Global trade

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018., the head of BIPM (International Bureau of Weights and Measures) Martin J.T. Milton holds a replica of the International Prototype Kilogram in Sevres, near Paris. The golf ball-sized metal cylinder at the heart of the world's system for measuring mass is heading into retirement. Gathering this week in Versailles, west of Paris, governments on Friday Nov. 16, 2018, are expected to approve a plan to instead use a scientific formula to define the exact weight of a kilo. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
November 16, 2018 - 4:37 am
VERSAILLES, France (AP) — The Latest on a scientific meeting on how to define weights and measures (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The international system of measurements has been overhauled with new definitions for the kilogram and other key units. At a meeting in Versailles, France, countries have...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang interact on stage after a group photo during the 13th East Asian Summit Plenary on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 14, 2018 - 11:54 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific region Thursday at a summit of Southeast Asian nations whose economies and strategic interests are deeply entwined with both powers, with Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for "empire or aggression" in...
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A journalist walks past ASEAN member country flags at the Suntec Convention Centre during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 12, 2018 - 10:47 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — The potential damage to global trade brought on by President Donald Trump's tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. Countries across the region, many of which have relied...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. EU leaders meet with their Asian counterparts Friday to discuss trade, among other issues. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 19, 2018 - 2:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders gathered Friday to pledge their support for free trade, at a meeting that underscored trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels would send a signal that "countries are coming...
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A worker stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 14, 2018 - 11:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.9 percent to finish at 22,271.30, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped nearly 1 percent to 5,837.10. South...
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October 11, 2018 - 3:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has cut its forecast for the country's economic growth this year to 1.8 percent from 2.3 percent, in part because of rising global trade tensions. The government also trimmed its 2019 outlook for Europe's biggest economy on Thursday, saying that it now expects 1...
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Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde talks during a press conference ahead of the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
October 11, 2018 - 1:37 am
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the IMF-World Bank annual meeting (all times local): 4:30 p.m. About a dozen activists have staged a brief, peaceful protest at the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Bali, Indonesia. Representatives of various rights...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, people enter the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo. A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers dipped two points to 19, as worries grow about global trade tensions. The "tankan" survey, released Monday, Oct. 1, marked the third straight quarter of decline. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
September 30, 2018 - 8:55 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers dipped two points to 19, as worries grow about global trade tensions. The "tankan" survey, released Monday, marked the third straight quarter of decline. The survey, long seen as an important...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed Monday after the U.S. markets wrapped up its best quarter in almost five years while worries remained about global trade tensions.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 30, 2018 - 8:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday after U.S. markets wrapped up their best quarter in almost five years, but sentiment was clouded by lingering worries over global trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.6 percent in morning trading to 24,277.51. Australia's S...
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 28, 2018 - 8:39 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Tangled in an escalating trade dispute with the United States, China's top diplomat insisted Friday that his country "will not be blackmailed" or bow to pressure. "Protectionism will only hurt oneself, and unilateral moves will bring damage to all," Foreign Minister Wang Yi...
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