Jan 28, 2017

U.S. economic momentum faces wild card in Trump trade policy

The U.S. economy entered 2017 with a solid head of steam, driven by consumer spending and a pickup in business investment. President Donald Trump could add to that momentum — or kill it, if trade tensions keep flaring. Fourth-quarter figures released Friday showed how ...

Jan 25, 2017

EU asks China to open markets following free trade support

The European Union ambassador to China welcomed its endorsement of free trade in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s promise to restrict imports and appealed to Beijing on Wednesday to make good on that sentiment by lowering its own market barriers. Hans Dietmar ...

Jan 25, 2017

Japan eyes merging trade negotiation units in wake of TPP flop

The government plans to form a new cross-ministry unit to handle all free trade negotiations following the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a source said Wednesday. The new entity would handle continued dialogue over the now 11-nation TPP as well as an economic ...