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Business 20 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Currency trends

Trade war looms over differences between US and China's perception of their currency values.

Business 24 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Are US tax proposals a form of protectionism?

WHEN President Obama introduced his massive stimulus package, it contained a 'Buy American' imperative.

Business 31 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

At risk ... beggar-thy-neighbour

Lin See-Yan tells of how on the one hand theG20 is talking of bringing down trade barriers, while on the other hand more protective tariffs are devised by the EU and US.

Business 17 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Good news on US economic recovery

WASHINGTON: Signaling that manufacturers are leading the economy into a recovery, output from the nation's factories, mines and utilities posted widespread gains in August.

Business 15 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

US stock market indexes at highest in nearly a year

NEW YORK: Stocks bounced back from early losses to post moderate gains as traders funneled money into utility and financial noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 15 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Will US-China tire dispute trigger a full-blown trade war?

WASHINGTON: China's complaint Monday over new U.S. tariffs on Chinese tires raised pressure on Washington but isn't likely to incite a full-blown trade war.

Business 14 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

China slams new US tyre duties

BEIJING:b/b>China decried a US decision to impose added duty on Chinese-made tyres, saying the move sent a dangerous protectionist signal before a G-20 summit and could stoke reactions impeding global recovery.

Business 13 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

China: Trade penalties will hurt US relations

WASHINGTON (AP): President Barack Obama's decision to impose trade penalties on Chinese tires has infuriated Beijing at a time when the United States badly needs Chinese help on climate change, nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea and the global economy.

Business 09 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

US chicken feet being booted out of China

CHICAGO: China and the United States are kicking up a trade war over chicken in which Beijing effectively has given the boot to millions of dollars worth of US chicken, about half of which is chicken feet.

Business 15 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Will the stock market rally stick, or vanish?

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors have seen this before.Since the bear market began in late 2007, the Dow Jones industrial average has fallen into a pattern of huge declines, big gains, and then even larger declines. Four times, the market has rallied only to dissipate.