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China to exempt 16 categories of US products from tariffs

China to exempt 16 categories of US products from tariffs

China announced Wednesday it would exempt 16 categories of products from US tariffs, ahead of a fresh round of trade talks next month.

Qatar-Indonesia trade posts 154% jump in 2018, says Qatar Chamber executive

Qatar-Indonesia trade posts 154% jump in 2018, says Qatar Chamber executive

Qatar and Indonesia recorded stupendous 154% jump in total trade volume from $346mn in 2017 to $866 last year, Qatar Chamber first vice chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari said on Wednesday.

Qatar posts 30% trade volume growth with China in 2018

Qatar posts 30% trade volume growth with China in 2018

Qatar and China’s trade volume saw a 30% growth to reach $13.5bn last year compared to $10.4bn recorded in 2017, data from private sector leader Qatar Chamber revealed on Tuesday.

Qatar-Italy trade up 15% to reach QR10.4bn in 2018

Qatar-Italy trade up 15% to reach QR10.4bn in 2018

The total trade volume between Qatar and Italy stood at QR10.4bn last year, a 15% growth compared to figures recorded in 2017, according to data provided by private sector leader Qatar Chamber.

G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky

G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky

G7 leaders close their summit Monday with discussion of world problems including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, but overshadowed by President Donald Trump's trade wars ...

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Japan and the United States have reached a broad agreement in trade negotiations, reports said Sunday, with the leaders of both countries expected to hold talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

Heightened trade tension to continue affecting global financial market: QNB

Heightened trade tension to continue affecting global financial market: QNB

Heightened trade tension will continue to affect sentiment and tighten global financial market conditions such as increasing the overall stress level in money, bond and equity markets ...

US will support post-Brexit UK with a trade deal: John Bolton

US will support post-Brexit UK with a trade deal: John Bolton

US President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a US-UK free trade agreement ...

South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade 'white list'

South Korea to drop Japan from its fast-track trade 'white list'

South Korea said on Monday it plans to drop Japan from its ‘white list’ of countries with fast-track trade status from September, a tit-for-tat move that deepens a diplomatic and trade rift between the two countries.

US-China trade talks resume after Trump tweetstorm

US-China trade talks resume after Trump tweetstorm

Chinese and US negotiators held talks in Shanghai Wednesday in a bid to bring an end to a year-long trade war, with the meeting overshadowed by a Twitter tirade from President Donald Trump.

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world's largest planemakers as they arrive at this week's Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books.

Trump raises tariff threat anew over secret provision in Mexico deal

Trump raises tariff threat anew over secret provision in Mexico deal

President Donald Trump said Monday a secret provision of the US immigration deal with Mexico will require the approval of that country's legislature and warned US tariffs will be reinstated if it is not forthcoming.