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President Donald Trump
The nation's 45th president

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  • *New Zealand dollar jumps after RBNZ Orr. TOKYO, Aug 23- The dollar edged higher versus the yen on Friday on expectations a pivotal speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will reinforce that the U.S. central bank has not entered a prolonged monetary easing cycle. The New Zealand dollar was the bigger mover on the day, jumping from a three and-a-half-year...

  • depreciation@ SHANGHAI, Aug 23- China's yuan fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, and was on course for its third weekly loss in four as the United States prepared to ratchet up tariff pressure next month. The yuan has now depreciated around 2.8% to the dollar since President Donald Trump said on Aug. 1 he would impose tariffs on another $300 billion of...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 23- When Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday, traders will comb through his remarks for clues on whether the U.S. central bank will deliver more rate cuts this year. Fellow Fed policymakers, even those who supported July's rate cut, are signaling reluctance to do more, with Philadelphia Fed chief...

  • *New Zealand dollar jumps after RBNZ Orr. TOKYO, Aug 23- The dollar held firm in Asia on Friday on expectations Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will, in a pivotal speech, stick with his message that the U.S. central bank has not entered a prolonged monetary easing cycle. The New Zealand dollar jumped from a three and-a-half-year low after the Pacific nation's...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump shaking hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during delivering a speech to Japanese and U.S. troops as they aboard Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) helicopter carrier DDH-184 Kaga at JMSDF Yokosuka base on May 28, 2019 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan.

    Top negotiators for Japan and the United States on Thursday failed to reach an agreement on a two-way trade deal and decided to extend talks for another day in a last-ditch effort to bring tangibles to a weekend bilateral summit.

  • A salesman chooses gold chains for people buying gold in a jewelry store.

    Gold prices slipped on Friday, but held near the key $1,500 level amid trade uncertainties and ahead of U.S. Fed chair's speech for clues on future rate cuts.

  • Oil operations in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas

    Oil prices clawed back the previous day's losses on Friday, with Brent nudging above $60 a barrel, as tighter supplies from key producers offset slowing demand growth while investors await clues from the Federal Reserve on U.S. monetary policy.

  • Illustration currencies

    The dollar held steady in Asia on Friday on expectations U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell would stick with his message that the central bank has not entered a prolonged monetary easing cycle.

  • Soybean plants grow at a farm near Illinois, United States, on July 2, 2019.

    "Very publicly in the Oval Office, (China) made commitments for 20 million metric tons of purchases, and only about 9 or 10 (million tonnes) have been shipped and accepted," a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said Thursday.

  • *Japan, U.S. striving for tangibles at weekend summit. WASHINGTON, Aug 22- Top negotiators for Japan and the United States on Thursday failed to reach an agreement on a two-way trade deal and decided to extend talks for another day in a last-ditch effort to bring tangibles to a weekend bilateral summit. Thursday's talks followed a five and a half hour meeting on...

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