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  • WASHINGTON, March 31- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was not worried that the next U.S. president might seek to reopen the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA, which came into force in 1994, binds the United States, Canada and Mexico. Trudeau says the agreement has benefited Canada by boosting trade and creating...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 31- The U.S. dollar's share of allocated global currency reserves grew for a second straight quarter, while euro's share declined further to its smallest in nearly 14 years, according to data from the International Monetary Fund released on Thursday. "With China's share coming as part of the allocated reserves, it becomes tricky to analyze...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was not worried that the next U.S. President might seek to reopen the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement. "I don't think that's a real issue.

  • LONDON, March 31- Britain's current account deficit has surged to a record high, underscoring a weak spot in an economy that is coming under sharper focus before a vote on whether to remain in the European Union. Finance minister George Osborne said the widening of the deficit to a record 7.0 percent of gross domestic product- up from 4.3 percent of GDP in the third...

  • SHANGHAI, March 31- The People's Bank of China reported data on its derivatives holdings positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies versus the yuan for the first time on Thursday. The move should help address appeals from investors and the International Monetary Fund that the central bank cast more light on its derivatives holdings, given...

  • SHANGHAI, March 31- The People's Bank of China reported data on its derivatives holdings positions in forwards and futures in foreign currencies versus the yuan for the first time on Thursday. The move should help address appeals from investors and the International Monetary Fund that the central bank cast more light on its derivatives holdings, given...

  • *Current account deficit hits record high. *GDP growth revised up in Q4 and 2015. LONDON, March 31- Britain's current account deficit widened to a record high at the end of last year, highlighting a weak spot in an economy coming under sharper focus ahead of a vote on whether to remain in the European Union.

  • GENEVA, March 31- Canada has filed a complaint against the United States over countervailing duties imposed on imports of supercalendered or glossy printing paper, the World Trade Organization said on Thursday. In its proceeding filed on Wednesday, Canada said the U.S. measures were inconsistent with several provisions of the WTO's Agreement on Subsidies...

  • *OPEC supply rises by 100,000 bpd to 32.47 million bpd. *For a table of OPEC output, see. LONDON, March 30- OPEC oil output is rising in March, a Reuters survey found, as higher supply from Iran after the lifting of sanctions and near-record exports from southern Iraq offset maintenance and outages in smaller producers.

  • March 30- The following table shows OPEC crude oil output in millions of barrels per day in March and February, on the basis of a Reuters survey published on Wednesday. OPEC has no supply target. There are no individual quotas for the OPEC member countries.

  • LONDON, March 30- Britain would struggle to negotiate an exit from the European Union within a two-year deadline if voters decide to leave the bloc in June's referendum, the country's former top civil servant said on Wednesday. If they decide to leave, EU rules state that Britain will have two years to hammer out the terms of its new relationship with the EU on...

  • Ecuador's Oil Minister Carlos Pareja told reporters on Monday they were hoping to hold the meeting before OPEC and non- OPEC producers meet in Doha next month. "This Wednesday we're going to Colombia and Mexico to discuss this meeting, it would be extraordinary that it be held here in Quito before the OPEC and non- OPEC meeting," he said. Ecuador and Venezuela have...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The financial safety net erected by central banks, exporters and the International Monetary Fund has grown in recent years, but has left many emerging market countries vulnerable to global economic shocks, the IMF said in a new research paper released on Monday. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in February called for an expanded...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Monday announced her intention to reappoint David Lipton as the Fund's first deputy managing director to a new five-year term starting Sept. 1. Lipton, an American, was an economic adviser to President Barack Obama before joining the IMF in 2011, shortly after Lagarde...

  • *10 countries say to attend Doha freeze meeting so far. Brent crude futures were up 22 cents at $40.66 per barrel at 1250 GMT. Members and non-members from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are due to meet in the Qatari capital Doha on April 17 to discuss the plan.

  • *10 countries say to attend Doha freeze meeting so far. Brent crude futures were up just 9 cents at $40.53 per barrel at 1107 GMT. Members and non-members from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are due to meet in the Qatari capital Doha on April 17 to discuss the plan.

  • *10 countries say to attend Doha freeze meeting so far. Brent crude futures were up 25 cents at $40.69 per barrel at 0916 GMT. Members and non-members from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are due to meet in the Qatari capital Doha on April 17 to discuss the plan.

  • BRUSSELS, March 28- Three cases on the legality of bulk data collection pending at the top European Union court could spell trouble for a new transatlantic data pact that will underpin billions of dollars in digital trade. EU and U.S. officials clinched an agreement on the Privacy Shield framework on Feb. 2 after two years of difficult talks aimed at ensuring that...

  • March 25- Qatar has invited all OPEC members and major producers from outside the exporting group to attend talks on April 17 on a deal to freeze output at January levels to support the global oil market, Qatar's energy ministry said on Tuesday. "The need has become an urgent matter to bring back balance to the market and recovery to the global economy," the ministry...

  • BRUSSELS, March 24- The British referendum on whether to leave the European Union has prompted Brussels officials to plan to postpone an EU summit scheduled on the same day, several EU sources told Reuters. The regular June meeting of the European Council, the heads of state and government of the 28 member states, would convene on Monday and Tuesday, June 27-28, a...