Trump's mixed signals on trade war keep markets on edge
Trump's mixed signals on trade war keep markets on edge
AFP | Donald Trump arrived in Buenos Aires late Thursday for the G20 meeting and crunch trade talks with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping
30 November, 2018, 09:46
G20 sources said climate change was emerging as the biggest stumbling block to agreement on a joint communique in Buenos Aires when the summit concludes on Saturday.
World leaders are gathering in Argentina for their annual G20 summit amid new tension with Russian Federation over Ukraine and a USA trade row with China.
All eyes will be on Trump and and Chinese President Xi Jinping as clouds gather over the global economy.
On Thursday, however, Trump wrote on Twitter that he had made a decision to cancel the talks after receiving a full report on the naval incident in the Black Sea. The meeting is being held amid the ongoing trade war between the USA and China.
Who may have a "couple of extra hours" free at the summit?
Vladimir Putin may also get a similar grilling over the Sea of Azov conflict where on Sunday Russia fired three Ukrainian navy ships and seized the vessels along with 24 Ukrainian seamen. This will be the final meeting of BRICS Leaders chaired by South Africa before Brazil assumes the Presidency on 1 January 2019.
American businesses and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that the China trade issues should be addressed - but not everyone believes that tariffs are the right way. But she will miss the summit's opening after her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Cologne due to a technical problem.
USA officials in recent days have also renewed their criticism of Beijing in advance of the Xi-Trump meeting.
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Trump issues $267bn tariff threat to China ahead of trade talks Reports suggest that the U.S. government and China are close to closing a deal which could help reverse ZTE's failing fortunes. If Trump decides to impose additional tariffs, the hiked taxes would apply to a total of over $517 billion of Chinese goods.
Investors are hoping that the two leaders will end their escalating tariff wars soon. Thursday's market movement offered a preview of how traders might react to a potential deal: The greenback fell briefly after Trump said he's "very close to doing something with China" on trade.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Tuesday, Trump said that it was "very unlikely" that he would postpone raising tariffs to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, as Beijing wants while the two nations continue negotiations.
Meanwhile, Scott Morrison has flagged he could meet with Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina, despite not being included on the United States president's formal program.
"I look forward to meeting leaders from other G-20 countries to review the work of G-20 in the last 10 years of its existence and chart the ways and means to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade", he said.
Just what is the G20?
The meeting could be a defining moment for the Group of 20, said Thomas Bernes of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canada-based think tank focusing on global governance.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the U.S. are all represented.
Argentina assumed the G20 Presidency in November 2017, with a focus throughout this year-long term on "Building consensus for fair and sustainable development" - a theme that resonates well with President Ramaphosa's own emphasis on the importance of consensus and collaboration in South Africa's efforts to build an inclusive and sustainable economy and advance social cohesion.
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