Regional trade

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, left, shakes hands with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during their meeting at the Government Office Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hu is in Hanoi to attend the three-day World Economic Forum on ASEAN. (Nhac Nguyen/Pool photo via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 4:16 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A top Chinese official and leaders of several Southeast Asian countries said Wednesday that moves by the U.S. to limit trade and protect American businesses pose a grave threat to the world economy. Uncertainty and destabilizing factors threaten to undermine growth, Chinese...
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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives at the United States Trade Representative building in Washington, for a new round of trade talks on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Luis Alonso Lugo)
September 05, 2018 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials and Canadian negotiators worked into Wednesday night, trying to strike a deal that would keep Canada in a North American trade bloc with the United States and Mexico. "Teams are remaining here this evening, working late into the night," Canadian...
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September 05, 2018 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Canada negotiations on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (all times local): 7:15 p.m. U.S. and Canadian negotiators are continuing to work Wednesday night to reach a deal that would allow Canada to remain in a North American trade bloc. Canada's...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 03, 2018 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "It is easy to see why unions...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other country's index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about escalating trade friction between the U.S. and Canada, who have been unable to agree to a revamped trade deal but will continue negotiating this week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 03, 2018 - 12:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about escalating trade friction between the U.S. and Canada, who have been unable to agree to a revamped trade deal but will continue negotiating this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent in morning...
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President Donald Trump waves to members of the media after arriving on Air Force One, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. Watching is Air Force Col. Samuel Chesnut. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 01, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it "will be out" of a revised North American trade agreement unless it's "fair" to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress "interfere" with the negotiations. "There is no political...
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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference at the Canadian Embassy after talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 01, 2018 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc are to resume this coming week with the longtime allies divided over issues such as Canada's dairy market and U.S. efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that...
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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media as she arrives for trade talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 30, 2018 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (all times local): 4:52 p.m. Top Canadian officials briefed the leaders of the country's provinces and territories on the status of trade negotiations with the United States on a revamped North American Free...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Asian stock markets edged higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 29, 2018 - 8:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Wednesday amid signs that Wall Street is taking a breather ahead of a long holiday weekend. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.2 percent at 12,548 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.2 percent to 5,496. The FTSE 100 index...
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to members of the media as she arrives at the Office Of The United States Trade Representative, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Washington. Canada, America's longtime ally and No. 2 trading partner, was left out of a proposed deal Trump just reached with Mexico and is scrambling to keep its place in the regional free-trade bloc — and fend off the threat of U.S. taxes on its vehicles. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 28, 2018 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said her meeting Tuesday with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was "a very good, constructive conversation" about how to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland told reporters after the...
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