Keeping the peace in US-China talks, Roundtable on developments in the euro area

Banking, Comment, Insight, Trade and Commerce — By on February 20, 2019 at 7:12 AM

China’s Xi Jinping with USA’s Donald Trump

Commentary: Keeping the peace in US-China talks

By Darrell Delamaide in Washington

Ongoing US-China trade talks are a skirmish in what could become a protracted struggle. Not a trade war, but a wider contest – hopefully economic, not military – to realign global economic interests. One way to keep that contest peaceful is to recognise it is a long-term project that could benefit both sides if they keep communication channels open. It seems negotiators will reach some sort of agreement on the discussion of punitive tariffs to defuse that issue in the short term. Leaks about possible concessions are seeping out.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meting: Developments in the euro area

Natacha Valla

Thursday 14 March, New York, 09:00 EST

The euro area faces continuing uncertainty and new challenges from across the continent. These include low economic growth, diverging fiscal policies and a changing political landscape.

Natacha Valla, deputy director-general for monetary policy at the European Central Bank, will discuss Europe’s economic outlook, the ECB’s monetary policy strategy and major issues confronting the euro area.

Request to attend the meeting.

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