Japan reports exports, trade surplus slid in March

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in March as shipments to China dropped more than 9%, pulling the nation's trade surplus sharply lower. The data released Wednesday by the Financ...

EU agrees terms for limited trade talks with US

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries have approved the conditions for negotiating a new and strictly limited trade deal with the United Sates, paving the way for talks to begin. ...

U.S. and Japan face tough trade talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After its trade disputes with China and the European Union, the United States is likely to focus on measures targeting Japan next, the Central News Agency reported Friday. Du...

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French anger at Trump's climate stand hits US-EU trade talks

PARIS (AP) — The European Union appears set to approve new trade talks with the U.S. despite resistance from France because of President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. ...

China says trade talks with US 'moving forward'

BEIJING (AP) — China says trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. For...

Ford CEO Jim Hackett wants balance, stability on tariffs

DETROIT (AP) — Ford CEO Jim Hackett says he's hoping that trade talks now marked by threats of tariffs against imported vehicles result in a framework that brings balance and stability. ...

US stocks retreat, on pace for first drop in nearly 2 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes pulled back on Monday, putting at least a temporary halt to their weekslong advance. The early drop comes at the beginning of a busy week for markets. ...

Asian shares mixed after China-US trade talks show progress

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after trade talks between China and the U.S. wrapped up with officials on both sides claiming progress and the U.S. government reported a strong rebo...

Asian shares mixed after China-US trade talks show progress

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after trade talks between China and the U.S. wrapped up with officials on both sides claiming progress and the U.S. government reported a strong rebo...

China news agency: ‘New progress’ in US trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — China’s official news agency says U.S.-Chinese trade talks “achieved new progress” in Washington this week and remaining issues will be handled through &ldquo...

China news agency: 'New progress' in US trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's official news agency says U.S.-Chinese trade talks "achieved new progress" in Washington this week and remaining issues will be handled through "various effective means." ...

US says 'significant work remains' in trade talks with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says "significant work remains" in trade talks with China, and officials from both nations will be in continuous contact to resolve outstand...

AP Explains: Trump's threat to tax Mexican auto imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to deploy his favorite weapon — import taxes — to pressure Mexico to do more to keep migrants and drugs from crossing into the United States. ...

Asia shares mostly higher on upbeat talk on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are mostly higher in Asia after President Donald Trump and a senior Chinese envoy said trade talks in Washington were making progress. Japan's Nikkei 225 index ...