WTO talks in Nairobi offer little hope of clinching a global trade deal. After 14 years of negotiations, the rift remains between rich and poor countries. And many member nations are opting for bilateral trade agreements.
In roughly a week from now, higher US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are to come into force. Will the European Union manage to be exempted from the duties? DW's Sabine Kinkartz reports from Berlin.
A Chinese company is the leader in patent applications in Europe. And for the first time, China has received more patent filings than the USA, EU, Japan and South Korea combined. What does this all mean?
The EU has said US tariffs would be met with a "proportionate response." The European Council, IMF and WTO have warned Trump he is very wrong about trade wars being easy to win.
US President Donald Trump has suggested Canada and Mexico could win exemptions to his planned tariffs on steel and aluminum if they agree to a new free trade deal. Ottawa said this was "absolutely unacceptable."
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