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Plastics firms warn of closure if tariffs imposed on suppliers

PLASTICS MANUFACTURERS said they may be forced to close down factories if their supply of raw materials is hindered by safeguard tariffs.

At the crossroads

The ongoing trade tension between the United States (US) and China — the world’s two largest economies — continues to intensify as they wrangle...

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...

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...

US stock selloff deepens amid Trump trade jabs, jobs

The selloff in U.S. stocks deepened as the White House’s latest trade bluster rattled global financial markets. The S&P 500 Index plunged more than 2...

Southeast Asia braces for trade war by bolstering growth

Policy makers across Southeast Asia are bracing for a fallout from a U.S.-China trade war, turning their focus on bolstering their domestic markets to...

Trump, Xi wait to see who blinks first as trade fight...

The leaders of the world’s two biggest economies are waiting to see who backs down after firing the opening shots in a trade war. U.S....

China pledges action on tech transfer as Trump plans tariffs

China made further promises to protect the intellectual property of foreigners investing in its economy, addressing a long-standing grievance as U.S. President Donald Trump...

Trump shows allies not shielded from ‘America First’ trade moves

HONG KONG -- A long-standing security alliance is not enough to protect countries from US President Donald Trump’s first big protectionist move. The Trump administration’s...