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  • 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...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 19- Argentine wheat output will likely fall this season after record storms lashed the Pampas grains belt, making it difficult for Argentina to compete in a global export market saturated by bumper harvests in western Europe and the Black Sea region. A key supplier of wheat to neighboring Brazil and the world's top exporter of soymeal...

  • *Commerce Ministry sees possible further falls in exports. On Wednesday, the Commerce Ministry added to those concerns, saying exports could continue falling in coming months, after an 8.3 percent plunge in July, their biggest drop in four months. "We advise strapping in for a bumpy ride," said Tim Condon, head of Asia research for ING Bank in Singapore.

  • More yuan slides to come? This expert says yes Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 11:54 PM ET
    More yuan slides to come? This expert says yes

    Subir Gokarn, director of research at Brookings India, says other countries competing with China in terms of exports will have to work with the assumption that there will be further depreciation in the yuan.

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's average import price for liquefied natural gas increased in July for the first time in eight months, with a rise in oil prices earlier this year starting to impact prices for the fuel, trade data showed on Wednesday. The average price for LNG imports climbed to $8.91 per million British thermal units in July, according to preliminary data from...

  • Slower Japan export growth adds to stimulus chatter Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:17 PM ET
    A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past an electronic board showing prices of Japan's Nikkei average in Tokyo.

    Japan's export growth slowed in July on reduced shipments of cars and electronics to Asia.

  • Japan July exports rise 7.6 pct year/year - MOF Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's exports rose 7.6 percent in July from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Wednesday, in a sign overseas demand is holding steady. The trade balance came to a deficit of 268.1 billion yen, versus the median estimate for a 56.7 billion yen deficit. To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Finance at:...

  • Here's how to invest in Japanese stocks Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
    Here's how to invest in Japanese stocks

    Melissa Otto, Japanese equities analyst at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund, outlines the names she likes in Japan's equity market.

  • Can lessons be learned in aftermath of Tianjin blast? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Can lessons be learned in aftermath of Tianjin blast?

    Jan Randolph, IHS Global Insight, weighs in on the major implications for the environment, health and trade in the aftermath of the explosion at China's Tianjin Port.

  • *Would be blow to key exporters Malaysia, Indonesia. NEW DELHI, Aug 18- India plans to spend $1.5 billion in the next three years to help farmers grow oil palm trees in an area the size of New Jersey, government sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushing to make the nation self-sufficient in edible oils this decade. A successful Indian push into palm...

  • Trade data reflect problem in Indonesia: Pro Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Trade data reflect problem in Indonesia: Pro

    Nizam Idris, head of fixed income and currencies at Macquarie, says Indonesia's wider-than-expected trade surplus underscores issues in the economy, which could further pressurize the rupiah.