Economic policy

Visitors stand in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
May 08, 2019 - 1:25 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were marginally higher in Europe on Wednesday, despite broad losses in Asia and New York, after Germany reported stronger-than-expected industrial output data. Germany's DAX gained 0.3% to 12,125.80 following the report that industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March from...
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In this April 28, 2019, photo, workers assemble truck's tires at a plant in Nantong city in east China's Jiangsu province Sunday, April 28, 2019. China's exports fell in April amid a bruising tariff war with Washington, adding to pressure on Beijing on the eve of negotiations aimed at settling the fight over its technology ambitions. (Chinatopix via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 11:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports fell unexpectedly in April, adding to pressure on Beijing ahead of negotiations on ending a tariff war with Washington over Chinese technology ambitions. Wednesday's announcement of trade data came after President Donald Trump sent global financial markets plunging...
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A man looks at his smartphone near a display showing stock prices at a brokerage house in Shanghai Monday, May 6, 2019. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite index dives on U.S. President Donald Trump threat of more China tariffs. At right is a reflection off a display board. (AP Photo)
May 07, 2019 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heightened trade tensions between the United States and China are spooking financial markets and putting a chill on prospects for the global economy. Chinese officials are heading to Washington to try to salvage negotiations aimed at breaking an impasse between the world's two...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 07, 2019 - 1:38 pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their already costly trade war. The U.S. was set to impose higher tariffs on China on Friday, a day after representatives from both...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, Mexican tomatoes are displayed for sale at a produce stand in Mercado Medellin in Mexico City. Mexico’s Economy Department said Tuesday, May 7, 2019 that U.S. consumers could pay 38% to 70% more for tomatoes after the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would re-impose anti-dumping duties of 17.5% on Mexican imports. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
May 07, 2019 - 9:06 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Economy Department says U.S. consumers could pay 38% to 70% more for tomatoes after the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would re-impose anti-dumping duties on Mexican imports. The Mexican agency says the country exports about $2 billion in tomatoes to the United...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019, file photo, members of U.S. and China delegation led by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, stand for a group photo session after their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Chinese envoys are preparing to travel to the United States for trade talks, a government spokesman said Monday, May 6, 2019, suggesting negotiations on ending a bruising tariff war will proceed despite President Donald Trump's threat to raise import taxes. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool, File)
May 07, 2019 - 8:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Efforts to end a U.S.-China trade war are in shambles after the United States accused China of reneging on its commitments and prepared to raise import taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. A Chinese delegation is headed to Washington to salvage talks aimed at resolving a...
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US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross speaks at the 11th Trade Winds Business Forum and Mission hosted by the US Department of Commerce, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Top executives of more than 100 U.S. companies are visiting India to meet with government leaders, market experts and potential business partners to boost reciprocal trade. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 07, 2019 - 3:43 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says American technologies and expertise can play an important role in developing India's economy, but are facing significant barriers to accessing its markets. Ross told a gathering of business leaders in New Delhi on Tuesday that foreign...
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An electronic stock board shows Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Asian stock markets rebounded Tuesday after Beijing said trade negotiators were preparing to go to Washington despite President Donald Trump’s threat to escalate their tariff war. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 06, 2019 - 10:35 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets steadied on Tuesday after Beijing said trade negotiators were preparing to go to Washington despite President Donald Trump's threat to escalate their tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Sydney rose. Hong Kong gave up early gains and Tokyo declined as trading...
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A man looks at his smartphone near a display showing stock prices at a brokerage house in Shanghai Monday, May 6, 2019. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite index dives on U.S. President Donald Trump threat of more China tariffs. At right is a reflection off a display board. (AP Photo)
May 06, 2019 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Accusing Beijing of "reneging" on commitments it made in earlier talks, the nation's top trade negotiator said Monday that the Trump administration will increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods Friday, a sharp escalation in a yearlong trade dispute. At the same time, a...
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A woman rides a bicycle past a globe structure on display outside a bank in Beijing, Monday, May 6, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump raised pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a tweet that sent financial markets swooning. Trump's comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at resolving a trade war that has shaken investors and cast gloom over the world economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 06, 2019 - 5:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. companies that do a lot of business in China are getting hit hard in early trading after President Donald Trump threatened more tariffs with trade talks between the world's two biggest economies faltering. Apple, Qualcomm and Broadcom, who rely heavily on Chinese business, fell...
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