Bilateral trade

A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Asian shares fell on Tuesday as relief that the United States had brokered a trade deal with Canada gave way to concerns that negotiations with China were at a standstill. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 02, 2018 - 5:47 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets slipped Tuesday as investors took stock of the standstill in U.S. trade negotiations with China, despite a fresh deal on North American trade. In Europe, concerns about Italy's public spending plans weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.6 percent...
Read More
A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Asian shares fell on Tuesday as relief that the United States had brokered a trade deal with Canada gave way to concerns that negotiations with China were at a standstill. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 01, 2018 - 9:00 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares fell on Tuesday as relief that the United States had brokered a trade deal with Canada gave way to concerns that negotiations with China were at a standstill. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.2 percent to 24,294.43. Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.6...
Read More
A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Asian markets rebounded on Friday as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 27, 2018 - 11:51 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rebounded on Friday as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index added 0.4 percent to 27,814.61. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6 percent to 2,807.50. Australia's S...
Read More
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Lotte New York Palace hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 26, 2018 - 1:23 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Japan announced Wednesday they will open negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement between the world's first- and third-largest economies. It's a significant shift by Tokyo which has been a strong advocate of a multi-nation trans-Pacific trade pact that...
Read More
Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe, right, waves with former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba after the ruling party presidential elections at its headquarters in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Abe handily defeated his sole challenger Ishiba. Prime Minister Abe was re-elected Thursday to a third term as leader of the ruling party, paving the way for him to serve as prime minister for up to three more years.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 20, 2018 - 4:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader and a push toward a constitutional revision. The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his...
Read More
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Simos Anastasopoulos, President of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, center, listen to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, during a visit at Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Thousands of police officers will be on duty in the northern city Saturday, as anti-austerity protests are planned throughout the city, at the same time when Tsipras plans to outline his economic platform for a country emerging from a decade of international bailout measures. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
September 08, 2018 - 5:00 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Saturday inaugurated a trade fair in recession-weary Greece, where the government is pushing for overseas investment but faces mass protests after years of plummeting living standards. Ross joined Greece's left-wing Prime Minister...
Read More
Japan’s Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Seko criticized President Donald Trump’s tariff policies as based on a serious misunderstanding about the importance of free trade and the contributions of Japanese companies to the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 23, 2018 - 4:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariff policies reflect a serious misunderstanding of the importance of free trade and Japanese companies' contributions to the U.S. economy, Japan's trade minister said Thursday. Hiroshige Seko, the minister of economy, trade and industry, warned in an...
Read More
July 25, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's company is planning a major expansion of one of its golf resorts in Britain that would include the construction and sale of 500 homes fetching as much as several million dollars each, raising possible conflict-of-interest issues as his administration faces...
Read More
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, European Union's Council President Donald Tusk, left, and European Union's Commission President Jean-Claude Junker pose after signing a contract, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo. (Martin Bureau/Pool Photo via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 5:40 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The European Union and Japan signed a landmark deal on Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade. The ambitious pact signed in Tokyo runs counter to President Donald Trump's moves to hike tariffs on imports from many U.S. trading partners. It covers a third...
Read More

Pages