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Trump asks China to immediately remove all agricultural tariffs

Trump asks China to immediately remove all agricultural tariffs

Trump, speaking to reporters in Hanoi on Thursday after a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, said: “Speaking of China we’re very well on our way to doing something special. But we’ll see.””I am always prepared to walk,” he said. “I’m never afraid to walk from a deal, and I would do that with…


Not ratifying NAFTA will be a ‘catastrophe,’ U.S. trade czar says, as U.S. works to lift metals tariffs

Not ratifying NAFTA will be a ‘catastrophe,’ U.S. trade czar says, as U.S. works to lift metals tariffs

The United States is in the process of brokering an agreement with Canada and Mexico to lift steel and aluminum tariffs but “whether we’ll succeed or not I don’t know,” U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer told a key Congressional committee Wednesday.In his first testimony before the Democrat-controlled House Ways and Means Committee, Lighthizer also said…


Future Fund could manage your superannuation

Future Fund could manage your superannuation

The superannuation industry, unions and the Labor Party would vigorously oppose a government default fund taking away money that currently flows into retail and industry funds.But some independent analysts support a government fund to reduce fees, lift returns and reduce conflicts of interest evident in private funds, if appropriate governance safeguards are put in place.Public…