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  • WASHINGTON/ BRASILIA, Sept 30- The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million in compensation to end a dispute over cotton subsidies enjoyed by U.S. growers, two officials familiar with the settlement said on Tuesday.

  • TO PAY BRAZILIAN COTTON INSTITUTE $300 MILLION TO SETTLE WTO DISPUTE OVER COTTON SUBSIDIES- OFFICIALS FAMILIAR WITH THE SETTLEMENT.

  • SEOUL, Oct 1- Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for September, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Wednesday:. SEPT* AUG Balance 3.4 3.4 Exports 47.7 46.2 6.8 -0.2 Imports 44.3 42.9 8.0 3.1* Revised figures released on Sept. 15.

  • LONDON, Sept 30- U.S. oil refiners have been among the biggest beneficiaries of free trade in the last decade, so it is ironic some continue to lobby hard to maintain the protectionist ban on crude exports. Production, profits and jobs at U.S. refineries are increasingly underpinned by exports to Europe, Latin America and Asia.

  • *Newmont says exports 30,000 T from Indonesia on Monday. JAKARTA/ SYDNEY, Sept 30- Newmont Mining Corp sent out its first copper concentrate shipment from Indonesia this week that ended a nine-month hiatus, highlighting a ramp up in copper mine supply that is expected to tip the market into surplus this year.

  • "There are two prices that matter for Australia right now, those for homes and those for commodities, said Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia at HSBC. The alarm is shared by Australia as over 35 percent of its exports go to China, giving it an annual trade surplus worth around A $50 billion with the Asian giant.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 30- The United States and Brazil are close to settling a decade-old trade dispute over cotton subsidies, three Brazilian sources close to the talks told Reuters, in what would be the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal.

  • "There are two prices that matter for Australia right now, those for homes and those for commodities, said Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia at HSBC. The alarm is shared by Australia as over 35 percent of its exports go to China, giving it an annual trade surplus worth around A $50 billion with the Asian giant.

  • New EU trade chief seeks reset in US trade talks Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Acknowledging strong public skepticism in Europe over free trade talks with the U.S., the European Union's incoming trade chief on Monday called for a "fresh start" and more transparency in the negotiations.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:09 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    Canada's Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 B, gets strong position in Permian Basin Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago At start of busy week on the economic news front, markets edge down amid protests in Hong Kong Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business DreamWorks surges in premarket trading on reports of talks with SoftBank Dave& Buster's plans initial public offering of about 5.9 million shares US consumer spending expected to rebound in August, helped by stronger auto sales Pilots' union at Lufthansa calls for more strikes this week in ongoing labor dispute Lloyds dismisses 8 staff members in scandal linked to Libor interest rate; bonuses forfeited US trade secretary, business execs meet Poland's leaders to intensify trade relations

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Global stocks mixed as Hong Kong protests, weak Chinese data dampen US rally Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business DreamWorks surges in premarket trading on reports of talks with SoftBank Dave& Buster's plans initial public offering of about 5.9 million shares US consumer spending expected to rebound in August, helped by stronger auto sales Pilots' union at Lufthansa calls for more strikes this week in ongoing labor dispute Lloyds dismisses 8 staff members in scandal linked to Libor interest rate; bonuses forfeited US trade secretary, business execs meet Poland's leaders to intensify trade relations New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank intervenes in effort to cool currency

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:36 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Survey: Average bank fees for overdrafts, use of out-of-network ATMs surge from a year ago Global stocks mixed as Hong Kong protests, weak Chinese data dampen US rally Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Dave& Buster's plans initial public offering of about 5.9 million shares US consumer spending expected to rebound in August, helped by stronger auto sales Pilots' union at Lufthansa calls for more strikes this week in ongoing labor dispute Lloyds dismisses 8 staff members in scandal linked to Libor interest rate; bonuses forfeited US trade secretary, business execs meet Poland's leaders to intensify trade relations New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank intervenes in effort to cool currency Air France pilots union ends strike that has grounded flights worldwide for 14 days

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:17 a.m. EDT Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Global stocks mixed as Hong Kong protests, weak Chinese data dampen US rally Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business Dave& Buster's plans initial public offering of about 5.9 million shares US consumer spending expected to rebound in August, helped by stronger auto sales Pilots' union at Lufthansa calls for more strikes this week in ongoing labor dispute Lloyds dismisses 8 staff members in scandal linked to Libor interest rate; bonuses forfeited US trade secretary, business execs meet Poland's leaders to intensify trade relations New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank intervenes in effort to cool currency Air France pilots union ends strike that has grounded flights worldwide for 14 days Goodyear sees ash from rice husks as an opportunity to make tire tread production greener

  • *Commerce Ministry sees 2014 exports up 0.5-1.0 pct, not 3.5 pct. BANGKOK, Sept 29- Thai exports unexpectedly fell the most in August since flooding in late 2011 paralyzed the economy, putting pressure on the military government to speed up stimulus measures.

  • Russia warns Ukraine, EU over free-trade pact Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Sept 29- Russia issued a new warning on Monday that it would retaliate if the European Union or Ukraine push ahead with moves to implement a free-trade agreement. Russia says its economy would be hurt by the free trade deal because it would allow Ukraine to export cheaper European goods to Russia, undercutting local products.

  • US trade secretary seeks more business with Poland Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— Even as the U.S. and European Union seek a major free trade deal, Poland and the U.S. should intensify their commercial ties in areas ranging from construction to energy security, U.S.

  • *Customs-cleared exports -7.4 pct y/y in Aug, poll saw -3.6 pct. BANGKOK, Sept 29- Thai exports in August fell by the biggest percentage since bad flooding in late 2011, confirming that a key engine of the country's economy is not firing.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 29- The European Union's likely next trade chief will face tough questions about how she would handle free trade negotiations with the United States when confirmation hearings for the new European Commission open on Monday.

  • Candidate for top EU post stumbles into trade minefield Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Sept 27- The European Union's trade commissioner-designate stumbled into a political minefield on Saturday by suggesting she wanted to exclude a controversial investor protection clause from a planned EU-U.S. trade agreement.

  • Sept 26- U.S. wheat exports should not be hurt by the second discovery of experimental Monsanto Co. genetically modified wheat growing in a U.S. state where it was not approved, industry leaders said on Friday, because the wheat is not believed to be in commercial channels.