International trade

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, shakes hands with Hwang Kyo-ahn, the main opposition Liberty Korea Party chairman, during a meeting with ruling and opposition party leaders to talk about an ongoing South Korea-Japan trade conflict at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 7:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Setting aside their usual bickering, South Korean liberal and conservative parties on Thursday vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating trade row with Japan. After a meeting between the parties' leaders and South Korean President Moon Jae-in...
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Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 18, 2019. South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to combat a faltering economy that faces further risks from a heated trade dispute with Japan. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 18, 2019 - 2:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to shore up growth threatened by a trade dispute with Japan. The Bank of Korea lowered its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.50% following a meeting of its...
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An investor walks in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Asian stock markets on Thursday followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump reignited trade fears by saying he could impose more tariffs on Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 18, 2019 - 1:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after President Donald Trump reignited trade fears by saying he could impose more tariffs on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all declined. Trump alarmed investors by saying he had $325...
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FILE- In this July 1, 2019, file photo specialist Michael Gagliano, left, and trader Andrew Silverman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 17, 2019 - 10:46 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets on Thursday followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump reignited trade fears by saying he could impose more tariffs on Chinese imports. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all declined. Oil rebounded from the previous day's losses...
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July 17, 2019 - 10:09 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports declined in June as shipments of goods were hit by global trade wars, according to data released by the Finance Ministry Thursday. Japan's exports declined 6.8% compared to the same month last year, while imports fell 5.2%. The trade surplus for the month totaled 589.5...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the G-7 Finance Wednesday July 17, 2019 in Chantilly, north of Paris. The Group of Seven rich democracies' top finance officials gathered Wednesday at a chateau near Paris in search of common ground on the threats posed by digital currencies. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 17, 2019 - 10:16 am
CHANTILLY, France (AP) — The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. As finance ministers from the Group of...
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David Stilwell, center left, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, speaks as South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Yoon Soon-gu, center right, listens after a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)
July 17, 2019 - 4:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States will "do what it can" to help resolve festering trade and political disputes between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday after a series of meetings with Seoul officials. David Stilwell, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian affairs...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak after the first big round of corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 17, 2019 - 3:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports. France's CAC 40 fell nearly 0.1% in early trading to 21,469.18, while Germany's DAX was little changed but slightly lower at 12,427.90...
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FILE - This June 18, 2019, file photo shows a container ship on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. The Trump administration blasted a World Trade Organization decision Tuesday, July 16, that could let China levy sanctions on the United States. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 16, 2019 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration blasted a World Trade Organization decision Tuesday that could let China levy sanctions on the United States. The 2-1 decision by the WTO's appellate body was actually a mixed verdict in a case that dates back to 2007 and is unrelated to the tariffs the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, victims of Japan's forced labor and their family members arrive at the Supreme Court in Seoul, South Korea. Colonial-era Korean laborers on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, are seeking a court's approval for the sales of local assets of their former Japanese employer after it refused to comply with a court order to compensate them for forced labor decades ago. The sign reads "Mitsubishi Heavy Industries should compensate and apologize to victims of forced labor." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 16, 2019 - 6:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Colonial-era Korean workers want a court to allow the South Korean government to sell assets of their former Japanese employer so they can be compensated for forced labor decades ago. The development comes as South Korea and Japan spar over historical issues and a decision...
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