WASHINGTON— The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings.» Read More
COLOMBO, Sept 16- Chinese President Xi Jinping began a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday agreeing to open bilateral negotiations for a free trade pact as Beijing tightened its embrace of the island nation along a vital shipping route.
RUSSIAN CENTRAL BANK SEES CURRENT ACCOUNT SURPLUS AROUND 2 PCT OF GDP IN 2014, FALLING TO 1 PCT IN 2015-2017- DOCUMENT.
*Slowdown in China imports would drag on global soybean prices. *China demand for soyoil, soymeal hurt by tepid economic growth. "The first half of the year was the worst on record for the industry," said a Singapore- based senior official at an international trading company, which owns soybean processing facilities in China.
SHANGHAI, Sept 16- China will ban the import and local sale of coal with high ash and sulphur content starting from 2015 in a bid to tackle air pollution, with tough requirements in major coastal cities set to hit Australian miners.
BEIJING, Sept 16- Chinese exports may not be able to sustain high growth in the months to come although the country's trade situation is stabilising, trade ministry spokesman Shen Danyang said on Tuesday.
SHANGHAI, Sept 15- China will ban the import and local sale of coal with high ash and sulfur content starting from 2015 in a bid to tackle air pollution, with tough requirements in major coastal cities set to hit Australian miners.
Sarah Tong, Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore, discusses Chinese President Xi's visit to India and explains what it means for bilateral trade.
Market leaders Nucor Corp, Commercial Metals Co and Gerdau Long Steel North America sold rebar cheaply to their in-house operations marketing to contractors for big projects, they said. "Nucor and Gerdau are the price leaders and undersold other U.S. producers and each other," said Jay Campbell, of White& Case, a representative for the Mexican producers.
SHANGHAI, Sept 15- China will ban the import and local sale of coal with high ash and sulphur content starting from 2015 in a bid to tackle air pollution, with tough requirements in major coastal cities set to hit Australian miners the hardest.
Piracy is exploding in the world’s most heavily trafficked commercial waterway, and organized crime is the force behind it.
A disappointing first year for Shanghai's free-trade zone raises questions about China's commitment to opening up its markets.
BRUSSELS, Sept 12- The European Union and Ukraine agreed on Friday to delay the implementation of their free-trade pact until the end of next year in a concession to Russia, which had complained its industry would be hurt by the deal.
MOSCOW, Sept 12- Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Friday Russia would appeal to the World Trade Organisation over Western sanctions, local news agencies reported. "The latest round of sanctions gives reason to appeal to the WTO. And we will appeal, "RIA news reported him as saying in Brussels.
MOSCOW, Sept 12- State-owned Rostec said on Friday new European Union sanctions would have little impact on the Russian conglomerate's arms exports or on its chief executive, an ally of President Vladimir Putin.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- U.S. retail sales rose broadly in August, which should ease some concerns about consumer spending and support expectations for sturdy growth in the third quarter.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- U.S. import prices recorded their biggest drop in nine months in August as a sharp decline in the cost of petroleum products eclipsed rising food prices, keeping imported inflation pressures subdued. The Labor Department said on Friday import prices fell 0.9 percent last month after slipping 0.3 percent in July.
LONDON, Sept 12- Britain said on Friday that it was about to sign commercial deals with China worth more than 2.4 billion pounds, as finance minister George Osborne prepared to meet China's Vice Premier Ma Kai in London.
*Gazprom writes off 71.3 bln roubles over Ukraine debt. MOSCOW, Sept 11- Russia's Gazprom reported a 41 percent fall in first-quarter net profit after cutting prices for gas deliveries to Ukraine, and has lowered projections for exports and gas prices in Europe, its main source of revenue.
BERLIN, Sept 11- Germany is on track to achieve a record current account surplus this year, the Ifo think tank said on Thursday, in news that could raise pressure on the government in Berlin to do more to boost domestic demand and invest at home.
The ongoing drought in California is cutting back the state's rice crop. It's gotten so bad, one rice farmer said they might have to sell the land.