South African economy is key election issue - Lighthizer accuses China of backtracking on trade - Turkish lira drops after Istanbul election news
Describing the short round of talks as "constructive," the White House foresees negotiations continuing in Washington in early September. China has blamed the US for a lack of progress.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has picked a new Cabinet that is largely devoid of the taint of corruption and incompetence — and warned that ministers will be "closely monitored."
Washington accuses New Delhi of deploying a wide range of trade barriers that negatively affect US commerce. Media reports say that India could impose higher import duties on US goods in response to Trump's latest move.
Beijing has blamed the US for the ongoing trade dispute and said it will not compromise on "major issues of principle." Washington plans to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after recently increasing duties on them.
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