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  • *Yuan further buoyed by trade talk hopes. NEW YORK, Feb 20- The dollar on Wednesday recovered from the previous sessions' roughly two-week lows to trade slightly higher on the day within narrow ranges as traders remained cautious ahead of the release of U.S. monetary policy minutes. "The minutes may shed light on whether the Fed will raise rates at all this year," said...

  • *U.S.- China trade talks continue in Washington. Feb 20- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday as investors weighed the latest developments in trade talks between the United States and China, while waiting for minutes from the Federal Reserve's January policy-setting meeting. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade discussions with China...

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.

    President Trump suggested to reporters that the deadline for a trade deal with China is not set in stone, saying that March 1st is "not a magical date." This breaks with previous comments from trade representative Robert Lighthizer, who said that he would stick to the deadline. Amy Celico of Albright Stonebridge who worked on trade policy under President George W. Bush, joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" with her analysis.

  • *U.S.- China trade talks continue in Washington. Feb 20- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Wednesday after a handful of downbeat earnings reports, while investors weighed the latest developments in trade talks between the United States and China. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade discussions with China were going well and...

  • Signs with the US flag and Chinese flag are seen outside a store selling foreign goods in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on Sept. 19, 2018.

    The "real deal" could spark a 10 percent rally in the S&P, Bank of America's Savita Subramanian says.

  • President Trump signals China tariff deadline is flexible, contradicting Lighthizer

    President Trump suggested to reporters that the deadline for a trade deal with China is not set in stone, saying that March 1st is not a magical date." This breaks with previous comments from trade representative Robert Lighthizer, who said that he would stick to the deadline.

  • Feb 20- Emerging market stocks jumped on Wednesday encouraged by some progress in China- U.S. trade talks, while currencies firmed as minutes of the last U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations. Stocks across Asia were well in the black,...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell holds a news conference on December 19, 2018 in New York City.

    Stocks rose slightly on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the release of a summary from the Federal Reserve's meeting in January.

  • Investor: Asian markets could rally further

    Isaac Poole of Oreana Financial Services discusses the U.S.-China trade war and explains why he says Asian markets could rally further.

  • *Shanghai shares add 0.2 pct, blue chips up 0.4 pct. HONG KONG, Feb 20- Shares in China edged higher on Wednesday as the United States and China pressed ahead with their crunch talks on trade. U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in imports from China are set to rise to 25 percent from 10 percent if no deal is reached by March 1.

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- London copper prices rose for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday, striking a fresh two-month high on hopes of a trade deal between China and the United States. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday talks with China, currently taking place in Washington, were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei closed at another nine-week high on Wednesday, as hopes for U.S.- China trade talks helped lift cyclical stocks such as autos and index-heavyweights including SoftBank Group. The gain came despite Japan's exports suffering their biggest drop in more than two years in January, as China shipments tumbled and orders for machinery...

  • Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative is seen during his speech at meeting with the media as part of the Second Round of NAFTA Negotiations on September 05, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.

    European stocks moved higher Wednesday, amid rising hopes the world's two largest economies could soon secure a trade deal.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.

    A state-run newspaper claimed the U.S. faces pressure to resolve trade differences with China because failed negotiations would slam markets.

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- London copper prices rose for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday, striking a fresh two-month high on hopes of a trade deal between China and the United States. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday talks with China, currently taking place in Washington, were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's Nikkei rose to more than two-month highs on Wednesday morning, as progress in U.S.- China trade talks helped lift cyclical stocks such as autos and electronic equipment firms. The optimism comes despite Japan's exports in January posting their biggest decline in more than two years as China shipments tumbled and orders for its machinery...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's exports posted their biggest decline in more than two years in January, adding to concerns about slowing global demand and trade frictions as business confidence softens and orders for the country's machinery goods fell sharply. Ministry of Finance data out on Wednesday showed Japan's exports fell 8.4 percent in the year to January,...

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's exports fell 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday, in a sign of slowing external demand. That compared with a 5.5 percent decrease expected by economists in a Reuters poll and followed a revised 3.9 percent decline in December. The trade balance came to a deficit of 1.415 trillion yen, versus...

  • US President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the Space Policy Directive-4 (SPD-4) on February 19, 2019, at the White House in Washington, DC.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on President Trump's latest comments on the U.S.-China trade talks. He said today in the Oval Office that talks are progressing and that the deadline is "not a magical date."

  • *Soybeans, corn fall as U.S., China set to resume trade talks Wheat drops on large global supplies, sour U.S. exports. CHICAGO, Feb 19- Chicago Board of Trade grain and soybean futures all soured on Tuesday as U.S. wheat sellers failed to nab any export sales and traders waited impatiently for news on the latest of talks on the U.S.- China trade war. Chicago Board of...