Global trade

In this July 13, 2018, photo, Chinese made children shoes carrying a Chinese map and U.S. flags are on display for a sale at a shop in Beijing. China announced it filled a World Trade Organization challenge Monday, July 16, 2018, to U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal for a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese goods, reacting swiftly amid deepening concern about the economic impact of their spiraling technology dispute. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 16, 2018 - 9:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiraling technology dispute. The Trump administration has criticized the WTO as unable to deal with...
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European Council President Donald Tusk, right speaks near European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, unseen at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, July 16, 2018. The senior European Union official on Monday urged President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
July 16, 2018 - 3:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — A senior European official on Monday urged U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. Speaking before Trump and Putting were due to meet in Helsinki, European Council President Donald...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014 fiel photo the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB), building at right, is reflected in the River Main in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
July 12, 2018 - 10:27 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank expressed confidence at their last policy meeting that the eurozone economy remains "broadly on track" but expressed concern that rising trade protectionism could dampen business confidence and blunt the recovery. The assessment...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi arrives for an eurogroup meeting at the Europa building in Brussels. Draghi told the European parliament Monday, July 9, 2018 that the bank had decided to phase out its 2.4 trillion-euro, three-year bond purchase stimulus program at year-end because inflation is finally in line with the ECB’s goal of just under 2 percent, with economic growth creating 8.4 million jobs. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
July 09, 2018 - 10:32 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says that new trade barriers are the main risk to Europe's economy and that it's up to the EU to "lead by example" by supporting economic openness and reforming its institutions. Draghi told the European parliament Monday that the...
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In this Wednesday, July 4, 2018, photo, a woman looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian markets are mixed as the U.S. prepares to impose billions of dollars of tariffs on China, raising tensions between the world's two largest economies. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 05, 2018 - 9:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the trade dispute between China and the U.S. that may result in the two sides each imposing higher duties on billions of dollars' worth of each other's exports. (all times local): 9:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel would be willing to back cuts on tariffs on U.S...
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In this March 29, 2018, photo, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng listens to a reporter's question during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. A Chinese government spokesman has said Thursday, July 5, 2018, that Beijing "will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail" on the eve of U.S. tariff hikes and will defend its interests. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 05, 2018 - 4:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — China rejected "threats and blackmail" ahead of a threatened U.S. tariff hike, striking a defiant stance Thursday in a dispute companies worry could flare into a full-blown trade war and chill the global economy. A government spokesman said Beijing will defend itself if U.S...
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Investors walk in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as back-and-forth exchanges over possible higher U.S. tariffs for the auto sector deepened concerns that a trade war is brewing. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 7:36 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher Tuesday as German leaders put to rest fears that a weeks-long dispute on migration may topple Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth government. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 1.2 percent to 12,385 and France's CAC 40 added 0.9 percent to 5,322...
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Investors walk in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as back-and-forth exchanges over possible higher U.S. tariffs for the auto sector deepened concerns that a trade war is brewing. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 12:41 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as back-and-forth exchanges over possible higher U.S. tariffs for the auto sector deepened concerns that a trade war is brewing. The U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, are set to impose tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's...
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President Donald Trump winks at reporters during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 02, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a veiled threat to the World Trade Organization on Monday, warning during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that if the WTO doesn't treat the U.S. "properly, we will be doing something." Trump again denied plans to withdraw the U.S. from...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting in Tokyo Sunday, July 1, 2018. Trade ministers from 16 Asian countries are meeting in Tokyo on a regional trade pact, highlighting efforts to ensure free and rules-based commerce in the face of an increasingly protectionist United States under President Donald Trump. (Sadayuki Goto/Kyodo News via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 7:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called for an early conclusion of a regional trade pact that ensures free and rules-based commerce in the face of an increasingly protectionist United States under President Donald Trump. At a meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic...
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