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  • *Exports hobbled by China, Korea's biggest market. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group cut its forecast for South Korea's 2015 economic growth by half a percentage point to 2.2 percent, which would be the slowest growth since 2009. ING cut its projection to 2.3 percent from the previous 2.5 percent. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee next reviews...

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- South Korea's exports fell for an eighth straight month in August and at the fastest pace since 2009, preliminary data showed on Tuesday, as an economic slowdown in its biggest trade partner China dissipates foreign demand. Exports slumped 14.7 percent on-year to $39.3 billion in August, posting their sharpest decline since August 2009 while...

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for August, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Tuesday:. AUG* JULY Balance 4.3 7.7 Exports 39.3 46.6 -14.7 -3.4 Imports 35.0 38.8 -18.3 -15.3* Revised figures released on Aug. 13. NOTES:- Reuters poll: Exports were seen down 10.0 percent in August over a year earlier...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 31- The Canadian province of Alberta, which has been hammered by falling crude prices, is forecasting a record budget deficit of C $5.9 billion this year, which could increase to C $6.5 billion, Finance Minister Joe Ceci said on Monday. Alberta, home to Canada's oil sands and the largest source of U.S. crude imports, has struggled with a sharp drop...

  • BERLIN, Aug 31- German food exports to China rose almost 47 percent in the first half of this year, the Federal Association of German Food and Drink Industries said on Monday, despite a slowdown in Chinese economic growth. The surge in food sales contrasted with a less than 1 percent rise in Germany's total exports to China in January to June- the same as to...

  • Asian imports of Iran oil fall slightly in July Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 1:10 AM ET

    Imports by Iran's four biggest buyers- China, India, Japan and South Korea- totalled just over 1 million barrels per day last month, down 1.3 percent from a year earlier, government and tanker-tracking data showed. Under the accord reached in Vienna on July 14, Iran will be subject to longer-term restrictions on its nuclear programme in return for the removal of U.S.,...

  • TRADE COMMISSION FINDS NO VIOLATION OF TARIFF ACT OF 1930 AND DECLINES TO ISSUE IMPORT BAN ON MICROSOFT MOBILE PHONES.

  • *Poll had forecast July exports at -3.85 pct y/y. *July trade surplus $0.77 bln vs poll's $0.38 bln surplus. BANGKOK, Aug 27- Thai customs-cleared trade data from the Commerce Ministry:.

  • Barclays tips Fed rate hike in March 2016 Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Barclays tips Fed rate hike in March 2016

    Mitul Kotecha, head of Asia FX and rates strategy at Barclays, explains why he's paring back his expectations for the timing of the first Fed interest-rate increase.

  • 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...