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US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is preparing to lead a delegation to Beijing this week. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Trump administration said it would proceed with tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and broader investment restrictions, rebooting a trade w(...)

Smurfit Kappa fell back more than 2 per cent to €35.86, coming off the record highs on Monday in the midst of the pursuit of the company by US giant International Paper.

European shares fell for a second day on Tuesday on fears a new election in Italy – which could become a proxy referendum on its euro membership – mig(...)

Ryanair was ahead 2.6 per cent to €16.70, a day after its annual results. An analyst note on Tuesday speculated on the possibility of further share buybacks. File photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

European shares touched their highest level since the start of February on Tuesday as car makers and bank stocks climbed and Italian shares recovered.(...)

“ZTE has long been seen as a national champion of Chinese telecoms,” said Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA China, a tech consultancy. “It’s a major employer. They weren’t going to roll over and let it die.”

China said it would cut the import duty on passenger cars just as Washington and Beijing neared a deal to save Chinese telecoms group ZTE from US sanc(...)

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to US President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sought to reassure North Korea about US intentions on Thursday as he said that the “Libya model” of denuclearisation propose(...)

It seems as if President Trump    is reconsidering punitive actions on Chinese mobile phone maker ZTE. Photograph: Johannes EIsele/AFP/Getty Images

For a president who built his election campaign on a promise to protect American jobs, the tweet from US president Donald Trump was puzzling. “Too man(...)

Donald Trump’s reprieve for telecoms group ZTE has paved the way for a Chinese delegation’s arrival in Washington for at least three days of talks aimed at averting a trade war. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump’s surprise reprieve for telecoms group ZTE has paved the way for a Chinese delegation’s arrival in Washington for at least t(...)

ZTE: the Chinese firm has been trying to resolve the blockade the US imposed in April as punishment for violating a 2017 sanctions settlement, then lying about it. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump has told his commerce department to get ZTE, the enormous Chinese telecom-equipment maker, back into business after it denied the company(...)

US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin: he  said he was “cautiously optimistic” about the chance of an agreement with Beijing

China’s commerce ministry has welcomed the possibility of a visit by US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin for trade talks in a sign that the two econo(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. US stocks rose on Monday, boosted by healthcare stocks and on easing fears that the US-led missile attack on Syria would escalate. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Monday as investors awaited new US sanctions on Russia, while losses were limited as the market expected there would be no imm(...)

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