Container trucks arrive at the Port of Long Beach on Friday in Long Beach, California. President Donald Trump hit back at China on Friday, in their mounting trade war, raising existing and planned tariffs in retaliation for Beijing's announcement earlier in the day of new duties on American goods.
People cross a street in Hong Kong. Anything that erodes Hong Kong’s status as a global financial centre would also hurt Chinese companies.
A roadside stall selling bottles of petrol is seen by a street corner in Jakarta on Friday. Economic growth weakened to 5.05 percent in the April-June period as exports and investment slipped -- the slowest quarterly expansion in two years.
French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire (L) welcomes Chief Executive of the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva as she arrives for a meeting in Paris, on Friday. The International Monetary Fund's board recently recommended a rule change that would scrap the age limit for its leader, clearing the path to the top job for Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 28, 2019 France's President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attend a meeting on the digital economy at the G20 Summit in Osaka. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasted his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron Thursday August 22 as having a "colonialist mentality" for rallying G-7 countries to address wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest.