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China cracks down on foreign spending sprees

China is to restrict foreign investments in sports clubs, real estate and entertainment and is banning investment in pornography and «unauthorised» military technology.

US launches formal trade investigation into China

The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week.

German industrial output, trade surplus slip in March

Industrial production declined slightly and the trade surplus narrowed for Germany in March, official data showed Monday, although overall Europe's largest economy enjoyed a strong first quarter.

China's April exports rise but slow from March

Chinese exports rose for the second consecutive month in April, official data showed on Monday, boosted by improving global demand but the increase was slower than the previous month.

Trump picks trade fight with Canada

Trade tensions spiked between Washington and Ottawa on Tuesday as President Donald Trump accused Canada of being «very rough» on America and threatened to retaliate against restrictions on US dairy products.

Japan's exports jump in March

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.

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

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.

US confirms disappointing growth in 2016

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.

Automakers in headlights as Trump set to take the wheel

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.

Trump names protectionist as US trade rep

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.

Trump upends US foreign policy with Taiwan call

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.

Five questions on troubled US-EU trade pact

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.

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