Shares hold up well despite unresolved trade war woes

European stock markets held up well even as the US-China trade spat remained unresolved, but sterling continued to reflect fears of a hard Brexit.

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Difficult to count the true cost of a trade war

There is an African proverb that says that when elephants fight, the grass is hit the hardest.

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Laptop computers among Chinese goods targeted by US for new tariff hikes

US officials are targeting a $300 bn (€266 billion) list of additional Chinese imports, including laptop computers, for tariff hikes.

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Ireland ‘worst hit’ if US widens trade war front

Ireland will be the worst hit economy in the eurozone if the US-China trade spat broadens to envelop Europe, according to a leading economics group.

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China hits back in trade war with US

The new penalty duties on hundreds of US products, including batteries, spinach and coffee, will take effect on June 1.

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How the US-China trade war hits Ireland

The latest flare-up in the US-China trade war, heralded by what we now expect as the norm by way of a tweet from US president Donald Trump, was as unexpected as it was pointless.

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Trump says trade talks ‘congenial’ amid claims China tariffs help US

Beijing has vowed to retaliate after the latest tariff hike on Chinese goods came into effect.

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Toyota and Honda latest to struggle as trade spat threatens global car sales

Toyota and Honda forecast profit and sales short of analysts’ estimates as a trade spat between the US and China threatens global car sales already sputtering from weaker demand.

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US need to pay costs if they want to win the new Cold War

The next Cold War against China will not be won by force of weaponry as was the case against the USSR, but rather through expensive economic strategies, writes Minxin Pei.

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China suspends tariff hikes on $126bn of US goods

China has announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126bn of US cars, trucks and motor parts following its ceasefire in a trade battle with Washington.

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US-China trade war truce: Why it's unlikely to last

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have agreed to a ceasefire in their increasingly painful trade war, yet their governments’ differing depictions of the deal show just how far apart they really are, writes Jeffrey Kucik of University of Arizona

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Apple shares, oil price, and the euro get boost as US and China agree on trade ceasefire

Shares in Apple, the price of oil, and the euro rose in a global relief rally after US President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping declared a ceasefire in their $200bn (€175bn) trade war. However, analysts mulled how long the truce would last.

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China ‘strongly outraged’ by US sanctions over Russian fighter jets deal

Beijing warned Washington would ‘take the consequences’ of the move.

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Stocks weather tariff moves amid US-Chinese trade dispute

Global equity markets gained as the latest tit-for-tat US-Chinese trade dispute was seen as barely denting world growth, while US Treasury yields rose in anticipation the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this year and next.

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Latest: China raises tariffs on $60bn of US products in response to Trump's increase

Update: China has announced a tariff hike on $60 billion (£46 billion) of US products in response to President Donald Trump's latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy.

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Trump ‘won’t compromise with Canada in trade talks’

The White House insisted work continues to reach a “win-win” deal.

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EU bids to thawrt US-Iran ban

Germany and France say they are working on financing solutions to sidestep US sanctions against countries such as Iran, including a possible role for central banks.

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US and China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

The increases came as envoys met in Washington for their first high-level talks in two months.

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US and China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

The 25% increases come after both sides held their first high-level talks in two months in Washington.

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Trade talks boost global shares

An unexpected potential easing in the trade spat between the US and China, as well as the promised breakthrough in US talks over trade with Canada and Mexico, have bolstered global shares.

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Trump going ahead with taxes on $16 billion in Chinese imports

Customs officials will begin collecting the border tax on August 23, the Office of the US Trade Representative says.

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Donald Trump and EU leaders pull back from trade war and agree to more talks

Mr Trump and Mr Juncker said they have agreed to work towards ‘zero tariffs’ and ‘zero subsidies’ on non-automotive goods.

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Trump accuses China of vicious trade tactics amid escalating dispute

The US president is also set to meet EU chiefs for tough negotiations.

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EU chiefs in $20bn tariffs threat to Trump amid trade dispute

Jean-Claude Juncker and Cecilia Malmstrom are set to meet the US president in Washington.

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$12 billion boost for US farmers hurt by trade tariffs

Agriculture officials say the plan will not require congressional approval.

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Trump plans emergency aid for American farmers affected by tariffs

The US president said on Twitter that ‘Tariffs are the greatest!’

