Economic policy

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, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Asian stock markets were mixed Friday amid uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 08, 2019 - 5:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Uncertainty about a possible U.S.-Chinese agreement to roll back tariffs in their trade war kept global markets in check Friday. Though the two sides have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods, the full extent of the rollback wasn't clear. A Chinese spokesman...
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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a speech during the 'Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
November 08, 2019 - 4:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed Friday the need for traditional Western allies to work together to face modern threats, while at the same time defending Trump administration policies on tariffs, NATO spending and other issues that have raised the ire of traditional...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng listens to a reporter's question during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, China's Commerce Ministry says Washington and Beijing have agreed to cancel tariff hikes as their trade negotiations progress. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
November 07, 2019 - 3:13 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The prospects for a preliminary breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war improved Thursday after the two sides agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other's goods, though the full extent of the rollback wasn't clear. A Chinese spokesman announced the development Thursday as...
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A pro-Brexit supporter demonstrates with anti-Brexit protesters behind him outside the Houses of Parliament on the final day of the lawmakers sitting before the start of the general election campaign in London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 07, 2019 - 4:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England warned Thursday that the British economy will grow by less than it had predicted just three months ago as it kept its main interest rate on hold at 0.75%. The central bank appears to be waiting for more clarity over Britain's departure from the European Union,...
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A currency trader holds a phone at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Asian stocks are mostly lower after a meandering day of trading left U.S. stock indexes close to their record highs. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 07, 2019 - 1:38 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global stocks are mostly higher after a Chinese Commerce Ministry official said Beijing and Washington had agreed to gradually ease tariffs on each other's exports as they reach agreement in trade negotiations. China and the U.S. are working on a "Phase 1" trade agreement as they...
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November 06, 2019 - 11:09 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has rejected a U.S. plan to host an Asia-Pacific trade summit in January, after Chile scrapped the December meeting over violent anti-government protests. Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah didn't give any reason but Malaysia is next year's host for the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping following a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool Photo via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 5:44 pm
PARIS (AP) — When France's president wants to carry European concerns to the world stage to find solutions for climate change, trade tensions or Iran's nuclear ambitions, he no longer calls Washington. He flies to Beijing. President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China this week suggests that the...
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ADDS TRANSLATION - SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Wednesday, it has tumbled into losses for the second quarter over money-losing investments, including a bailout for office-space sharing startup WeWork. The letter reads: Deficit. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 1:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. tumbled into losses in the last quarter as its earnings were hammered by money-losing investments, including a bailout for office-space sharing startup WeWork that SoftBank's founder, Masayoshi Son, said he was regretting. The Tokyo-...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, photo, a woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to life punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 06, 2019 - 1:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — 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 Shanghai...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo trader Phyllis Arena Woods works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 05, 2019 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the market that continues mostly upward, even though there's still plenty to worry about. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq closed at record highs yet again on Tuesday, and the S&P 500 closed barely below the all-time high it reached a day earlier. The gains...
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