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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- U.S. trade officials voted on Wednesday to continue investigations into imports of line pipe from South Korea and Turkey, which could end in tariffs on the products. Companies including Northwest Pipe Company, JMC Steel Group division Energex and Maverick Tube Corporation complained that imports from the two countries rose 38.9 percent...

  • GENEVA, Nov 26- The World Trade Organization postponed adoption of the first global trade reform in its 19- year history on Wednesday, delaying by a day after a last-minute objection from Argentina, diplomats said. It cut back its ambitions to ensure unanimous backing for a small package of trade reforms at a meeting in Bali last December, but a new government in...

  • Euro protests trip up TTIP trade pact with US Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:02 AM ET
    A Hapag-Lloyd container ship in the Port of Los Angeles

    European campaigners against an EU-US accord have held up progress toward the world's biggest free trade deal by deluging an online public forum.

  • BANGKOK, Nov 26- Thailand's exports rose for a second straight month in October, adding to evidence the trade-reliant economy is gaining a stronger footing after months of political unrest. Southeast Asia's second-largest economy is struggling to gain traction as shipments have been weak and domestic activity remains sluggish even after a May coup ended...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 26- Russia's central bank will move towards cutting rates after it stabilises inflationary expectations, First Deputy Governor Ksenia Yudayeva said on Wednesday. Annual inflation has risen to more than 8 percent because of a weaker rouble and an import ban on some Western food imports, put in place in retaliation to Western sanctions over Russia's...

  • Commodity deflation to hurt these economies     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:12 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Vice President at Delta Economics, says commodity deflation in countries like Germany and China is worrying.

  • The company increased its reliance on China after the United States and European Union slapped stiff anti-dumping duties on solar products made in the Asian country. Average selling price is expected to fall by 2- 3 cents with "sales mix leaning toward China", Yiyu Wang, Yingli's chief financial officer, said on a conference call. Solar panel prices in China are...

  • *Algeria, Bahamas, Belarus, Liberia and Serbia also in line. GENEVA, Nov 25- The 160- member World Trade Organization is in active discussions with 10 countries aiming to become members, including Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo said in a report on Tuesday. But several bigger countries are queuing up, led by Kazakhstan.

  • SANTIAGO, Nov 24- A free-trade area that encompasses Latin America's different economies was not a realistic prospect, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Monday, even as she opened a forum that seeks to push for further integration across the region. Ministers and officials for the pro-free trade' Alianza de Pacifico' states of Chile, Peru, Colombia and...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 24- Brazil's current account deficit widened in October from the previous month, highlighting the rapid deterioration of the external accounts as prices of key exports drop sharply. Brazil's current account deficit in September was $7.907 billion. In the last 12 months through October, the current account deficit was equivalent to 3.73 percent...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 24- The United States wants to step up its trade dialogue with India, Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday, after the resolution of a global trade dispute paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India. In India for the first round of high-level trade talks since the breakthrough, Froman urged progress on key areas of U.S....

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 24- The United States wants to step up its trade dialogue with India, Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday, after the resolution of a global trade dispute paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India. In India for the first round of high-level trade talks since the breakthrough, Froman urged progress on key areas of U.S....

  • ISTANBUL, Nov 21- Rating agency Standard& Poor's said on Friday it expected Turkey's current account deficit, its main economic weakness, to remain close to 5.3 percent of output until 2017, with falling oil prices helping the economy to rebalance. The agency, which affirmed its unsolicited BB+ rating, one notch below investment grade, said it saw elevated policy...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 21- Europe's proposed free trade agreement with the United States would collapse if European leaders bowed to pressure to remove investment protection from any deal, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Friday. The United States and the European Union are trying to seal a free trade deal which could bring economic gains of around $100...

  • BEIJING, Nov 21- A flurry of private Chinese investment into Hollywood should prompt Beijing to loosen its restrictions on U.S. film imports, the mayor of Los Angeles said in China on Friday as he urged officials to raise the country's annual cap on foreign films. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is leading a two-week trade mission across three Asian countries,...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 21- A plan giving Brussels new powers to fight unfair Chinese exports "is dead", Italy said on Friday, with the European Union ideologically split over how to deal with countries that dump cheap goods in Europe. Countries such as France say Europe must defend its industries, while free-trade advocates like Sweden see the rules as protectionism.

  • China to overhaul grains import quota system Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    China plans to revamp the scheme it uses to allocate quotas for agricultural imports, as part of efforts to stamp out corruption and to rein in record state grain stockpiles.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday set duties on imports of rail and road transport containers from China after finding the goods were sold below cost in the United States. In 2013, about $184 million worth of such containers were imported from China. The duties, which must still be confirmed in a final decision by the Commerce Department...

  • BEIJING, Nov 21- China plans to revamp the scheme it uses to allocate quotas for agricultural imports, as part of efforts to stamp out corruption and to rein in record state grain stockpiles, according to government and industry sources. The low-tariff quotas, which are sanctioned under China's membership of the World Trade Organisation, are allocated to...

  • UK economy 'failing' on exports: BCC chief     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    John Longworth, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says exports have fallen sharply and government support is needed to boost them.