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A man walks past the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington DC on 5 September, 2018. Picture: AFP

Us china trade war

IMF warns storm clouds gathering for global economy

The biggest immediate risk, though, is the current trade war between the United States and China.

  • Picture: EWN

    Rand weakens on risk aversion

    The rand remains under pressure as the market awaits the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision during its 18-19 December meeting, as the central bank is widely expected to raise interest rates.

  • Picture: EWN

    Rand weakens as trade worries sour risk appetite

    The waning hopes of a swift resolution to the US-China trade war overshadowed news of the South African economy snapping out of recession in the third quarter and surpassing economists’ expectations.

  • South African rand. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

    Rand gains ahead of GDP data

    The rand moved in tandem with other emerging markets which have been buoyed by thaw in tensions between the world’s top two economies as presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping struck a deal at the G20 summit over the weekend in Argentina.

  • US President Donald Trump (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (L) along with members of their delegations, hold a dinner meeting at the end of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on 1 December 2018. Picture: AFP

    Trump says China to cut car tariffs in trade truce

    Us President Donald Trump's surprise announcement late Sunday came a day after he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to suspend any new tariffs and give negotiators 90 days to strike a deal.