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Global trade umpire: the next casualty of Trump's tariff war?

3:33pm GMT

GENEVA U.S. President Donald Trump has upended the global trade order with a slew of tariffs on economic rivals: now, Washington has redoubled its efforts to paralyse the very body designed to settle such disputes.

EU warns Cambodia on rights as it reviews trade benefits

12 Nov 2019

BRUSSELS/PHNOM PENH The European Union voiced concern at human rights in Cambodia on Tuesday as it gave a one-month deadline to authorities to respond to a report on its investigation before deciding whether to suspend trade benefits.

ArcelorMittal beats expectations despite weak U.S., Europe

07 Nov 2019

BRUSSELS ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, cut its forecasts for demand in its main U.S. and European markets but reported a higher-than-expected core profit.

EU argues case against Trump's metal tariffs at WTO

04 Nov 2019

GENEVA The European Union argued on Monday for the withdrawal of tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on metal imports in one of the most high-profile and potentially explosive cases to come to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

AB InBev loses $13 billion in value as beer drinking slows in Brazil and South Korea

25 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS Anheuser-Busch InBev saw more than $13 billion wiped off its market value on Friday, after a profit warning and weaker-than-expected third-quarter earnings growth sparked by reduced demand for its beer in Brazil and South Korea. | Video

UPDATE 3-AB InBev sees lower growth as Brazil, S.Korea drinking slows

25 Oct 2019

* Shares fall 10% in early trading (Updates shares, adds details on affordable beers)

UK truck deaths highlight shift in migrant route after closure of French camp

24 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS When France shut the Calais shanty town known as the Jungle in 2016, migrants seeking entry to Britain were forced to look for less safe passage up the coast in Belgium - the route taken by a truck in which 39 bodies were found this week.

UK truck deaths highlight shift in migrant route after closure of French camp

24 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS When France shut the Calais shanty town known as the Jungle in 2016, migrants seeking entry to Britain were forced to look for less safe passage up the coast in Belgium - the route taken by a truck in which 39 bodies were found this week.

Brewer Heineken tempers profit hopes as Americas slip

23 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS Heineken , the world's second-largest brewer, forecast profit this year would be at the bottom end of its previous guidance after an unexpected dip in third-quarter sales in the Americas partly offset strong growth in Asia.

Merkel says EU must forge free UK trade deal very quickly

17 Oct 2019

BRUSSELS Britain and the European Union need to conclude a free trade agreement as soon as possible after Britain's exit from the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, hours after the two parties sealed a divorce deal.

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