Trade agreements

FILE - In this June 29, 2017, file photo, containers are piled up at a terminal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai, India. India’s commerce ministry says it will not try to hold onto its preferential zero-tariffs status with the United States after Washington decided to drop it from its Generalized System of Preferences program. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and India reacted with a mix of anger and resignation Tuesday at the United States' decision to end a preferential trade program with the countries that will see some tariffs return on goods. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Monday that India and...
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A currency trader watches computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 4, 2019. Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 04, 2019 - 7:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to an agreement to end their costly tariff war. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced after Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, said...
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Australia Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham, left, and Indonesia Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, right, shake hands during an Indonesia-Australia Cepa signing ceremony and Business forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
March 04, 2019 - 12:30 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Australia signed a free trade agreement Monday that will eliminate many tariffs, allow Australian-owned hospitals to operate in the giant Southeast Asian country and increase work visas for young Indonesians. Trade ministers from the two countries signed the...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 4, 2019. Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 03, 2019 - 10:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul advanced after Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified...
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March 02, 2019 - 11:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a "smear" campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda. Woody Johnson said in an article published in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday that U.S. food products are safe, and that scare...
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FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada said Friday, March 1, 2019, it will allow the U.S. extradition case against Wanzhou to proceed. She is due in court on March 6, at which time a date for her extradition hearing will be set. Meng is wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges that she misled banks about the company's business dealings in Iran. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 01, 2019 - 11:11 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada said it will allow a U.S. extradition request for an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei to face charges over possible dealings with Iran to proceed. The Department of Justice said Friday officials made the decision after a diligent review of the case against Meng Wangzhou...
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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, March 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 01, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Health care and technology companies helped lift U.S. stocks higher Friday, breaking a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500 and giving the benchmark index its fifth consecutive weekly gain. Renewed optimism for a potential resolution to the U.S.-China trade conflict helped put investors in a...
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A visitor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, March 1, 2019. Asian stocks were mostly higher on Friday after a report suggested that the leaders of China and the U.S. could be endorsing a trade deal in weeks. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
March 01, 2019 - 7:36 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were lifted Friday by suggestions that the U.S. could endorse a trade deal with China in the coming weeks, after the country's nuclear talks with North Korea ended abruptly with no agreement. According to the Bloomberg new agency, U.S. officials are preparing a final...
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Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, centre right, stands to talk to lawmakers inside parliament, London, Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Wednesday that Britain will leave the European Union on schedule next month, amid signs that her promise to give Parliament a vote on delaying Brexit was boosting support for her unpopular EU divorce deal. (Mark Duffy/UK Parliament via AP)
February 27, 2019 - 2:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Britain struck a trade deal Wednesday for a post-Brexit world, obtaining approval from other World Trade Organization members to stay part of a competitive market for lucrative government contracts after the country leaves the European Union. The agreement allows Britain to retain its...
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People gather outside Metropole Hotel where U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have dinner in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The second summit between U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Hanoi on Feb. 27 and 28. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 27, 2019 - 9:16 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 9 p.m. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have wrapped up an evening of meetings in Vietnam after just over two hours. Trump departed the...
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