Trade policy

August 09, 2018 - 7:29 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is urging the United States to cut red tape and simplify rules for the export of its liquefied natural gas if Washington wants the 28-nation bloc to buy more. Amid a trade dispute over tariffs, President Donald Trump and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...
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A Chinese investor uses a computer terminal as she monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 09, 2018 - 6:06 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday with European stocks trading lower after Chinese markets finished with sharp gains. Traders focused on the latest developments in the trade dispute between the United States and China, as oil prices resumed their decline. KEEPING...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, photo, a woman yawns at a factory making swimming suits in Jinjiang city in southeast China's Fujian province. China's exports accelerated in July, showing little impact from a U.S. tariff hike, while sales to the United States rose 13.3 percent over a year earlier. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 12:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports to the United States surged last month, shrugging off President Trump's tariff hike in a dispute over technology. Shipments to the United States climbed 13.3 percent from a year earlier, to $41.5 billion, after a roughly similar rise in June, customs data show. At the...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, an American flag flies outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug 8. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday with Chinese stocks outperforming the region, as investors watched the latest developments on trade. Prices of oil stabilized. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 22,584.18 while South Korea's Kospi inched down 0...
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In this July 25, 2018, photo, Stephen Bell, president and CEO of the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about a new railroad spur that is being built to support the needs of what he hopes will be a new paper mill, one of several Chinese-backed deals Arkansas has landed in recent years, in Arkadelphia, Ark. State and local officials in Arkansas are scrambling to preserve development deals with Chinese companies amid President Donald Trump's escalating tariff battle. "It's like a dark cloud hanging over the future of the project," Bell said. "Right now, the clouds are off on the horizon. But I think no one knows where the trade situation is going right now." (AP Photo/Karen E. Segrave)
August 08, 2018 - 11:28 am
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — A Chinese company's announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers for a paper mill on the outskirts of this rural college town was seen as a much-needed shot in the arm for the region's economy. A web video promoting...
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A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Shares are mostly higher in Asia after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 08, 2018 - 7:32 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as investors focused on corporate news and looked past the U.S. decision to follow through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. KEEPING SCORE: In Germany, the DAX was up 0.3 percent to 12,688, while France's CAC...
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Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, right, and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini hold a joint press conference in Sydney, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Mogherini, said she wants a free trade agreement with Australia as soon as possible as an example against protectionism. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
August 07, 2018 - 11:58 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on Wednesday she wanted a free trade agreement with Australia as soon as possible as an example against protectionism. Mogherini met with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Sydney to discuss a...
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In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, photo, a woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 07, 2018 - 5:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 1.0 percent to 12,726.57 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.9 percent to 5,526.12. London's FTSE...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, unseen, during their meeting at Merdeka palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. (Beawiharta/Pool Photo via AP)
August 05, 2018 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America's European allies fear greater regional instability. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the landmark agreement, signed by the U.S. and five other world...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox speaks during the inaugural meeting of the UK-China CEO Council at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Britain's international trade minister says it's likely the U.K. will fail to agree a divorce deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year. Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times newspaper on Sunday, Aug. 5 that "intransigence" by EU officials "is pushing us towards no deal." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
August 05, 2018 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's international trade minister says it's likely the U.K. will fail to agree upon a divorce deal with the European Union before it leaves the bloc in March — the latest in a growing chorus of warnings that the negotiations are in crisis. Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday...
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