Trade agreements

A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 18, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Monday as investors continued to watch for signs the U.S. and China could be making progress on critical negotiations aimed at resolving a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 18, 2019 - 7:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. France's CAC 40 was unchanged at 5,405. Germany's DAX...
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Surveillance cameras are mounted on a lamp post near the large portrait of Chinese leader Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Friday, March 15, 2019. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday denied Beijing tells its companies to spy abroad, refuting U.S. warnings that Chinese technology suppliers might be a security risk. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 16, 2019 - 3:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business groups said Friday they are encouraged by China's approval of a new law that loosens restrictions on foreign investment and said it could help smooth the way to a substantive trade agreement between the two countries. China's ceremonial legislature passed a measure...
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In this March 15, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks about border security in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. Trump’s veto of a bipartisan congressional resolution rejecting his border emergency declaration is more than a milestone. It signals a new era of tenser relations between the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2019 - 2:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first congressional veto was more than a milestone: It signals a new era of ever more fraught relations between the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump's legislative agenda was stymied even before his party lost unified control of Washington at the...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 15, 2019 - 7:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader denied that Beijing tells its tech companies to spy abroad and promised Friday to treat foreign and domestic competitors equally in an effort to defuse tensions with Washington and Europe. Premier Li Keqiang's rejection of spying accusations at a news conference...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to lawmakers in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday March 13, 2019. In a tentative first step toward ending months of political deadlock, British lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the country from leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, triggering an attempt to delay that departure, currently due to take place on March 29. (Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 12:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:45 p.m. British lawmakers have voted to delay Brexit, just 15 days before the country is scheduled to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 413-202 Thursday in favor of seeking to postpone...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on drug trafficking at the southern border in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
March 13, 2019 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dangled the prospect of walking away from a new trade deal with China if it's not to his liking, just as he cut short his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un when the two sides failed to reach an agreement. Trump spoke on the state of...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, March 8, 2019. Asian markets tumbled Friday on fears that the U.S. and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President Donald Trump hopes. Selling was also fueled by worries about the global economy ahead of Chinese trade data.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 08, 2019 - 1:13 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares tumbled Friday in Asia, led by sharp declines in Shanghai and Hong Kong, after China reported its exports plunged more than 20 percent in February from a year earlier. Selling also was fueled by worries that the U.S. and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, March 8, 2019. Asian markets tumbled Friday on fears that the U.S. and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President Donald Trump hopes. Selling was also fueled by worries about the global economy ahead of Chinese trade data.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 07, 2019 - 9:49 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled Friday on fears that the U.S. and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President Donald Trump had suggested. Selling was also fueled by worries about the global economy ahead of Chinese trade data. The Shanghai Composite index gave up 2.9 percent to 3,...
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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, left, leaves her home to attend a court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The executive was arrested in December at Vancouver's airport at the request of U.S. authorities and Canada announced last week it intends to proceed with the extradition case. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 4:32 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The lawyer for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei arrested in Canada on a U.S. extradition warrant said Wednesday that comments by President Donald Trump suggest the case against her is politically motivated. Attorney Richard Peck referred to Trump's...
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Steve Bray, a protestor who supports Britain remaining in the European Union and has been demonstrating across the street from the Houses of Parliament in London for more than 18 months, holds up a new placard he and other protestors made this morning, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The U.K. government agreed Friday to pay 33 million pounds ($43 million) to settle a lawsuit that claimed it improperly awarded contracts to run extra ferry services in the event that Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 05, 2019 - 10:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The head of Britain's central bank says recent "constructive developments" will help limit the scale of any recession that would occur if Britain leaves the European Union without a withdrawal deal. Bank of England Governor Mark...
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