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EU envoys hope for a Brexit trade deal in days, UK sees progress

EU envoys hope for a Brexit trade deal in days, UK sees progress

European Union diplomats said on Thursday they hoped a Brexit trade deal with Britain could be agreed by Friday or at the weekend, and EU officials said negotiators were likely to review progress in the next two days.

Fears world's biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

Fears world's biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers

An Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by China could hurt small scale farmers, cause more land conflicts, and leave workers in poorer nations without protection as they struggle to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, human rights groups said on Friday.

US-China trade deal review postponed as China ramps up farm, energy purchases

US-China trade deal review postponed as China ramps up farm, energy purchases

The United States and China have delayed a review of their Phase 1 trade deal initially slated for Saturday, sources familiar with the plans told Reuters, citing scheduling conflicts ...

Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by end of 2020

Macron 'not sure' of UK-EU trade deal by end of 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he is ‘not sure’ a UK-EU trade deal will be struck by 31 December, the end of the Brexit transition period.

China's Xinhua focuses more on progress, less on a pending US trade deal

China's Xinhua focuses more on progress, less on a pending US trade deal

US officials on Friday promised a ‘Phase 1’ deal with China on a host of conflicts from intellectual property to currency was imminent, but China's official state-owned news organisation Xinhua struck a more cautious tone.

Trump says China trade deal coming, Beijing calls for resolution of dispute

Trump says China trade deal coming, Beijing calls for resolution of dispute

US President Donald Trump on Monday predicted a trade deal with China after positive gestures by Beijing, calming global markets that have been roiled by new tariffs from the world's two largest economies.

Trump promises 'phenomenal' trade deal, praises May's Brexit handling

Trump promises 'phenomenal' trade deal, praises May's Brexit handling

President Donald Trump promised Britain a ‘phenomenal’ trade deal with the United States once it leaves the European Union, praising Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit talks.

Indonesia signs free trade deal with Australia

Indonesia signs free trade deal with Australia

Indonesia and Australia signed a landmark free trade agreement on Monday, ending nearly a decade of negotiations.

'Shape up or we'll quit', Trump tells WTO

'Shape up or we'll quit', Trump tells WTO

Donald Trump has previously criticised the WTO's dispute settlement system as being unfavourable to the US.

Trump says relationship with UK is very, very strong

Trump says relationship with UK is very, very strong

After publicly criticising British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy, US President Donald Trump said that the relationship was "very, very strong."

Hillary Clinton warns Britain on potential trade deal with Trump

Hillary Clinton warns Britain on potential trade deal with Trump

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cautioned Britain on Sunday over its push to secure a trade deal with US President Donald Trump after it leaves the European Union.

British PM 'not in a different galaxy' over Brexit

British PM 'not in a different galaxy' over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday denied she was "in a different galaxy" after European Union leaders were reportedly dismayed by her Brexit negotiating demands at a meeting this week.