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World stocks subdued as Wall Street eyes new record highs

Apr. 24, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets were subdued in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as investors look to corporate earnings for clues on whether the S&P 500 will hit another all-time record close. The FTSE 100 in Britain lost 0.3% to 7,502 while the CAC 40 in France was flat at 5,590. The DAX in Germany gained...

Asian markets lower after S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs

Apr. 24, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the rally on Wall Street, where the S&P 500 logged an all-time record high close, ran out of steam. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6% to 22,136.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.9% to 29,707.64. The Shanghai Composite index...

White House announces more trade talks with China

Apr. 23, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a U.S. delegation will travel to Beijing next week to continue trade negotiations, and a Chinese delegation will return to Washington for additional talks starting May 8. President Donald Trump has slapped tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports in a dispute over...

US wins WTO case against China over grain exports

Apr. 18, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and corn. The WTO, the Geneva organization that oversees the rules of global trade, found that China had not been...

Japan reports exports, trade surplus slid in March

Apr. 17, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in March as shipments to China dropped more than 9%, pulling the nation's trade surplus sharply lower. The data released Wednesday by the Finance Ministry was more or less in line with forecasts. The report followed two days of trade talks with the U.S. in Washington...

EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with US

Apr. 15, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products in the talks. Making public the mandate for the EU's executive commission to conduct...

China says trade talks with US 'moving forward'

Apr. 11, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a daily...

From jets to cheese: Trump wants to impose new tariffs on EU

Apr. 9, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese — in what some experts say marks another attempt by the Trump administration to use tariffs to reshape global trade in its favor. The World Trade Organization ruled last year that the...

China news agency: 'New progress' in US trade talks

Apr. 6, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's official news agency says U.S.-Chinese trade talks "achieved new progress" in Washington this week and remaining issues will be handled through "various effective means." The terse statement by Xinhua on Saturday did not say where or when further discussions will happen. White...

US says 'significant work remains' in trade talks with China

Apr. 5, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says "significant work remains" in trade talks with China, and officials from both nations will be in continuous contact to resolve outstanding issues. The White House issued the statement Friday after three days of talks in Washington. United...