Fed's Barkin watching effect of U.S.-China trade dispute on business confidence
NEW YORK, May 15 (Reuters) - The U.S.-China trade conflict
could damage business confidence, Federal Reserve Bank of
Richmond President Thomas Barkin told reporters on Wednesday,
adding that he is watching closely for any potential impact.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he
will likely travel to Beijing some point soon to continue trade
talks with Chinese counterparts, adding there was "still a lot
of work to do" to arrive at a trade deal that will satisfy both
In the meantime, Barkin said, "I don't anticipate much
impact on the economy" if a resolution comes soon on the trade
(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt)
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