Global trade

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) informal dialogue session at APEC Haus in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 18, 2018 - 4:00 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers China and the U.S. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, watches Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah gesture before the start of the gala dinner family photo at the APEC summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
November 17, 2018 - 7:31 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer. Pence said there would be no letup...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018., the head of BIPM (International Bureau of Weights and Measures) Martin J.T. Milton holds a replica of the International Prototype Kilogram in Sevres, near Paris. The golf ball-sized metal cylinder at the heart of the world's system for measuring mass is heading into retirement. Gathering this week in Versailles, west of Paris, governments on Friday Nov. 16, 2018, are expected to approve a plan to instead use a scientific formula to define the exact weight of a kilo. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 16, 2018 - 7:37 am
VERSAILLES, France (AP) — The Latest on a scientific meeting on how to define weights and measures (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The international system of measurements has been overhauled with new definitions for the kilogram and other key units. At a meeting in Versailles, France, countries have...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang interact on stage after a group photo during the 13th East Asian Summit Plenary on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 15, 2018 - 4:39 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific at a summit Thursday of Southeast Asian nations whose economies and strategic interests are deeply entwined with both powers, with Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for "empire or aggression" in the...
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A journalist walks past ASEAN member country flags at the Suntec Convention Centre during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 13, 2018 - 1:47 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The potential damage to global trade brought on by President Donald Trump's tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. Countries across the region, many of which have relied...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. EU leaders meet with their Asian counterparts Friday to discuss trade, among other issues. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 19, 2018 - 5:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders gathered Friday to pledge their support for free trade, at a meeting that underscored trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels would send a signal that "countries are coming...
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A worker stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 15, 2018 - 7:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly slipped Monday as investors continued to worry about global trade and prospects for economic growth. The price of oil rose amid tensions over Saudi Arabia, a major crude exporter. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,087, while Britain's FTSE 100...
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October 11, 2018 - 6:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has cut its forecast for the country's economic growth this year to 1.8 percent from 2.3 percent, in part because of rising global trade tensions. The government also trimmed its 2019 outlook for Europe's biggest economy on Thursday, saying that it now expects 1...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, people enter the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo. A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers dipped two points to 19, as worries grow about global trade tensions. The "tankan" survey, released Monday, Oct. 1, marked the third straight quarter of decline. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
September 30, 2018 - 11:55 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers dipped two points to 19, as worries grow about global trade tensions. The "tankan" survey, released Monday, marked the third straight quarter of decline. The survey, long seen as an important...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed Monday after the U.S. markets wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years while worries remained about global trade tensions.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 30, 2018 - 11:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday after U.S. markets wrapped up their best quarter in almost five years, but sentiment was clouded by lingering worries over global trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.6 percent in morning trading to 24,277.51. Australia's S...
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