trade conflict

FRANKFURT, Germany | Trade cease-fire with Trump boosts German business optimism

FRANKFURT, Germany — A leading economic institute says its index of German business optimism rose in August thanks to an easing of trade tensions between the European Union and U.S. President Donald Trump. The index compiled by the Munich-based Ifo institute rose to 103.8 points from 101.7 in July. The result was better than the … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Trade cease-fire with Trump boosts German business optimism

BEIJING  | Chicago mayor meets Chinese VP amid trade conflict

BEIJING  — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, says Chinese officials expressed confidence during his visit to Beijing that they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. Emanuel said Thursday that he met with Vice President Wang Qishan and China’s commerce minister this week in … Continue reading BEIJING  | Chicago mayor meets Chinese VP amid trade conflict

HONG KONG  | Chip Wars: Tech rivalry underlies US-China trade conflict

HONG KONG — Chinese and American officials will be trying to defuse tensions pushing the world’s two largest economies toward trade war in meetings beginning Thursday where analysts say chances for a breakthrough seem slim given the two sides’ desperate rivalry in strategic technologies. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other U.S. officials including Commerce Secretary … Continue reading HONG KONG  | Chip Wars: Tech rivalry underlies US-China trade conflict