World shares mostly higher; China plans stimulus measures

Business 12/25/19, 22:33

Global markets edged higher on Thursday though trading was subdued after the Christmas holidays. Chinese markets surged after the government announced a relaxation of residency restrictions for small and medium cities that boosted property stocks. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.9% ...

China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods in trade deal

Business 12/14/19, 22:56

China’s government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on U.S.-made automobiles and other goods following an interim trade deal with Washington. Sunday’s announcement came after Washington agreed to postpone a planned tariff hike on $160 billion of Chinese goods and ...

China waiving tariff hikes on US soybeans, pork

Business 12/06/19, 00:18

China is waiving punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal, the Ministry of Finance said Friday. Beijing promised in September to lift the tariffs, adding to conciliatory steps that raised hopes for a ...

Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

Business 11/12/19, 22:53

Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all ...

World shares decline on renewed China-US trade worries

Asia & Pacific 11/11/19, 04:45

Shares declined on world markets on Monday as investors awaited developments in the China-U.S. trade war saga after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Britain's FTSE fell 0.6% to 7,316.49 while ...

Global stocks lower amid uncertainty over US-China trade

Business 11/08/19, 04:05

Global stock markets mostly declined Friday amid uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war. Tokyo rose after Beijing said Thursday the two sides agreed to the step if they make progress on an interim ...

China’s trade with US shrinks in October despite optimism

World 11/08/19, 00:31

U.S.-Chinese trade contracted again in October, despite optimism about possible progress in talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Chinese imports of U.S. goods fell 14.3% from a year earlier to $9.4 billion, customs data showed ...

Global stocks higher after possible US-China trade snag

Business 11/06/19, 04:17

Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to lift punitive tariffs. Germany and Paris opened higher and London was unchanged. Tokyo rose while ...

Companies welcome US-China trade truce, warn disputes remain

Business 10/12/19, 02:21

Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward settling core disputes including technology that threaten global growth. President Donald Trump said ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2020 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:39

The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): __ 10:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is distancing himself from a trade deal that was a centerpiece of the Obama administration. Biden said on the debate stage in Detroit on Wednesday that ...

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