Global trade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. EU leaders meet with their Asian counterparts Friday to discuss trade, among other issues. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 19, 2018 - 5:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders gathered Friday to pledge their support for free trade, at a meeting that underscored trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels would send a signal that "countries are coming...
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A worker stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 15, 2018 - 4:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks slipped Monday as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent in early trading to 5,079.25, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down less than 0.1 percent at 6,995.44. U.S. shares were...
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Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde talks during a press conference ahead of the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
October 11, 2018 - 8:01 am
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share prices drove home potential perils from a clash between the world's two biggest economies. Global...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Alibaba founder Jack Ma listens during a session of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Jack Ma defended trade at a World Trade Organization seminar Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Switzerland. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
October 02, 2018 - 12:22 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Alibaba founder Jack Ma said Tuesday that the trade dispute between the U.S. and China could last 20 years. But he expressed hope that a solution could be reached as a trade war would "hurt everybody." The Chinese e-commerce billionaire also questioned the focus among some on trade...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 12, 2018 - 11:23 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world's two largest economies was spiraling out of control. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added...
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September 11, 2018 - 7:18 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization says its dispute settlement body will take up China's request to be allowed to impose sanctions against the United States for failing to abide by a WTO ruling on anti-dumping measures. WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said in a note Tuesday that a...
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September 11, 2018 - 7:11 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The CEO of Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely holding company, says "the timing right now is not optimal" for an initial public offering, citing "an escalating trade war, tariffs and market volatility." CEO Hakan Samuelsson added in a mail to The...
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September 08, 2018 - 9:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump's battle with Beijing over industrial policy. Exports to the United States rose 13.4 percent to $...
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August 27, 2018 - 4:39 pm
GENEVA (AP) — China is challenging the latest round of U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods through the World Trade Organization. The Chinese government on Monday formally requested "dispute consultations" with the United States over the Trump administration's imposition of $16 billion in tariffs on...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2018 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron looks after meeting President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the presidential Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. French President Emmanuel Macron is back from vacation and plans to launch a new push for economic changes as he faces growing criticism at home. The 40-year-old leader holds a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Elysee presidential palace. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
August 27, 2018 - 7:58 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has called for trade discussions to be held between the U.S., Europe, China and Japan in November in Paris. In a speech to French ambassadors Monday, Macron said world trade rules aren't currently working but "unilateralism and trade war is the worst...
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