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Taiwan president calls for national farm export marketing team

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to promote Taiwan’s agriculture overseas, the country should set up a national farm export marketing team, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday (Sept...

Australia flags democracies’ trade swing from China to India

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian special envoy and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a free trade agreement between his nation and India would signal the “democratic world’...

Washington farm exports hampered by cargo-container shortage

SEATTLE (AP) — Farm exporters in Washington state have been left with stockpiles of product and idle trucks as the pandemic has created a shortage of cargo containers. Dave Martin, ...

China suspends penalties on more US goods in trade truce

BEIJING (AP) — China suspended punitive tariffs on more U.S. goods including radar equipment for aviation Tuesday amid pressure from President Donald Trump to buy more imports as part of a truce in th...

Deere sees some stability on farms in bruising trade fight

Deere & Co. had a surprisingly strong first quarter after an extended period in which the tractor and construction equipment maker was bruised by the ongoing trade war between the United States an...

Deere sees some stability on farms in bruising trade fight

Deere had a surprisingly strong first quarter after an extended period in which it was bruised by the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. “Farmer confidence, thou...

China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truce

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday suspended more punitive tariffs on imports of U.S. industrial goods in response to a truce in its trade war with Washington that threatened global economic growth. ...

China cuts tariffs on $75B of US imports in trade truce

BEIJING (AP) — China cut tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports including soybeans, pork and auto parts Thursday in a trade truce with Washington while Beijing struggles with a costly virus outb...

Even as Trump claims two victories on trade, doubts remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade deal with China last week opened up export opportunities for American farmers, manufacturers and energy producers. And his trade pact with Canada and M...

Early gains on Wall Street add to strong start to the year

Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, building on the big gains from a day earlier that sent major indexes to their latest record highs. Technology companies and banks led the way higher ...

Sales of flowers, pork push Dutch farm exports to new record

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office and a research ...

China's 2019 economic growth weakens to 6.1% amid trade war

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low of 6.1% in 2019 as consumer demand weakened and Beijing fought a trade war with Washington. Government data Frid...

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___ Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade pact that rewrit...

Trump signs 'phase one' of trade deal with Communist China

The United States and China signed an initial trade pact Wednesday, easing tensions between the world's two largest economies. A look at highlights of the 86-page deal. U.S. EXPORTS: China a...

Trade deal: US eases sanctions, China to buy more US exports

The United States and China signed an initial trade pact Wednesday, easing tensions between the world's two largest economies. A look at highlights of the 86-page deal. ...