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23 Jun 2019 | 9:52 PM

Pompeo says hopes Trump letter to North Korean leader can restart talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he hopes a letter sent by President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can pave the way for new talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear programme.

12 Jun 2019 | 7:06 PM

Expectations low for Trump-Xi talks, preparations limited

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and U.S. leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has been little preparation for a meeting even as the health of the world economy is at stake.

26 Apr 2019 | 2:54 PM

World Bank's new president skips China's Belt and Road for Africa trip

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 world leaders and scores of finance officials, including International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, are gathered in Beijing for China's second Belt and Road infrastructure summit, but the World Bank's new president is not among them.

24 Apr 2019 | 7:14 AM

IMF - Initial Sri Lanka market pressures seem contained, tourism action needed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bomb attacks but decisive policy and security actions are needed to shore up the island's all-important tourism sector.

11 Apr 2019 | 4:12 PM

U.S., China agree to establish trade deal enforcement offices - Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China have largely agreed on a mechanism to police any trade agreement they reach, including establishing new "enforcement offices," U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

10 Apr 2019 | 9:08 AM

New World Bank boss vows to keep climate goals, evolve China relationship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New World Bank President David Malpass said on Tuesday he would not alter the lender's commitment to fight climate change, but pledged to step up its anti-poverty mission and to evolve the bank's relationship with China.

3 Apr 2019 | 4:38 AM

Trump administration stands behind Fed nominee Moore - aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is maintaining support for prospective Federal Reserve nominee Stephen Moore following reports the conservative commentator has had legal problems, a White House adviser said on Tuesday.

28 Mar 2019 | 6:42 AM

'Don't blink' on Trump tariffs, steel CEOs tell U.S. lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chief executives from American steel producers urged lawmakers to maintain strong U.S. tariffs on the metal on Wednesday to protect their industry, as Senate efforts to rein in President Donald Trump's tariff powers gained steam.

27 Mar 2019 | 3:43 AM

U.S. labour unions say NAFTA replacement does not go far enough for workers

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. labour officials on Tuesday pressed lawmakers to strengthen enforcement of the provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intended to protect workers, the latest sign that the trade deal could face hurdles to passage in the Democrat-led House of Representatives.

15 Mar 2019 | 5:44 AM

U.S.'s Malpass headed for top World Bank job as no challengers emerge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to lead the World Bank appeared headed for approval as a nomination deadline passed on Thursday with no challengers emerging, continuing the tradition of the United States choosing the development lender's president.