Trade barriers

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks during a press conference in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Aso wrapped up a two-day visit to China with a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Liu Kun on Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 31, 2018 - 3:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Japan's finance minister and Chinese officials have pledged support for the multilateral system of global trade regulation ahead of a possible new round of U.S. tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Taro Aso, who was in Beijing for financial talks, made no...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 31, 2018 - 3:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 fell 0.5 percent in early trading to 5,451.68. Germany's DAX lost 0.7 percent to 12,404.10. Britain...
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August 31, 2018 - 2:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity improved in August but sales weakened amid a worsening tariff war with Washington, a survey showed Friday. The China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing said its monthly purchasing managers' index rose to 51.3 from July's 51.2 on a 100-point scale...
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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 in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks skidded late Thursday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. After a weak start, stocks fell further after Bloomberg News said the U.S. government was getting ready to ramp up its trade...
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August 29, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for the American newspaper industry, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday blocked tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported newsprint, finding that American producers weren't harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills. The newspaper...
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Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as stocks add to the records they've set in the last few days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 28, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes wobbled and finished mostly higher Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The gains were enough to mark more record highs for several of the indexes, though not the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Trading was lighter than usual, and...
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August 27, 2018 - 3:39 pm
GENEVA (AP) — China is challenging the latest round of U.S. tariffs against Chinese goods through the World Trade Organization. The Chinese government on Monday formally requested "dispute consultations" with the United States over the Trump administration's imposition of $16 billion in tariffs on...
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In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, a visitor talks on his smartphone in front of a display of manufacturing robots from Chinese robot maker Honyen at the World Robot Conference in Beijing, China. The United States and China imposed more tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other's automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in an escalation of a battle over Beijing's technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 23, 2018 - 8:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China went ahead with tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other's automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijing's technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. The increases...
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Japan’s Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Seko criticized President Donald Trump’s tariff policies as based on a serious misunderstanding about the importance of free trade and the contributions of Japanese companies to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 23, 2018 - 7:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariff policies reflect a serious misunderstanding of the importance of free trade and Japanese companies' contributions to the U.S. economy, Japan's trade minister said Thursday. Hiroshige Seko, the minister of economy, trade and industry, warned in an...
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People walk past a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey's lira currency fell once again, as Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
August 17, 2018 - 5:58 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey's own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even if he is released and Washington eases economic penalties...
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