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  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- China's economic slowdown should not harm Japan's exports very much in coming years, and falling oil prices will not stop the Bank of Japan from hitting its inflation target, BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday. Kuroda, addressing a New York audience, said China's economy is likely to slow further although he predicted growth in its...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The World Trade Organization has ruled against India in a dispute with the United States over its solar power program, Indian business newspaper Mint reported on Wednesday. Mint quoted an unnamed official from the Indian commerce ministry as saying the country planned to appeal the decision, made after the United States complained about...

  • BERLIN, Aug 26- Germany's export exposure to China, for years a source of economic strength, is fast turning into a risk that raises questions about the health of other sources of growth in Europe's largest economy. For years, its EU peers tried- and failed- to match Germany's export prowess in China, where German companies profited from the infrastructure and...

  • Could sanctions against North Korea be lifted? Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:36 AM ET
    South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-Jin (R) shakes hands with Hwang Pyong-So (L) North Korea' top political officer for the Korean People's Army after their meeting at the Panmunjom on August 25, 2015 in Paju, South Korea. Both countries came to an agreement to ease tensions after an exchange of artillery fire last week.

    South Korea can discuss North Korean demands for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japanese stocks bounced slightly in another volatile session on Wednesday morning, but sentiment remained fragile despite aggressive policy easings by Beijing as a collapse in Chinese stocks threatened to wreak havoc on a stumbling economy. On Tuesday, the People's Bank of China cut interest rates and lowered the amount of reserves banks must...

  • *AGOA offers Africa duty-free access to U.S. markets. *Africa remains far too reliant on resource. *Kenya, Ethiopia building manufacturing sectors.

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Japan's Nikkei share average changed course in extremely volatile trading and rose on Tuesday morning after solid U.S. stock futures eased concerns a global stock rout rooted in China worries would continue. At the outset, after shares plunged in New York, the Nikkei touched a fresh six-month low. The selloff in risk assets gathered pace, with U.S....

  • An investor looking at stock prices in Haikou, China, August 11, 2015.

    A Chinese minor metals exchange chief was captured by angry investors and turned over to the police, the Financial Times reports.

  • Next euro zone fight: France vs. Germany on tax Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 7:43 PM ET

    Are French Socialists becoming supply-siders, and swapping economic gurus in the process? And how will Germany respond?

  • BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Aug 21- The European Commission will publish detailed reports on its negotiations with the United States to forge the world's biggest trade pact, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday, responding to criticism that the talks have been shrouded in secrecy. If agreed, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would encompass...

  • BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Aug 21- The European Commission will publish detailed reports on its negotiations with the United States to forge the world's biggest trade pact, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said on Friday, responding to criticism that the talks have been shrouded in secrecy. If agreed, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would encompass...

  • Another volatile trading session ahead? Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Another volatile trading session ahead?

    The fundamentals still remain solid, says Alan Knuckman, Barchart Bulls-eye Options, weighing in with his market outlook ahead of the opening bell.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 21- Indonesia's PT Timah, the country's top tin miner, has been granted government clearance to resume exports and will look to make its first shipment by early September, company and government officials said on Friday. State-owned PT Timah halted exports when new rules for shipments were introduced on Aug. 1, and like other tin miners in the world's...

  • BEIJING, Aug 21- China's imports of corn and corn substitutes, including barley, sorghum and distillers' grain hit a record high in July as feed mills took advantage of cheap overseas prices to replace expensive domestic grain. China's commerce ministry will require importers of barley, cassava, DDGS and sorghum to register details of their purchases under a new...

  • BEIJING/ WELLINGTON, Aug 21- At the upmarket Black Swan bakery in Beijing, where well-heeled customers browse rooms of glass cases displaying elaborate layered western-style cakes, Jin Yuchen is buying a birthday cake for his mother. The Black Swan bakery imports cream cheese and other dairy products from New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy...

  • Building ports of the future Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    Building ports of the future

    Joan Mileski, Texas A&M at Galveston, discusses the need to keep up with the speed of trade and improve U.S. port infrastructure.

  • Unclogging US ports Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    Unclogging US ports

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the future of America's ports and what kind of investments it will take to improve them.

  • The United States imported 56.3 million barrels of crude in the week ending Aug. 14, up from 53.0 million barrels the week before, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Higher imports largely accounted for the reported 2.6 million barrel increase in commercial crude stocks, though refinery processing also slipped as a result of problems at...

  • In retaliation to Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia last year banned certain food imports from the European Union, the U.S. and a few other countries. Eager to demonstrate their zeal in enforcing the ban, local authorities from all over Russia file daily reports on new and increasingly exotic means they employ to destroy the banned...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19- ArcelorMittal South Africa is willing to cap its profit margin if the government imposes duties of up to 10 percent on imported steel, Chief Executive Paul O'Flaherty told Reuters on Wednesday. Cheap imports from China are hurting South Africa's steelmakers with Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium in business rescue proceedings and...