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MARSTON, Missouri (Reuters) - The residents of New Madrid County cheered in 2018 when a bankrupt aluminium smelter that rises over the Missouri region’s vast farm fields restarted operations and hiring, thanks to aluminium tariffs levied in President Donald Trump’s trade war.
HoONG KONG: Hong Kong led an Asia-wide market rally Monday (June 1) as investors breathed a sigh of relief after Donald Trump fell short of imposing strict measures against China, while a further easing of Covid-19 (coronavirus) lockdowns continued to provide support.
HONG KONG (AFP): Asian markets fluctuated Thursday (May 21) after rallying for much of the week, with any gains dragged by profit-taking while concerns over the long-term impact of the virus and worsening China-US relations added to the selling pressure.
SYDNEY (Reuters): China derided as "a joke" on Tuesday (May 19) an Australian assertion that a resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) for an inquiry into the novel coronavirus was a vindication of its push for a global review, another sign of worsening relations.
HONG KONG (AFP): Hopes for a vaccine to treat coronavirus and a further easing of lockdown measures around the world spurred a rally on Asian markets Tuesday (May 19) as investors tracked a surge across Europe and Wall Street.
LONDON (Reuters) - A Chinese envoy has accused the United States of undermining the global economy by building trade barriers and artificially prolonging the global coronavirus pandemic by halting funding to the World Health Organization.
HONG KONG (AFP): Most markets slipped Friday (May 15), at the end of a tough week for global markets that have been wracked by worries over a second wave of infections, rising China-US tensions and uncertainty about how long any economic recovery will take.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Restaurants, cafes and bars in Australia's most populous state reopened on Friday after a two-month coronavirus lockdown, boosting the federal government's bid to get people back in work and the economy back on track.