International trade

August 08, 2019 - 1:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A former senior German diplomat who was due to head a body designed to facilitate European trade with Iran has pulled out of the job after reports he defended Tehran's ballistic missile program. Germany's Foreign Ministry confirmed a report Thursday by daily Bild that Bernd Erbel had...
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Protesters with "No Abe!" signs chat slogans during a rally outside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. More than 100 people staged a rally to urge the government to reverse the recent downgrading of South Korea's trade status and to apologize for wartime atrocities in an effort fix rapidly souring relations. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 08, 2019 - 8:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Thursday it has granted its first permit for a South Korea-bound shipment of chemicals to produce high-tech materials under Tokyo's new export requirement that has increased tensions with Seoul. Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko made a rare announcement of the approval, saying...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Asian stocks rebounded Thursday after Wall Street eked out a gain following volatility fueled by concern fallout from the U.S.-Chinese trade war will spread. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 08, 2019 - 7:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stock prices rose Thursday as investors braced for the next development in the U.S.-Chinese trade war, which has caused volatility in world markets this week, and after Beijing reported a rise in exports, easing some concerns about its economic slowdown. Markets in Europe advanced...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — China lowered the trading range for its currency for a fourth day on Thursday, showing its potential for use as a trade weapon against Washington, but the exchange rate steadied following declines that alarmed financial markets. The central bank set the starting point for the yuan's...
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In this Aug. 6, 2019, photo, tugboats manuever a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 4:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. Imports of U.S. goods fell 19% from a year earlier to $10.9 billion, customs data showed Thursday, though that was an improvement over June's 31.4% fall. Exports to the United States...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, speaks during a press availability with Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, left, at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 07, 2019 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will pursue a free-trade agreement with Britain as soon as possible after it leaves the European Union, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday as the country's new foreign secretary made his first official visit to the United States. Pompeo also...
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Graphic highlights the Kashmir areas of India and Pakistan;
August 07, 2019 - 10:07 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has decided to downgrade its diplomatic ties with neighboring India and suspend bilateral trade in response to New Delhi's decision to reduce the special status of Kashmir, a Himalayan region claimed by both countries. The decision was made Wednesday at a meeting of...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, photo, a man walks by a money exchange shop decorated with Chinese yuan banknotes and other countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's yuan has weakened again after signs its decline was stabilizing helped to reassure financial markets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 07, 2019 - 7:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's currency weakened again Wednesday after hopes among financial traders that its decline was stabilizing helped to calm jittery global markets. The yuan edged down to 7.0488 to the U.S. dollar, about 0.4% below its level late Tuesday. The currency strengthened slightly to 7...
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U.S. National security adviser John Bolton, right, speaks with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during a conference of more than 50 nations that largely support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolas Maduro that places his socialist administration alongside a short list of adversaries from Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Iran that have been targeted by such aggressive U.S. actions. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
August 06, 2019 - 5:39 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton pressed his case Tuesday for sweeping action against Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, warning foreign governments and companies that they could face retaliation in the U.S. if they continue to do business with his socialist...
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Dave Daniels stands in front of some of his 575 dairy cows on his farm in Union Grove, Wis., on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. He voted for President Donald Trump, and says he's frustrated to be a political pawn in the trade war. He was disappointed to hear China decided to halt purchases of U.S. farm products but he's happy the two sides are still talking. He says the trade war so far hasn't affected his support for President Trump, but "We'll see what happens in the next few months." (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
August 06, 2019 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just last week, solid economic numbers appeared to be helping President Donald Trump's reelection prospects. The United States had achieved its longest economic expansion. Stock prices were climbing. Job gains were steady. Consumers had scaled up spending. Growth was sturdy enough...
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