BEIJING, April 17- China said on Thursday it would appeal against a World Trade Organization ruling that found it violated global trade rules with its export limits on rare earth minerals used in defence and technology products. China lost a WTO dispute in March, handing Europe and the United States a victory over what they see as China's unfair trade practices.» Read More
But for all the anxiety about Ukraine's future— bolstered by Vladimir Putin's contention the country is on the verge of civil war— the top diplomats of Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union may find their positions so far apart that no one can find a compromise.
MOSCOW, April 16- Russia is looking at the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the United States in the World Trade Organisation over sanctions hitting Russian banks, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday, according to Russian news agencies.
Raymond Yeung, senior economist for Greater China at ANZ, says that all recent data seem to indicate that an earlier-than-expected rebound is underway in China.
*China Q1 GDP growth slows to 7.4 percent. *Ukraine sends troops east to fight separatist militia. SINGAPORE, April 16- Brent crude edged towards $109 a barrel on Wednesday, coming off a six-week high as mixed Chinese data and a gradual resumption of Libyan oil exports offset support from the Ukraine crisis.
BRUSSELS, April 15- The euro zone's trade surplus widened in February from a year earlier on rising exports with imports unchanged, the European Union's statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday.
The outlook for world trade in 2014 and 2015 is "brighter, but not as bright" as the WTO would have hoped, says, Roberto Azevedo, WTO director general.
LONDON, April 14- Nickel's bull run over the past couple of weeks has made it the star performer among the base metals pack traded on the London Metal Exchange. The fortunes of both are inextricably linked to Indonesia's minerals export policy. The ban on exports of nickel ore to China's vast nickel pig iron sector underlies that market's bull charge.
GENEVA, April 14- The World Trade Organization slightly raised its 2014 forecast for growth in global goods trade to 4.7 percent on Monday, saying it did not expect a return to the historical trend level of 5.3 percent until 2015..
GENEVA, April 14- The World Trade Organization revised its 2014 forecast for growth in global goods trade slightly upward to 4.7 percent on Monday, but said it did not expect growth to return to the historical trend level of 5.3 percent until 2015..
WTO SEES GLOBAL TRADE IN GOODS GROWING BY 4.7 PCT IN 2014, REVISED UP FROM FORECAST OF 4.5 PCT IN SEPT.
WTO SAYS DOLLAR VALUE OF GLOBAL SERVICES EXPORTS GREW 6 PCT TO $4.6 TRLN IN 2013, VS 2 PCT GROWTH IN 2012.
WTO SEES TRADE IN GOODS GROWING BY 5.3 PCT IN 2015, RETURNING TO 20- YEAR GROWTH TREND.
WTO SAYS MAIN VARIABLE IN WORLD TRADE FORECASTS IS SPEED OF EU ECONOMIC RECOVERY.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, says the country needs to invest and export more in order to build a more resilient economy.
HANOI, Vietnam— Vietnam has granted early release to two high-profile dissidents, bringing the number of democracy activists freed this month to three in what the government called a "policy of leniency." The unusual moves come as Hanoi is negotiating a free trade deal with the United States that is expected to help Vietnam's stumbling economy.
SINGAPORE, April 14- Nickel extended gains on Monday to hit its highest level in more than a year on renewed concerns over supply of the stainless steel material following Indonesia's move to stop ore exports.
*Australia keen to sell live cattle to China. SYDNEY/ BEIJING, April 14- Hot on the back of winning lower tariffs for beef exports from its largest buyer Japan, Australia is setting its sights on winning another major prize for its beef industry by persuading China to open its market to live cattle sales.
The UK needs to invest and reverse its declining exports if its recovery is to be more sustainable, the country's Treasury chief told CNBC.
TOKYO, April 12- The United States has proposed eliminating over 30 years its tariffs on Japanese motor vehicles but Japan rejected the proposal because the time period is unusually long, Kyodo News reported on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, April 11- A trade group representing U.S. food and beverage makers has asked U.S. authorities not to go ahead with a proposed dumping case against the Mexican sugar industry, as a coalition of sugar cane and beet producers recently urged.