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Trump threatens further tariffs on US trading partners

The US president tweeted from the White House that ‘Tariffs are the greatest!’

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China files WTO challenge to Trump’s tariff hike proposal

The one-sentence Commerce Ministry statement gave no legal grounds for the challenge.

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Shares take hit as US-China trade war deepens

Stocks slumped, the dollar gained, and commodities slid as markets reeled from fresh salvos in the escalating trade war between the US and China.

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China vows ‘firm and forceful’ response to US tariffs threat

The commerce ministry in Beijing called the latest hikes threat completely unacceptable.

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China vows 'firm and forceful' counter-measures against US tariffs

The Chinese government has vowed to take "firm and forceful measures" against US threats to expand tariff hikes.

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Ireland at risk if US ups tariffs

Ireland is the third most vulnerable country to a full-blown trade war should US president Donald Trump erect a tariff wall on all US imports, according to a leading group of forecasters.

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German cars, US steak are early trade casualties

China’s retaliatory tariffs on US goods struck just as one of its biggest meat importers was rushing a shipment from California through Shanghai customs.

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Fears of Trump trade wars weigh on shares

Global shares fell on lower than normal volume as investors waved off stronger than expected US manufacturing numbers and focused on fears of increasing global trade tensions.

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Carmakers fear tit-for-tat tariff response by China

For BMW, Tesla and other global car makers whose future is ever-more dependent on China’s burgeoning market, any gains from lower import tariffs this week will likely be short-lived — thanks to President Donald Trump’s trade war.

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EU warns Trump: motor tariffs could lead to €256bn retaliation

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said European car makers create more than half a million jobs in the US.

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Canada retaliates over US metals tariffs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has released its final list of retaliatory tariffs.

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China and EU form group to modernise global trade rules

Europe and China will form a group aimed at updating global trade rules to address technology policy, government subsidies and other emerging complaints in a bid to preserve support for international commerce, EU officials said.

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Trump threatens 20% tariff on EU cars as transatlantic trade war heats up

The comments are the latest twist in the row between the US and EU countries including Britain over trade tariffs.

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EU retaliatory tariffs on raft of US goods come into force

The move comes after Donald Trump imposed tariffs of 25% on EU steel and 10% on aluminium on June 1.

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The big problem with a trade war is that nobody can win it

Companies will lose profits, workers will lose jobs, and governments will lose revenue, and the trading system itself might be undermined, says Mukhisa Kituyi.

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Britain stands by its commitments after ‘difficult’ G7 summit, says PM May

The UK Prime Minister defended the rules-based international order thrown into doubt by Donald Trump’s tweets.

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May attacks Trump’s ‘unjustified’ move to slap tariffs on EU imports

The Prime Minister added her voice to calls for British and European products to be exempt from the charges.

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Latest: EU to refer Trump’s tariffs plan to WTO but denies bloc is in 'trade war' with US

French president Emmanuel Macron pledged a firm response, and warned: ‘Economic nationalism leads to war.’

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Latest: China urges trading partners to reject protectionism

Latest: China has appealed to its trading partners to reject "trade and investment protectionism" after Washington raised tariffs on steel imports and said it will impose curbs on Chinese investment.

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Trade wars, what are they good for?

Donald Trump stands accused of firing the starting pistol on an international trade war after pressing ahead with his threat to slap tariffs on EU steel imports.

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Fears of trade war as large US steel tariffs take effect

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox called the levy ‘patently absurd’.

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Irish fears as Donald Trump brings trade war closer

The EU will likely retaliate in kind after US President Donald Trump carried through on his threat to impose tariffs on US imports of steel and aluminium tariffs, escalating the risk of of a global trade war.

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Defenders of European status quo face fight on two fronts

Today’s defenders of the European status quo must fight against both Trump’s hostility and against the likes of Matteo Salvini and Luigi di Maio, the rising stars of Italian politics, who see the disintegration of the euro as a boon to their campaign, writes Yanis Varoufakis

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Trump accused of triggering new trade war as US slaps tariffs on EU steel

UK steel producers are likely to be ‘hit hard’ by levies on exports to the USA, a trade body has warned.

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US decides to go ahead with tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

The European Union has already indicated it may retaliate.

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