China is pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into its economy in a new effort to support growth. Some of it is going into roads and bridges and other big projects that will keep the economy humming. And some of it is going into eggs.
Together with its joint venture on the ground, Japanese automaker Nissan is to make a multi-billion-dollar investment in the production of e-cars in China. Beijing's e-car quota system goes into effect next year.
In 2016, Chinese investors took over more companies in Europe than in the previous four years combined, most of them in Germany. The trend did not continue in 2017 but that was not due to any tightening of Chinese belts.
The US Commerce Department has said in a report to President Trump that imposing high tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other nations could help fight a global glut. China called the report "baseless."
In the wake of the 2016 Brexit referendum, Theresa May is seeking new deals for an unmoored Britain. Without the EU's backing, the UK prime minister's negotiating position is diminished, Frank Sieren writes.
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