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Quick Take: Treasury Declares China a Currency Manipulator as the Trade Tensions Escalate

Quick Take: Treasury Declares China a Currency Manipulator as the Trade Tensions Escalate

Quick Take: Treasury Declares China a Currency Manipulator as the Trade Tensions Escalate

Quick Take: Treasury Declares China a Currency Manipulator as the Trade Tensions Escalate

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Basilinna

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August 7, 2019

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Late Monday, August 5 2019, Treasury took the significant step of declaring China a currency manipulator in response to China’s retaliation of the threatened tariff increases. This is our take on the latest move in the escalating bilateral tensions.

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Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

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Basilinna

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April 5, 2018

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As expected, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi secured a second term this past March, receiving 97 percent of the votes but with only 41% voter turn out. Expect to see continued focus on growing the economy, including eliminating government subsidies, opening new sectors to foreign investment, and job creation. On foreign affairs, close ties will continue with the United States and China.

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A closer look: How CFIUS really works

A closer look: How CFIUS really works

A closer look: How CFIUS really works

A closer look: How CFIUS really works

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Peter Stebbins

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February 7, 2018

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No sooner had the New Year been pronounced in Times Square than a pronouncement of a different sort was coming out of Washington: the high profile $1.2 billion purchase of MoneyGram by China’s Ant Financial had officially been stymied by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) – after three chances at bat.

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Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

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Deborah Lehr

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September 16, 2015

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As China’s President Xi Jinping prepares for his visit to the United States, pressure is mounting on both sides to identify potential areas of cooperation amid ongoing contention. Yet, intractable issues dominate the agenda for the two Presidents - accusations of cybertheft, military aggressiveness in the South China Seas and currency manipulation are among the hot topics.

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