Latest Trade agreements News

Trump says tariffs on China could stay to ensure compliance

Mar. 20, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says if the U.S. gets a trade deal with China, tariffs could stay in place for some time to ensure Beijing "lives by the deal." Trump said Wednesday the White House was discussing keeping tariffs for a "substantial period of time," adding that China has had...

Mexico president talks US investment with Trump son in law

Mar. 20, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that talks with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner have led to advances toward an agreement that would have the U.S. government guarantee some $10 billion in development investments for Mexico and Central America. The...

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

Mar. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S. emphasized close ties between the two countries during a stop in Phoenix Tuesday as she and Gov. Doug Ducey urged American lawmakers to approve the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. "The U.S. of today cannot be explained without the...

Asian shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meeting

Mar. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 21,528.23 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,182.10. South Korea's Kospi inched down...

Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact

Mar. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But now it faces another potential threat: Brexit. The United Kingdom is one of the brewer's top five markets,...

Global shares rise as investors watch US-China trade talks

Mar. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. France's CAC 40 was unchanged at 5,405. Germany's DAX slid 0.2...

Beyond veto: Trump seeks more workarounds to avoid Congress

Mar. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first veto was more than a milestone. It signals a new era of ever perilous relations between the executive and legislative branches of government. Trump's agenda was stymied even before his party lost unified control of Washington at the start of the year and he...

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...

Tech companies power US stocks to solid weekly gain

Mar. 15, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

The S&P 500 rose to a new high for the year Friday as resurgent technology stocks closed out their best week in four months with solid gains. Financial, health care and consumer stocks also helped lift the market. The gains erased losses from last week, when the S&P 500 had its worst week of the year. The...

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...