Trade balance

In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, photo, container ships are unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. current account deficit, the broadest measure of trade, for the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 19, 2017 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade fell in the July-September quarter to $100.6 billion, the smallest imbalance in three years. The current account trade imbalance declined by 19.2 percent from a second quarter deficit of $124.4 billion, the Commerce Department...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017, photo, a cargo ship waits to be loaded at a port in Tokyo. Japan reported Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 its exports rose 16 percent in November from a year earlier while imports jumped 17 percent. Customs data released Monday showed the trade surplus slipping to 113.4 billion yen ($1 billion) on exports of 6.92 trillion yen ($61.4 billion). Imports totaled 6.81 trillion yen ($60.4 billion). (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
December 17, 2017 - 11:22 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports rose 16 percent in November from a year earlier driven by robust overseas demand for cars and manufacturing equipment that is helping to sustain the longest economic expansion in more than 15 years. Customs data released Monday showed the trade surplus for the world's...
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December 08, 2017 - 3:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports dropped in October for the second straight month while imports grew, narrowing the trade surplus of Europe's largest economy. The Federal Statistical Agency said Friday October exports dropped 0.4 percent over September, following a 0.4 percent decline in September over...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, a vendor takes stock of imported food at a mall in Beijing. China is cutting import tariffs on a range of consumer goods amid pressure from the United States, Europe and other governments for better access to its growing domestic market. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
November 24, 2017 - 1:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced tariff cuts Friday on consumer goods including avocados, mineral water and baby carriages in a new effort to spur economic growth driven by domestic consumption and reduce reliance on trade and investment. Beijing faces pressure from the United States, Europe and...
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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, right, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 2:53 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing. "We are not...
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President Donald Trump arrives at Danang International Airport, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Danang, Vietnam. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 10, 2017 - 1:37 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump will not have a formal sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin while the two attend a summit, the White House said Friday shortly before Trump landed in Vietnam, the fourth stop on his first official visit to Asia. Speaking to reporters aboard...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a business event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 09, 2017 - 10:03 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China have signed a series of multibillion-dollar business agreements during President Donald Trump's visit in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing's trade policies. Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said agreements signed Thursday at a ceremony attended by Trump and his...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk past members of secret service stand next to a limousine with a door opened during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 09, 2017 - 2:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping by saying he doesn't blame the country for having taken advantage of the U.S. Speaking after the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, and Xi's wife Peng Liyuan during a tour of the Forbidden City, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 08, 2017 - 6:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — The standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons and demands that China do more to balance trade with America will dominate President Donald Trump's agenda in Beijing. Trump's meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping will be grander than their informal April talks at Trump's Mar-a-...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive on Air Force One in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 2:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — China reported that its politically volatile trade surplus with the United States narrowed in October from the previous month as President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday on an official visit with commercial issues high on his agenda. China's global exports rose 6.9 percent to $188.9...
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