International trade

In this Wednesday, July 4, 201, photo, people walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian markets are mixed as the U.S. prepares to impose billions of dollars of tariffs on China, raising tensions between the world's two largest economies. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 05, 2018 - 6:10 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares rose Thursday following a German report that the U.S. may propose reducing suggested auto tariffs to zero. But in Asia markets were overshadowed by concern over trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX jumped 1.3 percent to 12,471...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday July 4, 2018. (PA via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 6:08 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's office disclosed details Thursday of a plan for customs ties with the European Union that she hopes will unite warring pro-Brexit and pro-EU factions of her Conservative government. Whether it will get the approval of the bloc is another matter...
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In this March 29, 2018, photo, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng listens to a reporter's question during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. A Chinese government spokesman has said Thursday, July 5, 2018, that Beijing "will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail" on the eve of U.S. tariff hikes and will defend its interests. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 05, 2018 - 4:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — China rejected "threats and blackmail" ahead of a threatened U.S. tariff hike, striking a defiant stance Thursday in a dispute companies worry could flare into a full-blown trade war and chill the global economy. A government spokesman said Beijing will defend itself if U.S...
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ZTE's logo is seen in a telecommunication services shop in Beijing Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Tech giant ZTE Corp.’s near-death experience after Washington barred it from buying U.S. components was a stark reminder that China’s industry leaders cannot function without American technology. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 04, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Fears that China is threatening U.S. leadership in robots, electric cars and other advanced technologies are pushing the world's two biggest economies toward a full-blown trade war as the two sides prepare to impose tariffs Friday on billions of dollars' worth of each other's...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Asian shares were moderately lower on Wednesday after U.S. stocks succumbed to a sell-off in the final minutes of trading, snapping a three-day winning streak. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 04, 2018 - 7:49 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower Wednesday as tech shares in particular were hit by worries over trade tensions between China and the U.S. Trading volumes were subdued as U.S. markets were due to remain closed. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.1 percent to 12,337 while the CAC 40 of...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during a budget debate at the German parliament Bundestag at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 04, 2018 - 4:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that the European Union will make every effort to avoid a trade war with the United States, and underlined her country's commitment to raise defense spending gradually — another point of contention with Washington. President Donald Trump'...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Asian shares were moderately lower on Wednesday after U.S. stocks succumbed to a sell-off in the final minutes of trading, snapping a three-day winning streak. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 04, 2018 - 12:30 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were moderately lower on Wednesday after U.S. stocks succumbed to a sell-off in the final minutes of trading, snapping a three-day winning streak. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 21,707.11 and the Shanghai Composite index dropped 0.7 percent...
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Prime Minister Theresa May during celebrations marking National Armed Forces Day in Llandudno, Wales, Saturday June 30, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 8:42 am
LONDON (AP) — A major British business group warned Tuesday that companies need answers over Britain's post-Brexit relations with the European Union, as British Prime Minister Theresa May tried to unite her feuding government around a common vision for future trade with the bloc. The British...
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A man pushes a piece of luggage past a mural depicting air travel and a prosperous city in Beijing, China, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Barring a last-minute breakthrough, the Trump administration on Friday will start imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports. And China will promptly strike back with tariffs on an equal amount of U.S. exports. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 03, 2018 - 8:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it's "fully prepared" for a trade war with the United States as hopes dwindle for a breakthrough in tensions this week between the world's two biggest economies. Washington is due to start charging tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports as of Friday while...
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Investors walk in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as back-and-forth exchanges over possible higher U.S. tariffs for the auto sector deepened concerns that a trade war is brewing. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 7:36 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher Tuesday as German leaders put to rest fears that a weeks-long dispute on migration may topple Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth government. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 1.2 percent to 12,385 and France's CAC 40 added 0.9 percent to 5,322...
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