Global trade

Italian ham is put on display in a deli in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The U.S. had prepared for Wednesday's ruling and already drawn up lists of the dozens of goods it would put tariffs on. They include EU cheeses, olives, and whiskey, as well as planes, helicopters and aircraft parts in the case _ though the decision is likely to require fine-tuning of that list if the Trump administration agrees to go for the tariffs. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 03, 2019 - 4:28 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The trade wars threatening to push the global economy into recession are entering a new phase, with the United States and European Union escalating a dispute that endangers the world’s biggest trade relationship. After the Trump administration slapped steep tariffs on $7.5 billion...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Asian stocks fell for a fourth day Thursday as weaker U.S. manufacturing and hiring data fueled jitters about the global economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 03, 2019 - 8:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Thursday as lackluster economic data and ongoing battles over trade continue to feed worries about the global economy. London and Tokyo retreated while Paris opened higher and Hong Kong advanced. German and Chinese markets were closed for holidays. Investors...
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FILE - This May 6, 2016 file photo shows the logo of the Airbus Group in Suresnes, outside Paris. The World Trade Organization says the United States can impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion worth of goods from the European Union as retaliation for illegal subsidies to European plane-maker Airbus — a record award from the trade body. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
October 02, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will impose tariffs on $7.5 billion in European imports beginning Oct. 18 in a case involving European Union subsidies to the plane maker Airbus. The latest escalation in the administration’s tariffs will open a new chapter in...
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European Commissioner designate for Trade Phil Hogan answers questions during his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 02, 2019 - 11:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the World Trade Organization’s ruling over EU’s Airbus subsidies (all times local): 5:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the World Trade Organization’s ruling allowing Washington to take the punitive action over the illegal EU aid to Airbus will be a burden...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom speaks during a media conference after an informal lunch of EU trade ministers at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. The World Trade Organization ruled in May that Europe illegally subsidized Airbus, hurting U.S. competitor Boeing. The WTO is set shortly to allow President Donald Trump to slap tariffs worth billions of euros on European products, including wine, cheese and olives, in response. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 02, 2019 - 7:29 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is appealing to U.S. President Donald Trump to avoid any tit-for-tat tariff war as world trade's governing body prepares to issue a ruling that could allow him to impose billions in duties on EU produce. The World Trade Organization ruled in May that Europe...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 01, 2019 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A surprise contraction in U.S. manufacturing last month knocked the stock market lower Tuesday, erasing an early rally. The report from the Institute for Supply Management heightened concerns that the U.S.-China trade war is slowing down economic growth. The feud has also been...
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European Commissioner designate for Trade Phil Hogan arrives for his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 30, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Irishman set to take over as the European Union's top trade official says he hopes the United States and the bloc can accelerate trade talks and avoid a tit-for-tat tariff war over Airbus and Boeing. At a hearing by lawmakers Monday assessing his suitability to become next EU...
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September 25, 2019 - 5:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has urged President Donald Trump to oppose bullying following the American leader's criticism of its trade status in a speech at the United Nations. A foreign ministry spokesman on Wednesday called on Trump to "meet China halfway" in settling trade disputes. Trump complained...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 24, 2019 - 11:08 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump says a few social media platforms are acquiring immense power "over what we can see and over what we are allowed to say." Trump extensively uses social media...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2018 file photo, a worker cleans big machine parts of presses manufacturer Schüler AG in Goeppingen, Germany. German factory orders, a leading indicator of the health of Europe's biggest economy, dropped strongly in July, erasing gains from the previous month. The Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday industrial orders dropped 2.7% in July over June when adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors, wiping out a 2.7% June increase. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 8:06 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank on Thursday delivered a new blast of monetary stimulus to help the economy in the face of uncertainties like the U.S.-China trade conflict and Brexit. The central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro cut the rate on deposits it takes from...
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