International trade

In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, photo, delivery workers sort boxes of goods for their customers outside the capital city development academy in Beijing. An official measure of China's manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up economic growth amid a tariff war with Washington. The monthly purchasing managers' index issued Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics and an industry group, the China of Logistics and Purchasing, fell to 50.2 from September's 50.8 on a 100-point scale. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 31, 2018 - 1:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October as domestic demand weakened, an official measure showed Wednesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up economic growth amid a tariff war with Washington. The purchasing managers' index of the National Bureau of...
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October 31, 2018 - 1:09 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump will take effect at the year's end after New Zealand became the sixth nation to ratify it. The New Zealand government said Wednesday that the trade arrangement, the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-...
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October 29, 2018 - 11:09 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China says it will allow trading in products made from endangered tigers and rhinos under "special circumstances," reversing a previous ban and bringing condemnation from conservation groups. A notice from the Cabinet issued Monday avoided mentioning any change in the law, saying...
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, pose for a photo at a hotel garden in Yamanakako village, Yamanashi prefecture, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)
October 28, 2018 - 3:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived Saturday, was meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a resort area near Mount Fuji on Sunday. Modi is also visiting...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, unseen, during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool photo via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 8:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan displayed a united front on "free and fair" trade as leaders of Asia's two biggest economies met Friday in Beijing. The visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with hundreds of Japanese businessmen, took place against the backdrop of the festering trade...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is holding talks with Russian officials on his first trip to Moscow. (Sergei Chirikov/Pool Photo via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 2:08 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pledged Wednesday to boost economic ties between their countries despite European Union sanctions against Russia. They also agreed to pool efforts to help settle the political crisis in Libya. Making his first...
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FILE - In this July 6, 2018, file photo, Chinese women look at phone near a rocket shaped bench with an American flag used as a marketing gimmick for a U.S. apparel shop in Beijing. The U.S. will not send a high-ranking official to attend a major investment fair in China next month, the U.S. Embassy said Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in a move underscoring worsening trade frictions between the world's two largest economies. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 24, 2018 - 7:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. will not send a high-ranking official to attend a major investment fair in China next month, an embassy official said Wednesday, in a move underscoring worsening trade friction between the world's two largest economies. Speaking on routine condition of anonymity, the...
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A cleaner walks by investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Asian markets are mixed on Wednesday after U.S. companies, including those that outperformed in the third quarter, cautioned against escalating a trade dispute with China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 24, 2018 - 4:12 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders mulled the impact of tariffs on corporate America after big industrial companies admitted that they were facing rising costs. KEEPING SCORE: The CAC 40 in France jumped 1 percent to 5,017.07 and Germany's DAX added 0.4 percent to 11,...
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A cleaner walks by investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Asian markets are mixed on Wednesday after U.S. companies, including those that outperformed in the third quarter, cautioned against escalating a trade dispute with China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 24, 2018 - 2:25 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders mulled over the impact of tariffs on corporate America, after big industrial companies admitted that they were facing rising costs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 0.8 percent to 22,178.40 as a private survey suggested...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street following big drops in Asia and Europe. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 23, 2018 - 3:41 pm
U.S. stocks were easing back Tuesday from a steep, broad sell-off that knocked more than 500 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average earlier in the day. Even with the late-afternoon rebound, stocks were on track to extend the market's recent string of losses, including a four-day losing streak...
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