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Asian shares gain on easing of US-China trade war fears

Asian shares gain on easing of US-China trade war fears

"As with overall funding trend in AI, there are far fewer deals in China in 2017 than the United States, but far greater funding", The Times reports CB Insights senior analyst Deepashri Varadharajan as saying.

"2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping's reform and opening-up".

So says TD senior economist Leslie Preston in a weekly economics report, referring to last week's market performance. A US company "X" wants to invest in China, so it goes there with its technology. Access for foreign firms is still limited and this transition will not be possible without the support of the financial sector and the capital markets.

A key indicator of actual export demand for US soybeans will come Thursday when USDA releases its next Quarterly Stocks report.

The Trump administration is under growing pressure to explain the details of its trade policies after fears of a trade war between the USA and China sent stocks tumbling last week.

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Monday that it hoped the European Union would be cautious with the use of restrictive trade measures after the EU announced probe into imported steel products. Facial recognition firms in China attracted $1.64 billion in 45 deals a year ago.

China has offered to buy more USA semiconductors by diverting some purchases from South Korea and Taiwan, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the negotiations. The possibility of a trade war have weighed on the energy complex on fears that it could harm oil demand.




A spokeswoman said Severstal strongly believed the tariffs violated global regulations and USA law, and the national security claim was unfounded.

There is no question that numerous goods produced in the forgotten parts of America, by heretofore forgotten people, were supplanted by goods manufactured in China - goods that entered the US more or less freely, with few tariffs attached.

China could also inflict pain on US multinationals that rely on China for a substantial - and growing - portion of their total revenues, said Alex Wolf, senior emerging markets economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments.

China's Ministry of Commerce said the 15% tariff would be applied to a range of USA products including fresh and dried fruit, nuts and wine.

President Donald Trump displays signs a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was asked at a daily press briefing about Mnuchin considering a visit and whether China was willing to invite him.

"We are not shy about talking about our relationship with China", said Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, in a March 16 phone interview.


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