US postpones next tariff hike after China trade talks

Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 7:56


The US has agreed to suspend its next tariff hike on Chinese imports after two days of trade talks in Washington.

US President Donald Trump said negotiators had reached a "phase one deal" that would include increased agricultural purchases and address financial services and technology theft.

The US was due to raise tariffs on some Chinese goods to 30% next week.

With 447 new cases, Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 caseload rises to 8,870
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 8:41

Following the finding of 457 new cases yesterday (27), Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 caseload now stands at 8,870.Of the latest patients, 447 are contacts... Read More

Covid-19 forces suspension of Easter Sunday Commission’s functions
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 8:35

The presidential commission that inquires into the Easter Sunday attacks has suspended its functions in view of the Covid-19 risk situation. Read More

Good governance regime’s cronies had not repaid bank loans
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - 8:32

A committee of inquiry has found that political cronies have disregarded repaying the loans they had obtained from state banks during the good governance... Read More