Trade tensions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The world’s top financial officials meeting in Argentina’s capital on Sunday called for more dialogue on trade disputes that threaten global economic growth with one official warning that differences remain and tensions could escalate further. The two-day gathering of G-20 finance ministers and central bankers in Buenos Aires took place as … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | G-20 calls for more dialogue on rising trade tensions

SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mostly lower, weighed by trade tensions

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed day on Wall Street, as tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth is still on track. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 bucked the regional trend, gaining 0.4 percent to 22,697.36 after reopening from Monday’s public holiday. South Korea’s Kospi lost … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mostly lower, weighed by trade tensions

BEIJING  | China’s economic growth cools amid trade tensions

BEIJING  — China’s economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.7 percent, down from the previous quarter’s 6.8 percent, the government reported Monday. A spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics struck a positive note … Continue reading BEIJING  | China’s economic growth cools amid trade tensions

MEXICO CITY | Pompeo in Mexico to meet country’s president-elect

MEXICO CITY— Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a Cabinet-level delegation arrived in Mexico Friday to meet with both the sitting president and president-elect after a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations — or make them worse. U.S.-Mexico ties have deteriorated significantly under President Donald Trump, … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Pompeo in Mexico to meet country’s president-elect

TOKYO | Stocks rise amid brighter Brexit outlook, trade tensions

TOKYO — Global stock markets mostly rose Monday as the British government appeared to turn toward a more trade-friendly version of Brexit and as investors monitored the escalating trade standoff between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent to 5,402, while Germany’s DAX added 0.2 percent to 12,520. Britain’s FTSE … Continue reading TOKYO | Stocks rise amid brighter Brexit outlook, trade tensions

SINGAPORE  | Global shares mixed as auto shares push Europe higher

SINGAPORE  — European shares rose Thursday following a German report that the U.S. may propose reducing suggested auto tariffs to zero. But in Asia markets were overshadowed by concern over trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX jumped 1.3 percent to 12,471.69 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.9 percent to 5,368.34. Britain’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Global shares mixed as auto shares push Europe higher

BEIJING | China’s manufacturing weakens in June amid trade tensions

BEIJING — China’s manufacturing activity decelerated in June as U.S.-Chinese trade tensions added to concern the economy is cooling due to tighter government controls on lending, a survey showed Saturday. The National Statistics Bureau’s purchasing managers’ index declined to 51.5 from May’s 51.9 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show an acceleration. … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s manufacturing weakens in June amid trade tensions

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks dip as trade tensions weigh on US tech sector

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street’s long-running bull market. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.5 percent to 22,221.33 and South … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks dip as trade tensions weigh on US tech sector