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Trade war fears hit European factories as global optimism wanes

Euro-area manufacturers saw order growth slow to the weakest pace in two years after renewed concerns over trade prospects hit confidence. Purchasing Managers’ Indexes from...

US-Mexico trade talks progressing but no breakthrough with China

Washington, United States -- US officials holding a two-front battle in President Donald Trump's bid to revise major trade ties made progress with Mexican...

US-China trade war hits $100 billion in goods

Washington -- From Harley-Davidson motorcycles and American bourbon to Chinese parts and machinery, the world's two largest economies have exchanged punitive tariffs that slice...

Trump says market would ‘crash’ if he were impeached

Washington -- President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Thursday that the US economy would collapse if he were impeached. "I will tell you...

What’s next in the trade war? Key US-China events to watch...

China and the US resume trade talks this week, ending the hiatus after an earlier deal collapsed in May. Fresh rounds of tariffs on each...

Peso slightly weakens as investors monitor US-China trade talks

The peso weakened slightly against the dollar on Wednesday, Aug. 22, as investors continued to monitor trade talks between China and the United States. The...

Trump’s Fed comments dent dollar

London, United Kingdom -- The dollar fell versus the euro and yen Tuesday after US President Donald Trump hit out at the Federal Reserve's...

Starbucks boycott? Nike shutdown? China holds trade war leverage

America’s corporate bosses could be excused if they don’t agree with President Donald Trump’s boasts that a trade war is “ easy to win.”...

China, unsure of how to handle Trump, braces for ‘new Cold...

Perhaps nowhere outside America’s heartland is Donald Trump given more credit than in Beijing. In government offices and think tanks, universities and state-run newsrooms, there...

China-US to resume low-level talks in bid to resolve trade war

China will dispatch Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the U.S. for low-level trade talks in late August, the first official exchanges since earlier...

Oil holds loss near 7-week low as US-China trade war escalates

Oil held losses near a seven-week low as China vowed to retaliate against the U.S. administration’s latest tariffs, raising trade tensions between the world’s...

US readies to slap duties on $16 billion of Chinese goods

The U.S. said it will begin imposing 25% duties on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports in two weeks, escalating a trade war...

China prepared for long trade war with US, state media says

After a weekend of claims by U.S. President Donald Trump that he has the upper hand in the trade war with China, Beijing responded...

Trump’s trade war is killing American jeans

VICTOR LYTVINENKO is thumbing through e-mails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company.

China rejects US request to cut Iran oil imports

The US has been unable to persuade China to cut Iranian oil imports, according to two officials familiar with the negotiations, dealing a blow...

Trump’s tariffs push electronics from China to Southeast Asia

Electronics makers are preparing to shift more production to Southeast Asia as trade tensions with the US make it less appealing to manufacture gadgets...

US considers higher tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports

The Trump administration will propose more than doubling its planned tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to return...

Asia stocks fall on trade war fears

Hong Kong -- Asian markets mostly fell Thursday, July 19, as the US Federal Reserve chief's upbeat assessment of the economy failed to allay...

How a $139-billion fund is trading the trade war

IN A BID to beat the trade war, a $139- billion Australian investment manager is using 30-year Treasuries as its weapon of choice.

Top-grade iron ore may spike to $100

High-grade iron ore may spike to $100 a metric ton as China intensifies a clampdown on pollution by restraining industrial activity, adding further momentum...

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...

Trade tensions starting to affect global economy

GENEVA — Trade barriers being erected by major economies could jeopardize the global economic recovery and their effects are already starting to show, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday in a report on trade restrictions among G20 nations.

Asian markets slip ahead of US-China tariff deadline

Hong Kong -- Asian stocks edged down Thursday as investors fretted over US-China tariffs which are due to kick in within hours and threaten...

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...

Emerging-market carnage sidesteps India as locals buy stocks

As emerging-market stocks reel under the pressure of a rising dollar and fiery trade rhetoric, Indian equities are charting a different course. The nation’s benchmark...

Goldman, Citi hunker down as trade war hits emerging markets

Some of the world’s largest money managers soured on emerging markets as compounding trade threats deepened the worst monthly rout for developing currencies since...

Economists are watching these indicators to gauge trade war pain

The global economy is showing the first signs of damage as a brewing trade war rattles financial markets and hurts corporate confidence. The escalating actions...

Global stocks sink on festering trade war

New York -- World stock markets sank Monday (US time) on worries over a festering global trade war amid reports President Donald Trump plans...

Peso weakens vs dollar as trade war fears linger

The peso declined against the dollar on Monday, June 25, as the market is still concerned over the trade tensions between the United States...

Asian traders on course to end painful week with losses

Asian investors were on course to end a tumultuous week with more losses on Friday as the prospect of a debilitating global trade war...

Trade war fears weigh on stocks as Dow falls for 8th...

Global stock markets fell Thursday on escalating trade tensions with a profit warning from Daimler tied to US-China tariffs weighing on auto shares. A day...

Asia business sentiment slips from 7-year high

KUALA LUMPUR -- Business confidence among Asian companies slipped for the first time in three quarters, on mounting worries that US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies would trigger tit-for-tat reprisals and undermine the global trading system.

How to play a US-China trade war? Investors map out tactics

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money, as one American politician once said. Now that the U.S.-China...

Stock markets plunge on brewing China-US trade war fears

London -- Asian and European stock markets tumbled Tuesday on rising fears of a trade war after US President Donald Trump threatened fresh tariffs...

Steel drops most since March as metals tumble on trade war...

Steel and iron ore plunged the most since March on escalating fears over a global trade war as China vowed to retaliate after President...

Oil declines as traders assess Trump tariffs and Libya outage

Oil fell to near $65 a barrel as traders assessed escalating tensions between the world’s two biggest economies as well as an upcoming OPEC...

China accuses Trump of ‘blackmail’ after new tariffs threat

Beijing, China -- Beijing on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of "blackmail" and warned it would retaliate in kind after the US president threatened to...

Duterte: You cannot scare China

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday, June 18, defended the People’s Republic of China amid criticisms arising from the South...

Germany says `isolationist’ Trump opens global power vacuum

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on the European Union to unite and fill the void left by the U.S. drawback from global agreements...

All eyes on Fed, ECB as they tighten policy in tandem

FRANKFURT -- Tightening policy by a notch just one day apart, the world’s top two central banks will hope to signal confidence in global economic growth, despite risks of a trade war, currency swings and political turbulence.