Global markets plunge as China reacts to Trump’s steel tariffs | Business

Global markets have dropped sharply after China retaliated against Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium, fuelling fears of an all-out trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Hours after the US president announced moves to tackle what he believes are unfair trade practices, China signalled …

Donald Trump sets $77 billion China tariff plan, edges away from global trade war – Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump sets $77 billion China tariff plan, edges away from global trade war – Donald Trump’s America

Updated March 23, 2018 06:03:30 Video: Mr Trump says he views China as a friend. (Photo: AP/Evan Vucci) (ABC News) US President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum that could impose tariffs on up to $US60 billion ($77 billion) of imports from China, although his action was far removed …

Global bottled-water boom sparks local fight

Global bottled-water boom sparks local fight

Updated March 21, 2018 19:57:55 Photo: Water extraction had divided the local community in the Tweed Valley (ABC News: Dominique Schwartz) Related Story: Bottled water rules should be tighter, say worried residents It’s the new battle in the bush — the bottled water wars. On one side is Australia’s $800-million-a-year …