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Economic Reports Trade Balance

  • BRASILIA, April 3- Brazil posted a trade surplus of $7.1 billion in March, government data showed on Monday, surpassing market expectations despite a small drop in beef exports after a corruption scandal in the sector led to temporary import bans. Exports totaled $20.1 billion and imports $12.9 billion. Economists in a Reuters poll predicted a surplus of $6.8...

  • President Xi Jingping.

    Amy Celico, Albright Stonebridge Group, provides perspective on what the two world leaders want to accomplish when they meet later this week.

  • Trump, Xi face off at Mar-a-Lago

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche provides a preview of President Trump's meeting with China's President Xi Jinping in Florida later this week.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping

    Former Deputy US Trade Rep. Robert Holleyman, provides insight to the upcoming meeting between President Trump and China President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago.

  • Don't expect more than a handshake at Trump/Xi meeting: Expert

    John Rutledge, Safanad CIO, and Gordon Chang, Daily Beast columnist, provide insight to the upcoming meeting between President Trump and China's Xi Jinping.

  • For years, the United States has been importing more goods from Germany than it exports to Europe's biggest economy, due to the relatively strong competitiveness of German firms and the high demand among U.S. customers for' Made in Germany' goods. The resulting U.S. trade deficit with Germany has nearly doubled in the past 10 years from some 28.8 billion euros in...

  • For years, the United States has been importing more goods from Germany than it exports to Europe's biggest economy, due to the relatively strong competitiveness of German firms and the high demand among U.S. customers for' Made in Germany' goods. The resulting U.S. trade deficit with Germany has nearly doubled in the past 10 years from some 28.8 billion euros in...

  • SEOUL, April 1- South Korea's exports to China rose for a fifth straight month in March, but shipments to the United States and Europe declined, trade ministry data showed on Saturday. Exports to the United States declined 5.3 percent on-year, wiping out a 1.7 percent gain in February, the same data showed. South Korea posted a $1.82 billion trade surplus against the...

  • In his 2016 White House bid, the New York businessman campaigned heavily against free-trade deals and accused China of draining jobs from U.S. factory towns with cheap exports. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang on Friday said the U.S.- China trade imbalance was mostly the result of differences in the two countries' economic structures and noted...

  • But a rough halving of Britain's huge current account deficit as a percentage of output, and a rise in foreign direct investment to 110 billion pounds, offered hope that one of the economy's big vulnerabilities may already be fading as ministers begin 18 months of talks on leaving the European Union. Driven by a late surge around month-end fixing of major...

  • The orders come as Trump prepares for his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi next week in Florida, where trade issues promise to be a major source of tension. China was the biggest contributor to the $734 billion U.S. goods trade deficit last year, and the meeting "will be a very difficult one" Trump said in a tweet. The directives allow Trump to...

  • The orders come as Trump prepares for his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi next week in Florida, where trade issues promise to be a major source of tension. China was the biggest contributor to the $734 billion U.S. goods trade deficit last year, and the meeting "will be a very difficult one" Trump said in a tweet. The directives allow Trump to...

  • BEIJING, March 31- China called on the United States to play its part in resolving trade frictions between the two countries, and said Beijing isn't devaluing its currency to boost exports as tensions simmered ahead of President Xi Jinping's first meeting with U.S. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang acknowledged there was a trade imbalance, but said...

  • The orders come as Trump prepares for his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi next week in Florida, where trade issues promise to be a major source of tension. China was the biggest contributor to the $734 billion U.S. goods trade deficit last year. The directives allow Trump to focus on meeting his campaign promises to combat the flow of...

  • The orders, which underscore China's position as the biggest contributor to the $734 billion U.S. goods trade deficit last year, comes as Trump prepares for his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi next week in Florida, where trade issues promise to be a major source of tension. The directives allow Trump to focus on meeting his campaign...

  • BEIJING, March 31- China does not have any policy to devalue its currency to promote exports, Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said on Friday, ahead of President Xi Jinping's first meeting with U.S. In a briefing, Zheng said China does not seek a trade surplus with the United States and that it was willing to work to promote more balanced trade, although he said...

  • BEIJING, March 31- China does not have any policy to devalue its currency to promote exports, Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said on Friday, ahead of President Xi Jinping's first meeting with U.S. In a briefing, he said China does not seek a trade surplus with the United States. This is Xi's first meeting with Trump, who assumed office Jan. 20, and comes as the two...

  • It will be the first meeting between Xi and Trump, whose presidency began on Jan. 20, amid heightened tensions between the worlds two largest economies over issues including North Korea, the disputed South China Sea, Taiwan and trade. U.S. administration officials say the need for China to do more on North Korea, the large U.S. trade imbalance with China, and...

  • It will be the first meeting between Xi and Trump, whose presidency began on Jan. 20, amid heightened tensions between the worlds two largest economies over issues including North Korea, the disputed South China Sea, Taiwan and trade. U.S. administration officials say North Korea, the large U.S. trade imbalance with China and Beijing's pursuit of expansive claims...

  • BEIRUT, March 29- Iran posted its second trade surplus in 37 years for the past Iranian calendar year, which began in March 2016 and ended last week, according to customs data cited in a report by the Islamic Republic News Agency. But the lifting of sanctions last year helped Iran move toward re-establishing old business ties and taking preliminary steps towards...