Trade tensions set for brighter U.S. corporate spotlight

Trade tensions set for brighter U.S. corporate spotlight

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The potential for an intensifying trade dispute to undercut the U.S. stock market could become clearer next week when a host of multinational companies reports quarterly results that may provide a glimpse into the impact of those global tensions. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock […]

U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling components to leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for seven years for violating an agreement in a sanctions violation case, U.S. officials said on Monday. The U.S. action, first reported by Reuters reut.rs/2H3p0Vl, could be devastating to ZTE since American […]

The U.S. Offensive Against Russian Billionaire Oligarchs

The U.S. Offensive Against Russian Billionaire Oligarchs

In the seventy-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Pravda. He discusses the effects of the most recent U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on the stability and future prospects of the Russian economy. Professor Kovacevic specifically focuses […]

U.S. states eye protections for investors if federal regulation falters

U.S. states eye protections for investors if federal regulation falters

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Do you live in a fiduciary state? A specialist trader works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The question could become important if the financial services industry wins its high-stakes legal and political battles to dismantle […]

As U.S. and China trade tariff barbs, others scoop up U.S. soybeans

As U.S. and China trade tariff barbs, others scoop up U.S. soybeans

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Escalating tensions between the United States and China have triggered a flurry of U.S. soybean purchases by European buyers, in one of the first signs that trade tariff threats lobbed between the world’s top two economies are disrupting global commodity trade flows. FILE PHOTO: Soybeans being sorted according to their weight and […]

U.S. expects talks with China as trade fight escalates

U.S. expects talks with China as trade fight escalates

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States voiced willingness on Wednesday to negotiate a resolution to an escalating trade fight with China after Beijing retaliated against proposed U.S. tariffs on $ 50 billion in Chinese goods by targeting key American imports, but the Chinese ambassador to Washington said it “takes two to tango.”(Graphic: U.S. trade in […]

As corporate-government tax pacts falter, Coca-Cola challenges huge U.S. bill

As corporate-government tax pacts falter, Coca-Cola challenges huge U.S. bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) thought it had a deal with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on how much the company charged foreign affiliates for the rights to make and sell Coke products abroad. Bottles of Coca-Cola are seen at a Carrefour Hypermarket store in Montreuil, near Paris, France, February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau […]

Trump attacks Amazon, again, over U.S. postal rates

Trump attacks Amazon, again, over U.S. postal rates

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump launched his second attack in a week on Amazon.com Inc on Saturday, accusing the world’s biggest online retailer of getting unfairly cheap rates from the U.S. Postal Service and not paying enough tax. Trump’s comments on Twitter reiterated criticisms he made on Thursday about the company. He may have […]

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