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  • *$35 bln poured into Europe stocks, bonds since QE unveiled. PARIS, March 6- European stocks rose on Friday with shares in stainless steel producers surging after news the European Union was set to impose anti-dumping duties on imports from China and Taiwan. Sources told Reuters the EU will impose anti-dumping duties later this month on imports of stainless...

  • The Commerce Department said Friday that the deficit fell 8.3 percent to $41.8 billion in January from $45.6 billion in December. The politically sensitive deficit with China was $29.3 billion in January, down from $30.4 billion in December. Still, that constant imbalance has created pressure on Congress and the Obama administration to take tougher actions...

  • BRUSSELS, March 6- The European Union will impose anti-dumping duties later this month on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled sheet from China and Taiwan, according to two sources familiar with a European Commission proposal. Eurofer says that China and Taiwan shipped 620 million euros worth of cold-rolled stainless steel into the European Union in...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US trade gap Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 6:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade deficit for January. GAP NARROWS: The expectation is that the trade deficit fell to $42 billion in January, according to the consensus tracked by the Bank of America. The politically sensitive deficit with China set another record last year, surging 23.9 percent to $342.6 billion.

  • BUDAPEST, March 6- Hungary will not support any trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that impairs the jurisdiction of Hungarian courts in trade disputes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. Orban pointed in particular to the matter of whether trade disputes are solved at national courts or "smuggled out" to an elected court...

  • BUDAPEST, March 6- Hungary will not support any trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that impairs the jurisdiction of Hungarian courts in trade disputes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio in an interview on Friday. "I cannot support any free trade agreement that removes jurisdiction over disputes from the Hungarian...

  • Why this top-performing currency may falter Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    The Thai baht has surprised by becoming a top-performing currency over the past year despite political turmoil, but that may change, analysts say.

  • *Supply concerns in Libya, Iraq initially boost prices. NEW YORK, March 5- Oil closed lower on Thursday in volatile trade, as a soaring dollar and the U.S. pursuit of an Iranian nuclear deal offset earlier gains from supply concerns in Libya and Iraq. Washington's pursuit of a nuclear agreement with Tehran, which could end sanctions against Iran and bring more oil...

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- A group of prominent U.S. economists, including former Federal Reserve chiefs, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, wrote to congressional leaders Thursday to support key trade legislation but warn against including currency rules in trade deals. The economists, all former chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, said...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- Trade unions stepped up their campaign against legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, appealing to lawmakers to oppose the plan. Nearly 400 union members and allies descended on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers on the so-called fast track legislation that would allow Congress to set...

  • Dangerous Chinese products: Blame the Americans Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    A welder at a factory in China.

    This is what U.S. firms that are manufacturing in China can do to protect their reputations and customers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The United States expects a global deal to cut customs red tape and streamline import procedures to come into force this year, a senior trade official said on Wednesday. Trade Representative for World Trade Organization and Multilateral Affairs, said Washington was "pretty confident" the deal agreed in Bali in 2013 would be up and running by...

  • Euro zone business growth at 7-month high in Feb -PMI Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    *PMIs point to Q1 GDP growth of 0.3 pct- Markit. Survey compiler Markit said the surveys pointed to first quarter GDP growth of 0.3 percent, the same as at the tail-end of 2014, as business activity expanded in all of the bloc's four biggest economies for the first time since last April. The weaker euro should help boost exports and, perhaps most importantly, the...

  • UPDATE 1-Russian assets little changed in early trade Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:42 AM ET

    MOSCOW, March 4- The Russian rouble was little changed in early trade on Wednesday, slightly losing ground against the U.S. dollar but gaining against the euro, while Moscow- listed shares edged higher. Oil, Russia's main export, traded around $0.3 lower, with Brent crude holding above $60 per barrel. Analysts said the future trajectory of the Russian currency was...

  • But Japan's deputy chief trade negotiator, Hiroshi Oe, told reporters there were no discussions about currency manipulation, and if the issue was brought to the table it would derail any agreement. Japan yen's has slumped since late 2012, when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power and started pursuing aggressive stimulus policies, worrying U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Bipartisan talks on how to speed trade deals through the U.S. Congress are deadlocked and legislation is unlikely to come up for debate before April, a senior Republican senator said on Tuesday, tightening the timeframe to finish a Pacific trade pact before the U.S. election season. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said talks on...

  • TOKYO, March 4- Any effort to add rules against currency cheating in a 12- nation Pacific trade pact would mean the end of negotiations, a senior Japanese negotiator said on Tuesday. Some U.S. lawmakers are pushing for a currency chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is near completion, partly due to concerns about a weak Japanese yen.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Senior U.S. officials on Tuesday briefed Democrats in the House of Representatives on a Pacific trade pact, as the administration pushed to overcome skepticism about trade deals among members of President Barack Obama's own party. Trade Representative Michael Froman and National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients updated...

  • CEO group: Trade would increase hiring in US Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for their companies overseas. Most Republicans, who now control Congress, support broadening trade.

  • CG CEO: Europe big delta in economy  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:05 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group co-CEO, discusses the impact of carried interest on executive compensation, uncertainty in Europe and corporate tax reform.