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The European Union's trade chief is to head to Washington this week hoping to ease tensions with the Trump administration, as both sides continue to spar over digital tax and aircraft subsidies... Read more

Automotive companies around the world are awaiting US President Donald Trump's decision on whether or not he is to impose up to 25% tariffs on US imports of cars and auto parts after a review period of 180 days elapsed this week... Read more

The head of the self-governing region of Košice in eastern Slovakia has offered to buy a local steelworks from the local subsidiary of owner U.S. Steel for €1 and temporarily take control ahead of the planned mass layoff of 2,500 workers by 2021.. Read more

The European Union has been trying to get the US to call off trade sanctions and come to an agreement on aircraft subsidies, but Washington has showed no signs of being open to talk, according to EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström... Read more

The French minister for agriculture, Didier Guillaume, has hit back at US President Donald Trump's threat last week to impose a tax on French wines, describing the move as "completely moronic." Read more

The biggest beneficiaries in an escalating trade tariffs war between the US and China could be France and Germany, economists at Barclays have projected... Read more

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