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U.S. moves up to second place in global renewables market

The United States moved up to second place in a ranking of the most attractive countries for renewables investment, after China, a report by UK accountancy firm Ernst & Young showed on Tuesday.

US trade officials to visit China soon, Trump says

Washington - President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that top US trade officials would soon travel to China as Washington and Beijing seek to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled markets and left exporters on edge.

China plans to hit US soybeans, planes as trade war looms

Bejing - China Wednesday unveiled plans to hit major US exports such as soybeans, cars and small aircraft with retaliatory tariffs worth $50 billion in an escalating trade duel between the world's two top economies.

US identifies $50 bn in Chinese imports facing tariffs

Washington - US officials published Tuesday a list of $50 billion in Chinese imports set to be targeted by US tariffs, the latest move in President Donald Trump's simmering trade confrontation with Beijing.

Trump discusses China trade with Merkel, Macron: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke with European leaders about working together to counter China's alleged unfair trade practices, the White House said.

Tough talk on global trade escalates as Trump claims results

Bejing - The US and China's top economic officials agreed by phone Saturday to "continue to communicate" on trade issues, Chinese state media said, as President Donald Trump pledged his escalating trade showdown would get results despite pushback from Europe an...

Trump suspends metal tariffs for key US trade partners

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized the suspension of controversial tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from key trade partners including the European Union.

China threatens US with tariffs, says 'not afraid of trade war'

Bejing - China warned the United States on Friday that it was "not afraid of a trade war" as it threatened tariffs on $3 billion worth of US goods in retaliation over President Donald Trump's moves against Chinese imports.

Trump to impose tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports: White House

Washington - President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods imports to retaliate against the alleged theft of American intellectual property, White House officials said Thursday.

US: EU, 6 other economies exempt from metals tariffs for now

Washington - The European Union and six other economies will be exempt at least temporarily from the harsh steel and aluminum tariffs President Donald Trump has imposed, a top US trade official said Thursday.

German minister offers hope of detente on Trump tariffs

Washington - A compromise could be reached as soon as this week between the European Union and United States over the tariffs President Donald Trump imposed on steel and aluminum, a German minister said Monday.

German minister offers hope of detente on Trump tariffs

Washington - A compromise could be reached as soon as this week between the European Union and United States over the tariffs President Donald Trump imposed on steel and aluminum, a German official said Monday.

Canadian dollar rebounds after hitting eight-month low

The Canadian dollar showed signs of some strengthening on Tuesday after slipping to an eight-month low of 76.92 US cents in mid-afternoon trading on Monday.

First Solar jumps ahead of the pack as tariffs hinder competition

President Donald Trump's new tariff on imported solar equipment has provided a golden opportunity for the Tempe, Arizona-based thin-film solar manufacturer First Solar.

Op-Ed: Trump tweets — Give me NAFTA deal and I'll drop tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump says Mexico and Canada would be exempted from his planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports if they can reach a "new and fair" trade agreement with the United States.

American auto parts makers fear Trump tariffs will destroy jobs

The motor vehicle supplier industry, which is the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is speaking out against President Trump's proposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products, saying 880,000 jobs could be at stake.

Electrolux puts $250 million investment in U.S. plant on hold

Sweden's Electrolux, Europe’s largest home appliance maker, said on Friday it would delay a planned $250 million investment in Tennessee after President Donald Trump announced tariffs on imported aluminum and steel.

Trump to impose stiff tariffs — But what about Canada?

President Donald Trump on Thursday said the U.S. would soon impose new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum as early as next week, a move that some analysts say will trigger a trade war.

European allies warn trade retaliations if U.S. tariffs imposed

President Donald Trump has told confidants that he wants to impose the harshest tariffs on steel and aluminum imports recommended by the Commerce Department, but if he does this, the U.S. will face retaliation from its European allies.

Commerce Department gives Trump ammunition for trade war

The U.S. Commerce Department recommended on Friday that President Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas.

Canadian solar companies suing Trump administration over tariffs

A handful of Canadian companies that make solar panels have sued the Trump administration over the 30-percent tariffs the president imposed last month on their products.

U.S. solar industry records first job losses since 2010

The U.S. solar industry lost 9,800 jobs last year, the first decline ever recorded since 2010, according to The Solar Foundation's latest National Solar Jobs Census.

Samsung and LG look for counter-move to washing machine tariffs

When South Korea’s Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics last year announced plans to build home appliance factories in the United States, they hoped to align themselves with President Trump's “America First” manufacturing and jobs mantra.

Trump slaps tariffs on solar components and washing machines

President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in what he says is a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.

American auto industry investments down, despite Trump's promises

Despite President Trump's threat to heavily tax cars shipped in from abroad, investment by global automakers in 2017 has fallen short of projections, underscoring a market that is shrinking for the first time in eight years.

Trump's tariff ruling could destroy U.S. solar industry

On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that domestic solar panel manufacturers had suffered serious injury from foreign competitors, giving President Donald Trump until January to decided whether to impose tariffs.

Op-Ed: European Union rips off consumers with 'dumping' tax

The autocrats in Europe have decided consumers need protecting from wicked Chinese businessmen who will sell them quality products at bargain basement prices. Guess who's going to pay?

Finance Minister: Canada to eliminate $32 million in 70 tariffs

Ottawa - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced over the weekend that the federal government will eliminate 70 tariff items to help the nation's manufacturing base. This reduction in tariffs will equal to approximately $32 million.

U.S. to implement tariffs on Chinese tires ahead of G20 summit

Adhering to his promise to 'crack down' on imports that unfairly undermine American industries, President Obama authorizes stiff tariffs on tires from China. The move comes just two weeks ahead of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

Is the U.S. Running Out of Sugar?

Large U.S. food companies said the country could "virtually run out of sugar" unless the Obama administration eased import curbs, the Wall Street Journal said.
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