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(3rd UPDATE) Trade tops the agenda at the Bangkok meeting, as tit-for-tat tariffs between China and the US cast a dark cloud over global growth
(UPDATED) Trade will be the focus of a two-day ASEAN Summit, amid discussions on the South China Sea, Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims, and ocean pollution
'ASEAN should be prepared and have better trading performance with other countries not involved in the US-China trade issue,' says Philippine trade chief Ramon Lopez
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez also says there's no need to raise the Recto Bank incident during the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok where country leaders are expected to discuss a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea
The two men have had a rocky relationship since Trump walked out of a G7 summit in Quebec last June
Donald Trump says the leaders had a 'good' conversation, while Xi Jinping says the countries have more to gain by cooperating than by engaging in a protracted battle
'It will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship,' LaVar Ball on the Lakers trading his son Lonzo
Asked if a failure by Xi Jinping to come to the G20 summit would lead to tariffs kicking in on a further $300 billion in Chinese imports, Donald Trump tells CNBC television: 'Yes it would.'
IMF chief Christine Lagarde says trade conflicts pose the 'principal threat' to the global economic outlook
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the bottom-line of the last-minute deal was simple: 'there will not be an economic or financial crisis in Mexico on Monday, June 10'
The Chinese government summon executives from American firms Dell and Microsoft and South Korea's Samsung to warn them that any moves to ramp down their businesses in China may lead to retaliation
As one Asian country after another shuts the door on scrap exports, it is becoming increasingly clear that business as usual will not solve the plastic pollution challenge
The result of the probe could come out in a week
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde describes the United States and China's tit-for-tat tariffs as 'self-inflicted wounds that must be avoided'
The US tariffs on Chinese goods are an 'immediate relief' for American garlic and honey farmers who struggle to compete with cheap exports
The greatest danger on the horizon is the prospect of worsening trade clashes between major world economies
If we can quickly lower the costs of doing business, beef up our competitiveness, and promote enough export-oriented manufacturers, the US-China trade war could turn into a blessing in disguise
The Chinese education ministry says students applying to US universities should brace themselves for visa troubles and 'strengthen risk assessment...and make relevant preparations'
With the start of negotiations for a free trade agreement, the Philippines' Department of Trade and Industry says it expects better bilateral ties with South Korea
The International Air Transport Association revises its 2019 collective net profit outlook down to $28 billion, as the US-China trade war escalates and costs go up
'China does not want a trade war, but it is not afraid of one and will fight one if necessary' says the Chinese government in a white paper
Beijing and Washington have been locked in a bruising tit-for-tat trade war, exchanging tariffs on $360 billion in two-way trade so far
The United States had a $26.7 billion trade deficit with India from 2017 to 2018
The global superpowers have exchanged tariffs on $360 billion in two-way trade so far
The move will cap a week that was marked by a heated war of words and Chinese threats to curb exports of rare earths, which are key to US tech industries
The Chinese move to create its own 'entity list' appears to be a way to pressure foreign companies to maintain commercial relations with Huawei
The world's top two economies are at loggerheads as trade talks have apparently stalled, with US President Donald Trump hiking tariffs on Chinese goods earlier this month and blacklisting telecom giant Huawei
The Department of Trade and Industry also says the deals could generate around 80,000 jobs for Filipinos
President Donald Trump says there is a 'good possibility' Washington will reach an agreement with Beijing to end the escalating trade conflict, and that 'it's possible that Huawei would be included in a trade deal'
'Consumers in the US and China are unequivocally the losers from trade tensions,' Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist, says in a blog post
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says EXPO 2020 Dubai will be one of the biggest events that the Department of Trade and Industry, together with other agencies that form part of the Philippine Organizing Committee, will participate in
OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria says there is 'an urgent need' for Washington and Beijing to bury their differences
The People's Liberation Army has organized air and naval forces to warn the USS Preble to leave after it entered waters near China-claimed Scarborough Shoal on Monday morning, May 20
From Intel to Qualcomm, a number of chipmakers from the US, as well as some from Europe, are refraining from supplying Huawei until further notice
(UPDATED) PLDT says current products 'will continue to function normally' on the PLDT-Smart network, while Globe says the current situation 'will not impact its network services'
But Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says it would be 'naive' to think US protectionism is no longer a threat
'Within 180 days...the Trade Representative shall update me on the outcome of the negotiations,' President Donald Trump says in a proclamation issued by the White House
'Restricting Huawei from doing business in the US will not make the US more secure or stronger; instead, this will only serve to limit the US to inferior yet more expensive alternatives,' says Huawei in a statement
'I think we are close to an understanding with Mexico and Canada,' says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
New tariffs risk exploding already tense trade relations with Washington's major trading partners, who are angry about punitive duties on steel and aluminum imposed last year
White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow says the chances of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meeting during the Group of 20 summit in Japan in late June 'are probably pretty good'
'Would be wise for them (China) to act now,' United States President Donald Trump says in a tweet
The developments comes as two days of talks to resolve the trade battle ended with no deal, but no immediate breakdown either
US and Chinese representatives return to the bargaining table amid a sudden flare-up in hostilities, while President Donald Trump is still hopeful of salvaging a trade deal
The Department of Trade and Industry conducts a surprise inspection of China Food City and finds that the stalls there lack proper permits
Exports of electronics and electronic parts decline in March 2019 partly due to poor demand, which is seen to continue for the rest of the year
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde also says recent 'rumors and tweets' make an agreement between the United States and China less likely
The Department of Trade and Industry says it protects consumers and at the same time 'negotiates with manufacturers on the most reasonable price adjustments,' if needed
Labor groups with varying political ideologies gather to express support for pro-worker senatorial candidates – a show of unity that they describe as 'historic'
'We hope within the next two rounds...to be at the point where we can either recommend to the president we have a deal or make a recommendation that we don't,' says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin