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  • U.S.-Japan trade talks hit new farm exports snag Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, Sept 26- U.S.- Japan trade talks hit a rough patch this week with both sides blaming the other for a stalemate over farm exports, a major hurdle in concluding an ambitious 12- nation trade pact.

  • EU-Canada trade deal has been finalized Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    OTTAWA, Ontario— A major trade agreement with Canada has the backing of all 28 EU countries after last minute opposition from Germany had threatened to scuttle the deal, European Union leaders said Friday.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 26- The European Union and Canada on Friday dismissed threats by a top German politician to block a free trade deal the two sides wrapped up in August after five years of often difficult negotiations.

  • USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    USDA said Friday that the incident is on a smaller scale than a similar finding in Oregon last year that prompted several Asian countries to temporarily ban U.S. wheat imports. The herbicide-resistant wheat was found on one to three acres in Montana, while the genetically engineered plants found in Oregon were spread over more than 100 acres.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/ 2 years in the second quarter with all sectors contributing to the jump in output in a bullish signal for the remainder of the year. "It increases our confidence that strong growth is obtainable in the second half of this year," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York.

  • Modi in America: India's top man goes on tour Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes out of a meeting room to receive his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay, before the start of their bilateral meeting in New Delhi.

    The Indian prime minister is being welcomed by corporate executives, Indian Americans and, most importantly, Barack Obama.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/ 2 years in the second quarter with all sectors contributing to the jump in output in a bullish signal for the remainder of the year. The Commerce Department on Friday raised its estimate of gross domestic product to show the economy expanded at a 4.6 percent annual rate.

  • BANGKOK, Sept 26- Thailand's central bank said on Friday the country's pivotal exports won't grow at all this year, but maintained the economy can still grow 1.5 percent in 2014 assuming the government can jack up spending in the last quarter.

  • Putin demands EU-Ukraine pact rewrite Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:49 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin has demanded a reopening of the EU's recently-ratified trade pact with Ukraine.

  • CAIRO, Sept 25- Egypt's current account deficit shrank to $2.4 billion in the 2013-14 fiscal year from $6.4 billion the previous year, boosted by billions of dollars in aid from Gulf Arab donors, the central bank said on Thursday.

  • Lawmakers in U.S. oil heartland soften over export ban Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- In the oil drilling and refining heartland of Texas, the debate over U.S. crude exports is no longer a fight over whether a 40- year ban should be lifted.

  • UPDATE 1-EU plans for Iran gas imports if sanctions go Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    *Iran has world's second biggest gas reserves. LONDON, Sept 24- The European Union is quietly increasing the urgency of a plan to import natural gas from Iran, as relations with Tehran thaw while those with top gas supplier Russia grow chillier.

  • Moldova sees Belarus buy up apples Russia banned Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    CHISINAU, Moldova— Moldova, which lost its largest market for apples when Russia placed an embargo on its fruit this summer, is finding a new buyer for its produce in Belarus. Russia placed an embargo on Moldova in July to punish it for signing a trade agreement with the European Union.

  • EU plans for Iran gas imports if sanctions go Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    *Iran has world's second biggest gas reserves. LONDON, Sept 24- The European Union is quietly increasing the urgency of a plan to import natural gas from Iran, as relations with Tehran thaw while those with top gas supplier Russia grow chillier.

  • WELLINGTON, Sept 24- New Zealand dairy exporter Fonterra slashed its milk payout forecast to a six-year low on Wednesday as global dairy prices tumble, and said a Russian ban on dairy imports would keep global prices volatile in the coming months.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- World trade in goods will grow by 3.1 percent this year, much less than the 4.6 percent forecast in April this year, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.

  • CORRECTED- WTO LOWERS FORECAST FOR WORLD TRADE GROWTH TO 3.1 PCT IN 2014.

  • World trade body cuts forecasts Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    BERLIN— The World Trade Organization has sharply reduced its forecast for global trade growth this year, pointing to uneven economic growth in countries including China and the U.S.

  • GENEVA, Sept 23- Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.