Tag Archives: trade talks

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BY: Michael D. Reif | April 4, 2019

Not shockingly, the White House’s recent insistence on keeping tariffs in place on China (to ensure deal compliance) is proving to be a major stumbling block in negotiations on a grand trade deal between the US and China. We’ll be keeping an eye on that dynamic as China’s Vice Premier Lui heads to the White … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | March 20, 2019

The US and China have scheduled two more rounds of high-level trade talks with hopes for an agreement between the economic superpowers by late April, even as China has begun to push back against some of the US’s major demands – WSJ and Bloomberg As yet more evidence emerges linking the Ethiopian Air crash to … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | March 4, 2019

After weeks of regular negotiations (and months of back-and-forth before that), the rough outlines of a broad US/China trade deal are starting to take shape.  Early reports look like the end of US tariffs in exchange for better IP protection for American companies and more Chinese purchasing of American products – Bloomberg and NYTimes and … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | February 25, 2019

With a high-level White House meeting on Friday, the US and China have extended trade talks, even as a “final deal remains elusive” (aka, nothing at all is in writing yet). It also appears that the purported progress is enough to keep the US from upping its tariffs by 15% on a wide range of … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | February 22, 2019

Kraft Heinz dropped a double-whammy on investors on Thursday, announcing a $15 billion charge against its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands and revealing news of an SEC subpoena related to the company’s accounting practices – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Law360 Ford has reportedly hired a law firm to investigate whether it … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | February 15, 2019

In what can only be classified as a second major “Oh yeah? Try this on for size” moment from Jeff Bezos in as many weeks, Amazon has announced that it’s canceling its planned HQ2 project in Queens, NY. Some local activists and politicians had raised questions (and noise) about the scope of the project and … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | February 13, 2019

The White House strongly hinted yesterday that it will consider delaying the rapidly approaching March 2 deadline to reach a trade deal with China, “saying the United States might not impose higher tariffs on Chinese goods if talks with Beijing were going well.” That date has previously been characterized as “firm” – NYTimes Stocks liked … Continue reading

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BY: Michael D. Reif | February 1, 2019

Once again, it’s Jobs Report Friday. Here’s some things to keep in mind as you review the numbers – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes US trade talks with China made their way to the White House yesterday, which expressed optimism about a potential deal to resolve rising trade tensions between the two countries – NYTimes … Continue reading