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US to host Chinese trade delegation starting April 3

Mar. 23, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. will host a delegation from China led by Vice Premier Liu He early next month, following a trip by U.S. officials to China in an effort to improve trade relations, the White House said Saturday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump is...

Stocks fall on growth worries, Brexit doubts

Mar. 22, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in Europe on Friday after surveys showed manufacturing in the region slowed in March and amid news that the European Union offered only a brief extension to the Brexit deadline. U.S. markets also appeared headed for a lower open. Britain's FTSE 100 led the decline,...

Asian stocks stumble on doubts over US-China trade deal

Mar. 22, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday as caution set in ahead of U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing next week. The Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.8 percent to 3,077.56 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.5 percent to 28,913.55. The Kospi in South Korea was flat at 2,184.94. Japan's...

US trade negotiators to visit China for talks next week

Mar. 21, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials will visit Beijing next week for the next round of high-level trade talks, China's commerce ministry said Thursday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be in China next Thursday and Friday for the eighth round of negotiations,...

World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report

Mar. 20, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly falling in Europe after a lackluster day of trading in Asia and U.S. markets appeared set for a slightly higher open ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement. Germany's DAX sank 1.2 percent to 11,644, dragged down by a profit warning by BMW and a court ruling...

Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses

Mar. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street. Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S. trade talks also revived caution in Chinese markets. The Shanghai Composite lost 1 percent to 3,059.17 in early trading Wednesday and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.5...

High-level US and China trade talks to resume next week

Mar. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the delegation, Trump administration officials said....

US business groups encouraged by prospect of US-China deal

Mar. 16, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

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 Thursday...

China's premier denies Beijing tells companies to spy

Mar. 15, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

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 was the...

Chinese lawmakers endorse technology law amid US pressure

Mar. 14, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese legislators on Friday endorsed a law meant to help end a costly tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. The measure is part of an investment law that aims to address complaints by the United States, Europe and...