Trade policy

An investor monitors shares prices in front of an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite index at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 16, 2018 - 11:30 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi fell 0.9 percent...
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September 16, 2018 - 11:15 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese news reports have quoted a former finance minister as saying Beijing can disrupt American companies' operations by imposing "export controls" if it needs more leverage in its mounting tariff dispute with Washington. Lou Jiwei's comments at a weekend economics forum follow...
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In this Sept. 11, 2018, photo, people are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that U.S. President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world’s two largest economies. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 16, 2018 - 8:57 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi fell 0.8 percent...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 15, 2018 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Both sides were preparing to hold new talks on their tariff dispute. Last week Trump told reporters such a move could come...
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In this July 29, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, Chris Pratt, center, and George Skarich, executive vice president of sales at Mid Continent Nail Corporation, walk through a shut down line at the Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Poplar Bluff, Mo. This nail production line was shut down by the company and some people were laid off because of tariffs. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 11:01 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a Missouri nail manufacturer suffering under President Donald Trump's steel tariffs has put Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley in a bind between his support for the president's trade strategy and a local plant that says it could be forced to close. Mid...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 13, 2018 - 5:34 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Many global markets climbed Thursday following a report that the U.S. has proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China before going ahead with plans to slap tariffs on $200 billion or more in Chinese goods. Investors also appeared heartened by an interest rate increase by...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 12, 2018 - 8:23 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world's two largest economies was spiraling out of control. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018 photo, people walk past a mural displaying world currency symbols on the outside of a bank in Beijing. Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, an official of a business group said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 12, 2018 - 7:18 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Two-thirds of American companies in China say they have been hurt by the spiraling U.S.-Chinese tariff war, two chambers of commerce reported Thursday, and they appealed to Washington and Beijing to restart negotiations aimed at a settlement. More companies say they will suffer if U...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington loomed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 12, 2018 - 2:26 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country ahead of expected trade tariffs from Washington. European indexes mostly rose after a downbeat Asian session. British treasury chief Philip Hammond's...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6 2018, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 11, 2018 - 8:30 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington loomed. The approach of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast and upcoming sanctions on Iran's energy...
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