International trade

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Minister of Economy, Trade, Industry Toshimitsu Motegi, right, share a light moment during an opening session of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 18, 2019 - 11:23 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc were meeting in Tokyo on Saturday, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year...
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FILE- In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations that breached a commitment to protect the personal information of its social network’s 2.2 billion users. The Washington Post reported, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, that the FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million dealt to Google in 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
January 18, 2019 - 3:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5...
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European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The European Union is insisting to keep agriculture out of the EU-US trade negotiations despite the wishes from Washington to include the vast sector. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 18, 2019 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope. The EU Commission announced its proposals for a negotiating mandate from the...
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German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, left, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He arrive for the China-Germany High Level Financial Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 4:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other's banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe. The two sides also affirmed support for a global trading system that other governments worry is...
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Investors chat near an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 18, 2019 - 2:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. Shares in China posted solid gains. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London's FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent to 6,882.48 and Germany's DAX advanced 0.3 percent to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2008 file photo, a Eurostar train heading to London enters the Channel tunnel to England in Coquelles, northern France. France's government is kicking off a 50 million-euro (about $57 million) plan to prepare for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 without a plan. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
January 17, 2019 - 6:14 am
PARIS (AP) — France is spending 50 million euros ($57 million) to beef up security at airports and the Eurotunnel, hiring hundreds of extra customs officers and issuing emergency decrees to gear up for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He attends an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's economy czar, Liu will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for talks aimed at ending a costly tariff war over U.S. complaints about Beijing's technology ambitions. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool, File)
January 17, 2019 - 5:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions. The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan. 30-31 event was the first sign of a next step by...
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In this photo taken on Jan. 4, 2019, women pass by a new year decor outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, China will slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis amid a bruising trade war with the U.S., officials said Tuesday at a briefing on plans for 2019 that were set at an annual meeting in December. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 15, 2019 - 12:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the U.S. The People's Bank of China is confident it can...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China’s slowdown. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 15, 2019 - 12:50 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China's slowdown. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index, reopening after a market holiday, added 1 percent...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. B May offered both a promise on workers' rights and a reassuring letter from European Union leaders on Monday as she implored British lawmakers to support her floundering Brexit deal. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 14, 2019 - 5:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May made a frantic last push Monday to swing lawmakers' support behind her seemingly doomed Brexit deal, warning that its defeat risked scuttling the U.K.'s departure from the European Union and "betraying the vote of the British people." May claimed to...
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