International Trade and World Market

This lacks evidence. President Trump has been vague on how Mexico would pay for his border wall and has suggested various ways this could happen — including imposing fees on visas and border crossings from Mexico or paying through “reimbursement.” On Tuesday, he demanded the money from congressional appropriations. Then, on Thursday morning, he said…
Trade headlines have kept investors on tenterhooks in recent weeks and left stock markets on Wall Street and across much of the world down. Not in China though. The benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indexes hit their lows for the year on Oct. 18 after China’s government reported that the country’s economy grew at its…
Good Thursday. Want this by email? Sign up here. America is pushing China around on trade. It might work. The Trump administration is using the current trade truce with China to flex its diplomatic muscles in a bid to get its own way. So far, it looks like the strategy may be succeeding. The U.S.…
HONG KONG — The growing tensions over trade between the United States and China temporarily eased after a meeting between President Trump and China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, earlier this month. But at the same time distrust between the two countries, and now Canada, has escalated over the detentions of a leading Chinese executive in…
To be sure, the United States has often been willing to mix issues of justice to achieve other ends, such as swapping captured spies with other nations. The Iran nuclear deal offers another example. As part of the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, Iran released five American prisoners and Mr. Obama freed seven Iranian…
As the talks progress, China’s hand could ultimately be forced by economic weakness. It’s hard to tell exactly how bad the economy has gotten in China. Many economists regard Chinese data as unreliable, and Beijing keeps a tight grip on information. But some sectors, like real estate and cars, indicate the plunge is getting steeper…
Stocks briefly clawed back into positive territory for the year on Wednesday, as Beijing and Washington both hinted that they could make concessions to strike a deal on trade. The S&P 500, the Nasdaq composite and Russell 2000 stock indexes all rose after President Trump said in an interview with Reuters that he would intervene…
LONDON — Global markets were calm and mostly in positive territory on Wednesday despite the threat of a government shutdown in the United States, mixed signals about the prospects for a trade truce between America and China, and an acceleration of political chaos in Britain. • The pound whipsawed after Conservative lawmakers in Britain gathered…
Good Wednesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) As China softens on trade, U.S. plays hardball ... The Trump administration, believing Beijing will struggle to change its trade stance, plans to hammer home the idea that it is interested only in strong commitments. China has begun to make good on some…
James A. Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, said the Chinese have collected “huge pots of data” to feed a Ministry of State Security database seeking to identify American spies — and the Chinese people talking to them. “Big data is the new wave for counterintelligence,” Mr. Lewis said.…