Trade agreements

FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo a cargo ship is docked at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, July 3, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for May. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 03, 2019 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose to a five-month high in May as the politically sensitive imbalances with China and Mexico widened. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. sells and what it buys from foreign countries rose 8.4% to $55...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Shares fell back in Asia on Wednesday as the euphoria from President Donald Trump’s truce with China’s Xi Jinping on trade faded. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 03, 2019 - 1:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares roses in early European trading on Wednesday after the S&P 500 index hit another record high. Germany's DAX added 0.6% to 12,605.28 while the CAC 40 in Paris also climbed 0.6%, to 5,609.54. Britain's FTSE 100 picked up 0.5% to 7,598.88. U.S. shares looked set for gains ahead...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange the evening in New York. Stocks are rallying early Monday, July 1, 2019, after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
July 01, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street applauded a cease-fire in the U.S. trade war with China and opened trading in July with a bang. The S&P 500 index opened on track for a record high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 200 points in early trading Monday. Investors snapped up riskier...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. The U.S. agreed to hold off on imposing new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods, although existing tariffs on $...
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June 30, 2019 - 4:27 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the European Union signed a free trade agreement on Sunday, opening opportunities to further boost trade between the euro bloc and one of Southeast Asia's biggest manufacturing nations. The agreement, which was signed by European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia...
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President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 29, 2019 - 6:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once again, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have hit the reset button in trade talks between the world's two biggest economies, at least delaying an escalation in tension between the U.S. and China that had financial markets on edge and cast a cloud over the global economy...
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President Donald Trump, left, poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 28, 2019 - 11:23 pm
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a new cease-fire Saturday in a yearlong trade war during their meeting on the sidelines of a conference in Japan. Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news agency, said the leaders had agreed that stalled trade talks...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri speaks as the new pro tempore president of Mercosur, flanked by Uruguay's Foreign Affairs Minister, Rodolfo Nin, left and Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, right, at the 53rd Mercosur Summit in Montevideo, Uruguay. Argentina's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday, June 28, 2019, that South America's Mercosur trade bloc has struck a "strategic association" trade deal with the European Union, clinched in the Belgian capital of Brussels following two decades of negotiations. The Mercosur bloc includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
June 28, 2019 - 7:31 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South America's Mercosur bloc and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Friday after two decades of negotiations that concluded amid global trade tensions and rising protectionism. The agreement announced by both sides came as trade talks between the EU and the...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 26, 2019 - 9:44 am
Stocks moved higher on Wall Street midday Wednesday as fresh investor optimism over a new round of trade talks between the U.S. and China helped fuel a strong rally in technology companies. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that a trade deal between the two nations was "about 90%"...
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A man monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Major Asian stock markets declined Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 25, 2019 - 3:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai declined. Traders looked ahead to a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and...
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