Economic Measures Trade

  • PARIS— The French government says it wants the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that it sees as too friendly to U.S. business. There's resistance on both continents to the free-trade zone that would encompass half the world economy, and the talks are complicated by Britain's exit from the EU and presidential elections in...

  • Canada-China

    University of British Columbia's Paul Evans says Trudeau wants to engage in multilateral relations with China through the AIIB.

  • Trudeau China

    The former government was ambivalent about China, focusing on human rights issues instead of a strategic focus, says Ryerson University's Jeremy Kinsman.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver U.S. approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, even though the two candidates vying to succeed him and a congressional leader have said the 12- nation trade deal should not move forward.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 29- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Beijing this week seeking deeper ties with China but a trade dispute, government divisions over China policy and the case of a detained citizen could limit his gains. China welcomed last year's election victory by Trudeau's Liberals, recalling fondly that his father Pierre Trudeau was prime...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The White House said on Monday it could still win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before President Barack Obama leaves office, and warned that failing to do so would undermine U.S. leadership in the region. "The president is going to make a strong case that we have made progress and there is a path for us to get...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 29- Mexico's Finance Ministry on Monday said it had wrapped up what traders consider the world's biggest sovereign derivatives trade, guaranteeing an average price of $42 per barrel for crude oil exports in 2017.. Due to the government's dependence on oil income, Mexico hedges its crude every year and the deals are closely watched by the market...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The White House on Monday said it was hopeful it could win congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before President Barack Obama leaves office, and warned that failing to do so would undermine U.S. leadership in the region.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrates on stage during her primary night event at the Duggal Greenhouse, Brooklyn Navy Yard, June 7, 2016 in New York.

    Wall Street is pricing in a landslide for Clinton, but if she starts to lag, there could be a big unwinding in the markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch says.

  • OTTAWA, Aug 29- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Beijing this week seeking deeper ties with China but a dispute over canola exports, government divisions over China policy and the case of a detained citizen look set to limit his gains. China welcomed last year's election victory by Trudeau's Liberals, recalling with fondness that his father...

  • Protest action against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement (TTIP) in front of the European Parliament on June 10, 2015 in Strasbourg, France.

    A failure to secure a transatlantic trade deal would have a "substantial" effect on France, one analyst told CNBC.

  • BERLIN, Aug 29- Germany's BGA trade association slashed its 2016 forecast for export growth, its head said on Monday, predicting sales abroad by Europe's biggest economy would later stagnate as the delayed impact of Brexit hit home. Global demand for German goods has slowed significantly, with Britain's decision to leave the European Union among several...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 29- There is little doubt that China's surging exports of refined fuels have cut profit margins for Asia's refiners, but the pain is unlikely to be shared equally across all the region's exporters of oil products. However, detailed data is provided by China on the export destinations of its product exports, and Australia, the region's...

  • BERLIN, Aug 29- Germany's BGA trade association has slashed its 2016 forecast for export growth of Europe's biggest economy as risks, including Brexit, are increasing uncertainties for companies around the globe, BGA head Anton Boerner told Reuters on Monday. The trade association now expects German exports to grow by between 1.8 and 2.0 percent on the year in...

  • Has TTIP failed for good?

    Matthias Fekl, France's minister of state for foreign trade, tourism and French nationals abroad, says the U.S. was unwilling to move on trade talks.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Monday as Iraq's production rose and as Iran said it would only cooperate in producer talks to freeze output if fellow exporters recognized its right to fully regain market share. Traders said the price falls were a result of climbing output from the Middle East, where oil exports from Iraq's southern ports...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 29- There is little doubt that China's surging exports of refined fuels have cut profit margins for Asia's refiners, but the pain is unlikely to be shared equally across all the region's exporters of oil products. However, detailed data is provided by China on the export destinations of its product exports, and Australia, the region's...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— An arm of the European Union is expected to weigh in on a request from Sweden to deem American lobsters an invasive species in much of Europe. Sweden says the European Union should ban imports of live American lobsters into EU nations because 32 of the crustaceans were found in Sweden's waters earlier this year. A spokeswoman for the European...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 29- Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Monday as Iraq's production rose and Iran said it would only cooperate in producer talks to freeze output if fellow exporters recognized its right to fully regain market share. Traders said the price falls were a result of climbing output from the Middle East, where oil exports from Iraq's southern ports have...

  • ASEAN-China PKG

    As Asean leaders gather in Laos for their annual summit, the focus will be on the group's relationship with China amid the South China Sea controversy.