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THE WORLD : U.S.-China trade talks end on an optimistic note

Jan 10, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

As trade talks closed in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon -- after continuing into an unscheduled third day -- optimism boosted global stocks amid hopes that an all-out trade war might be averted before a March 1 deadline to reach a deal.

But differences remain, likely to be handled in talks between more senior officials in coming weeks in a bid to bridge the gap before the deadline.

If the two sides fail to reach agreement in time, the U.S. has threatened to raise tariffs to 25% from ...