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(...)

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer: hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking towards a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement wit(...)

US housing starts dropped 2.6 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units in April. Photograph: iStockPhoto

US housebuilding unexpectedly fell in April to the lowest level in five months amid persistent weakness in the construction of multi-family housing un(...)

US retail sales rose 0.4 per cent last month after a 0.1 per cent increase in the previous month. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

A pickup in US retail sales last month adds to signs of steady consumer spending that will help propel the economy after a first-quarter slowdown, Com(...)

Donald Trump: he  attacked  weak GDP rates as an example of the Obama administration’s failed policies

The US economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result r(...)

US president Donald Trump just before  signing an executive order on  trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, March 31st, 2017. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has sought to push his crusade for fair trade and more manufacturing jobs back to the top of his agenda by ordering a study(...)

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