Tag: Foreign Investments

What’s Really in the Trade Deal Trump Announced With China

President Trump portrayed the “Phase 1” agreement he announced on Friday with China with typical fanfare, describing the pact as “massive” and “the largest contract” ever signed. “We made a fantastic deal,” Mr. Trump said during remarks on Tuesday at the White House. There are good reasons to be skeptical about those claims. The deal […]

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The Effort to Discredit the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher This week, we’re producing episodes of “The Daily” from The New York Times’s Washington bureau. The impeachment inquiry is entering a pivotal phase as Congress returns from recess. The White House’s strategy to block the investigation […]

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Talks to End G.M. Strike Take ‘Turn for the Worse,’ U.A.W. Says

General Motors and the striking United Auto Workers hit an impasse in contract talks on Sunday over the question of moving production from Mexico to plants in the United States, two people close to the talks said. The union, which has been on strike since Sept. 16, has pressed G.M. to shift production of some […]

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Ford Will Put Most of India Operations Into Mahindra Venture

Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it would put most of its operations in India into a joint venture to be headed by the Indian vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra, a bid to stanch Ford’s losses there. Mahindra will own 51 percent of the joint venture, which will take control of Ford’s assembly plant near the […]

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White House Weighs Blocking Chinese Companies From U.S. Exchanges

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is discussing whether to block Chinese companies from listing shares on American stock exchanges, the latest push to try to sever economic ties between the United States and China, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The internal discussions are in their early stages and no decision is imminent, these […]

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With a $2 Billion Factory From China, a German City Lets Others Worry

ARNSTADT, Germany — Officials in Brussels or Berlin may fret about China’s growing sway over the European economy, about the ports under its control and the high-tech firms that Chinese firms have acquired. But that is not a concern one hears in Arnstadt, a Baroque-era German hamlet where, long ago, Johann Sebastian Bach was the […]

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China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.

As Hong Kong seethes with protests against China’s rule, Beijing is increasingly pressuring the business world to take its side. Businesses, both global and local, are falling in line — and their employees are caught in the crossfire. The most dramatic example came on Friday, when Rupert Hogg, the chief executive of Hong Kong-based Cathay […]

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Trump’s Push to Bring Back Jobs to U.S. Shows Limited Results

WASHINGTON — From tax cuts to relaxed regulations to tariffs, each of President Trump’s economic initiatives is based on a promise: to set off a wave of investment and bring back jobs that the president says the United States has lost to foreign countries. “We have the greatest companies anywhere in the world,” Mr. Trump […]

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As Saudis and Indians Grow Closer, a $15 Billion Deal Blooms

MUMBAI, India — Underscoring its desire for stronger ties to India and the country’s 1.3 billion people, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant is buying 20 percent of the petroleum-related businesses of Reliance Industries, one of India’s biggest companies. The $15 billion investment, which Reliance announced on Monday, is a vote of confidence by the Saudis […]

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U.S. and China Resume Trade Negotiations With Slim Hopes for a Deal

WASHINGTON — Trade talks between the United States and China resumed on Monday with prospects dimming for a transformative deal, as both sides appeared more focused on preventing tensions from escalating before the 2020 presidential election than on resolving their differences. Negotiators from both countries are continuing to press for an agreement, but months of […]

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Trump’s Secret Foreign Aid Program

Donald Trump often complains that the media don’t give him credit for his achievements. And I can think of at least one case where that’s true. As far I can tell, almost nobody is reporting that he has presided over a huge — but hidden — increase in foreign aid, the money America gives to […]

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Chinese Money in the U.S. Dries Up as Trade War Drags On

WASHINGTON — Growing distrust between the United States and China has slowed the once steady flow of Chinese cash into America, with Chinese investment plummeting by nearly 90 percent since President Trump took office. The falloff, which is being felt broadly across the economy, stems from tougher regulatory scrutiny in the United States and a […]

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Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier, Reaches Out to Trump and Business

DALIAN, China — A top Chinese leader made an unusually public effort on Tuesday to ease trade tensions somewhat with the United States, woo foreign investors and reassure his own country’s citizens that their economy remained on track. In meetings during the World Economic Forum in the Chinese port city of Dalian, Premier Li Keqiang, […]

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‘Balkan Spring’ Turns to Summer, and Hopes for Change Dim

TIVAT, Montenegro — Several dozen protesters had gathered on the promenade of the coastal town of Tivat, wedged between Montenegro’s rugged mountains and a sparkling Adriatic Sea. Behind them, as if in cue, a superyacht was pulling into port. “They want to turn this place into the next Monte Carlo,” a local journalist and activist, […]

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