Canada Wins in Trump’s Nafta “DEAL” with Mexico

Donald Trump announced from the Oval Office that he’d reached a “very special” deal for American manufacturers and farmers, in a bilateral trade arrangement with Mexico he envisions as replacement for the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement that has included Canada.

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United States and North Korea Set to Meet Again

Only Interpreters to be Present at Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s 45-Minute Private Meet; US Security Experts Raise Concerns

Gold Silver Reports (GSR) – After greeting each other for the first time Tuesday in front of reporters, the American president and the North Korean leader will seclude themselves on Singapore’s Sentosa Island for roughly 45 minutes while their entourages wait nearby. The intimate huddle will precede a larger meeting and a working lunch attended by Trump’s chief of staff, national security adviser and secretary of state, the White House said, along with some of their North Korean counterparts.

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China to shut its consulate in Houston within 72 hours

U.S.-China Tensions May Put Up to $400 Billion in Investment at Risk

Gold Silver Reports (GSR) – Chinese investment into the U.S. slumped last year to $29 billion from $46 billion, as the Asian nation restricted outbound capital and the Trump administration took a tough stance on deals, according to the report Tuesday from New York-based research firm Rhodium Group and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. U.S. investment into China was little changed at $14 billion.                             

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China to shut its consulate in Houston within 72 hours

Trump Hints at Deal on Chinese Trade as Xi Readies Response

Gold Silver Reports – Trump Hints at Deal on Chinese Trade as Xi Readies Response — Trump said his administration will “probably” come to an agreement with China to resolve a dispute that has roiled financial markets and raised fears of a major economic conflict between the nations. The U.S. is considering tariffs on as much as $150 billion worth of Chinese imports, while China has vowed to respond with levies of its own on everything from U.S. soybeans to planes.

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Trump Trade Fears Take Gold and Palladium Futures on a Wild Ride

Gold Silver Reports (GSR) – Trump Trade Fears Take Gold and Palladium Futures on a Wild Ride – Measures of 60-day historical volatility for gold and palladium futures climbed to the highest in about a year. Volatility in silver also increased. Prices were whipsawed last week as Trump administration officials tried to calm markets, while their boss warned of short-lived “pain” from a trade stand-off with China. In Russia, the largest palladium producer, dozens of companies and key allies of President Vladimir Putin are facing a new wave of U.S. sanctions.

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