International trade

FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting, when it held its benchmark interest rate steady and sent a strong signal that it sees no need to raise rates anytime soon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 20, 2019 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S. economy, ranging from adverse effects of the government shutdown to rising trade tensions, and decided to emphasize that they would be "patient" in raising interest rates. Minutes of the Fed's January...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attend a joint news conference after a meeting at the foreign ministry in Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 20, 2019 - 10:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom. The German weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that British Foreign Minister...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market’s gains into a fourth week.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 20, 2019 - 3:24 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested trade talks with China do not face a hard March 1 deadline for a deal. Negotiators from both sides resumed talks Tuesday in Washington following discussions in Beijing last week that U.S...
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This July 2018, photo shows containers piled up at a Tokyo port. Japan's exports have fallen 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier while imports also edged lower, suggesting a deepening impact from China's economic slowdown. Customs data released Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 showed exports to all of Asia dropped 13 percent year-on-year, largely due to a 17 percent decline in shipments to China. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 10:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier while imports also edged lower, according to customs data released Wednesday, suggesting a deepening impact from China's economic slowdown. Exports to all of Asia dropped 13 percent year-on-year, largely due to a 17...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market’s gains into a fourth week.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 19, 2019 - 10:03 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market's gains into a fourth week. The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent despite news that Japan's exports sank 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, far more than...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 19, 2019 - 3:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Tuesday following a choppy day in Asia as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington. Germany's DAX was flat at 0.1 percent to 11,300.61 while the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.3 percent to 5,152.88. Britain's FTSE 100 sank 0.5...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, right, talks with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, while they line up for a group photo at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China's economy czar is going to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar is heading to Washington for talks Thursday and Friday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The announcement Tuesday via the official Xinhua News Agency follows talks last week in Beijing...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo photo Volkswagen cars are pictured during a final quality control at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Germany's economic growth has stagnated in the last three months of the year. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
February 18, 2019 - 1:22 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned U.S. President Donald Trump Monday that the bloc will step back from a commitment to buy more American soybeans and liquid gas if European cars are hit with punitive tariffs. The U.S. Commerce Department is expected issue its guidance on whether auto...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 18, 2019 - 10:54 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week. After Asian markets closed with strong gains, European indexes were more subdued. France's CAC 40 gained 0.3 percent to close at 5,168.54 but the DAX in...
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February 18, 2019 - 10:48 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch company has been convicted of illegally exporting to Iran gas turbine parts that could be used in the manufacture of weapons. A court in the southern province of Limburg convicted Euroturbine BV on Monday of setting up shell construction companies aimed at...
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