WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States ruled on Friday that China was not manipulating its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage but it called the yuan "significantly undervalued" and vowed to press the Asian power for currency reforms.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States ruled on Friday that China was not manipulating its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage but it called the yuan "significantly undervalued" and vowed to press the Asian power for currency reforms. Many U.S. lawmakers argue China has gained a competitive edge over American manufacturers by keeping the yuan weak to boost exports, and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has vowed to slap a "currency manipulator" label on China from his first day in office if he wins the White House. ...
Mike Segar/ReutersChina will defend its rights under World Trade Organization tariff rules if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump moves toward executing his campaign threats to levy punitive duties on goods made in China, a senior trade official said on Wednesday.
The United States said Friday that China's currency remains "significantly undervalued" but Beijing's policy was not manipulating the yuan to gain an unfair trade advantage.The US Treasury Department said it had concluded that China had not met the standards for manipulation but would continue to closely monitor the pace of appreciation of the yuan, or renminbi.
Today we are fortunate to have a guest contribution written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University, and former Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99. This post is an extended version of an earlier column at Project Syndicate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says China's currency remains undervalued in relation to the U.S. dollar but it did not cite the country for unfairly manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages.In a new Treasury Department report, the administration notes that China sent global markets plunging in August with a surprise devaluation of the yuan. Since then, China's currency has fallen 2.3 percent against the dollar.
WASHINGTON -- "The Obama administration may be getting tougher with China on trade on behalf of U.S. producers seeking to reduce foreign competition, but its approach in dealing with Beijing on the thorny currency issue remains patient diplomacy, especially because China's currency policy does generate huge cost advantages for American consumers and businesses purchasing their products.
China on Thursday rejected US legislation seeking to punish Beijing for allegedly manipulating its currency, warning that pressure on the yuan issue could "severely damage" trade ties.Beijing also said the bill -- overwhelmingly approved by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday -- violates World Trade Organisation rules, and insisted it has not deliberately undervalued its currency.