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  • BERLIN, Aug 24- Higher exports, state spending and private consumption drove a 0.4 percent expansion in German gross domestic product in the second quarter, more than offsetting weaker investment by companies in Europe's biggest economy, data showed on Wednesday. Confirming a preliminary reading for growth, the Federal Statistics Office said net foreign...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- Fitbit Inc did not steal rival Jawbone's trade secrets, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge ruled on Tuesday, dashing Jawbone's hopes of securing an import ban against Fitbit's wearable fitness tracking devices. The judge, Dee Lord, said that there had been no violation of the Tariff Act, which gives the commission the power to block...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 23- A surge in China's diesel exports last month to record levels is probably the last thing refiners in the rest of Asia wanted to hear, but they should probably worry more about rising crude oil prices. For example, the premium of gasoil, the broad term for middle distillates that include diesel, in Singapore over Dubai crude averaged...

  • MANILA, Aug 23- A Philippine lawmaker has revived a proposal to ban exports of unprocessed minerals to spur domestic processing, in a move that may tighten global nickel supply and make it an even tougher business environment for miners in the world's top producer. The Philippines has vast but largely untapped mineral resources, limiting the contribution of...

  • Luxury watches Swiss watches

    July marked yet another weak month for sales of Swiss watches with exports falling 14.2 percent compared to the same period in 2015.

  • Choppy forecast for shippers

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at the forecast for the container shipping business.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 23- A surge in China's diesel exports last month to record levels is probably the last thing refiners in the rest of Asia wanted to hear, but they should probably worry more about rising crude oil prices. For example, the premium of gasoil, the broad term for middle distillates that include diesel, in Singapore over Dubai crude averaged...

  • *Exports to Iran up 15 pct y/y in first six months of 2016. BERLIN, Aug 22- German exports to Iran, mostly machines and equipment, jumped in the first half of the year following the removal of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic, official trade data showed on Monday. Exports to Iran surged by 15 percent year-on-year in the first six months of 2016 to...

  • BEIJING, Aug 22- China's diesel, gasoline and kerosene exports surged last month after state-owned refiners. Customs data showed on Monday that diesel exports rose 181.8 percent to a record 1.53 million tonnes, almost tripling China's average monthly export volume in 2015.. The surge in fuel exports underscores the inability of China's state-owned refiners...

  • *China copper exports hit over 75,000 T in July. MELBOURNE, Aug 22- London copper extended a slide on Monday as glut-hit China ramped up its exports of the metal as the dollar strengthened ahead of a key meeting of U.S. Exports of unwrought copper and copper products from China, the world's top user of the metal, stood at 75,022 tonnes in July, a more-than-fivefold...

  • *China copper exports hit over 75,000 T in July. MELBOURNE, Aug 22- London copper edged down on Monday in the face of a stronger dollar and as glut-hit China ramped up its exports of the metal. Exports of unwrought copper and copper products from China, the world's top user of the metal, stood at 75,022 tonnes in July, a more-than-fivefold increase from the same month a...

  • GENEVA/ MOSCOW, Aug 19- A World Trade Organization panel on Friday backed the European Union in a two-year dispute over Russia's ban on pig and pork imports from the bloc. Russia imposed the ban after a handful of cases of African swine fever in some EU areas in 2014, invoking sanitary and phytosanitary measures allowed under WTO rules. The European Union...

  • GENEVA— A World Trade Organization panel has largely sided with the European Union in its dispute with Russia over a Russian ban of imports of EU pigs, pork and pig products. Russia imposed the bans starting in early 2014 following some cases of African swine fever in the EU. Russia has 60 days to appeal the ruling, which could require Russia either to reconsider the...

  • GENEVA, Aug 19- A World Trade Organization panel on Friday backed the European Union in a two-year dispute over Russia's ban on pig and pork imports from the bloc. Russia imposed the ban after cases of African swine fever in some EU areas, invoking sanitary and phytosanitary measures allowed under WTO rules. EU pork exports to Russia were 1.4 billion euros in 2013,...

  • WTO LARGELY BACKS THE EUROPEAN UNION IN TRADE ROW OVER RUSSIAN RESTRICTIONS ON PIG, PORK IMPORTS.

  • Brexit's food implications

    Siobhan Talbot, Glanbia Group managing director, discusses how the global food market is likely to be disrupted as trade negotiations change and currencies swing in the wake of June's Brexit vote. Also Talbot shares her thoughts on global tax rates.

  • *Jackson Hole meeting eyed next week. TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Friday morning as investors remained wary over the strength of the yen, which has taken a heavy toll on exporters and the broader market this week. "Comments from Fed officials are influential, so we will continue to monitor the forex market which has a big...

  • Japanese manufacturers' mood soured in August, reflecting pain caused by a rising yen, a Reuters poll found.

  • Industry group Grain SA says the tariff should have been adjusted in late May to 1,591 rand a tonne, from 1,224 rand, a 30 percent hike. When the adjustment is calculated, it typically also takes a few weeks for it to be signed off and implemented, but Grain SA said the government was taking too long and took the case to the High Court in Pretoria. "The Court instructed...

  • Hillary Clinton holds a rally at Temple University on July 29, 2016 in Philadelphia.

    Clinton’s economic policies would spur U.S. economic growth longer term, but her hawkish China view could pose risks, ANZ said in a note Thursday.