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U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin weighs lifting tariffs on China - WSJ

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discussed lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports and suggested offering a tariff rollback during trade discussions scheduled for Jan. 30, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the internal deliberations.

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Europe Market Report

UPDATE 2-Brexit deal defeat boosts European banks

European shares closed the day in positive territory on Wednesday as British Prime Minister Theresa May's resounding defeat in a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal gave a boost to continental banks. Analysts and investors interpreted the outcome as a positive for the market, making a "softe