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Economic Reports Trade Balance

  • Beginning of NAFTA renegotiation?

    Neeraj Seth, BlackRock, says Trump can negotiate trade pacts but it would be impossible to unwind the global supply chain.

  • April 23- China's General Administration of Customs published the revised trade data for March on Sunday:. *China reported March trade balance of+ $23.92 billion, down slightly from+ $23.93 billion in preliminary data. *Customs said March dollar-denominated import and export growth were +20.3 percent and +16.4 percent respectively, unchanged from...

  • A shipping container is moved with a crane before being loaded onto a ship docked at the Port of Oakland

    The West's rising protectionism is a threat to Asia’s prosperity, Tommy Koh, Singapore's ambassador-at-large, said Thursday.

  • TAIPEI, April 21- Taiwan's trade surplus with the United States is significantly smaller than Washington estimates, the economics minister said, a point it hopes to press in its bid to get off the U.S. Taiwan, which was mentioned by the Treasury last October, appeared again along with China, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and Germany on the latest list published...

  • BERLIN, April 20- Germany on Thursday pushed back against U.S. criticism of its trade surplus, saying ahead of global finance talks in Washington that nobody could blame Berlin for the competitiveness of' Made in Germany' products. Treasury currency report on Friday, the Trump administration backed away from naming any major trading partner as a currency...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Japan's exports rose 12.0 percent in March from a year earlier, marking the fourth straight month of gains due to strengthening global demand, Ministry of Finance data showed on Thursday. The trade balance came to a surplus of 614.7 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 575.8 billion yen surplus. To view full tables, go to the website of the...

  • *Japan, U.S. agree dialogue should produce concrete results. *Japan had a $69- bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday put Japan on notice that Washington wants results "in the near future" from talks it hopes will open markets to U.S. goods, adding that the dialogue could lead to negotiations on a two-way trade deal.

  • GUANGZHOU, China, April 18- Higher costs and rising wages are among the top headaches for exporters at China's largest trade fair, but days after the first U.S.- China summit under the new president one topic of conversation buzzed about the vast halls: Donald Trump. Trump made reversing the United States' long-standing trade deficit with China a key part of his...

  • *Japan, U.S. agree dialog should produce concrete results. *Japan had a $69- bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday kicked off talks with Japan that the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. goods and attract infrastructure investment, putting Tokyo on notice that Washington wants results soon.

  • *Japan had a $69 bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence kicked off talks with Japan on Tuesday the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. goods and attract infrastructure investment, after seeking to reassure Washington's key ally amid rising tensions over North Korea. "When President Trump agreed to this dialogue, he...

  • *Pence begins Japan leg of tour with working lunch with PM Abe. *Japan had a $69 bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence kicked off talks with Japan on Tuesday the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. goods and attract infrastructure investment, after seeking to reassure Washington's key ally amid rising tensions over North...

  • *Pence to begin Japan leg with working lunch with PM Abe. *Japan had a $69 bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence landed in Tokyo on Tuesday, where he is expected to reassure Washington's ally amid tensions over North Korea, while also holding talks the White House hopes will open doors for U.S. goods and attract infrastructure...

  • *Pence to begin Japan leg with working lunch with PM Abe. *Japan had a $69 bln trade surplus with United States last year. Vice President Mike Pence will meet Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo the White House hopes will open doors for U.S.-made products and attract Japanese infrastructure investment in the United...

  • Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo that the White House hopes will open doors in Japan for U.S.-made products and attract Japanese investment for infrastructure projects in the United States. Last year, Japan had a $69 billion trade surplus with the United States, the U.S....

  • Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday, kicking off talks in Tokyo that the White House hopes will open doors in Japan for U.S.-made products and attract Japanese investment for infrastructure projects in the United States. Last year, Japan had a $69 billion trade surplus with the United States, the U.S....

  • TAIPEI, April 17- Taiwan stocks fell slightly on Monday, largely tracking regional shares and unnerved by the U.S. Treasury's decision to keep Taiwan on a monitoring list for its trade practices. Treasury last week maintained that Taiwan's material current account surplus merited Taiwan to stay on its monitoring list, though it dropped a second criterion that...

  • Trump has said some U.S. trading partners, particularly China, manipulated their currency, but has since backed off that claim and acknowledged that China had not weakened the yuan to make its exports cheaper. China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan remained on a list for special monitoring of currency practices, China by virtue of a massive trade surplus with the...

  • Treasury currency report did, however, keep China on a currency "monitoring list" despite a lower global current account surplus, citing China's unusually large, bilateral trade surplus with the United States. Five other trading partners who were on last October's monitoring list- Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland- also remain on the list,...

  • *Japan wants to avoid dialogue dominated by trade. TOKYO, April 13- The United States is pushing for trade to be a key issue in top-level economic talks with Japan, a person involved in the talks told Reuters on Thursday, an unwelcome development for Tokyo, which is seeking to fend off U.S. pressure to reduce the bilateral trade imbalance. Japan wants to keep the...

  • *Japan wants to avoid dialogue dominated by trade. TOKYO, April 13- The United States is pushing for trade to be a key issue in top-level economic talks with Japan, a person directly involved in the talks told Reuters on Thursday, an unwelcome development for Tokyo, which seeks to fend off U.S. pressure to reduce the bilateral trade imbalance. Japan rejected the idea...