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China’s economy slows as expected with trade war dimming outlook

China’s economic expansion slowed in line with expectations, signaling broadly stable output as the trade conflict with the US intensifies. Gross domestic product increased 6.7%...

Some US manufacturers feeling trade war pinch: survey

Washington -- Some US manufacturers are delaying investments and raising prices as President Donald Trump escalates trade wars with key US economic partners but...

EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

Beijing, China -- The European Union called Monday on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions,...

Handbags and cameras hit as Trump tariffs target consumers

The Trump administration’s promise to keep consumer products out of the trade war -- so shoppers wouldn’t take a hit -- may be falling...

China’s tariff response takes effect after Trump ignites trade war

President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on every single Chinese import into America as the world’s two largest economies exchanged the first blows...

Goldman says buy commodities as trade war concerns overblown

Commodity bull Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has poured cold water on the notion that a trade war between the U.S. and China represents a...

China says US tariffs to backfire, damaging the whole world

The US imposition of tariffs on $34 billion of China’s exports will not only hurt China, but the US itself and the rest of...

TransCo to apply for lower FiT rate for 2019

THE National Transmission Corp. (TransCo) expects electricity users to pay a lower feed-in tariff allowance (FiT-All) for 2019 as it plans to seek from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) a rate below 2018’s P0.2932 per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

Asia sees China and United States as threats to rules-based order

LONDON -- For many US allies, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is the last of the Trump administration’s so-called grown-ups in the room.

G-7 finance chiefs condemn Trump tariffs as allies rebel 

Group of Seven finance chiefs issued a rare rebuke of a member nation, claiming U.S. trade actions could undermine global economic confidence and threaten...

China warns US against tariffs as trade talks end

Beijing, China -- China warned the US that any deals reached during ongoing trade talks would be void if Washington went ahead with imposing...

Asia worries about US rule-bending

Asia’s main security conference this weekend established at least this: That while America’s allies like Defense Secretary James Mattis, that’s no longer enough. Mattis sought...

Canada hits US with billions in retaliatory tariffs in steel row

Ottawa, Canada — Canada hit back at steep US tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday, announcing retaliatory duties on up to Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8...

Canada defense minister calls Trump tariff action `insulting’

Canada’s top defense official said the Trump administration’s decision to levy tariffs against the country’s steel on national security grounds was “absurd,” but wouldn’t...

World on brink of trade war as US slaps tariffs on...

Paris -- The world's largest economies stood on the brink of all-out trade war as the EU, Canada and Mexico drew up retaliatory measures...

EU ‘not at war with anyone’ on trade: Mogherini

Brussels, Belgium -- EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday said the bloc was not in a trade war with anyone but would...

China is said to plan tariff cut on wide range of...

China is planning to reduce import duties on consumer goods ranging from food to cosmetics, people familiar with the matter said. The tariff cuts, which...

Global markets rise as Beijing and Washington avert trade war

New York -- Global stock markets got a bounce Monday (US time) after the US and China effectively called a truce in what had...

Trump retreats from China tariffs amid White House trade discord

President Donald Trump retreated from imposing tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods because of White House discord over trade strategy and...

China’s counterpunch to Trump’s tariffs sparks global selloff

Tit-for-tat tariff threats from the U.S. and China ignited fears that a trade war was beginning between the world’s two largest economies, sending U.S....

China urges more trade talks as tariffs on US goods begin

China urged trade talks with the U.S. to prevent greater damage to relations while saying that previously announced retaliatory measures on American imports took...

China still considering curbs on US soybean imports, association says

BEIJING -- China is still considering import curbs on US soybeans in retaliation for moves by Washington to impose trade tariffs, US Soybean Export...

Trump scores his first revised trade deal, with South Korea

President Donald Trump secured his first revamp of a US trade deal, after reaching an agreement this week with South Korea that would allow...

China asks US to offset trade loss due to metal tariffs

China asked the US to provide compensation for lost trade due to President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, in a preliminary...

As trade war heats up, biggest currency whales make their move

For the first time in a decade, the world’s central banks are looking beyond the dollar to build their currency reserves. With US protectionism on...

China’s hitting the US where it hurts — in the pork...

China struck back at US import tariffs with its own set of reciprocal ones targeting, among other products, pork. The world’s biggest pork producer, consumer...

First solar, then steel: Is Trump’s next trade target nuclear?

On Thursday, as President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on Chinese goods, he warned, “This is the first of many.” Well, if he’s serious, here’s another...

Trump planning to impose $50 billion in China tariffs — source

President Donald Trump is set to announce about $50 billion of tariffs against China over intellectual-property violations on Thursday, according a person familiar with...

Trade war to US inflation to be in focus for emerging...

Emerging-market investors will be gauging the effect of a possible trade war after President Donald Trump revealed his tariff plans. They will also be...

Global economic upswing knocked back by Trump’s trade-war threat

Investors are worried that Donald Trump will derail world growth. An announcement last week of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum triggered a slide in...

Trump says tough tariffs are coming, riling rivals and allies

President Donald Trump said the U.S. would slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to protect national security, prompting threats of retaliation from Canada...

US eyes heavy tariffs on China, Russia to counter steel, aluminum...

The US Commerce Department said Friday it recommended imposing tariffs on China, Russia and other countries to counter a global glut in steel and...

ASEAN: Delusions of integration

By Eduardo C. Tadem As the ASEAN marks its 50th year, it is time to examine its record in terms of its goals and objectives...

Advance rulings from the Bureau of Customs and the Tariff Commission

(First of two parts) It can be a nightmare for any importer to have imported goods held at customs for questioning on its classification, valuation...