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  • MOSCOW/ ASTANA, Oct 30- Moscow may limit food shipments from Belarus and Ukraine to Kazakhstan across Russian territory because of attempts to sell banned imports in Russia, the head of Russia's veterinary and phytosanitary service was quoted as saying on Thursday. Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have a free-trade zone as part of their customs union, and Minsk...

  • *Economy grows at 3.5 percent pace in third quarter. WASHINGTON, Oct 30- A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday,...

  • RUSSIA'S VETERINARY SERVICE SAYS MAY BAN PORK IMPORTS FROM BELARUS DUE TO OUTBREAK OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER- RIA NEWS AGENCY.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- U.S. businesses urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to make a case for fast-track authority on trade agreements before his upcoming trip to Asia, which is seen as an opportunity to push a Pacific trade deal. A bipartisan bill on so-called trade promotion authority, which allows lawmakers to set priorities for trade deals in return for a...

  • Will Asia’s exports ever recover? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:38 PM ET

    Asia's export growth has stalled since a post-financial crisis recovery, faced with a combination of weak global demand and structural changes, HSBC said.

  • German exports to Russia fall sharply in August Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    BERLIN— German exports to Russia dropped by more than a quarter in August over the same month a year ago as sanctions over Ukraine took an increasing toll. The Federal Statistical Office said Wednesday that German exports to Russia dropped 26.3 percent in August to 2.3 billion euros. Over the first eight months of 2014, exports to Russia fell 16.6 percent to 20.3...

  • UPDATE 1-German exports to Russia plunge in August Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    BERLIN, Oct 29- German exports to Russia fell by more than 26 percent on the year in August, the sharpest fall since the financial crisis in 2009, according to data released on Wednesday which underlines the impact of Russia sanctions on Europe's biggest economy. Germany is Russia's biggest trading partner in the European Union but its exports to Russia already...

  • BERLIN, Oct 29- German exports to Russia fell by more than 26 percent on the year in August, the sharpest fall since the financial crisis in 2009, according to data released on Wednesday which underlines the impact of Russia sanctions on Europe's biggest economy. Exports to Russia in August were worth 2.3 billion euros, a 26.3 percent drop against the same month a...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 29- London nickel jumped on Wednesday, adding to a 5 percent gain in the previous session, as worries about declining ore stocks in China set off a buying spree that traders said included purchases by consumers. Nickel was this year's stellar pick for investors after a ban on Indonesian ore exports threatened to starve China's stainless steel mills of...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Oct 29- China has boosted exports of steel qualifying for a generous tax exemption to some Asian countries, triggering accusations that mills in the world's biggest producer are taking advantage of the rebate to sell surplus steel cheaply. The steel in question contains boron, an element that can harden steel for uses ranging from...

  • Is China's export boom fake? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:26 PM ET

    Exports are regarded as the bright spot in China's slowing economy, but growing evidence suggests firms are "over-invoicing" outbound shipments.

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, Oct 29- China has boosted exports of steel qualifying for a generous tax exemption to some Asian countries, triggering accusations that mills in the world's biggest producer are taking advantage of the rebate to sell surplus steel cheaply. The steel in question contains boron, an element that can harden steel for uses ranging from...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 28- Mexico expects to export 1.5 million tonnes of sugar to the United States in the current season following a trade deal struck this week, the country's sugar chamber said on Tuesday, in what would mark a sharp drop from the previous season. Francisco De Rosenzweig, Mexico's deputy foreign trade minister, said the deal provides Mexico with more...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 28- Mexico expects to export 1.5 million tonnes of sugar to the United States during the current season following a trade deal struck on Monday, which would mark a sharp drop compared to last season, the country's sugar chamber said on Tuesday. Juan Cortina, president of Mexico's sugar chamber, added that the deal does not involve a fixed export...

  • BANGKOK, Oct 28- Thailand's exports and imports unexpectedly rebounded in September, a rare piece of good news for the military government which is struggling to revive the economy after seizing power in May. Exports, which are equal to more than 60 percent of the Thai economy each year, rose 3.19 percent from a year earlier, the Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday,...

  • *JPM sees higher grade Philippine nickel ore exports to China. SYDNEY, Oct 28- London copper was perched near a two-week high on Tuesday as upcoming labour strikes at mines threatened to trim expectations for a metal surplus, while indications of a seasonal pick up in demand from top consumer China also supported prices. Workers at Freeport-McMoRan's...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- Mexico and the United States reached a deal on Monday to avert potentially steep duties on Mexican sugar imports to the United States, defusing a months-long dispute that threatened to escalate into a major trade war. The concessions will help resolve a dispute that threatened to spiral into a tit-for-tat trade war after Mexico...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 27- A draft agreement between the United States and Mexico to suspend import duties on Mexican sugar would set reference prices for sugar shipments, according to texts released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The agreement, if confirmed, would set a reference price for refined sugar at $0.2357 per pound and a price for all other sugar at $0.2075...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- Mexico and the United States reached a deal on Monday to avert potentially steep duties on Mexican sugar imports to the United States in talks that went down to the last minute. The U.S. Department of Commerce said late on Monday that Mexican and U.S. officials and Mexican sugar exporters initialed a draft agreement that would...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 27- Mexican factory exports slipped in September while consumer imports plunged in a sign that a recovery in Latin America's No. 2 economy may be losing steam. Most of Mexico's exports are manufactured goods and nearly 80 percent of the country's exports are sent to the United States. Mexico's economy picked up in the second quarter after a slow...