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  • OTTAWA, May 6- Canada's trade surplus plummeted to just C $79 million in March from C $847 million in February as the long-suffering export sector showed little sign of permanent recovery. Since the end of the recession, Canada's exporters have struggled with weak markets and a stronger Canadian dollar.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded, but the improvement was probably not enough to help first-quarter growth. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap fell 3.6 percent to $40.4 billion. February's deficit was revised to $41.9 billion from a previously reported $42.3 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded, but the improvement was probably not enough to help first-quarter growth. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap fell 3.6 percent to $40.4 billion. February's deficit was revised to $41.9 billion from a previously reported $42.3 billion.

  • *Netflix jumps 6.8 pct in after-hours trade. *Fears about Ukraine persist in wake of fresh violence. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, building on last week's rally as investors continued to digest corporate results, while the dollar reached a two-week high against the yen after Japan posted a record trade deficit.

  • *Japan logs largest-ever trade deficit; dollar rises vs yen. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors found little reason to push up prices after last week's rally, while the dollar reached a two-week high against the yen after Japan posted a record trade deficit.

  • *Japan posts record trade deficit, hits yen. *Unrest in Ukraine likely to limit safe-haven yen's losses. NEW YORK, April 21- The dollar rose to a two-week high against the yen on Monday after Japan posted a record trade deficit in the fiscal year ended in March, though tensions in Ukraine were likely to limit losses on the safe-haven Japanese currency.

  • *Japan logs largest-ever trade deficit, nudges up dollar/yen. TOKYO, April 21- Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday, as tensions in Ukraine kept investors cautious amid an absence of catalysts as several markets remained closed for the Easter holiday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched down 0.1 percent.

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japan suffered its worst annual trade deficit in March as exports growth slowed to its weakest in a year, suggesting a rapid loss of economic momentum that may prompt policy makers into early action as a national sales tax hike puts more strain on growth.

  • UPDATE 1-IMF adds pressure on South Korea to let won rise Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:42 PM ET

    SEOUL, April 18- South Korea came under fresh pressure on Friday to let the won rise faster, when the International Monetary Fund said it was carrying an abnormally big current account surplus and that more dollar purchases would do more harm than good.

  • BRUSSELS, April 15- The euro zone's trade surplus widened in February from a year earlier on rising exports with imports unchanged, the European Union's statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday.

  • NEW DELHI, April 11- Gold and silver imports into India, the world's second-biggest buyer of the metal, dropped 40 percent to $33.46 billion in 2013/ 14, a trade ministry source said on Friday, following a series of restrictions imposed by the federal government to curtail the current account deficit.

  • BEIJING, April 10- China's exports fell 6.6 percent in March from a year earlier, while imports slipped 11.3 percent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of $7.7 billion for the month, the Customs Administration said on Thursday.

  • *China trade balance, GDP data in focus. *Copper surplus looms as mine supply ramps-up. LONDON, April 9- Nickel prices surged to their highest in over a year on Wednesday on persistent worries about shortages due to Indonesia's ban on ore exports but copper eased on concerns about economic growth in top metals consumer China.

  • *China trade balance, GDP data in focus. *Copper surplus looms as mine supply ramps-up. LONDON, April 9- Copper eased on Wednesday, slipping from a one-week high hit in the previous session, depressed by concern that an economic slowdown in top consumer China could hit demand for industrial metals.

  • UK: Trade balance remains 'fairly wide'     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Amit Kara, U.K. economist at UBS, says the U.K.'s trade balance for February is a "little bit better" than expected but points out that the goods trade balance remains "fairly wide."

  • German exports drop more than forecast in February Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    BERLIN, April 9- German exports fell more than expected in February while imports rose, narrowing the trade surplus in Europe's largest economy, data showed on Wednesday. Figures from the Federal Statistics Office showed seasonally-adjusted exports down 1.3 percent on the month and imports up 0.4 percent.

  • Investors coming back to Italy: Trade body     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Foreign Trade Agency, says there is optimism about investing in Italy, but unemployment still remains the biggest priority for the government.

  • How WTO leaders are hedging their bets in Bali     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 6:04 PM ET

    Live from Bali at the World Trade Organization conference, CNBC's Lisa Oake says leaders are working on regional deals in case a multilateral trade pact fails.

  • India calls WTO agricultural deal 'half baked'     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 10:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Lisa Oake reports live in Bali at the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting after India's commerce minister called the agricultural deal on the table "half-baked."

  • Is a global trade agreement on the horizon?     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:02 PM ET

    Trade ministers are in Bali, Indonesia for the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting. CNBC's Lisa Oake tells you what to expect.