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Danske Bank analysts note that according to  Bloomberg  , the US and China struggle to get a face-to-face meeting in place in September  , as the new round of tariffs imposed on Sunday is hurting trust between the two sides.

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“Washington did not meet a Chinese request to delay the tariff hike on 1 September. The fact that the two sides struggle to agree even on the conditions for a new meeting is in our view indicative of how far the two sides are from each other despite US President Donald Trump’s frequent messages that the talks are going fine.”

“Trust may have been hampered further by Trump referring to a call from Beijing negotiators that apparently never took place. For now the correspondence is in our view more a matter of damage control and avoiding further escalation than getting any closer to a deal.”