Global trade

March 26, 2018 - 7:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — In a story March 23 about the appointment of John Bolton as U.S. national security adviser, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Bolton had commented in an interview with Fox Business News. Bolton spoke with the Fox Business Network. A corrected version of the story is...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, March 23, 2018. Fears of a trade war roiled financial markets and sent the dollar wobbling Friday after Beijing retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff hikes by threatening import duties on U.S. goods. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 23, 2018 - 8:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Fears of a trade war are roiling financial markets Friday, with stocks under pressure around the world and the dollar in retreat. A day after the Trump administration imposed tariff hikes on Chinese goods, Beijing has threatened import duties on U.S. goods including pork, apples and...
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March 23, 2018 - 7:58 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization says it's making a "detailed analysis" of President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of Chinese imports amid rising concerns of a trade war that sent stock markets reeling. WTO spokesman Fernando Puchol says the 164-...
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President Donald Trump speaks before he signs a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for what he said is the theft of American technology and Chinese pressure on U.S. companies to hand it over. "It is the...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:56 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — African leaders on Wednesday signed what is being called the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization. The deal creates a continental market of 1.2 billion people, with a combined gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion. A major...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 12, 2018. Asian stocks rose Monday despite U.S.-Chinese trade tension following solid Wall Street gains on strong U.S. employment data. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 12, 2018 - 9:19 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stocks remained buoyant Monday following strong U.S. jobs data that eased concerns about the pace of wage increases. Ongoing concerns over a possible global trade war kept sentiment in check though. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX rose 0.4 percent to 12,389 while France...
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan speaks at a press conference in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. China says it will not initiate a "disastrous" trade war with the United States, but is vowing to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism. (Li Xin/Xinhua via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 10:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday that it would not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vowed to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism. "There are no winners in a trade war, and it would bring disaster to our two countries as well as the rest of the...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The European Union will set out its strategy Wednesday on how to counter potential U.S. punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 09, 2018 - 8:39 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is seeking clarity from Washington about whether the 28-nation bloc will be exempt from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, the EU's top trade official said Friday. "We hope that we can get confirmation that the EU is excluded from this," EU Trade...
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Vice President Mike Pence, right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018, during an event where Trump signed two proclamations, one on steel imports and the other on aluminum imports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 09, 2018 - 6:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the international reaction to President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The German government says it's "prepared for everything" in the growing spat with the United States over import tariffs on...
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In this March 5, 2018 photo, a worker manipulates coils of steel at Xiwang Special Steel in Zouping County in eastern China's Shandong province. China says it "firmly opposes" U.S. President Donald Trump's tariff increase for imported steel and aluminum but gave no indication whether Beijing might impose its own measures in response. (Chinatopix via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 3:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday of damaging the global trading system by hiking steel and aluminum tariffs, while Japan and South Korea expressed alarm at potential economic costs. China's Commerce Ministry said it "firmly opposes" Trump's move. It gave no...
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