Trade agreements

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives 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/Michael Sohn)
July 07, 2017 - 7:59 am
LONDON (AP) — A raft of disappointing British economic figures on Friday reinforced concerns that the slowdown has broadened across sectors and extended into the second quarter of the year, when the country finally began high-level negotiations over its exit from the European Union. Capping a week...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 3, 2017. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after a Japanese manufacturing indicator showed conditions improving, a glimmer of upbeat news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a resounding defeat of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo municipal elections on Sunday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 03, 2017 - 8:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Monday after a survey showed Japan's manufacturing outlook improving and as oil prices continued to recover from a recent slide. Trading was thin, however, due to a holiday in the U.S. on Tuesday. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC-40 gained 1 percent to 5,172 and...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 3, 2017. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after a Japanese manufacturing indicator showed conditions improving, a glimmer of upbeat news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a resounding defeat of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo municipal elections on Sunday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 03, 2017 - 5:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Monday after a surveyed showed Japan's manufacturing outlook improving. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC-40 rose 0.8 percent to 5,164.01 and Germany's DAX added 0.6 percent to 12,402.15. London's FTSE 100 advanced 0.5 percent to 7,346.91. On Friday, the DAX and CAC-40...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 3, 2017. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after a Japanese manufacturing indicator showed conditions improving, a glimmer of upbeat news for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a resounding defeat of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo municipal elections on Sunday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 03, 2017 - 1:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after a surveyed showed Japan's manufacturing outlook improving and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party was defeated in Tokyo municipal elections. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.3 percent to 20,089.03 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200...
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President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 30, 2017, where they made statements. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 30, 2017 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the South Korean president (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The White House is confirming that President Donald Trump has asked his trade representative to begin the process of renegotiating the U.S. trade deal with South Korea...
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President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 30, 2017, where they made statements. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 30, 2017 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the South Korean president (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The Oval Office was a rough-and-tumble place when President Donald Trump sat alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in (jah-yihn) for their White House meeting. A large...
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President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 30, 2017, where they made statements. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 30, 2017 - 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the South Korean president (all times local): 12:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to visit South Korea this year. South Korean President Moon Jae-in (jah-yihn) says he invited Trump and his wife, Melania...
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President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 30, 2017 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meetings with the South Korean president (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump says that he will start to reduce the U.S. trade deficit by renegotiating a trade deal with South Korea. The United States recorded a $27.6 billion...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, left, shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, before the start of their meeting as a part of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations at Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan, 30 June 2017. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)
June 30, 2017 - 6:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the European Union were rushing Friday to finalize an agreement on easing barriers between their huge economies, hoping to have the gist of a deal before the Group of 20 industrial nations meets next week in Germany. The EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and Rural...
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President Donald Trump listens to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, during a dinner in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 30, 2017 - 4:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's new leader dined with President Donald Trump at the White House as part of an effort to reassure Washington that he will coordinate closely on dealing with the North Korean threat. Trump, at the start of Thursday's formal dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-...
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