Free trade

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso, speaks during a G20 news conference, at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials from the world's major powers acknowledged Friday that the global economy is in a slowdown, but they forecast that growth will pick up by the second half of this year, thanks to interest-rate policies from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Officials of...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, walks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Money, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 01, 2019 - 4:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urged New Zealand to provide a "fair, transparent, convenient" investment environment in a meeting Monday with the country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, that comes amid a dispute over use of Chinese telecoms equipment. Relations between the two...
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Rep. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., center, together with Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wa., right, and other Republican members of Congress speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 26, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Republicans moved to build congressional support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord on Tuesday with lawmakers selling the plan as offering big benefits for American workers. But prospects remain uncertain as Democrats are in no hurry to secure...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on drug trafficking at the southern border in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
March 13, 2019 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dangled the prospect of walking away from a new trade deal with China if it's not to his liking, just as he cut short his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un when the two sides failed to reach an agreement. Trump spoke on the state of...
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March 03, 2019 - 8:08 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia are signing a free trade agreement that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to be set up in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians. The countries' trade ministers were to sign the...
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The flag of the European Union and the British national flags are flown on poles during a demonstration by remain in the EU outside spporters the Palace of Westminster in London, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will give British lawmakers a choice of approving her divorce agreement, leaving the EU March 29 without a deal or asking to delay Brexit by up to three months. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 03, 2019 - 2:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's international trade secretary on Sunday welcomed proposals drawn up by hard-line Brexit supporters that outline what it would take for them to support Prime Minister Theresa May's deal with the European Union. Liam Fox told the BBC that the European Research Group's...
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Employees gather as they have a break at the Honda car factory in Swindon, England, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. The Japanese carmaker Honda announced Tuesday that its Swindon car plant in western England, will close with the potential loss of some 3,500 jobs. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 19, 2019 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and...
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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner is pictured at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 14, 2019 - 5:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ink wasn't dry on a border security compromise before Jared Kushner had moved on to another enormous challenge. As lawmakers fine-tuned a border agreement that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser had been unable to extract from Capitol Hill in earlier talks, Kushner...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, photo visitors skate along the torch-lined frozen trails through Balsam Lake Provincial Park, near Coboconk, Ontario. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 29, 2019 - 4:09 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A key adviser to the European Union's highest court said Tuesday that a controversial element on dispute settlement in the free trade agreement with Canada complies with EU law. Advocate General Yves Bot said in a legal opinion that the 2016 agreement does not impede the autonomy of...
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Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of United Nations addresses the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2019 - 12:55 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The head of the World Trade Organization has applauded signs of progress between the United States and China in their trade standoff. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo pointed to...
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