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Academics: Treasury criteria do not preclude naming China a currency manipulator

December 7, 2016 at 5:35 PM
President-elect Trump will be able to instruct the Treasury Department to name China a currency manipulator by using a 1988 trade law even though China does not meet all three criteria used in an October Treasury report to analyze major trading partners' foreign exchange policies, according to analysts and academics interviewed by Inside U.S. Trade. Trump has said he is planning to name China a currency manipulator on “day one” of his term in office and has also threatened...

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