Trade policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference to announce a criminal law enforcement action involving China, at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Justice Department and FBI leaders announced criminal charges and an operation to thwart Chinese economic espionage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 01, 2018 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The charges come amid heightened trade tensions between China and the U.S. and as American...
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Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro waves at supporters as he arrives to watch an aerial performance by the private pilots' group “Esquadrilha do Ceu" or “Sky Squadron", at Barra beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Bolsonaro appeared in public Tuesday for the first time as president-elect. He visited a church led by ultraconservative pastor Silas Malafaia and spoke briefly to the faithful on stage. "I am sure that I am not the most capable, but God capacitates the chosen ones," he said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 31, 2018 - 1:21 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has often expressed admiration for Donald Trump and appears poised to follow the U.S. president in a radical overhaul of his nation's foreign policy — a move that experts warn could ultimately isolate and hurt Brazil. Bolsonaro, who takes...
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October 31, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has imposed restrictions on technology exports to a state-supported Chinese semiconductor maker, citing national security grounds amid a mounting tariff battle. The controls imposed Monday on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. reflect concern Chinese...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, photo, delivery workers sort boxes of goods for their customers outside the capital city development academy in Beijing. An official measure of China's manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up economic growth amid a tariff war with Washington. The monthly purchasing managers' index issued Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics and an industry group, the China of Logistics and Purchasing, fell to 50.2 from September's 50.8 on a 100-point scale. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 30, 2018 - 10:29 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October as domestic demand weakened, an official measure showed Wednesday, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up economic growth amid a tariff war with Washington. The purchasing managers' index of the National Bureau of...
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October 30, 2018 - 10:09 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump will take effect at the year's end after New Zealand became the sixth nation to ratify it. The New Zealand government said Wednesday that the trade arrangement, the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-...
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, pose for a photo at a hotel garden in Yamanakako village, Yamanashi prefecture, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)
October 28, 2018 - 12:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived Saturday, was meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a resort area near Mount Fuji on Sunday. Modi is also visiting...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, an exchange shop displays rates for various currencies, in downtown Tehran, Iran. A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough enough. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
October 27, 2018 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president's biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won't be tough enough. As President Donald Trump prepares to re-impose a second batch of Iran...
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China's Vice President Wang Qishan, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tour the Israeli Innovation Summit in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
October 24, 2018 - 9:51 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — China's vice president and Israel's prime minister on Wednesday co-hosted a high-profile trade and innovation conference and toured an exhibition of Israeli technology start-ups together as the two countries worked to cement their fast-growing trade ties. A quarter century after...
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A cleaner walks by investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Asian markets are mixed on Wednesday after U.S. companies, including those that outperformed in the third quarter, cautioned against escalating a trade dispute with China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 24, 2018 - 1:12 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders mulled the impact of tariffs on corporate America after big industrial companies admitted that they were facing rising costs. KEEPING SCORE: The CAC 40 in France jumped 1 percent to 5,017.07 and Germany's DAX added 0.4 percent to 11,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, May 23, 1997, Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok in the western Dutch beach resort of Noordwijk, Netherlands. Former premier Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders in Europe, has died Saturday Oct. 20, 2018, at age 80. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, FILE)
October 20, 2018 - 11:46 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80. Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Kok, who died Saturday, "was...
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