The revamped trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico taking effect on Wednesday was meant to boost the region's competitiveness - but cracks are already starting to show in the foundation.
Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia Inc will pause its ads on Facebook Inc and Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, making it the latest company to join a boycott campaign organized by U.S. civil rights groups.
France said a U.S. decision to quit global talks on how to tax big digital firms such as Amazon and Google was a "provocation" and the European Union said it could impose taxes even if no deal was reached by year-end.
China's exports unexpectedly rose in April for the first time this year as factories raced to make up for lost sales due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a big fall in imports signalled more trouble ahead.
China's exports and imports are expected to record double-digit declines in April after a tentative recovery in March as the coronavirus pandemic batters global demand and disrupts manufacturing supply chains.