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IMF still seeking member views on Venezuela leader recognition: spokesman

3:47pm GMT

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund is still awaiting guidance from its members on whether to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's leader, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday, adding there is no schedule for an IMF board meeting to decide the issue.

Top U.S. trade officials head to China next week for new trade talks

19 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to travel to China next week for another round of trade talks with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday.

Top U.S. trade officials head to China next week for new trade talks

19 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to travel to China next week for another round of trade talks with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday.

Trump-Xi summit will not happen in March - Mnuchin

15 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON A summit to seal a trade deal between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will not happen at the end of March as previously discussed because more work is needed in U.S.-China negotiations, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday.

Trump's pick Malpass has clear path to lead World Bank, no challengers emerge

15 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to lead the World Bank faces a clear path toward approval as a nomination deadline passed on Thursday with no challengers, continuing the tradition of the United States choosing the development lender's president.

Commerce's Ross insists census citizenship question supports Voting Rights Act

14 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted on Thursday that the plan by the Republican Trump administration to revive a citizenship question on the 2020 census was aimed at bolstering the Voting Rights Act, prompting ridicule from Democrats.

Democrats cool toward NAFTA replacement, question labor standards

13 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives gave a cool reception to the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as the top U.S. trade negotiator opened a campaign to win broad support for the accord in Congress.

Trump team has no plan to go to China for trade talks - official

09 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON Trump administration officials have not made any new plans to send a team to China for face-to-face trade talks although there is much work left to be done to reach a deal, White House trade adviser Clete Willems said on Friday.

EU trade chief says no support in Europe for comprehensive U.S. trade deal

07 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The European Union will not support a comprehensive trade deal with the United States that includes agriculture, the EU's top trade negotiator said on Thursday, so she is working towards a narrower deal focused on industrial goods and automobiles.

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