Bilateral trade

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sits on chair after delivering a speech at Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 05, 2019 - 6:31 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support "sustainable" projects in Asia as a counterpoint to China's multibillion-dollar "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative. Ross is leading a high-...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a live broadcast speaking at the media center during the opening of the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Xi promised Tuesday to open China wider to imports and foreign investment at the start of a high-profile trade fair meant to rebrand the country as a global customer and warned against trade protectionism. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
November 05, 2019 - 4:19 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised more gradual market-opening steps at the start of an import fair Tuesday but no initiatives on technology policy and other irritants that sparked a tariff war with Washington. The second China International Import Expo showcases the country's vast...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes a drink from a prison mug as he talks with prison staff during a visit to Leeds prison, Northern England, Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019. In an announcement on Sunday Johnson promised more prisons and stronger police powers in an effort to fight violent crime. ( AP Photo/Jon Super)
August 13, 2019 - 12:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that getting a free trade deal with the United States would be "a tough old haggle," after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.K. quick sector-by-sector trade deals once it leaves the European Union. Bolton said...
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Graphic highlights the Kashmir areas of India and Pakistan;
August 07, 2019 - 10:07 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has decided to downgrade its diplomatic ties with neighboring India and suspend bilateral trade in response to New Delhi's decision to reduce the special status of Kashmir, a Himalayan region claimed by both countries. The decision was made Wednesday at a meeting of...
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Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson arrives at Conservative party HQ in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Brexit-hard-liner Boris Johnson, one of Britain’s most famous and divisive politicians, won the race to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the country’s next prime minister in a little over 24 hours. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 10:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Australia's prime minister has congratulated Boris Johnson and hopes to ink one of Britain's first bilateral trade deals after Brexit. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on...
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July 17, 2019 - 11:09 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in June as shipments of goods were hit by global trade wars, according to data released by the Finance Ministry Thursday. Japan's exports declined 6.8% compared to the same month last year, while imports fell 5.2%. The trade surplus for the month totaled 589.5...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a signing ceremony prior to their news conference on the sidelines of the G-20 leaders summit in Osaka, western Japan, June 29, 2019. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool Photo via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 11:13 am
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit meetings in Osaka, Japan (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have announced new initiatives to further expand economic ties and tourist exchanges between the two nations, but...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaks as the new pro tempore president of Mercosur, flanked by Uruguay's Foreign Affairs Minister, Rodolfo Nin, left and Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, right, at the 53rd Mercosur Summit in Montevideo, Uruguay. Argentina's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday, June 28, 2019, that South America's Mercosur trade bloc has struck a "strategic association" trade deal with the European Union, clinched in the Belgian capital of Brussels following two decades of negotiations. The Mercosur bloc includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
June 28, 2019 - 10:31 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South America's Mercosur bloc and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Friday after two decades of negotiations that concluded amid global trade tensions and rising protectionism. The agreement announced by both sides came as trade talks between the EU and the...
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Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, left, and Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh walk for a group photo during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 22, 2019 - 3:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when they gather for a weekend summit in Thailand. The Chinese sinking of a Philippine boat, which endangered...
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Britain's Prince Charles, centre left and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, second left are greeted by US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK, in London, Tuesday June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 9:09 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn't think Meghan Markle is "nasty" — just that the American-born Duchess of Sussex was "nasty about" him. Attempting to clean up a diplomatic spat during his UK state...
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