Trade policy

February 06, 2020 - 6:59 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump meets Thursday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who comes to the White House with a warning: Africa is not a battlefield for proxy disputes with countries such as China. This is a rare visit by an African head of state to Trump's White House...
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February 06, 2020 - 1:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China cut tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports including auto parts on Thursday in response to American reductions as part of their truce in a trade war. The cuts come as China struggles with the mounting cost of measures imposed to contain a virus outbreak that has closed...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 10, 2019 file photo, a container ship is unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway terminal in Norfolk, Va. U.S. factories expanded unexpectedly in January 2020, snapping a five-month losing streak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, that its manufacturing index rose to 50.9 in January, from 47.8 in December. Anything above 50 signals expansion. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
February 05, 2020 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the first time in six years in 2019 as President Donald Trump hammered China with import taxes. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between what the United States sells and what it buys abroad fell 1.7% last year to $616.8 billion. U...
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A volunteer stands in front of a Communist Party flag as he takes the temperature of a scooter driver at a roadside checkpoint in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. China sent medical workers and equipment to a newly built hospital, infused cash into financial markets and further restricted people's movement in sweeping new steps Monday to contain a rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai Motors is suspending production in South Korea, a sign that the economic fallout from China's viral outbreak is spreading. For other companies bracing for losses from coronavirus, the damage has so far been delayed, thanks to a stroke of timing: The outbreak hit just when...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines his government's negotiating stance with the European Union after Brexit, during a key speech at the Old Naval College in Greenwich, London, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)
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February 03, 2020 - 12:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union set out clashing opening gambits Monday on striking a post-Brexit trade deal, making it clear that each side is willing to walk away without an agreement rather than compromise on key issues. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a bravado-filled salvo...
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A fishing boat at work in the English Channel, off the southern coast of England, Saturday Feb. 1, 2020. The fishing industry if one of the main subjects for negotiations, after the UK left the European Union on Friday, ending 47 years of close and sometimes uncomfortable ties to Brussels. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 4:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will link any access to its market for British products directly to the access that EU boats will be given to U.K. waters, the bloc's chief negotiator said Monday. EU negotiator Michel Barnier underscored the difficulties of the trade negotiations with Britain...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to the Industry Centre at the University of Sunderland, on Friday Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (Scott Heppell/Pool Photo via AP)
February 01, 2020 - 6:26 am
LONDON (AP) — If you thought the drawn-out battle over the U.K.'s departure from the European Union was painful, wait until you see what comes next. While Britain formally left the EU at 11 p.m. local time Friday, the hard work of building a new economic relationship between the bloc and its ex-...
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President Donald Trump visits Dana Incorporated, 28201 Van Dyke Ave. in Warren, Mich on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Trump visited with workers at the plant to celebrate Wednesday's signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.(Jacob Hamilton/Ann Arbor News via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 8:03 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump is serving up counterprogramming to his impeachment trial on Thursday by promoting his new trade deal and rallying supporters in two Midwestern states that he views as crucial to his reelection. Trump addressed workers at a manufacturing plant in...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England attends the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Report news conference in the City of London, Thursday Jan. 30, 2020. The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates after a run of fairly firm economic data in the past week eased fears about a dramatic slowdown in the British economy. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 12:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England on Thursday opted against cutting interest rates amid signs of improvement in the British economy in the run-up to Britain's imminent departure from the European Union. The bank said in a statement that its Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep the key U.K...
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Ireland Finance minister Paschal Donohoe poses for a photo after an interview in Dublin, Thursday Jan. 30, 2020. Getting a new trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union by the end of the year, as the British government claims will happen, would be a feat "nearly without precedent," says the Irish finance minister. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
January 30, 2020 - 12:24 pm
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Getting a new trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union by the end of the year — as the British government claims will happen — would be a feat “nearly without precedent,” the Irish finance minister said Thursday. As the EU and Britain prepare to square off over the...
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