International trade

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, shakes hands wth Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting in Chengdu, China, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)
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December 24, 2019 - 3:17 am
CHENGDU, China (AP) — Leaders from China, Japan and South Korea reiterated their commitment to ending North Korea's nuclear and missile programs at a trilateral summit Tuesday that comes against the backdrop of increasing demands by Pyongyang for sanctions relief. Free trade and economic...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Shares were mixed Monday in quiet trading ahead of Christmas holidays for many markets. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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December 23, 2019 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares are opening higher on Wall Street in quiet trading ahead of the Christmas holiday in many markets. Benchmark indexes extended the market's record-setting run. Shares of Boeing jumped after it said its CEO was resigning immediately as the crisis related to its marquee 737 Max...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, photo, visitors look at the ship models exhibited by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) during the Marintec China exhibition in Shanghai, China. China's government promised Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, to open its oil, telecom and power markets wider to private competitors as the ruling Communist Party tries to shore up growth in the slowing, state-dominated economy. (Chinatopix via AP)
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December 23, 2019 - 8:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it will reduce tariffs Jan. 1 on more than 850 foreign products including frozen pork, asthma medications and some high-tech components to spur economic development. The announcement followed an interim trade agreement with Washington in a tariff war that has...
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FILE- In this May 9, 2018, file photo, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, pose for photographers prior to their summit in Tokyo. The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea are holding a trilateral summit in China this week amid feuds over trade, military maneuverings and historical animosities. Most striking has been a complex dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, while Beijing has recently sought to tone down its disagreements with its two neighbors.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
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December 22, 2019 - 9:41 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea are holding a trilateral summit in China this week amid feuds over trade, military maneuverings and historical animosities. Most striking has been a complex dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, while Beijing has recently sought to tone down its...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo visitors hold up patriotic slogans including "Cheer for China", "My China Dream" near an I Heart China art installation in Beijing. Chinese leaders have long been sensitive about their communist country’s international image. Now, they are battling back, investing in diplomacy and a courtship of hearts and minds, just as the United States digs in on the Trump administration’s “America First” mindset. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
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December 20, 2019 - 1:50 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Chinese leaders have long been sensitive about their communist country’s international image. Now, they are battling back — investing in diplomacy and a courtship of hearts and minds, just as the United States digs in on the Trump administration’s “America First” mindset. A trade war...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., smiles as she holds the gavel as the House votes on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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December 20, 2019 - 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi promised as speaker she would "show the power of the gavel.” This year, she laid it out for all to see. The past week alone, the Democratic leader delivered a $1.4 trillion government funding package to stop a shutdown, pushed through the bipartisan U.S.-Mexico-Canada...
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In this photo made available by the UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center, attends the debate in the House of Commons, London, Thursday Dec. 19, 2019. Boris Johnson signaled an end to Britain’s era of Brexit deadlock Thursday, announcing a packed legislative program intended to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31, overhaul everything from fishing to financial services and shore up the country’s cash-starved public services. (Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via AP)
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December 20, 2019 - 9:54 am
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers gave preliminary approval Friday to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill, clearing the way for the U.K. to leave the European Union next month. The House of Commons voted 358-234 for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. It will receive more scrutiny and possible...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, photo, Lee Ho-hyeon, left, director-general for International Trade Policy at South Korea's Trade, Industry and Energy Ministry, is shown the way by Yoichi Iida, director-general of Japan's Trade Control Department before a director-general level meeting at the trade ministry in Tokyo. Japan's trade ministry said Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, that it has eased controls on exports to South Korea of one of three chemicals used in semiconductors that it had restricted, a sign of a thaw between the two countries just days before their leaders meet in China. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
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December 20, 2019 - 7:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade ministry said Friday that it has eased controls on exports to South Korea of one of three chemicals used in semiconductors that it had restricted, a sign of a thaw between the two countries just days before their leaders meet in China. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and...
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An investor checks stock prices through his smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Stocks were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday after Wall Street posted more record highs, extending the market's gains for the week. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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December 20, 2019 - 3:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares meandered in a narrow range on Friday despite another session of record highs on Wall Street. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1% lower to 7,565.53 while the CAC 40 in Paris added 0.2% to 5,981.93. Germany's DAX was little changed at 13,216.25. U.S. shares were set for a tepid...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 19. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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December 19, 2019 - 8:25 pm
Stocks were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday after Wall Street posted more record highs, extending the market's gains for the week. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.2% lower to 23,809.33, while the Kospi in Seoul was almost unchanged, at 2,196.45. The S&P ASX 200 in Sydney slipped 0.2%...
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