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As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

14 October 2019, 5:46 AM

President Donald Trump’s administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey.

US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after delivering remarks at Young Black Leadership Summit.

US House Democrats subpoena White House for documents

5 October 2019, 7:52 AM

US House Democrats on Friday subpoenaed the White House for documents they want to see as part of their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters as he meets with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office.

Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters

21 August 2019, 5:55 AM

Recession fears were stoked last week when bond investors briefly demanded a higher interest rate on 2-year Treasury bonds than for 10-year Treasury bonds, a potential signal of lost faith in near-term economic growth.

Trump roils markets with comments on China trade, Huawei

10 August 2019, 6:38 AM

Ties between the world’s two largest economies have deteriorated dramatically since Trump announced on August 1, 2019 that he would impose a 10% tariff on a final $300 billion worth of Chinese imports on September 1, 2019 prompting China to halt purchases of US agricultural products.

A man is seen in front of an electronic board showing stock information on the first day of trading in the Year of the Pig, following the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, at a brokerage house in Hangzhou.

Asia shares dazed by trade uncertainty, US jobs risks

7 June 2019, 5:55 AM

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.04% higher and looked set for another cautious session being up just 0.6% for the week so far.

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