
Brent was up $1.04, or 2.1%, at $49.75 a barrel by 05:55 GMT after gaining around 1% on Thursday. West Texas Intermediate rose 84 cents, or 1.8% to stand at $46.48 a barrel.