Trade policy

April 25, 2018 - 5:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry said Wednesday that it welcomes a planned visit by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to Beijing next week amid trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Wednesday that China looks forward to the...
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April 24, 2018 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will soon travel to China for talks as the two global economic powers deal with trade tensions. Trump said during a White House news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron that Mnuchin will be...
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Jose Mata grinds a steel pipe at the Borusan Mannesmann plant in Baytown, Texas, Monday, April 23, 2018. President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home. Without a waiver, Borusan Mannesmann Pipe may face tariffs of $25 million to $30 million annually if it imports steel tubing and casing from its parent company in Turkey, according to information the company provided to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Loren Elliott)
April 24, 2018 - 12:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home. The Commerce Department has received more than 2,400 applications from companies seeking waivers...
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European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, April 23, 2018. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom says that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will take a tough message to U.S. President Donald Trump and insist that the 28-nation bloc must be fully exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs and is ready to hit back with retaliatory measures as of next month if necessary. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 23, 2018 - 7:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's trade chief says that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will press U.S. President Donald Trump this week to exempt the 28-member bloc permanently from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU will...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto chat as they tour the Hannover Messe fair where Mexico is this year's guest country in Hannover, northern Germany, Monday, April 23, 2018. (Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 7:35 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says a sweeping new trade deal with Mexico is a signal to the rest of the world — including the Trump administration. EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malstrom said Monday that the preliminary deal, agreed on Saturday and to be finalized this year, is a "powerful...
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HOLD FOR RELEASE SUNDAY APRIL 22 1 a.m. ; Illustration shows a Tmall and a JD.com hand wrestling for control over online Chinese commerce;
April 22, 2018 - 11:18 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach. But executives soon learned that what Alibaba gives, it can also take away. The...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news conference at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 22, 2018 - 1:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news conference at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 22, 2018 - 12:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday that countries...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde accompanied by (IMFC) Chair and South Africa's Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyagothey attend the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 21, 2018 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the global finance meetings in Washington (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The World Bank's policy committee has approved a $13 billion increase in the bank's lending capacity. The proposal was approved late Saturday by the World Bank's Development Committee, which sets...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Governors gather for a group photo during World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 21, 2018. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 21, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with financial officials from China...
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