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  • Thomas Donohue, president and chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said his organization has been urging the Trump administration to amend but not end the North American Free Trade Agreement, and would not stop until the deal with Canada and Mexico was strengthened. "I want to assure you that despite what you may see in the news, or hear in the news, there is...

  • President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2017.

    Beijing appears to be sending fresh signals about its view on North Korea, in order to convince Trump to take less aggressive action.

  • Jim Sholle speaks during a meeting at a union hall in Huntington, Ind., March 16, 2017. Sholle, who assembled circuit boards for Carrier furnaces at a factory here for 21 years, is one of more than 700 workers who have been or will be laid off as their jobs with United Technologies are moved to Mexico and the plant is shuttered.

    The plant in Huntington operated by United Technologies Electronic Controls was not part of Trump's deal to save Carrier jobs. The New York Times reports.

  • *Japan concerned over Trump's "protectionism". MANILA/ BEIJING, April 24- Twenty-nine Chinese steel firms have had their licenses revoked as Beijing kept up its campaign to tackle overcapacity in the sector and days after U.S. The official China Daily said Washington's move to investigate steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) holds a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2017.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was encouraged that Washington would take a look at a future trade agreement with the EU.

  • BEIJING, April 24- Washington's move to probe steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States and its major trading partners, who are likely to take retaliatory steps, the official China Daily said in an editorial on Monday. President Donald Trump on Thursday launching an investigation of China and other steel producers for dumping cheap...

  • Canada has ambitious trade goals in Asia Pacific

    François-Philippe Champagne, trade minister of Canada, says the country is open for business and up for partnering with Chinese businesses.

  • President Donald Trump (L) listens as Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin delivers remarks in the US Treasury Department building on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    U.S. President Donald Trump need to get his bearings back on trade policy, Michael Ivanovitch says.

  • *Rebates, huge surplus fueling China's steel exports. President Donald Trump's first shot across China's bow over its steel exports, escalating a years-long brawl over trade between the world's top two economies, may not pull up Beijing. Speaking in the U.S. capitol at IMF and World Bank meetings after Trump launched a trade probe against China and other...

  • HANNOVER, Germany, April 23- German Chancellor Angela Merkel fuelled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was "very encouraged" talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington. "I also feel very encouraged by my visit to the United States that negotiations between the EU and the United States on a free trade agreement... are...

  • April 23- China's General Administration of Customs published the revised trade data for March on Sunday:. *China reported March trade balance of+ $23.92 billion, down slightly from+ $23.93 billion in preliminary data. *Customs said March dollar-denominated import and export growth were +20.3 percent and +16.4 percent respectively, unchanged from...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election. Concerns that far-right leader Marine Le Pen and far-left rival Jean-Luc...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election. Concerns that far-right leader Marine Le Pen and far-left rival Jean-Luc...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday called on the International Monetary Fund to enhance surveillance of its members' exchange rates and external imbalances, as large trade imbalances would hamper "free and fair" trade. President Donald Trump has threatened to impose measures to restrict imports, and attacked countries like China, Germany and...

  • LONDON, April 22- The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion. Post-Brexit Britain would be pushed behind Europe in the race to secure a U.S. deal after Germany's Angela Merkel persuaded...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- Global economic leaders on Friday continued downplaying possible friction with the Trump administration over currencies, trade and other potentially contentious issues, even while acknowledging that much about the U.S. president's plans remains unclear. On a day when Donald Trump himself seemed focused on domestic matters-...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. International Trade Commission has made affirmative determinations in its preliminary phase anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of aluminum foil from China, the agency said on Friday. The USITC voted for continued investigations into whether aluminum foil imports from China were being dumped or subsidized,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- Germany's finance minister is optimistic about reaching a "non-confrontational solution" on trade with the United States at a summit this summer, he said on Friday after meeting his U.S. counterpart in Washington. Yet, confirming early signs of a detente, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said neither topic was discussed in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- Germany's finance minister is optimistic about reaching a "non-confrontational solution" on trade with U.S. Yet, confirming early signs of a detente, German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said neither topic was discussed in Washington, where world leaders are gathering for the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- A free trade deal between Britain and the United States would be "relatively straightforward" to negotiate because the two countries are similar, high-wage economies with floating exchange rates, British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said on Friday. Speaking to reporters at the British Embassy in Washington during the International...