Global trade

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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In this March 29, 2018 photo, a cargo truck drives amid stacked shipping containers at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. China's global trade balance swung to a rare deficit in March as exports shrank but its surplus with the United States, the center of a worsening dispute with Washington, stood at $15.4 billion.(AP Photo/File)
April 13, 2018 - 4:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's global trade balance swung to a rare deficit in March as exports shrank but its surplus with the United States, the center of a worsening dispute with Washington, stood at $15.4 billion. Exports contracted 2.7 percent from a year earlier to $174.1 billion, down from the 24.4...
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Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, WTO, speaks during a press briefing about the WTO's World Trade Report 2017 at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 12, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 10:10 am
GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization says he understands that President Donald Trump wants to create U.S. jobs, but warns that getting tough on trade can trigger a "domino effect" that could derail such goals in the first place. Speaking to The Associated Press, Roberto Azevedo...
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In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to shake their hands after a joint press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who’ve expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas. But while Trump faces continuing churn in his administration and a tough challenge in midterm congressional elections, Xi leads an outwardly stable authoritarian regime. Xi recently succeeded in pushing through a constitutional reform allowing him to rule for as long as he wishes while facing no serious electoral challenge. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 11, 2018 - 1:08 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The director of a key multilateral trade agency said Wednesday that she is worried about efforts to "exaggerate" the shortcomings of the World Trade Organization and insisted the trade body "serves the U.S.'s interests." Speaking to reporters in Geneva, International Trade Centre...
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China's President Xi Jinping delivers his opening speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in Boao in south China's Hainan province, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Xi promised to cut auto import taxes, open China's markets further and improve conditions for foreign companies in a speech Tuesday that called for international cooperation against a backdrop of a spiraling dispute with Washington over trade and technology. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 6:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping set the stage Tuesday for a possible effort to resolve a worsening clash with Washington over technology and trade by promising to cut auto import taxes, improve intellectual property protection and boost imports. Xi's pledges at a business conference came as...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi has promised to cut China's auto import tariffs and ease restrictions on foreign ownership in its auto industry amid an escalating tariff spat with Washington, in a speech Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at a business conference. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
April 10, 2018 - 5:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised Tuesday to cut China's auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions aimed at defusing a worsening dispute with Washington over trade and technology that investors worry could set back the global economic recovery...
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April 10, 2018 - 4:32 am
GENEVA (AP) — China is filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization against U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum products. The Geneva-based trade body said Tuesday that China has requested 60 days of consultations with the United States to resolve the dispute. If the two sides can't agree on a...
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In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 photo, a couple walk by an American flag signboard on display outside a supermarket selling imported groceries at the Qingdao bonded zone in east China's Shandong province. China is vowing to "counterattack with great strength" if President Donald Trump raises tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Financial markets tumbled after Trump asked his U.S. trade representative to consider more tariffs. This followed Beijing's announcement that it would increase duties on U.S. soybeans, aircraft and other items. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out-of-the-blue...
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In this March. 29, 2018 photo, container ships is docked at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. The news comes a day after Beijing announced plans to tax $50 billion in U.S. products, including soybeans and small aircraft, in response to a U.S. move earlier this week to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports. (AP Photo)
April 06, 2018 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to yield, President Donald Trump and China's government escalated their trade clash Friday, with Beijing vowing to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out...
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Trader Craig Esposito, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street as an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China poses a threat to global economic growth and corporate profits. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 04, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): ___ 3:00 p.m. The American Chemistry Council, a lobbying group, says China's threatened tariffs would come down hard on U.S. chemical companies. The group says 40 percent of the products China said it would target...
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