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  • Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Thursday getting authority to move trade deals through Congress quickly would allow the Obama administration to move trade agreements forward.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 16- China's exports of aluminum products have continued to surge, a trend that if continued may push the rest of the world toward a surplus. China's exports of primary, alloy and semi-finished aluminum grew by around 43 percent in the first quarter over the same period last year, according to preliminary customs data released on...

  • BEIJING, April 16- China's cotton imports dropped around 40 percent in March from the same month the year before, hit by strikes at U.S. West Coast ports and as Beijing issues less import permits to mills. Beijing has sought to cut imports this year to stimulate demand for domestic cotton after it halted a state stockpiling programme that had previously bought up...

  • SHANGHAI, April 16- An open and free Internet is essential in the 21st century, U.S. Pritzker is leading a three-city trade mission to China, focused largely on green industries, to boost business links despite friction over issues including high-tech exports and cybersecurity regulations. Business groups, including the American Chamber of Commerce in...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 16- China's exports of aluminium products have continued to surge, a trend that if continued may push the rest of the world toward a surplus. China's exports of primary, alloy and semi-finished aluminium grew by around 43 percent in the first quarter over the same period last year, according to preliminary customs data released on...

  • *China's March exports fell 15 pct, Q1 GDP growth slowing. GUANGZHOU, China, April 16- More than half of China's exporters expect a trade slowdown to last at least six months as production costs climb and European demand weakens, according to a Reuters survey at the country's biggest trade fair. The fair is taking place just after economic data showed China's...

  • MUMBAI, April 15- India may go to the World Trade Organisation if the European Union does not reconsider a decision to suspend the sale of about 700 generic drugs that were approved based on clinical trials by GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd, the firm's CEO said. The European Medicines Agency suspension became effective in January, a month after France, Germany, Belgium...

  • US lawmakers near fast track for Asia trade deal Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    U.S. lawmakers are close to finalizing details of a bill to speed trade deals through Congress, a move that would seal a sweeping Pacific trade pact.

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. lawmakers are close to finalizing details of a bill to speed trade deals through Congress, a move that would seal a sweeping Pacific trade pact that has been more than five years in the making and is a key part of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia. Fast track enables Congress to set negotiating priorities for the administration in...

  • The key to helping small farmers? Going organic Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Government invests in organic farmers to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes.

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Wednesday he hopes to reach an agreement by the end of the day on a bipartisan bill to speed trade deals through Congress. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to address a joint meeting of Congress on April 29 and having fast-track in train by then would be a positive sign for the...

  • US needs to catch up to digital Europe: Chambers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:20 AM ET

    Europe could outpace the United States in the digital revolution, Cisco Systems chief John Chambers tells CNBC.

  • MOSCOW, April 15- Russian Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said on Wednesday the ministry had yet to decide whether a wheat export tax should be extended for the next 2015/ 16 marketing year and whether to lift a ban on some Western food products. Russia banned most Western food imports, worth about $9 billion, last year in retaliation to Western sanctions...

  • Hank Paulson: China hasn't built better capitalism Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:03 AM ET
    Henry Paulson Jr.

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson tells CNBC the growth model powering China's economy is running out of steam.

  • Euro zone surplus widens but trade with Russia plummets Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:04 AM ET

    *EU exports to Russia in Jan-Feb fall 34 pct. BRUSSELS, April 15- An increase in exports and stable imports helped the euro zone widen its trade surplus in February, although by slightly less than expected, as a weaker euro helped soften the continued fall in sales to Russia. The weaker euro, helped by a U.S.-style bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank,...

  • MUMBAI, April 15- India may go to the World Trade Organization if the European Union does not reconsider its decision to suspend the sale of about 700 generic drugs that were approved based on clinical trials by GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd, the firm's CEO said. The European Medicines Agency suspension became effective in January, a month after France, Germany, Belgium...

  • But in many ways China doesn't really look like an economy growing at 7 percent, with exports plunging in March, power generation dropping 3.7 percent, the biggest fall since 2008, and a host of other indicators pointing to sluggish growth. The National Bureau of Statistics remains confident that China will meet its GDP growth target of 7 percent for the whole of...

  • SEOUL, April 15- Exports in South Korea are expected to continue falling for the time being due to negative impacts from low global oil prices, the country's trade ministry said on Wednesday. The ministry expects total trade value in 2015 to top $1 trillion but to be less than last year's $1.1 trillion. The Bank of Korea, expecting weak growth to continue, in March...

  • S.KOREA EXPORTS TO KEEP FALLING FOR TIME BEING DUE TO LOW GLOBAL OIL PRICES- TRADE MINISTRY.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The United States plans to appeal a World Trade Organization ruling against its dolphin-safe tuna labeling regime, a spokesman for the U.S Trade Representative said on Tuesday. The United States was pleased that the WTO compliance panel found it was entitled to disqualify tuna caught by the method used by Mexican fishing boats from...