President Donald Trump has publicly blamed the Federal Reserve's interest rates hikes for holding back U.S. economic growth.The Fedread more
China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday morning for a state visit to North Korea — the first by a Chinese state leader in 14 years. Experts say the move...Asia Politicsread more
Gold prices spiked in the afternoon of Asian trading hours on Thursday after a dovish U.S Federal Reserve opened the door to further rate cuts, and the 10-year Treasury yield...Metalsread more
The Fed came very close to promising a rate cut Wednesday, and now markets are focused on a possible July rate cut.Market Insiderread more
Waymo has signed a deal with Renault and Nissan to develop self-driving cars and trucks for use in France, Japan and possibly other countries in Asia, including China, the...Autosread more
"No U.S. drone was operating in Iranian airspace today," a U.S. Central Command spokesman said, according to NBC News.World Politicsread more
The Fed left interest rates unchanged at its monetary policy meeting. The U.S. central bank did, however, drop the word "patient " from its statement and said it would "act as...Asia Marketsread more
As the presidents of U.S. and China near a highly anticipated meeting on trade, the gap in both sides' expectations regarding a deal remains wide.World Politicsread more
Markets had expected the central bank to keep its benchmark interest rate steady while setting up a cut at the July meeting.The Fedread more
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell below 2% for the first time since November 2016 on Wednesday.Bondsread more
Powell said policymakers are concerned about some of the recent economic developments and see a growing case for easier policy.The Fedread more
Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China will yield immediate results that will come even during the 90-day negotiation period ahead, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Monday.
Tariffs on agriculture and energy products will be lowered while nontariff barriers on American ownership of companies in China also will come down, Kudlow told the Fox Business Network. In addition, Kudlow expects progress on technology transfers and intellectual property.
"Those things should kick in soon. We should see palpable change on the Chinese side immediately," he said. "I don't want to be too specific, but I think the generic answer is we will see changes very quickly."
The two sides announced over the weekend that they reached an agreement in which further tariff escalation would be halted during the 90-day negotiation period. Earlier in the day, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he also is optimistic that a deal can be reached after months of tensions between Washington and Beijing.
President Donald Trump has set reducing the trade deficit with China and addressing issues over intellectual property and technology theft as a major priority. He has threatened to level tariffs against all Chinese imports, which have totaled $394.7 billion so far in 2018.
However, Kudlow stressed that the U.S. is eager to keep trade lively with China so long as an agreement is reached.
"If China opens its markets as they promised to do, and they're going to do it fast according to their promises, we will increase our exports substantially for the simple reason that whether it's agriculture or industry, the U.S. is the most competitive economy in the world today as a result of pro-growth measures taken by President Trump, with lower taxes and deregulation and so forth," he said.
Like Mnuchin, Kudlow said he wants to see quick resolution to the differences and "not let let this meander and wander on forever and ever."
"All that needs to start fast, and we will be tracking it," he said. "We will be tracking it, because we have had promises in the past from China and the promises have not worked out."
Later in the day, Kudlow again stressed the importance of getting something done quickly.
"It's all going to be very fast. A lot of this is going to hinge on the speed of the Chinese commitments," he said during a conference all with reporters.