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'Constructive' trade talks says White House

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The White House has issued a statement after the talks between Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Chinese officials, which ended earlier today in Shanghai.

"The two sides discussed topics such as forced technology transfer, intellectual property rights, services, non-tariff barriers, and agriculture.

"The Chinese side confirmed their commitment to increase purchases of United States agricultural exports. The meetings were constructive, and we expect negotiations on an enforceable trade deal to continue in Washington in early September."

Trump calls for 'large cut' in rates

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Here are the quotes from Donald Trump, speaking outside the White House, about the US Federal Reserve.

"I would like to see a large cut and I'd like to see immediately the quantitative tightening stop.

"I'm very disappointed in the Fed. I think they acted too quickly by far, and I think I've been proven right ... The Fed is often wrong".