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.

March 28, 2018
Government, Business

China Appeals for Cooperation as It Warns of ‘Trade War’

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng delivers his opening speech in the China Development Forum held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, March 25. (Emily Wang/AP)

A top Chinese official warned March 25 that a “trade war” would harm all sides but gave no indication of Beijing’s possible next move in a spiraling dispute with President Donald Trump over steel and technology.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
March 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mnuchin ‘Hopeful’ Truce Can Be Reached With China on Trade

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s optimistic the U.S. can reach an agreement with China that will avert the need for President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on at least $50 billion of goods from the country.

March 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Hits Back at Trump With Planned Tariffs on $3 Billion of US Imports

Container ships sit moored next to shipping containers and gantry canes in Hong Kong, China. (Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News)

China announced plans for reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the U.S., including products from steel to pork, after President Donald Trump’s move to order levies on a range of Chinese goods sent markets plunging.

March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Slaps Tariffs on $50 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump arrives to speak before signing a presidential memorandum targeting China's economic aggression in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 22. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump took his boldest step to level the economic playing field with China, ordering sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods in a move that could escalate already-tense trade relations between the world’s two biggest economies.

March 22, 2018

Cracks Are Starting to Appear in the Global Economy’s Momentum

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The global economy’s upswing showed signs of strain in March as a drop in momentum at businesses from Japan to the euro region underscored the world’s vulnerability to confidence shocks from a trade war.

March 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Dozens of US Business Groups Warn Trump Against China Tariffs

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 44 other associations are urging President Donald Trump not to impose sweeping tariffs in response to China’s trade practices, warning the action would “trigger a chain reaction of negative consequences for the U.S. economy.”

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Key Departures at the White House Raise the Risk of a Trade War

Has the risk of a trade war grown? (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s push for import tariffs and the recent White House personnel upheaval increase the chance of a global trade war — and traders need to stay alert, because the end result could be the reappearance of inflation, according to at least one market analyst.

Sarah Ponczek | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018

Trump’s Trade War and the $470 Billion Hit to the Global Economy

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A full-blown trade war could cost the global economy $470 billion, according to Bloomberg Economics.

March 12, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Planes, Trains and Trucks: Global Trade Boom Fires Up Oil Demand


The strength of oil consumption took analysts by surprise last year, and played a big role in crude’s recovery to a three-year high in January.

March 7, 2018