U.S. whiskey exporters struggle after year of EU tariffs

Bristol - Foreign governments subject to U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs have targeted American distilleries and their bourbon and rye whiskeys for retaliation.


Hong Kong protesters throng streets in heat and heavy rain

Hong Kong - Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.


Alibaba and the $15 bln question: Amid Hong Kong’s protests, when to list?

Hong Kong - HK listing likely to raise $10 bln-$15 bln-sources . Company considering several different timetables-sources.


France urges Hong Kong authorities to renew dialogue with protesters

Paris - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called on Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday to renew talks with protesters to find a peaceful solution to the current crisis.


U.S. to delay China tariffs on some products, including laptops, cell phones

Washington - The Trump administration will delay 10% tariffs on certain Chinese products, including laptops and cell phones, that had been scheduled to start next month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday.

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