Global trade

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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March 07, 2018 - 11:37 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports in February surged 44.5 percent over a year earlier while its politically sensitive trade surplus widened amid mounting tension with Washington. Customs data on Thursday showed export growth accelerated from January's 11.1 percent rate while import growth cooled to 6...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstroem, left, arrives for a meeting of the College of the European Commission 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 07, 2018 - 8:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed trade tariffs (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Denmark's foreign minister says no one will end up winning if a trade war ensues between the United States and the European Union. Anders Samuelsen says "at the end 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 07, 2018 - 7:31 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned Wednesday that it is ready to retaliate against the U.S. over President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, with counter-measures against iconic U.S. products like Harley Davidson motorcycles, Levi's jeans and bourbon. Trade Commissioner...
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Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, March 5, 2018. Banks and technology companies are leading U.S. stocks lower in early trading on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 05, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off morning losses on Monday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on pace for its best day in a week. It's the latest turn for a market suddenly prone to quick shifts not only day to day but also hour to hour. The volatility comes as investors question whether a...
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Steel coils sit on wagons when leaving the thyssenkrupp steel factory in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, March 2, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump risks sparking a trade war with his closest allies if he goes ahead with plans to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, German officials and industry groups warned Friday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
March 05, 2018 - 12:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — The outlook for the 19-country eurozone appeared murkier Monday with the rise of populist parties in Italy and mounting fears of a global trade war after U.S. President Donald Trump backed tariffs on aluminum and steel and warned that more could come, even on European cars. This shift...
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