International

2 months ago | November 19, 2019

Rand firms as dollar stalls on trade deal impasse

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand inched firmer early on Tuesday, mostly remaining within a recent range as ...

2 months ago | November 18, 2019

Trade tensions to hit goods growth in fourth quarter as tariffs ...

GENEVA – The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Monday that growth in lobal goods trade is expected to remain ...

2 months ago | November 15, 2019

U.S.-China trade hopes revive stocks, protests leave scars

LONDON – Hopes of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing turned world stock markets and other risk assets ...

2 months ago | November 14, 2019

Trump is flouting global trade rules with China yet embracing ...

Charles Hankla  Just as America’s trade war with China may be winding down, its troubles with Europe seem to be growing. ...

Alibaba launches $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing to fund expansion

Alibaba launches $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing to fund expansion HONG KONG – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba ...

2 months ago | November 13, 2019

European shares knocked off four-year highs by Trump speech

LONDON – European shares fell on Wednesday from four-year highs after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to ...

2 months ago | November 12, 2019

Markets hope for positive signs from Trump trade speech

NEW YORK – U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to discuss the country’s trade policy at the Economic Club of ...

2 months ago | November 11, 2019

Asian shares a sea of red as Hong Kong chaos hits sentiment

SYDNEY – Asian shares sank on Monday, the safe haven yen rose and gold jumped following a fresh escalation of ...

2 months ago | November 7, 2019

China says it has agreed with U.S. to cancel tariffs in phases

BEIJING – China and the United States have agreed to cancel in phases the tariffs imposed during their months-long ...

3 months ago | November 6, 2019

European shares tread water after mixed data, earnings

European shares took a breather on Wednesday after closing at a four-year peak in the previous session, as a mixed bag ...

3 months ago | November 5, 2019

China presses Trump for more tariff roll-backs in ‘phase ...

WASHINGTON – China is pushing U.S. President Donald Trump to remove more tariffs imposed in September as part of a ...

3 months ago | November 4, 2019

Oil prices creep higher on tentative U.S.-China hopes

LONDON – Oil prices crept upwards on Monday, with Brent reaching its highest in more than a month after the ...

3 months ago | November 1, 2019

Futures drop as U.S.-China trade worries resurface

U.S. stock index futures fell on Thursday as uncertainty around a potential trade deal between the United States and ...

3 months ago | October 30, 2019

France outshines Germany as euro zone economic gloom deepens

Strong domestic stimulus is helping France shrug off a global slowdown even as export-dependent Germany heads closer to ...

3 months ago | October 29, 2019

U.S.-China tensions spur progress on giant Asia trade pact

BANGKOK – Tensions between the United States and China have given new impetus to a China-backed trade pact and ...

3 months ago | October 24, 2019

U.S. trade envoy meets lawmakers on U.S.-Mexico-Canada deal as ...

WASHINGTON – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met this week with Democratic lawmakers to try to resolve ...

3 months ago | October 23, 2019

Eurozone bonds rise, Swiss bonds outperform, as Brexit ...

LONDON – Eurozone government bonds were moving higher on Wednesday with safe-haven German Bunds leading the way, ...

3 months ago | October 21, 2019

China seeks $2.4 billion in sanctions against U.S. in Obama-era ...

 GENEVA – China is seeking $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for non-compliance with ...

3 months ago | October 18, 2019

China’s GDP growth grinds to near 30-year low as tariffs ...

BEIJING – China’s third-quarter economic growth slowed more than expected and to its weakest pace in almost three ...

3 months ago | October 17, 2019

China says it hopes to reach phased trade pact with U.S. as soon ...

BEIJING – China hopes to reach a phased agreement in a protracted trade dispute with the United States and cancel ...