Eventual tariffs on autos could hit companies including Korea’s Hyundai Motor, Japan’s Toyota and Germany’s BMW, as well as global factories for US brands General Motors, Ford Motor, and Fiat Chrysler

Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva next week to discuss how to respond to threats by US president Donald Tr(...)

Ryanair gained almost 2 per cent to close at €14.41 by the end of the session, despite facing further industrial action from its staff.

An easing of the fears over US tariffs and some solid company results helped lift European stocks to fresh highs. But US markets were dragged down e(...)

It is nearly impossible to know what’s really going on up in space

There is a seemingly minor administrative change in the new American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act. Passed unanimously by the US House of Represe(...)

The Trump administration has given permanent metals tariff exemptions to several countries including Australia and Argentina. Photograph: Getty Images

The United States will announce plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium from the European Union as early as Thursday morning, two people briefe(...)

Senior adviser and US president’s daughter Ivanka Trump  and Jared Kushner: won approval from Beijing for five new trademarks. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Ivanka Trump won approval from Beijing for five new trademarks as her father, Donald, announced he was working on a deal to drop US prohibitions again(...)

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(...)

A Bombardier C-Series aircraft. Photograph: Alexandra Wey/EPA

The North’s secretary of state is in contact with both Bombardier and Airbus to ensure that their C-Series joint venture process is “moving swiftly an(...)

Shares in Amazon fell significantly on Wednesday (above) but tech shares recovered in early trading on Thursday

US stock index futures rose on Thursday, as investors await key inflation data and as beaten down technology stocks posted slim gains after a roller c(...)

The wings for  Bombardier CSeries jets are made in Belfast.  Photograph: iStock

The UK government expects that the US International Trade Commission will support a proposal to apply new trade tariffs of nearly 300 per cent on sale(...)

A Donald Trump supporter. Photograph: Jim Young/File Photo/Reuters

Donald Trump’s announcement this week of a new tax “framework” to reform the US tax system marks the latest attempt by the US president to advance the(...)

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