European solar panel makers accused China of unfair competition. A new agreement limits the price and number of Chinese panels sold in the EU. But European firms are angry - and plan to take the matter to court.
The comments targeting the trans-Atlantic relationship come as US-EU trade negotiations are in an early stage. In July, the two sides agreed to de-escalate a brewing trade fight.
Despite rising trade tensions and Donald Trump's recent tariffs, soaring demand for clean power has prompted solar panel manufacturers in the US state of Florida to ramp up production. Daniel Hicks reports from Florida.
The IMF has cut its global economic forecast for 2018 and 2019, citing above all rising import tariffs between the US and China. A fall in trade volumes and manufacturing orders could hit Germany particularly hard.
Unfazed by an escalating trade conflict between the US and China, German companies were able to log strong export figures for August. But there are no guarantees it will remain so rosy for the rest of the year.
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