Global trade

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross prior to their meeting at French Economy Ministry in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports are expected after Trump administration's failure to win concessions from EU. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 31, 2018 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on trade tensions involving the United States, the European Union, Mexico and Canada (all times local): 6:30 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he disagrees with the Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico, and...
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In this March 29, 2018 photo, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. China has criticized proposed U.S. investment controls on Thursday, May 31, 2018, as a violation of global trade rules and says it reserves the right to retaliate if they take effect. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 31, 2018 - 1:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Thursday it reserves the right to retaliate if Washington goes ahead with proposed investment controls Beijing said violate global trade rules. The Commerce Ministry's comment came as the two sides prepared for weekend talks in Beijing on American complaints...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the OECD ministerial council meeting on "Refounding Multilateralism" in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Macron warned against trade wars in an impassioned speech about international cooperation Wednesday, two days before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with punishing new tariffs. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 1:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron warned against trade wars in an impassioned speech about international cooperation Wednesday, a day or two before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with new tariffs. Top European officials were holding last-ditch talks in Paris with...
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In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Chinese customs officials inspect cars being loaded for export at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade. The Commerce Ministry's response came after the Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on automobile imports on national security grounds. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 3:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan both condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. China's Commerce Ministry said Beijing would "firmly defend" its rights and...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, left, talks with Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto during an EU foreign affairs council on trade at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 22, 2018 - 9:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed doubt Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump will accept an offer of trade talks and other incentives to permanently exempt the bloc from punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum exports next week. In March, Trump imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel...
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 21, 2018. Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of the trade negotiations between the United States and China to put a trade war on hold, clearing an uncertainty in global trade.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 21, 2018 - 12:15 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 23,042.54. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped...
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May 15, 2018 - 12:06 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization's appellate body has ruled that the European Union is continuing to provide illegal subsidies to plane-maker Airbus. The WTO decision on the latest in a string of tussles between Europe's Airbus and U.S. rival Boeing comes as the Trump administration has...
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President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 27, 2018 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump's meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling on NATO allies to increase their defense spending. Trump's holding a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump's pressing European...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news conference at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 22, 2018 - 1:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Governors gather for a group photo during World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 21, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China...
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