International trade

May 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
VIENNA (AP) — The Iranian government wants assurances that economic incentives that were part of a landmark deal to stop the country developing nuclear weapons will be protected, despite the U.S. withdrawal and threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran. A senior Iranian official...
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May 25, 2018 - 1:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will arrive in Beijing on Saturday for more talks on settling a sprawling dispute over technology policy and China's trade surplus with the United States. An announcement by the official Xinhua News Agency said Friday...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday, May 24, 2018, morning after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 24, 2018 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses. Crude oil futures and energy companies...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday, May 24, 2018, morning after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 24, 2018 - 11:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Thursday after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Energy companies are falling along with oil prices as investors respond to reports the nations of OPEC may start producing more oil. Car...
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May 24, 2018 - 11:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers scrutinizing Britain's exit from the European Union said Thursday that progress in trade talks with the bloc is "highly unsatisfactory," and that the country may have to stay in the tariff-free EU customs union for years after Brexit. The Exiting the European Union Committee...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers scrutinizing Britain's exit from the European Union say progress in trade talks with the bloc is "highly unsatisfactory," and that the country may have to stay in the tariff-free EU customs union for years after Brexit. The Exiting the European Union Committee says in a...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting with China's Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo vi AP)
May 24, 2018 - 7:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday that China welcomes German companies during a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel that gives Beijing an opportunity to try to recruit an ally in its trade feud with U.S. President Donald Trump. Both China and Germany are embroiled in disputes with...
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A woman stands with a parasol in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 24, 2018. Shares are mixed in Asia after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher after the Federal Reserve signaled it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 1.2 percent as the yen gained against the U.S. dollar. Shares also fell in Shanghai, Australia and South Korea but rose in Hong Kong and Indonesia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Thursday as carmakers' shares fell after the Trump administration said it was investigating imposing new tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was flat at 12,975 and the CAC 40 in France rose 0.4 percent to 5,589...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2012 photo, cars for export park at a port in Kawasaki, west of Tokyo. China and Japan both condemned Thursday, May 24, 2018 the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
May 24, 2018 - 6:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local): 5:55 a.m. The head of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry says the U.S. intention to raise auto tariffs is "another nasty blow to our economic relations...
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In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Chinese customs officials inspect cars being loaded for export at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade. The Commerce Ministry's response came after the Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on automobile imports on national security grounds. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 3:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan both condemned Thursday the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States. China's Commerce Ministry said Beijing would "firmly defend" its rights and...
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