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Mystery traders 'made $1.8bn from stock bet' placed hours before Trump tweeted talks with China were ‘back on track’

Mystery traders 'made $  1.8bn from stock bet' placed hours before Trump tweeted talks with China were ‘back on track’*/Unknown actors may have made billions from the turmoil Donald Trump has created in the markets through erratic tweets, shoot-from-the-hip foreign policy, and the trade war with China, according to a new report.



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EXCLUSIVE-Ahead of trade talks, China makes biggest U.S. soybean purchases since June – traders

EXCLUSIVE-Ahead of trade talks, China makes biggest U.S. soybean purchases since June - tradersPrivately run Chinese firms bought at least 10 boatloads of U.S. soybeans on Thursday, the country’s most significant purchases since at least June, traders said, ahead of high-level talks next month aimed at ending a bilateral trade war that has lasted more than a year. The soybean purchases, which at more than 600,000 tonnes were the largest by Chinese private importers in more than a year, are slated for shipment from U.S. Pacific Northwest export terminals from October to December, two traders with knowledge of the deals said. The purchases were another indication that trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could be easing, after hitting a low last month when China suspended all U.S. farm product purchases in response to threats by President Donald Trump to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods.



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Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protest targets Chinese traders

Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protest targets Chinese tradersViolent clashes broke out after several thousand people marched in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous territory. After issuing a warning, police on Saturday moved forward to disperse the crowd of mostly young protesters who say peaceful demonstrations have failed to bring about change. Major demonstrations in the past month against a proposal to change extradition laws that would allow Hong Kong suspects to stand trial in mainland China have reawakened other movements in the city.



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Clashes as Hong Kong protesters vent at China border traders

Clashes as Hong Kong protesters vent at China border tradersClashes broke out between police and Hong Kong demonstrators Saturday as the latest anti-government protests took aim at traders coming across the border from mainland China. Police used pepper spray and batons against masked protesters in Sheung Shui, a town near the border with China, after thousands marched to complain about “parallel traders”. Sheung Shui boasts dozens of pharmacies and cosmetic stores that are hugely popular with mainland merchants who snap up goods in Hong Kong — where there is no sales tax — and resell them across the border.



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Traders say 80 businesses hit in 'yellow vest' rampage

Traders say 80 businesses hit in 'yellow vest' rampageSome 80 shops and businesses on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris were vandalised this weekend when “yellow vest” protesters went on the rampage, with about 20 looted or torched, retailers said on Sunday. Saturday’s demonstrations were characterised by a sharp increase in violence after weeks of dwindling turnout, with hooded protesters looting and torching shops along the famed avenue. It was the 18th consecutive weekend of demonstrations which began in mid-November as a protest against fuel price hikes but have since morphed into a potent anti-government movement.



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Oil Traders Who Expect Iran Waivers Are in for a Shock: Hedgeye

Oil Traders Who Expect Iran Waivers Are in for a Shock: HedgeyeTraders who expect the U.S. to hand out waivers allowing certain nations to continue buying oil from the Islamic Republic, “are making a huge miscalculation,” Joe McMonigle, head of energy policy at Hedgeye, said in a note. “We see more than a 50 percent chance of an early enforcement of Iran sanctions to send a message and incentivize others to get Iran imports to zero,” McMonigle said. The international benchmark could even hit $ 90 a barrel for the first time since 2014, before settling back to around $ 85, McMonigle said.



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Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N.Korea tensions linger

Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N.Korea tensions lingerAsian markets struggled on Tuesday while the safe-haven yen and gold held gains as traders fretted over North Korea's weekend nuclear test which prompted warnings of US military action.



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Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean importsBEIJING (AP) — Furious Chinese businesspeople said Friday that Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest earlier this week after the surprise move suddenly choked off border trade.



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