Trade fears

FRANKFURT, Germany | European economy slows amid trade fears

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe’s economy slowed further in the second quarter amid concerns over global trade disputes, official figures showed Tuesday. Growth in the 19 countries that use the euro currency eased to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent, weaker than markets had expected and down from 0.4 percent in the first quarter. Fear that … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | European economy slows amid trade fears

BEIJING | Asian markets rebound from trade fears

BEIJING— Asian stock markets rose Thursday following Wall Street’s decline amid U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and oil prices recovered some of the previous day’s steep losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 percent to 2,809.42 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 1.2 percent to 22,181.13. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 added 0.7 percent to 6,258.00 and Seoul’s … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian markets rebound from trade fears

World stocks slump as Trump’s tariff vow sparks trade fears

HONG KONG /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —World stock markets posted steep declines Friday, adding to global losses after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose stiff steel and aluminum tariffs, sparking fears of a trade war. KEEPING SCORE: European shares sank in early trading. France’s CAC 40 lost 1.2 percent to 5,197.52 and Germany’s DAX … Continue reading World stocks slump as Trump’s tariff vow sparks trade fears