International trade

April 20, 2017 - 6:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials are indicating they intend to pursue the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement. In comments reported by the national broadcaster NHK on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said he believed the TPP trade talks would...
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April 19, 2017 - 11:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports rose at a faster-than-expected 12 percent pace in March, while imports jumped nearly 16 percent from a year earlier, the government said Thursday. The data suggest relatively strong foreign demand could lift growth for the world's No. 3 economy in this quarter,...
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Federica Mogherini, left, high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, poses for a photo with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi before their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool Photo via AP)
April 19, 2017 - 6:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — Top diplomats from China and the European Union pledged closer cooperation Wednesday at a time of global uncertainty, highlighting their common interests in peace and security and pushing a message of free trade and open engagement in contrast to fears that the U.S. is turning inward...
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President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 18, 2017 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign on Tuesday, signing an order in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing in highly skilled foreign workers. At a the headquarters of a big-...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 16, 2016, file photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference after the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington. A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended, according to the IMF, which predicts that the world economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2017, up from 3.1 percent in 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 18, 2017 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended. That's the picture sketched Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump holds up Green Bay Packers jersey given to him by House Speaker Paul Ryan at a rally in West Allis, Wis. President Donald Trump heads to Ryan's congressional district in Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, facing low approval ratings and in the wake of his failure to fulfill a campaign promise to repeal and replace the federal health care law. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 18, 2017 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to the politically important state of Wisconsin Tuesday to sign an order aimed at curbing abuses in a visa program used by technology companies that rely on high-skilled foreign workers. The order, dubbed "Buy American, Hire American," marks a return...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America’s anchor ally in the region. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
April 18, 2017 - 7:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan. After meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other leaders, Pence told reporters that President Donald...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America’s anchor ally in the region. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
April 18, 2017 - 4:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the United States stands "100 percent" behind its anchor ally in Asia in working to defuse risks from North Korea's nuclear program. Pence struck a stern tone as he began talks with Abe and other...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, right, walks with her husband, Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the president, to a news conference with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the White House in Washington. Ivanka Trump's company continues to grow. Ethics lawyers fear the more her business expands, the more it may encroach on her ability, and husband, Jared Kushner, to credibly advise the president on core issues. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 18, 2017 - 3:38 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband,...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as geopolitical tensions surrounding the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 18, 2017 - 1:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan and an expected turn to trade issues. A strong post-Easter finish on Wall Street provided upward...
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