Uncertainty surrounding the Brexit process has continued to dominate the headlines and drive much of the volatility in the foreign exchange market in the past few weeks.
Since the start of his Presidential election campaign in 2015, the world knew that Donald Trump would engage in trade wars. He connected with middle America by suggesting he would bring manufacturing and production back to states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania. Trump also told the nationalistic population that America would return to being the greatest superpower.
President Trump entered office in November 8th, 2016. Throughout his campaign, he held a very strong and very vocal position on the trading relationships that the US held with the rest of the world – that it was not good.
Optimism that the US and China could be edging towards an agreement over trade has grown in recent weeks.
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