Update: Trump tamps down expectations of US-Japan deal

Politics 05/25/19, 19:27

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 8:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is tamping down expectations that he'll make significant headway on trade talks during his trip to Japan. Fox News White House Correspondent John Roberts tweets that ...

Update: US to lift steel tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Politics 05/17/19, 12:44

The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The United States has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, while those nations would scrap retaliatory tariffs they imposed on ...

Mnuchin sees progress on steel tariffs with Mexico, Canada

Business 05/15/19, 12:49

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. is making progress in talks with Canada and Mexico over steel tariffs, potentially overcoming a key hurdle toward approval of a trade agreement between the three countries. Appearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday, ...

Pence to visit Michigan to tout trade deal, raise money

Politics 04/23/19, 16:41

Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Michigan to tout the new North American trade agreement and to raise money for President Donald's Trump re-election campaign. Pence will have three events in the Detroit area Wednesday. He will first participate in a fundraiser ...

At US-Mexico CEO summit, leaders optimistic amid uncertainty

Business 04/12/19, 16:59

Business and political leaders from the U.S. and Mexico gathered Friday to promote greater trade at a time when actions by both governments have rattled investors, expressing optimism despite times of uncertainty and tensions over the border and illegal immigration. Investment ...

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

Politics 03/19/19, 19:57

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 ...

US business groups encouraged by prospect of US-China deal

Business 03/15/19, 16:44

U.S. business groups say they are encouraged by China's approval of a new law that loosens restrictions on foreign investment and say it could help smooth the way to a substantive trade agreement between the two countries.China's ceremonial legislature passed ...

Indonesia and Australia sign pact eliminating many tariffs

World 03/03/19, 23:06

Indonesia and Australia signed a free trade agreement Monday that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to be set up in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians.Trade ministers from the two countries signed ...

Economists: Hard Brexit would hit German auto industry hard

Europe 02/11/19, 11:55

A no-deal Brexit could affect more than 100,000 jobs in Germany, and regions of the country with Volkswagen and BMW factories would be among those worst hit, according to economists at a prominent nonprofit institute.The economists from the Halle Institute ...

Update: UK, Switzerland sign post-Brexit trade deal

Europe 02/11/19, 06:25

The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local):11:20 a.m.Switzerland and Britain have finalized a deal to maintain their trade and economic ties as they are — whether or not Britain reaches a deal with the ...

EU-Canada trade deal gets green light from legal adviser

Europe 01/29/19, 05:09

A key adviser to the European Union's highest court said Tuesday that a controversial element on dispute settlement in the free trade agreement with Canada complies with EU law.Advocate General Yves Bot said in a legal opinion that the 2016 ...

China promises prompt action on US trade pact

Business 12/06/18, 05:06

China's government said Thursday it will promptly carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington and is confident they can reach a trade agreement, suggesting Beijing wants to avoid disruptions due to the arrest of a tech executive.Talks during the 90 ...

As G-20 summit opens, contentious issues loom on sidelines

World 11/30/18, 00:02

Heads of state from the world's leading economies were invited to the Group of 20 summit to discuss issues like development, infrastructure and investment. As the gathering officially kicks off Friday, those themes seem like afterthoughts, overshadowed by contentious matters ...

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