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China is leading a 15-nation pact that would create the world’s biggest trade deal. The US isn’t in it.

Seven years in the making, the free trade agreement could include nearly a third of the global economy.

The US and China are reportedly close to finalizing parts of a trade deal

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with China's Vice Premier Lie He on Friday, according to USTR.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab hold a joint news conference after a working luncheon at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 7, 2019.

Trump will be ready with ‘pen in hand’ to sign a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, says Mike Pompeo

"We support the United Kingdom's sovereign choice, however Brexit ultimately shakes out," Pompeo said.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

Russia is joining forces with Europe to rescue the Iran nuclear deal that Trump abandoned

Iran has been expressing frustration with the other parties who signed the 2015 deal at not helping Iran after the US-imposed sanctions.
US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping.

Trump says a trade deal with China is still ‘possible’ after Xi Jinping sent him a ‘beautiful letter’

The US increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products at 12:01 a.m. on Friday.

Global bond yields zigzag as recession fears continue to haunt markets

While the specter of yield-curve inversion — a recession red flag — remains, movement in US-China trade-war talks appeared to steady stock markets.

US stocks set to get battered again as abandoned Trump-Xi meeting reignites trade-war uncertainty

President Trump's suggestion that he won't meet Xi Jinping before a crucial trade war deadline has pounded US markets amid fears of tariff escalation.
Workers are seen on scaffolding at a construction site in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China January 1, 2019.

Major US companies are facing the same China question, and their answers are slowly shedding light on Trump’s trade war impact

While uncertainty around US-China trade has been largely cited as a negative, a new FactSet report suggests the impact may not be so straightforward.
President Donald Trump.

Trump backtracks further on border-wall promises, says he ‘never meant Mexico would write a check’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that when he said Mexico would pay for a border wall, he never meant the country would write a check to the US.
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The US, Canada, and Mexico’s newly signed trade pact looks a lot like NAFTA. Here are the key differences between them.

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, is similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, but there are also some major changes.