For the first time in years, the NBA feels wide open — more than 10 NBA front offices think they have a shot at an NBA title next season (a few of them are delusional about that, but they believe). It’s one of the reasons we saw such an aggressive trade market last summer, teams thought they had an opening so the Clippers (Kawhi Leonard and Paul George), Lakers (Anthony Davis), Nets (Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant), Houston Rockets (Russell Westbrook), and others were aggressive on the free agent and trade markets to land stars. Expect that aggressive mindset to carry over to the in-season trade market. That’s what executives have been telling Sean Deveney of Heavy.com. “We’ve been getting calls all summer,” one general manager told Heavy.com. “There are a lot of things we are considering. The dust settles a little, you’re aware of your weaknesses and your holes and so you find ways to address that. I think we’re going to see more of … [Read more...] about Report: NBA executives expect busy in-season trade market
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Let's take a look at what is buzzing around the baseball rumor mill on Saturday by Katherine Acquavella & Mike Axisa Dec 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm ET • 3 min read Baseball's winter meetings are newly behind us, and the free agent and trade markets look quite different after a highly active few days. That said, there's plenty of activity yet to come, and the crop of Saturday rumors makes that readily apparent. And of course you can get fully up to speed with our updated Free Agent Tracker. As for Saturday's rumors, let's dig in.Kluber's market heating up View Profile Corey Kluber CLE • SP • 28 ERA5.80WHIP1.65IP35 2/3BB15K38 The trade market for Indians right-hander Corey Kluber is heating up, reports The Athletic's Robert Murray. The Angels and Padres are among the teams in the mix. Cleveland is said to be looking to cut payroll and Kluber is owed $17.5 million in 2020. Trading Kluber could potentially allow the … [Read more...] about MLB hot stove rumors: Corey Kluber trade market heating up; Blue Jays focused on Hyun-Jin Ryu
The United States and China cooled their trade war on November 13 and announced "Phase one" agreement that reduces some US tariffs in exchange for what officials said would be a big jump in Chinese purchases of American farm products and other goods.Beijing has agreed to import at least $200 billion in additional US goods and services over the next two years on top of the amount it purchased in 2017, the top US trade negotiator said on November 13.If the purchases are made, they would represent a huge jump in US exports to China. China bought $130 billion in American goods in 2017 before the trade war began, and $56 billion in services, data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis show.Close In return, the US would suspend tariffs on Chinese goods due to go into effect on December 15 and reduce others, officials said. The 86-page agreement is due to be signed the first week of January in Washington by principal negotiators. related news Hong Kong leader Lam … [Read more...] about US-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases
Trade ministers of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries, including India and China, will hold a crucial meeting in Singapore on August 30-31, an official said.The meeting is important as the 16-member bloc now needs specific political guidance to move the negotiations further, the official added.RCEP mega trade pact aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights.Close RCEP bloc comprises 10 Asean members (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam) and their six FTA partners - India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. related news US-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases US agency probes 12th Tesla crash tied to possible Autopilot use Uber submits appeal to regain London taxi licence The meeting also assumes significance as the member countries are not … [Read more...] about RCEP trade ministers to meet on Aug 30-31 in Singapore
By Jenny Leonard The US and China announced Friday that they reached a phase-one trade deal but provided little detail on what exactly will be part of the agreement. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer brought a print-out of the 86-page agreement to a briefing with reporters Friday afternoon as a “show-and-tell” to prove that it’s all done and written up. Lighthizer said it’s an important step forward for the two countries while acknowledging that a lot of big issues are outstanding and need to be addressed in future negotiations. Here’s what we do and don’t know: Tariffs As part of the deal, the US will halve its 15 per cent tariff on about $120 billion in Chinese goods. It will also suspend indefinitely planned duties that were set to take effect on Sunday that would have covered consumer favorites such as smartphones and laptops. That leaves roughly $250 billion taxed at 25 per cent and $120 billion that will be subject to a 7.5 per … [Read more...] about Phase-one China-US trade deal: what’s in and what’s missing?