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S&P falls on interest rate, trade concerns; P&G lifts Dow

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged lower on Friday as strong earnings from Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) were offset by ongoing concerns about rising interest rates and tensions over trade policy denting economic growth. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 19, 2018. ...

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EU signs Singapore trade deal, urges China to open up

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union signed a free-trade deal with Singapore at a summit with Asian leaders on Friday and pressed China to allow greater foreign investment in its economy, but ran into familiar resistance from Beijing over state subsidies. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir At ...

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EU to sign trade deal with Singapore, eyes deeper Asia ties

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will sign a trade agreement with Singapore on Friday, the highlight of a two-day meeting of 51 European and Asian leaders and a signal of the EU’s push for open market accords with Asian countries. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir Leaders ...

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Asia air cargo market gets e-commerce boost as trade war yet to bite

JEJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Strong e-commerce demand is fuelling Asia’s air freight market, with the U.S.-China trade war having minimal negative impact so far and in some cases even boosting shipments, industry executives said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A Sichuan Airlines Airbus A330-300 cargo plane awaits loading at Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague, Czech Republic, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/David ...

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China economic growth slips to weakest since 2009, demand ebbs as trade war bites

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economic growth cooled to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis in the third quarter, with regulators pledging further policy support as a years-long campaign to tackle debt risks and the trade war with the United States began to bite. FILE PHOTO: A worker puts finishing touches to an iPal social robot, designed by AvatarMind, ...

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EU cultivates Asian leaders on trade, climate in message to Trump

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will seek Asian support for free trade, the Iran nuclear deal and fighting global warming at a regional summit on Thursday that includes China, Japan and Russia as a counterbalance to a more protectionist United States. U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks prior to awarding the Medal of Honor to Vietnam War ...

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Asia stocks falter as China knocked by renewed trade war fears

TOKYO (Reuters) – China’s benchmark stock index skidded to four-year lows and dragged Asian equities down on Thursday, as renewed fears of a broadening economic impact from an escalating Sino-U.S. trade conflict sapped confidence. FILE PHOTO: An investor sits in front of displays showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter The dollar, ...

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