Economist urges South African president to attract new investment at G20 summit


The British Embassy in Argentina said May's visit would be the first by a United Kingdom prime minister to Buenos Aires. PM Narendra Modi Reaches Argentina's Buenos Aires To Attend G20 Summit. "We are debating (trade and climate change) more closely because we want to reach the consensus of all the countries involved". -China trade war, and is more likely an indication that the conflict is set to intensify, rather than deescalate.

While the Trump administration expressed that "there is a good possibility we can make a deal" ahead of the summit, according to economic adviser Larry Kudlow, experts consulted by Vox believe that the encounter between the USA president and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will likely prove fruitless.

Trump rejected a statement by fellow leaders of the G7 industrialized economies at a summit in May after a tense gathering ended in acrimony, again over tariffs and trade.

Saudi officials have blamed the killing on rogue agents and denied the crown prince had knowledge of the operation.

On the sidelines of the summit, Kagame is scheduled to hold a tripartite meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and President Macky Sall of Senegal, as the Chair of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee.

Theresa May, the British prime minister, told journalists that she was planning to meet with the crown prince while in Buenos Aires to discuss the military situation in Yemen as well as other issues.

The administration has also signaled its readiness to expand tariffs to cover the entire remaining portion of Chinese imports to the USA, or an additional US$265 billion worth of goods.

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Mr Trump described the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) - which replaces the Nafta free trade deal - as "probably the greatest trade deal ever".

So Mr Macron is fashioning himself at this summit as the anti-Trump choice - a champion of the Paris climate accord, defender of the postwar system of global trade and crusader against multinational tax evaders.

Trump on Thursday abruptly cancelled their planned bilateral talks, citing Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels.

Tough talking is expected at the summit, especially between Trump and Xi Jinping of China, over global trade.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Trump to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying they remain a major economic obstacle.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday the trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi will be held towards the end of the Trump-Abe talks. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who missed the opening of the summit due to a technical issue her plane had en route to Argentina Thursday night, was expected to address the heightened tensions between the former Soviet countries that prompted Trump to cancel his meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Buenos Aires. While China and other countries have dragged the U.S. to the WTO against its move to justify tariff hikes on grounds of national security, the USA has repeatedly stopped efforts to appoint judges to the highest adjudicating body in the WTO and has even suggested evicting China from the WTO as an option.