International trade

A currency trader stretches himself while working at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Asian stocks rose Monday despite a new Chinese threat of tariff hikes on U.S. goods after Washington reported solid employment numbers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 06, 2018 - 7:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Monday as investors focused on strong company earnings and economic data even as the U.S.-China trade dispute heated up. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 12,698 while London's FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent to 7,666. France's CAC...
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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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August 04, 2018 - 7:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's central bank is changing its terms and conditions to provide for deeper scrutiny of cash transfers, a move that comes as Iran seeks to repatriate cash held in a Hamburg-based bank and the U.S. presses allies to get tough on Tehran. Iran wants to bring home 300 million euros...
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Specialist Robert Nelson, right, and trader Gregory Rowe, left, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday morning after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 03, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Friday after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July and strong quarterly earnings continued to boost the market. U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs last month, fewer than analysts expected. But the Labor Department said more jobs were added in May...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 03, 2018 - 11:47 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Basking in the afterglow of an emphatic Republican primary victory Thursday in her bid for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaimed it a victory for the agenda of President Donald Trump, a statement from Tennessee voters that they want to give him their full...
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the ASEAN-China Ministerial Meeting on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
August 02, 2018 - 9:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's top diplomat said Thursday that an initial draft of a proposed pact with Southeast Asia aimed at preventing fighting in the disputed South China Sea was a "breakthrough," and that talks can accelerate without outside interference. China and the Association of Southeast...
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August 02, 2018 - 5:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has appealed to Washington to stay level-headed and "correct its attitude" following a U.S. threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods in a dispute over technology policy. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, on Thursday warned the Trump administration "not...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Share benchmarks in Asia are sliding, tracking losses overnight on Wall Street, where investors sold industrial stocks following reports that the Trump administration is considering a higher tax rate on Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 02, 2018 - 4:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares slipped Thursday, tracking losses overnight on Wall Street, where investors sold industrial stocks following reports that the Trump administration is considering a higher tax rate on Chinese imports. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 1 percent to 12,604.39 and the CAC 40...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, workers assemble Ford trucks at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July 2018, but American industry remains healthy. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index slipped last month to 58.1 from 60.2 in June. Anything over 50 signals growth, and U.S. manufacturing is on a 23-month winning streak. Seventeen of 18 manufacturing industries (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
August 01, 2018 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories grew at a slower pace in July, but American industry remains healthy despite growing concern about trade conflicts. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing index slipped last month to 58.1 from...
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August 01, 2018 - 6:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government warned Wednesday it will retaliate if Washington imposes new trade penalties, following a report the Trump administration will propose increasing the tariff rate on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said...
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