Global trade

In this March 29, 2018 photo, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. China has criticized proposed U.S. investment controls on Thursday, May 31, 2018, as a violation of global trade rules and says it reserves the right to retaliate if they take effect. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 31, 2018 - 1:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Thursday it reserves the right to retaliate if Washington goes ahead with proposed investment controls Beijing said violate global trade rules. The Commerce Ministry's comment came as the two sides prepared for weekend talks in Beijing on American complaints...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross leaves his hotel in Beijing. An American business group appealed to China to allow more access to its state-dominated economy ahead of a visit by Ross for trade talks. The American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday, May 30, 2018, that foreign companies welcome Chinese leaders' promises to ease restrictions but said they have yet to follow through on earlier pledges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 30, 2018 - 11:20 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron warned against trade wars in an impassioned speech about international cooperation Wednesday, two days before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with punishing new tariffs. Top European officials are holding last-ditch talks with the...
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In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Chinese customs officials inspect cars being loaded for export at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade. The Commerce Ministry's response came after the Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on automobile imports on national security grounds. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 3:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan both condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. China's Commerce Ministry said Beijing would "firmly defend" its rights and...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom, left, talks with Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto during an EU foreign affairs council on trade at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 22, 2018 - 9:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed doubt Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump will accept an offer of trade talks and other incentives to permanently exempt the bloc from punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum exports next week. In March, Trump imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel...
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A currency trader walks by 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, Monday, May 21, 2018. Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of the trade negotiations between the United States and China to put a trade war on hold, clearing an uncertainty in global trade.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 21, 2018 - 12:15 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between the United States and China that put a trade war on hold, clearing uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 23,042.54. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 27, 2018 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump's meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says he'll make sure Iran does not use nuclear weapons, adding, "You can bank on it." Trump is speaking at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news conference at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 22, 2018 - 1:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Governors gather for a group photo during World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 21, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China...
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April 19, 2018 - 7:18 am
GENEVA (AP) — Russia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. The World Trade Organization's web site posted Thursday a filing from Russia that, like other countries, argues that the tariffs that...
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People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after Beijing added to a swelling trade dispute with Washington by hiking tariffs on U.S. sorghum. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
April 18, 2018 - 6:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Wednesday despite a Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in a swelling trade dispute with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent to 7,278.02 and France's CAC 40 added 0.5 percent to 5,379.95...
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