Global trade

December 27, 2018 - 4:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government says it has made plans with Washington for face-to-face talks in January aimed at ending a tariff battle that threatens to depress global trade. The Ministry of Commerce said Thursday the two sides also are conducting "intensive telephone consultations." A...
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December 19, 2018 - 9:12 am
GENEVA (AP) — China and the United States traded barbs again Wednesday at the World Trade Organization, with the U.S. ambassador accusing China of technology theft while Beijing's envoy retorted that the U.S. was "finger-pointing." The standoff comes as many countries lined up to criticize and...
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December 17, 2018 - 10:04 am
GENEVA (AP) — China and the United States clashed again over their respective trade policies Monday at a time the two countries are trying to iron out their differences so further U.S. tariffs are not imposed on Chinese goods. Dennis Shea, the U.S. ambassador to the WTO, said criticism from China...
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December 13, 2018 - 8:04 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged, as worries about global trade tensions persisted. The "tankan" survey, released Friday, says sentiment remained flat for a second month after three quarters of decline...
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In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo the European Central Bank sits next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, where ECB president Mario Draghi will hold a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 13, 2018 - 10:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday's decision to stop the bank's monthly bond...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada as they arrive at the Teatro Colon to join other heads of state for the G20 leaders dinner, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 01, 2018 - 4:58 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leaders of the world's top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate change and issues like migration. The joint...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a press conference after the G20 Leader's Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Leaders from the Group of 20 industrialized nations met for two days in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
December 01, 2018 - 2:54 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he pressed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow international involvement in the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Macron...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose for a photo with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada as they arrive at the Teatro Colon to join other heads of state for the G20 leaders dinner, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 30, 2018 - 8:57 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 8 p.m. G-20 leaders are attending a cultural show at the Colon Theater, the landmark in the Argentine capital that is one of the world's great opera houses. U.S. President Donald Trump, Germany's Angela Merkel,...
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President Donald Trump and other heads of state react to Mexico's President Enrique Pena Neto, throwing his hands up, being the last one to arrive for the family photo at the G20 summit, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 30, 2018 - 5:56 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Divisions among the world leading economies emerged from the moment their leaders gathered Friday in Argentina: Donald Trump struck his own deals and angered allies, and the leaders of Russia and Saudi Arabia bonded amid criticism from European powers. U.S...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron greets bystanders during at the Playa de Mayo square in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Macron will attend the two-day G20 summit starting Friday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
November 29, 2018 - 4:54 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — World leaders arrived Thursday in the Argentine capital for the Group of 20 summit of the globe's largest economies as issues such as a trade war between the United States and China, the killing of a Saudi journalist in the country's Istanbul Consulate and the...
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