23 April 2017
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21/04/2017 19:05

Consensus in G20 that protectionism «damaging» for global economy

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The Group of 20 major economies have reached a «broad consensus» that a continued rise in protectionism would be damaging to the global economy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Friday.

21/04/2017 12:33

Trump invokes national security to probe US steel imports

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President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked national security to order a probe into US steel imports -- a move that risks trade blowback from steel-making...

21/04/2017 00:59

Japan's exports jump in March

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Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy.

21/04/2017 00:29

GM halts Venezuela operations after government seizes factory

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General Motors has shut down its Venezuelan operation and laid off 2,678 people after the crisis-struck Latin American country nationalized the plant and seized cars, the company says.

20/04/2017 10:44

VP Pence thanks corporate Japan for boosting US growth

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Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday hailed Japanese companies for contributing to US economic prosperity, moving to ease fears over the protectionist agenda of President Donald Trump.

19/04/2017 06:14

Trump seeks headway on «Buy American, Hire American» pledge

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President Donald Trump moved Tuesday to make good on his emblematic pledge to «Buy American, Hire American» by tightening skilled-worker visa rules, but his room for maneuver remains limited without wider congressional reform.

17/04/2017 00:31

China's economy grows 6.9% in first quarter of 2017: gov't

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China's economy grew 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2017, government data showed Monday, beating expectations in the latest sign of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy.

13/03/2017 07:13

Empire 2.0? Commonwealth eyes post-Brexit trade boost

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With Britain on the brink of triggering its EU exit talks, the country and its historic trading partners in the Commonwealth are sizing up an opportunity to boost business.

28/02/2017 16:30

US confirms disappointing growth in 2016

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The US Commerce Department on Tuesday confirmed a picture of sluggish growth in 2016, with the world's largest economy growing at its slowest pace in five years.

09/01/2017 10:54

Volkswagen to keep Mexico factories, exec says

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The head of the Volkswagen brand of cars said his company would continue to manufacture in Mexico and pledged to produce electrified vehicles in the United States.

09/01/2017 06:29

Detroit braces for Trump tweets as auto show opens

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The global auto industry on Monday was bracing for more confrontational tweets from President-elect Donald Trump, with the festive Detroit auto show due to kick off here.

09/01/2017 05:29

Volvo expects to export half of its future US production

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Swedish automaker Volvo said that it expects to export half of the cars produced at a future plant in the United States.

09/01/2017 02:44

Fiat Chrysler announces creation of 2,000 US jobs

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Fiat Chrysler announced it was creating 2,000 jobs in the United States, coming as President-elect Donald Trump has been publicly scolding automakers for investing in Mexico.

04/01/2017 11:19

Automakers in headlights as Trump set to take the wheel

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US automakers found themselves in the political hot seat Tuesday, with President-elect Donald Trump lambasting GM for importing Mexican-made cars into the United States and Ford scrapping plans for a new plant south of the border.

04/01/2017 11:12

Trump slams «tax free» import of Chevy car from Mexico

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President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed General Motors for selling some Mexican-made cars in the US on the same day he picked a Reagan-era protectionist as his trade envoy.

03/01/2017 16:08

Trump names protectionist as US trade rep

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President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has nominated Reagan-era lawyer Robert Lighthizer, described as an advocate of greater protectionism, as US trade representative.

03/12/2016 07:49

Trump upends US foreign policy with Taiwan call

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US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy to speak with the president of Taiwan, prompting Beijing Saturday to accuse Taipei of a ploy but saying the move would not affect US-China ties.

23/09/2016 16:23

Five questions on troubled US-EU trade pact

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The European Union and United States are struggling to complete talks on a vast free-trade zone that would simplify rules and slash tariffs in a market of 850 million people.

28/08/2016 22:37

German minister says talks on EU-US trade deal have «failed»

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Germany's vice chancellor and economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that negotiations on a massive trade between the European Union and the United States were effectively dead in the water.

04/05/2016 17:50 Video

Cuba, after 50 years of embargo the first by an American cruise ship

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A waving flags, Cuban and US, welcomed the arrival in Havana of an American cruise ship, the first in 50 years. Yet another sign of the revolution took place in the relations between the two states.

25/03/2016 18:44

US 4th quarter GDP revised up to 1.4 percent

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The US economy grew faster at the end of 2015 than originally believed thanks to more willing spending by consumers, the Commerce Department said Friday.

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