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"Trump administration says no U.S. trading partners are currency manipulators"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 14, 2017 05:55PM
That's right- HE LIED TO YOUR FACES. (One more for Tiny.)

Trump administration says no U.S. trading partners are currency manipulators
[www.reuters.com]
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration declined to name any major trading partner as a currency manipulator in a highly-anticipated report on Friday, confirming a decision to back away from a key Trump campaign promise to slap such a label on China.

The semi-annual U.S. Treasury currency report did, however, keep China on a currency "monitoring list" despite a lower global current account surplus, citing China's unusually large, bilateral trade surplus with the United States.

Five other trading partners who were on last October's monitoring list - Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland - also remain on the list, ensuring that the Treasury would apply extra scrutiny to their foreign exchange and economic policies.

The Treasury report recognized what many analysts have said over the past year, namely that China has recently intervened in foreign exchange markets to prop up the value of its yuan currency, not push it lower to make Chinese exports cheaper. Foreign exchange experts told Reuters last week that a manipulator label was unlikely for Beijing.

Trump, who on the campaign trail blamed China for "stealing" U.S. jobs and prosperity by cheapening its currency, repeatedly promised to label the country as a currency manipulator on "day one" of a Trump administration - a move that would require special negotiations and could lead to punitive duties and other action.

But he said on Wednesday that he would refrain from that label, partly because he was working with China to rein in North Korea's threatening actions.

The report did call out China for past efforts to hold down the yuan's value, saying this created a long-term "distortion" in the global trading system that "imposed significant and long-lasting hardship on American workers and companies."

The Treasury also warned that it will scrutinize China's trade and currency practices very closely.



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Re: "Trump administration says no U.S. trading partners are currency manipulators"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: April 14, 2017 09:05PM
He's full of hot air, which is easily blown around.



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Re: "Trump administration says no U.S. trading partners are currency manipulators"
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 15, 2017 12:44AM
You are forgetting how effing good that chocolate cake was!
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