'GLADIATOR BATTLE' ANTICIPATED AT G20 SUMMIT: FOX Business anchor Liz Claman gave a preview of the G20 summit, which opens Friday. Here are excerpts from Claman's analysis on FOXBusiness.com:
The Group of 20 event is already shaping up to be more of a gladiator battle than a cordial forum that brings together leaders of the world's major economies ... But forget the anti-capitalists and anarchists: This time around it's shaping up to be a multi-layered showdown involving the United States, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Argentina and possibly even Canada and Mexico.
Reading the tea leaves - U.S. vs. China: President Donald Trump has a dinner meeting set for Saturday night with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. The main course will undoubtedly be the trade battle raging between the world's No. 1 and No. 2 largest economies. Trump has already slapped tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods coming into the U.S. and has threatened to turn up the heat by tacking tariffs on another $257 billion worth of imports if China doesn't drop its trade practices which Trump argues are unfair.
Will Pen Be Put to Paper? - Another gigantic question mark hovers over the planned signing at the G20 meeting of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a.k.a. NAFTA 2.0. The intended date to officially seal the deal is Friday but the text has still not been finalized.
Saudi Arabia's Big Gamble - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, also known as MBS, could be in the crosshairs of Argentine prosecutors who are considering charging the prince with torture and war crimes if he lands on Argentinian soil.
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