trade surplus

Abe Says It’s ‘Outer Space’ and Beyond for U.S. Treaty

Abe Says It’s ‘Outer Space’ and Beyond for U.S. Treaty

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to bolster his country's role under its security pact with the U.S. in “outer space and cyberspace,” as the allies marked the 60th anniversary of a treaty
Europe’s Export Motor Heads Into 2020 Stuck in Reverse

Europe’s Export Motor Heads Into 2020 Stuck in Reverse

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Vietnam Ministry May Cut Some Tariffs on U.S. Agriculture

Vietnam Ministry May Cut Some Tariffs on U.S. Agriculture

Under pressure from the U.S., Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance is proposing to reduce tariffs on some American agriculture products, from chicken to apples.
The Trade War Is Evoking Feelings of Economic Darwinism

The Trade War Is Evoking Feelings of Economic Darwinism

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Lost in Trump’s China Week Was a Postcard to Europe: You’re Next

Lost in Trump’s China Week Was a Postcard to Europe: You’re Next

President Donald Trump drew so much attention this past week on matters ranging from wanting to buy Greenland to a supporter’s weight problems, that it was easy to miss some of his more stinging
Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact

Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact

Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbors warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust.”
India Election Winner Gets an Economy Riddled With Problems

India Election Winner Gets an Economy Riddled With Problems

A set of deep-rooted economic challenges awaits India’s new government after election results are announced May 23.
Australia’s Windfall Surplus Buys Morrison Election Ammunition

Australia’s Windfall Surplus Buys Morrison Election Ammunition

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government pledged sweeping tax cuts and forecast Australia’s first surplus in more than a decade in a budget aimed at engineering a come-from-behind election victory.
Mexico can thank the US for its record-high trade surplus

Mexico can thank the US for its record-high trade surplus

If, as Donald Trump has suggested, a country’s success can be measured by its trade balance, Mexico is winning big league. On Monday, it reported…
Trump’s tariffs on China are doing the exact opposite of what they’re supposed to

Trump’s tariffs on China are doing the exact opposite of what they’re supposed to

Donald Trump’s tariffs on China are going great, the US president assured the world yesterday. “Their economy has gone down very substantially,” Trump said on…
Trump Pushes China for Better Deal With Trade Talks Set to Resume

Trump Pushes China for Better Deal With Trade Talks Set to Resume

President Donald Trump prodded China to offer more at the bargaining table as the two countries prepared for their first major negotiation in more than two months in an effort to head off an all-out
Kudlow Says China Shouldn’t Underestimate Trump on Trade

Kudlow Says China Shouldn’t Underestimate Trump on Trade

Donald Trump’s top economic adviser welcomed China saying it will send Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the U.S. for low-level talks in late August, while also adding that the president’s
Carmakers Surge After Trump Agrees to Put Car Tariffs on Hold

Carmakers Surge After Trump Agrees to Put Car Tariffs on Hold

European carmakers surged after President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to declare a ceasefire in their trade spat while they negotiate lower barriers to
‘Trade, Not Aid’: U.S. Farmers Give Trump Plan a Cool Reception
Ahead of Key Talks, Trump Says U.S., EU Must Cut All Tariffs

Ahead of Key Talks, Trump Says U.S., EU Must Cut All Tariffs

President Donald Trump said that the U.S. and the European Union should eliminate all tariffs, barriers and subsidies, with the bloc’s trade chiefs set to present him with proposals in that direction
Malaysia’s Problem: How to Cut a Better Economic Deal With China

Malaysia’s Problem: How to Cut a Better Economic Deal With China

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is pushing back against China’s dominance in the economy, stalling billions of dollars of contracts as he tries to renegotiate them.
Republicans Pan Trump’s $12 Billion Farm Aid Plan

Republicans Pan Trump’s $12 Billion Farm Aid Plan

The Trump administration’s decision to deliver $12 billion in aid to farmers hit by a burgeoning trade war was panned Tuesday by Republicans in Congress as not fixing the underlying problem -- the
Trump says rising rates are bad for US. They’re an even bigger problem for China

Trump says rising rates are bad for US. They’re an even bigger problem for China

Last week, Donald Trump broke with presidential norms and chided the Federal Reserve for raising rates. The US president argued that rising rates were inflating…
It’s Getting Harder for Companies to Escape Trump's China Duties

It’s Getting Harder for Companies to Escape Trump's China Duties

U.S. companies and industry groups are returning to Washington this week in an increasingly futile effort to get relief from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports.
Mnuchin's Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely Target at G-20

Mnuchin's Shift to Trade Warrior Makes Him Likely Target at G-20

U.S. Treasury Department officials have gone from economic diplomats to trade warriors, a shift that leaves Secretary Steven Mnuchin once again exposed to broadsides from global counterparts at a