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Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference at Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo. File/ Reuters
Japan’s top government spokesman said on Monday he did not think Tokyo had compromised too much in trade talks with the United States.
“Negotiations have been underway based on a joint statement the two countries agreed on last September,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.
Suga declined to comment when asked whether there was still a chance the United States could impose additional tariffs on Japanese automobiles.
World stock markets advanced Monday, helped by investor confidence in upcoming US quarterly earnings and the business outlook, and by hopes for progress towards a coronavirus vaccine, dealers said.
As optimism grows that the United States and China are nearing a trade deal, Japan kicks off its own negotiations with Washington from Monday, hoping to resolve some of the issues «very quickly.» US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japan›s Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi
Ratings firm Moody’s said on Tuesday that potential auto tariffs by the United States would be a risk to global growth, hindering economic momentum in Germany, Japan and Korea.
Senior Chinese and US trade officials spoke by telephone on Monday ahead of talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump set for later this week, as the world’s two largest economies remain locked in a tariff war.
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