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  • U.S. business groups have already complained about the new rules, which China announced in December, and senior officials including Secretary of State John Kerry have written to their Chinese counterparts about them. Japan and the European Union have echoed U.S. concerns about the regulations, which China says aim to promote cybersecurity.

  • GENEVA, March 26- The United States is concerned about China's restrictions on the use of foreign information technology equipment by the banking sector, the United States said in a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Thursday. U.S. business groups have already complained about the regulations, and senior officials, including Secretary of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- Australia's medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture, and capital controls in Chile would be carved out from investment protection rules being negotiated in a Pacific trade pact, according to a draft text released by Wikileaks on Wednesday. But Center for Strategic and International Studies senior adviser Scott Miller said most...

  • *Plant in western India to double local production. SANAND, India, March 26- Ford Motor Co plans to triple exports from India with a $1 billion plant that will be one of its most heavily automated in Asia, offsetting slower sales inside the country with a push to sell more local production abroad. Ford, like foreign rivals General Motors and Volkswagen, has struggled...

  • *Shipments to China -15 pct y/y, to U.S +5.1 pct. BANGKOK, March 26- Thai exports fell more than expected in February, showing that a key growth engine for the country is still sputtering, but imports surprisingly rose for the first time in five months. With disappointing exports in early 2015, "the outlook is not so good," said Sarun Sunansathaporn, economist with Tisco...

  • China a big buyer of Yemen oil as export risks rise Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, March 26- Oil prices have surged on growing conflict in Yemen, though trade sources said there was ample crude supply in global markets to replace any drop in exports to buyers such as China as long as the conflict did not cause broader disruption. There is concern the crisis could escalate, exacerbating wider sectarian conflict in the Middle East,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- Australia's medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture plus capital controls in Chile would be carved out from investment protection rules being negotiated in a Pacific trade pact, according to a draft text released by Wikileaks on Wednesday. Countries including Canada, New Zealand and Australia want a free pass for foreign...

  • Australia trade minister: Less optimistic on TPP   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:30 PM ET

    Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade & Investment of Australia, expresses uncertainty over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal as it faces stiff opposition in the U.S. Congress.

  • Obama highlights benefits of trade on small businesses Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 5:59 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama met with mayors and owners of small businesses at the White House on Wednesday to highlight the benefits of trade on a broad swath of the economy. Participants included Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and Bob Buckhorn of Tampa, Florida, as well as nine small-business owners from across the country.

  • *China import tariffs 24.3-25.2 pct, for Taiwan 10.9-12 pct. BRUSSELS, March 25- The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties from Thursday on imports of cold-rolled stainless steel sheet from China and Taiwan, according to a notice on Wednesday in the EU's Official Journal. Eurofer has said China and Taiwan shipped 620 million euros of cold-rolled...

  • Japan and Europe are among the biggest markets for Yingli's products, most of which are made in China, while panel prices have been falling due to oversupply in the market. Yingli has increased its reliance on the Chinese market, which now accounts for about a third of annual sales, after the United States and the European Union slapped stiff anti-dumping duties...

  • BRUSSELS, March 25- The European Union will impose punitive anti-dumping duties from Thursday on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled sheet from China and Taiwan, according to a notice on Wednesday in the EU's Official Journal. Eurofer has said China and Taiwan shipped 620 million euros of cold-rolled stainless steel into the EU in 2013, some 17 percent of...

  • SYDNEY, March 25- Australia will decide within weeks whether to follow the United States and Europe by imposing tariffs on solar panels imported from China, after Australia's only manufacturer accused Chinese rivals of selling below cost to steal its customers. The United States, Europe and Canada have in recent years imposed tariffs on Chinese solar panel...

  • March 24- Delays in finalizing U.S. legislation to speed free trade deals through Congress are casting a cloud over a 12- nation trade pact many thought was near completion, officials close to the negotiations said. In conversations with Reuters, officials from six countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership said the lack of clarity over the conditions...

  • No signs Russia might leave WTO, director general says Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    RIGA, March 24- Russia shows no signs of wanting to leave the World Trade Organization, WTO chief Roberto Azevedo said on Tuesday, despite tensions with the West over the Ukraine crisis and disputes with other member states. "Russia has been a party to disputes in the WTO and I think every single member of the WTO including Russia knew that would be the case."

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Bipartisan legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress will probably not be done until next month, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said on Monday. Congress goes on a two-week recess at the end of the week. New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser, who visited Washington last week, said...

  • Cambodia: The new frontier market darling?   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    Cambodia: The new frontier market darling?

    For investors, Cambodia boasts of positive factors like political stability, low inflation and a stable exchange rate, says the country's Minister of Commerce, Sun Chanthol.

  • New Zealand, South Korea inks trade pact   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    New Zealand, South Korea inks trade pact

    Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, New Zealand, discusses the free trade deal the country sealed with South Korea on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Bipartisan legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress will probably not be done until next month, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said on Monday. Talks on the bill, which would restrict Congress to a yes-or-no vote on trade deals in exchange for setting negotiating objectives,...

  • *Vestel says facing surge in mobile phone imports to Turkey. GENEVA, March 23- The European Union and Taiwan have said a bid by Turkish appliance manufacturer Vestel to get Ankara to impose emergency import tariffs on mobile phones would probably be illegal if it is approved, according to documents published on Monday. Turkey notified the World Trade...