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A 15% tariff on a total of $112 billion of Chinese goods are set to go into effect at midnight

Tariffs on $112 billion of Chinese goods are set to go into effect at midnight ET. While some duties have been delayed and some items have been removed from the original list of $300 billion Chinese imports, many everyday grocery items and household staples will still be targeted beginning Sunday, according to an official list that spans 122 pages.

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Russia has reportedly agreed to cut 200,000 bpd, clearing a hurdle for OPEC to agree to specific reductions.

Russia has reportedly agreed to cut 200,000 bpd, clearing a hurdle for OPEC to agree to specific reductions.
OPEC source says Iran has agreed to OPEC deal: RTRS
OPEC source says OPEC to cut around 800 kbpd- RTRS

The Saudis have been leading calls for the group to trim output, amid surging supply and fears that an economic slowdown will erode fuel demand. The oil-rich kingdom has previously indicated it wants the group to curb output by at least 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd).

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China to shut its consulate in Houston within 72 hours

Trump is Showing He ‘Actually Wants’ a Trade Deal With China, Stanford Expert Says

Trump’s Thursday Twitter post is evidence of that, Lanhee Chen, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, told CNBC on Friday. In fact, he said, the tweet — about a “long and very good conversation” with China’s president — is one of several “smoke signals” that show the White House truly hopes to resolve its ongoing dispute with the world’s second-largest economy.

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Goldman Can’t Rule Out U.S. Naming China a Currency Manipulator

Though China doesn’t meet the three official criteria, the Treasury Department could still accuse the Asian nation if it found that China was manipulating the yuan for trade purposes, Goldman notes. While not the bank’s base case, given that currency matters have played a “central role” in the U.S.-China trade standoff, a formal declaration isn’t unfathomable.

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