Trade Deal

NEW YORK | US stocks slide again as investors wait for trade news

NEW YORK  — Stocks hardly budged Friday as the U.S. and Canada were unable to complete a trade deal, but the two sides intend to continue negotiating next week. Energy companies slipped along with oil prices Friday and high-dividend stocks also fell. Technology companies and retailers made some modest gains. Trading was very light ahead … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks slide again as investors wait for trade news

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mixed as weak dollar weighs on US economic data

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were mixed Thursday as positive sentiment from U.S. economic data and the country’s willingness to strike a trade deal with Canada was shaken by a weaker dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,883.64 and the Kospi in South Korea gained 0.3 percent to 2,316.35. Hong Kong’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mixed as weak dollar weighs on US economic data

NEW YORK | Stocks rise as US and Mexico move toward trade deal

NEW YORK — Global markets are rising Monday as the U.S. and Mexico prepare to announce a trade agreement. In the U.S., industrial and basic materials companies, banks and technology companies are rising. Automakers are climbing as investors hope the agreement will prevent tariffs on imported cars. Stocks had finished at record highs Friday. On … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks rise as US and Mexico move toward trade deal

NEW YORK | Stocks open higher as hope for trade deal with Mexico grows

NEW YORK— Global markets are rising Monday as the U.S. and Mexico prepare to announce a trade agreement. In the U.S., industrial and basic materials companies, banks and technology companies are rising. Automakers are climbing as investors hope the agreement will prevent tariffs on imported cars. Stocks had finished at record highs Friday. On Monday … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks open higher as hope for trade deal with Mexico grows

WASHINGTON | Trump suggests US close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a “big Trade Agreement” with Mexico and he’s citing improving ties between the two countries. Trump says on Twitter the U.S.-Mexico relationship with Mexico “is getting closer by the hour” and he says a trade deal “could be happening soon!” He’s spoken of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump suggests US close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

LONDON | UK govt says ‘no-deal’ Brexit would mean red tape, expense

LONDON  — Businesses could face red tape at the border, customers could see higher credit card fees, patients could endure delays to medical treatment and there could even be a sperm shortage if Britain leaves the European Union next year without a deal, the U.K. government acknowledged Thursday. But Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government … Continue reading LONDON | UK govt says ‘no-deal’ Brexit would mean red tape, expense

LONDON | UK’s National Health Service making post-Brexit plans

LONDON — Britain’s National Health Service is making plans to ensure that medical supplies will be available if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal. NHS chief Simon Stevens says Sunday there’s “significant planning” underway to make sure the NHS can cope with a no-deal Brexit without a disruption in services.  He told … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s National Health Service making post-Brexit plans

Deal to streamline world trade takes effect

GENEVA/February 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The first multilateral trade agreement reached under the World Trade Organization since it was created over a generation ago has taken force, aiming to streamline cross-border trade to the benefit of the developing world in particular. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said Wednesday that the required two-thirds of member states have … Continue reading Deal to streamline world trade takes effect