Trade

Government, Business

Trade Gap Widens for Sixth Month Ahead of Trump Tariffs

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The U.S. trade deficit widened by more than forecast to a fresh nine-year high in February amid broad-based demand for imports, ahead of Trump administration tariffs that have raised the specter of a trade war.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2018
Government, Business

Trade Fight Expected to Add Risk but Not Sink US Economy

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The latest tariff salvos between the United States and China have brought a trade war closer to reality. It’s a risk that the world’s biggest economy is well-positioned to ride out.

Sho Chandra and Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2018
Government, Business

China’s Counterpunch to Trump’s Tariffs Sparks Global Selloff

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Tit-for-tat tariff threats from the United States and China ignited fears that a trade war is beginning between the world’s two largest economies, lowering U.S. stock futures.

Bloomberg News
April 4, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

'Absurd' US Tariffs Underscore European Union’s Frustration Over Trade Spat

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, speaks with Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Denmark's prime minister, during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on March 30, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via Bloomberg News)

The security reasons given by the White House for imposing tariffs on Europe make no sense, the prime minister of Denmark said as he questioned the underlying logic of U.S. trade policy.

Joao Lima and Peter Levring | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Vows to Respond to US Tariffs With ‘Same Scale, Intensity’

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China will respond to any tariffs imposed by the U.S. against alleged violations of intellectual property rights with the same proportion, scale and intensity, said its U.S. ambassador Cui Tiankai.

Bloomberg News
April 3, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Dow Drops More Than 400 Points After Being Down 700 as Trade-War Fears Intensify

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Stock prices opened the second quarter with another sharp decline April 2 as investors grew increasingly worried about the rising U.S. trade dispute with China and a flurry of problems hammering the nation’s marquee technology firms.

James F. Peltz | Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Pushing for Preliminary NAFTA Deal by Mid-April, Sources Say

President Donald Trump holds hands with the Easter Bunny during the 140th Easter Egg Roll April 2, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

The Trump administration is pushing for a preliminary NAFTA deal to announce at a summit in Peru next week, and will host cabinet ministers in Washington to try to achieve a breakthrough, according to three people familiar with the talks.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Tariffs Hurting American Factories as Prices Skyrocket

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Here’s one way to assess President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum: America’s factories already aren’t feeling so great.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018
Business

China Urges More Trade Talks as Tariffs on US Goods Begin

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China urged trade talks with the United States to prevent greater damage to relations while saying that previously announced retaliatory measures on American imports took effect April 2.

Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

WTO Chief Warns About First Signs of US-China Trade War

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The head of the WTO warned about the first signs of a trade war involving the U.S. and China that could derail the global economy, as Europe kept alive a threat to join Beijing in pushing back against President Donald Trump.

Jonathan Stearns and Bryce Baschuk | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2018

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