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  • PARIS— WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn't immediately respond to the release in French publications Mediapart and Liberation...

  • Five Democratic and two Republican members of Congress watched as Obama affixed his name to the two bills. The trade bill gives Congress the right to approve or reject trade agreements, but not change or delay them. "I think it's fair to say that getting these bills through Congress has not been easy," Obama said.

  • *Bulk of U.S. oil heads to Europe. NEW YORK, June 29- U.S. exports of ultra-light crude, also known as condensate, have doubled since the start of the year, with most shipments headed to Europe, according to traders familiar with the deals and data from an energy consultant. "One of the main surprises is that the majority of the exports have been to Europe rather than...

  • The Philippines' manufacturing ambitions Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    The Philippines' manufacturing ambitions

    In this final episode of "Global Opportunities Philippines", CNBC's Pauline Chiou examines whether the Philippines has what it takes to grab a much bigger slice of the manufacturing business.

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japanese industrial output fell in May at the fastest pace in three months, adding to fears the economy may have contracted in the current quarter and putting the onus on consumers to drive a near-term rebound as exports remain in the doldrums. "We were expecting GDP to be flat in the second quarter, but now there is the possibility it could contract,"...

  • BERLIN, June 28- Martina Roemmelt-Fella, who owns a small, family-run turbine manufacturer in Bavaria, should be a cheerleader for a trade deal between Europe and the United States that promises to ease the flow of goods and services across the Atlantic. But instead she fears the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership being hammered out between...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 26- Mexico expects a finalized 12- nation Pacific trade deal to double the country's agricultural exports to Japan's mostly-closed market, and the deal will likely be inked in the "next few weeks," a senior trade official said on Friday. The so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, would potentially cover 40 percent of the world economy and...

  • MEXICO EXPECTS A FINALIZED 12- NATION PACIFIC TRADE DEAL TO DOUBLE ITS AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS TO JAPAN- DEPUTY TRADE MINISTER.

  • Does aid for workers hit by globalization work? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Workers assemble Jeep Wranglers at the Chrysler Toledo North Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio.

    The U.S. has subsidized job training and offered benefits to workers displaced by foreign competition since 1974.

  • GENEVA, June 26- The World Trade Organization on Friday backed a Japanese complaint against Ukraine's emergency tariffs on car imports and recommended that Kiev revoke the measures imposed two years ago. A WTO dispute panel, set up in March 2014, ruled on Friday that Ukraine violated the so-called Safeguards Agreement in the dispute brought by Japan which...

  • LONDON, June 26- China has imported 1.4 million tonnes of refined copper so far this year. Then there is the "normal" stocking and destocking cycle in China's copper manufacturing chain coupled with "normal" buyer switching between term and spot purchases. And last but by no means least is the fact that China's pull on refined copper from the rest of the world is being...

  • Nike stock pops following earnings beat Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:20 AM ET
    Nike stock pops following earnings beat

    Michael Binetti, UBS senior retail analyst, weighs in on Nike's Q4 results, and discusses how the potential passage of the trade bill in Congress could be a huge tailwind for the stock.

  • *Both data due 2350 GMT June 28. TOKYO, June 26- Japan's factory output is forecast to have fallen in May but retail sales were expected to rise for a second straight month, a Reuters poll showed, highlighting an uneven economic recovery partly reflecting slack global demand. "Production adjustment is spreading among companies as inventory such as in the auto...

  • *May trade surplus $2.42 bln vs poll's $500 mln surplus. BANGKOK, June 26- Thailand reported poor trade numbers for May, showing that the country's long-sputtering growth engine still is not helping the struggling economy get on track. Exports, which equal more than 60 percent of the economy, fell 5.01 percent in May from a year earlier, the Commerce Ministry said on...

  • TOKYO, June 26- Japan and the United States are likely to resolve outstanding bilateral issues so that a 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal can be struck at a multilateral ministerial meeting expected in July, a senior Japanese official said on Friday. A deal between the United States and Japan, the world's largest and third-largest economies, is vital...

  • *May trade surplus $2.42 bln vs poll's $500 mln surplus. BANGKOK, June 26- Thai exports dropped more than forecast in May and imports had their biggest tumble in nearly six years, emphasizing how the country's traditional growth engine of trade is not giving the struggling economy any help. Many of Thailand's imported materials are assembled into completed...

  • Thai May exports fall 5 pct y/y, imports tumble 20 pct Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    *Poll had forecast May exports at -2.9 pct y/y. *May trade surplus $2.42 bln vs poll's $500 mln surplus. BANGKOK, June 26- Thai customs-cleared trade data from the Commerce Ministry:.

  • TOKYO, June 26- Japan and the United States are likely to resolve outstanding bilateral issues so that a 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal can be struck at a multilateral ministerial meeting expected in July, a senior Japanese official said on Friday. A deal between the United States and Japan, the world's largest and third-largest economies, is vital...

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- The U.S. Export-Import Bank faced an imminent shutdown of its new lending and insurance activities as lawmakers left Washington on Thursday for an 11- day break without renewing the trade lender's charter. "This is a small step toward renewing a competitive free-market economy and arresting the rise of the progressive welfare state and...

  • Pacific trade talks enter fast and furious' phase Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    WELLINGTON/ WASHINGTON, June 25- Pacific Rim countries are gearing up for a busy six weeks now that the U.S. Congress has approved legislation key to sealing a massive trade pact reaching from Canada to New Zealand, spurring a rush to get the deal over the finish line. Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said he hopes the Trans-Pacific Partnership can be wrapped...