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  • NEW DELHI, Oct 17- India's corn exports nearly halved in the year to September due to cheaper rival supplies from Brazil, Argentina and the United States, a trend that is expected to continue at least over the first few months of the current season, traders said on Friday. India's traditional customers in Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand...

  • Singapore September exports creep up Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:59 PM ET
    Shipping containers stacked along the docking bay at a port in Singapore.

    Singapore's exports in September rose less than expected as sales to Europe contracted and shipments to the United States slowed.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Free trade between the United States and China could generate annual combined economic gains of $460 billion for the two countries, according to new research from the Peterson Institute for International Economics. China stands to gain $330 billion, or 1.9 percent of gross domestic product, while the United States would benefit to the tune...

  • Brazil takes Indonesia to WTO over chicken imports Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    GENEVA, Oct 16- Brazil launched a dispute at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge Indonesian restrictions on Brazil's poultry meat exports, the WTO said. Brazil exported frozen chickens and chicken meat worth $7 billion last year, but Indonesia imported almost none and accounted for only $45,000 of Brazil's exports, according to a database of...

  • TORONTO, Oct 16- Two Canadian paper and pulp producers on Thursday urged the federal government to put pressure on China to overturn the country's anti-dumping duties on dissolving pulp, a cellulosic material used to produce rayon. Vancouver, British Columbia- based Fortress Paper said on Thursday that it had been asking the Canadian government to petition...

  • Japan trade minister questioned on political funds Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:57 AM ET

    TOKYO— Japan's trade minister was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday over possible violations of election laws, in the latest scandal involving female members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet. Obuchi said Thursday she was checking accounting details following reports she spent about 3.6 million yen in political funds on designer...

  • Oct 15- The U.S. government is expected to release a report in late October that will help assess whether domestic gasoline prices would rise if Congress or the Obama administration lifted the 40- year ban on crude oil exports. Congress mandated the oil export ban following the Arab oil embargo of the 1970 s, which sent shock waves through energy markets and...

  • *Costs to fall to $425 billion in 2015 if oil remains below $90. LONDON, Oct 15- The European Union could save up to $80 billion in energy imports if oil prices remain low, providing some relief to households and companies in a region that has been laid low for the last five years. This year's figure could fall by almost $25 billion to around $485 billion, and if oil prices...

  • India's Jan-Sept Iran oil imports up 38 pct y/y -trade Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    *India's total Sept oil imports drop 1.9 pct y/y- trade. NEW DELHI, Oct 15- India's oil imports from Iran rose 38 percent in the first nine months of the year as shipments surged with an easing of Western sanctions over Tehran's suspected nuclear activities, tanker arrival data obtained from trade sources shows. Diplomats from the United States, the European Union...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- Saudi Arabia's move to keep crude oil production high, fueling a steep global price slump, may have an unexpected consequence: intensifying the campaign by U.S. producers to scrap Washington's decades-old ban on exports of domestic crude. But many Americans, fearful of high gasoline prices, support the ban, as do their members of Congress.

  • ROME, Oct 14- China and the European Union have found a way to end a long-running dispute over Chinese exports of telecoms equipment, resolving one of the most divisive issues between the major trade partners, the EU's top trade official said on Tuesday. Both sides would also agree to monitor the market share of Chinese telecoms companies in Europe and European...

  • GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, Oct 14- India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday, potentially opening up an estimated $300 million a year export market for the United States. India had claimed its import restrictions, imposed in 2007,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- Ending a 40- year old ban on U.S. crude oil exports would not raise domestic gasoline prices because it would put more petroleum onto global markets, where fuel prices are primarily set, a study by The Aspen Institute said on Tuesday. As the U.S. oil boom of the last six years builds an excess of light crude along the Gulf Coast refining hub, calls have...

  • GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, Oct 14- India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other agricultural products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Tuesday. India had claimed its import restrictions were justified by international rules on animal health, but the panel agreed with the United States...

  • WTO sides with US farmers in dispute with India Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The World Trade Organization ruled in favor of U.S. poultry and egg farmers Tuesday in a dispute with India. The panel found India had violated several trade rules in imposing the restrictions. The poultry and egg industries estimate that trade with India could be worth $300 million annually if all of the restrictions are lifted.

  • MOSCOW, Oct 14- European companies in Russia warned on Tuesday they were being hurt by a Russian embargo on food imports as well as EU sanctions and risked being "sacrificed" in the standoff over Ukraine. In comments before Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivered a speech to the Association of European Businesses in Russia, the group's chairman criticized the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday that imports of steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey put U.S. producers at risk, clearing the way for import duties on the goods. ITC commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the complaint brought by Nucor Corp, Byer Steel, Cascade Steel, Commercial Metals Co and Gerdau Long...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday imports of steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey put U.S. producers at risk, clearing the way for import duties on the goods. ITC commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the complaint brought by Nucor Corp, Byer Steel, Cascade Steel, Commercial Metals Co and Gerdau Long Products...

  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS STEEL INDUSTRY IS AT RISK FROM STEEL REBAR IMPORTS FROM MEXICO, TURKEY, CLEARING WAY FOR DUTIES.

  • Serbia prepares hero's welcome for Putin Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    BELGRADE, Serbia— Soldiers are marching, battle tanks are rumbling on the streets and fighter jets are flying overhead. It's Serbia preparing to stage a hero's welcome for Russian President Vladimir Putin with the country's first military parade in 30 years. The red carpet reception for Putin, as he arrives in Belgrade on Thursday, comes as Serbia finds itself...