International trade

July 13, 2017 - 3:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman has responded to a U.S. request for talks on the two countries' free-trade agreement by saying it's unclear if the pact is causing a growing imbalance. The spokesman told reporters Thursday the two countries should consider...
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Workers wait for a container ship to dock at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Growth in China's exports and imports accelerated for a second month in June in a positive sign for global demand and the country's own economy. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 2:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese trade growth accelerated for a second month in June in a positive sign for global demand and the world's No. 2 economy. Exports rose 11.3 percent to $196.6 billion, up from May's 8.7 percent rate, customs data showed Thursday. Imports gained 17.2 percent to $153.8 billion, up...
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July 12, 2017 - 7:06 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator set out tough conditions for Britain to meet during the first months of talks before both sides can start looking at a future relationship. Michel Barnier said that Britain needs to make "sufficient progress" on all initial issues,...
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July 11, 2017 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has completed an association deal with Ukraine which should boost trade between the two and keep the eastern European nation firmly linked to the EU. After a long ratification process held up by a referendum in the Netherlands, the 28-nation EU said Tuesday the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact agreed to under the Obama administration in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Members of a Pacific Rim trade initiative rejected by Trump are to hold working-level talks Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in the Japanese mountain resort town of Hakone, west of Tokyo. The three-day meeting among envoys from the 11 remaining members of the TPP follows a breakthrough last week on a Japan-European Union trade deal seen as a repudiation of the U.S. moves to pull back from such arrangements. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 11, 2017 - 3:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Members of a Pacific Rim trade initiative rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump are to hold working-level talks Wednesday in the Japanese mountain resort town of Hakone, west of Tokyo. The three-day meeting among envoys from the 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
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July 11, 2017 - 3:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Members of a Pacific Rim trade initiative rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump are to hold working-level talks Wednesday in the Japanese mountain resort town of Hakone, west of Tokyo. The three-day meeting among envoys from the 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
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July 10, 2017 - 3:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports were up 1.4 percent in May compared with the previous month, outpacing import growth and pushing the country's trade surplus higher. The Federal Statistical Office said Monday that imports to Europe's biggest economy were up 1.2 percent in May. The seasonally adjusted...
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Greenpeace demonstrate with a puppet depicting U.S. president Donald Trump, during the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 3:58 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 9:50 a.m. European Union officials say that leaders of the Group of 20 countries have agreed to keep their markets open to foreign trade. But the group's draft statement also says that trade needs to be mutually...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and his wife Melania arrive for concert on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 07, 2017 - 8:58 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's second official visit to Europe (all times local): 2:45 a.m. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agree on one aspect of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign: The issue has become a hindrance to better relations. That's...
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Leaders and their partners attend the G-20 summit dinner after a concert in the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. (Alex Schmidt/Pool Photo via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 4:44 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The latest on the Group of 20 summit in Germany (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, have been served local delicacies at a festive dinner at the northern port city's philharmonic following a concert with music by Beethoven...
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