Markets Rocked as US Sets March 1 as 'Hard Deadline' for China Trade Deal
U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, center, gestures while speaking after President Donald Trump, left, announced a revamped North American free trade deal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in October (AP)
U.S.-China trade negotiations need to reach a successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday, clarifying there is a "hard deadline" after a week of seeming confusion among President Donald Trump and his advisers. Global markets are jittery about a collision between the world's two largest economic powers. [Full Story]
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