International trade

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 09, 2018 - 7:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday with European stocks trading lower after Chinese markets finished with sharp gains, as investors focus on developments in the trade dispute between the United States and China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 7...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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 - 5:21 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,737.56. In Germany, the DAX slipped 0.1 percent to 12,636.05 and the French...
Read More
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 - 3:05 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...
Read More
Traders Edward Curran, left, and Peter Mancuso work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as technology companies and banks put up some solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2018 - 12:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 22,749.27 and the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.3 percent to 2,770.49...
Read More
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...
Read More
FILE- In this March 27, 2018, photo, people record the reveal of the new iPad during an Apple event at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago. The Trump administration’s hit list of Chinese products facing import taxes includes key components used in gadgets that can be wirelessly operated through a smartphone or another device. The tariffs also will nail networking equipment that makes the internet work. Trump has also threatened to impose tariffs on a total of $500 billion worth of Chinese items. That could affect major technology products such as Apple’s iPhones, which are assembled in China. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
August 07, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will go ahead with imposing 25 percent tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports. Customs officials will begin collecting the border tax Aug. 23, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said. The list is heavy on...
Read More
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, and New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters address a press conference after their meeting at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Mogherini said the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 9:04 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief encouraged companies to do more business with Iran despite new U.S. sanctions, saying Tehran had upheld its commitments under the deal to limit its nuclear program. Federica Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to...
Read More
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...
Read More

Pages