Despite Trump Tweet, Ford Says It Won’t Make Hatchback In U.S.

Workers pack tinned peaches for export at a fruits processor in Huaibei city in central China's Anhui province. — AP

Workers pack tinned peaches for export at a fruits processor in Huaibei city in central China's Anhui province. — AP

On Friday, Wall Street stocks ended lower while world share indexes registered their biggest weekly declines in nearly six months after Trump threatened tariffs on a further $267 billion worth of Chinese imports, on top of earlier promises to levy duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. He wrote: "Start building new plants now".

Apple shares fell 1.6 percent Monday after the reports.

"The overall sense is that the United States will continue to escalate the pressure until China submits to USA demands which does not seem likely any time soon", JPMorgan said in a note.

In a tweet sent on September 8, the USA president wrote: "Apple prices may increase because of the massive tariffs we may be imposing on China - but there is an easy solution where there would be ZERO tax, and indeed a tax incentive".

Exports to the United States actually rose to a record high during August, helped by the fall in the Chinese currency against the U.S. dollar and the rush by companies to ship goods before the next round of tariffs comes in, according to analysts.

- "This is just the beginning", Trump tweeted.

Investors are concerned that additional tariffs, especially if they are met with retaliatory actions, could raise consumer prices and stall economic growth. The conception, acknowledged industry analyst Ed Kim of AutoPacific, was as soon as to pare down the Focus lineup to Active wagons and import them from China. This automobile can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford pays no tariffs!"However Ford on Sunday refuted Mr. Trump's claim, saying "it must not successful to construct the Focus Active within the U.S." given forecast yearly sales below 50,000.For now, which technique Ford simply could perhaps fair not promote the auto within the united states".

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Adding to the tensions, data out Friday showed China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record in August, an outcome that could further inflame Sino-U.S. trade tensions.

However, a Ford spokesman Mike Levine indicated that there isn't a good a business case to build the low-margin, niche model in the U.S.

The Chinese response will depend on how far the U.S. goes with its next round of tariffs, Pang noted. Last month, it added tariffs to another $16 billion in Chinese goods and is readying taxes on another $200 billion worth.

Exports to the United States in August rose 13.4 percent to $44.4 billion, ticking up from July's 13.3 percent growth.

The world's two biggest economies are clashing over USA allegations that China deploys predatory tactics - including outright cybertheft - to acquire technology from US companies and challenge American technological dominance.

Trump's previous commendations of companies' investments in the U.S. were usually based on corporate press releases heavy on fluff and a recycling of existing expansion plans, but they at least had some sort of factual underbelly, however strained.

The threatened tariffs would add to the $50 billion in imports already targeted and mark a major step up in the long-running battle between the world's top two economies.

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