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  • Wilbur Ross' investment in a Chinese fabric factory

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon takes a closer look at the Chinese denim fabric factory the U.S. Secretary of Commerce nominee invested in.

  • Compliance with OPEC cut around 90 pct, but U.S. output rising. Top OPEC exporter Saudi Arabia's crude oil shipments fell in December to 8.014 million barrels per day from 8.258 million bpd in November, official data showed on Monday. U.S. futures West Texas Intermediate crude gained about 29 cents or 0.5 percent to $53.69 prior to the close of trade at 1 p.m. EST, an...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 20- Argentina will get rid of a 35 percent tariff on imports of computers, laptops and tablets, the Production Ministry said on Monday, part of a larger effort to lower consumer prices and roll back protectionist policies. Computers are three times more expensive in Argentina than in the United States, and 50 percent more expensive than in...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 20- Argentina will get rid of a 35 percent tariff on imports of computers, laptops and tablets, the Production Ministry said on Monday, part of a larger effort to lower consumer prices and roll back protectionist policies. Computers are three times more expensive in Argentina than in the United States, and 50 percent more expensive than in...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 20- Argentina will get rid of a 35 percent tariff on imports of computers, laptops and tablets, the Production Ministry said on Monday, part of a larger effort to lower consumer prices and roll back protectionist policies. Computers are three times more expensive in Argentina than in the United States, and 50 percent more expensive than in...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 20- Argentina will get rid of a 35 percent tariff on imports of computers, laptops and tablets, the Production Ministry said on Monday, part of a larger effort to lower consumer prices and roll back protectionist policies. Computers are three times more expensive in Argentina than in the United States, and 50 percent more expensive than in...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 20- The European Union should be able to conclude a free trade agreement with Japan this year after failing to hit an end-2016 deadline, a European Commission source close to the negotiations said on Monday. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from a planned Trans-Pacific Partnership trade alliance including Japan and as the EU looks beyond...

  • Models on the catwalk during the Erdem Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show at the Old Selfridge's Hotel, London.

    As the U.K. prepares to trigger Article 50, many companies are still in wait-and-see mode to see how the process will impact the economy.

  • PRAGUE— Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has fired his minister of industry and trade over his resistance to work to lower telephone and mobile data tariffs. At a news conference on Monday, Sobotka said Jan Mladek's ministry has failed to support his government's efforts to reduce the high bills Czechs have to pay to telephone operators.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 20- The pace of Canadian wholesale trade accelerated in December in its third consecutive monthly gain, with increases seen in most sectors, including machinery and building material, data from Statistics Canada showed on Monday. Volumes in December were up 0.9 percent, which could support overall economic growth during the month, although...

  • HELSINKI— A Swedish think tank says that the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume the past five years, propelled by an almost doubling of arms imports in the Middle East and strong growth in demand in Asia. Five countries— United States, Russia, China, France, Germany— accounted for 74 percent of the total arms exports. The Stockholm International Peace...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 20- Coal markets could be forgiven for feeling slightly confused about the recent signals coming out of top importer China, with both bullish and bearish developments in evidence. China said on Feb. 18 that it will suspend all imports of coal from its nuclear-armed neighbour North Korea until Dec. 31, a move that, if implemented, would...

  • Singapore outlines strategies in annual budget to improve capabilities of firms and workers amid shifts in global economic landscape.

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's steel mills and traders were scrambling to find alternative supplies of coking coal for steel making on Monday after Beijing slapped a surprise ban on coal imports from its isolated northern neighbor. Chinese prices of steel, coking coal and coke all rallied, as traders and analysts said mills will likely be forced to buy more expensive...

  • China halts imports of coal to North Korea

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon discusses China-North Korea relations, and how the former is responding to its isolated neighbor's recent missile test.

  • HONG KONG— Global stock markets advanced Monday as a strong performance on Wall Street last week helped buoy sentiment among investors as they awaited economic and corporate earnings reports and Fed meeting minutes due out this week. Britain's FTSE 100 inched up 0.1 percent to 7,304.80. JAPAN TRADE: Imports to Asia's second-largest economy grew in January...

  • Short term stimulus unlikely in Singapore Budget: Expert

    Roger Tan, CEO of Voyage Research, talks about what to expect from the city-state's Budget 2017.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 20- Coal markets could be forgiven for feeling slightly confused about the recent signals coming out of top importer China, with both bullish and bearish developments in evidence. China said on Feb. 18 that it will suspend all imports of coal from its nuclear-armed neighbour North Korea until Dec. 31, a move that, if implemented, would...

  • Japan's 'disappointing' export figures

    Marcel Thieliant, global economist at Capital Economics, weighs in on the latest trade figures from Japan, which might weaken further.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 20- Taiwan stocks were largely unchanged in cautious trade on Monday ahead of exports-related data even as the index continued to test the key 9,800 level. As of 0255 GMT, the main TAIEX index was flat at. Taiwan is due to issue export orders data for January after market close on Monday.