A snarling warning from US President Donald Trump ahead of trade talks with China rattled stock markets on Tuesday, as brewing no-deal Brexit worries also roughed up the pound and Irish bonds again.
For the first time since the Great Recession a decade ago, the US Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates, shoring up America’s defenses as the global economy weakens.
European and US stocks climbed on Friday as investors kept a watch on developments at a G20 summit in Japan, where US President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are due to hold key trade talks.
A host of US consumer companies have warned that costs related to tariffs on goods imported from China would weigh on their results. The United States increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25% from 10% in May.
World shares rallied on Tuesday to hold near one-month highs, with German carmakers outperforming and Wall Street looking to extend gains after the United States stepped back from imposing tariffs on Mexico.
President Donald Trump on Friday announced a deal to lift US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada and Mexico that had created friction between the neighbors and blocked a new North American free trade agreement.
US President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a “substantial edge”on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal.
President Donald Trump sent Asian and European stock markets plunging on Monday by threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a bid to speed up stuttering trade talks between the economic superpowers. Equities in Asia, Europe and the US were a sea of red as Trump›s remarks rekindled fears of a trade war with potentially devastating consequences for world growth.
Amid rising fears over US-Chinese trade tensions and mounting tariffs, President Donald Trump has said that firms could easily avoid additional costs by producing goods in the United States.