What's weighing the world economy down? China’s exports and imports decline
North Korea's economy experienced its sharpest decline in two decades last year as international sanctions hit its mining and manufacturing sectors. Hard currency earning exports alone fell by one-third.
US President Donald Trump has hit out again at US trading partners, indicating he is ready to impose tariffs on every product imported from China into America. Trump also ramped up attacks on the EU and Federal Reserve.
China's surplus with the United States has hit a fresh record, adding to the current trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. Beijing blamed the imbalance on structural problems in the US.
US officials have revealed a list of Chinese goods they will be targeting with 10 percent tariffs, raising fears of an escalating trade war. US retailers have slammed the decision, as has China itself.
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