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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.

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...

Stocks down on renewed trade worries

Stocks fell for the sixth consecutive session on Wednesday, May 23, amid renewed geopolitical woes due to United States President Donald J. Trump’s comments...

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...

Get ready for annual US-China trade wars, Credit Suisse says

Same time next year? Anyone breathing a sigh of relief on Monday may have to get used to featuring China-U.S. trade wars in their...

Beyond the dollar everything’s ‘just noise’ for emerging markets

As if emerging-market investors didn’t have enough to worry about -- with political flare-ups and central-bank surprises galore -- the dollar’s strength is poised...

Oil gains near $72 as world’s top economies reach trade truce

Oil advanced near $72 a barrel as an economic truce between the U.S. and China eased fears of a trade war, and before a...

Trump dampens chances of trade deal with China

Washington -- US and Chinese officials will hold further trade talks in Washington on Friday, the White House said, after President Donald Trump discounted...

China hails Trump’s ZTE olive branch ahead of trade talks

Beijing -- China on Monday hailed President Donald Trump's offer to prevent Chinese telecom giant ZTE from collapsing due to a US technology ban,...