International trade

June 14, 2019 - 7:42 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says it's reached an agreement with the United States to allow more hormone-free U.S. beef onto the European market. The commission said Friday the "in-principle" deal would allow U.S. farmers to export 35,000 tons of beef to the bloc. The increased tonnage...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 14, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 14, 2019 - 4:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including alleged attacks on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China. France's CAC 40 fell 0.3% to 5,360.73 in early trading, and...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, right, and European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi, left, speak prior to G20 Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' Meeting Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Fukuoka, western Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
June 13, 2019 - 7:41 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The euro has gained ground on the dollar as a global currency used for government reserves as U.S. sanctions deter some countries' use of the U.S. currency. The dollar, however, is still very much the dominant currency for international trade, borrowing and reserves. That...
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From left; Yi Huiman, Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang, Shanghai mayor and Ying Yong applaud during a ceremony for the launch of the SSE STAR Market, previously referred to as the Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Board, in Shanghai, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Chinese media say the country's top trade negotiator has told a forum in Shanghai that "external pressures" can help the economy. (Chinatopix via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 6:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese media reported Thursday that the country's top trade negotiator said "external pressures" can help the country's economy. Vice Premier Liu He, speaking at a forum in Shanghai, described the pressures that China is currently facing as an "inevitable test," according to Hong...
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A currency trader talks on the phone near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as protesters in Hong Kong vowed to keep opposing a proposed extradition bill they fear would whittle down the territory’s legal autonomy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 13, 2019 - 12:07 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as protesters in Hong Kong vowed to keep opposing a proposed extradition bill they fear would whittle down the Chinese territory's legal autonomy. The protests threaten to shake confidence in the hub for many regional and international businesses...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, speaks with media during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after their meeting at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Japanese leader is in Tehran on an mission to calm tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
June 12, 2019 - 2:19 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a message that came hours after Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport, wounding...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's annual dinner in West Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2019 - 8:32 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 7:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is telling Iowa Republicans he's "reversing eight painful years of economic surrender." Iowa's heavily rural economy is anxious about trade disputes he's initiated that...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, left, shakes hands with Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe, right, during a ministerial luncheon on the sidelines of the 18th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore. Shanahan sat down with his Chinese counterpart during his recent trip to Singapore and presented him with a photo book with a pointed message. The book looked like a coffee table book and was presented as a gift. But it was 32 pages of photos and satellite images of North Korean ships near China’s coastline involved in oil shipments that violate international sanctions. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)
June 11, 2019 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The meeting between acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Chinese counterpart began with all the hallmarks of a routine staged and scripted session between two uneasy rivals. First came the posed photo, as the two men shook hands with broad smiles in front of their...
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June 11, 2019 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks marched higher in early trading Tuesday on Wall Street and extended a winning streak that has recouped much of May's sharp losses. The strong opening marks the sixth consecutive day of gains. Stocks are moving closer to erasing the 6.6% decline in May that was fueled by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, attend a session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Abe's trip to Tehran on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The visit comes as Iran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers that America earlier abandoned. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
June 11, 2019 - 9:15 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Tehran represents the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran as the country appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers that America earlier abandoned...
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