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  • In the following days, several countries went further, blocking all meat imports from Brazil amid concerns that abuses in the meat sector could be more widespread and lead to health risks. Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said investigators had not found any products that could harm the health of consumers, but conceded Brazil faced an uphill...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 28- Canada's AGT Food and Ingredients Inc, one of the world's biggest exporters of peas and lentils, expects India to extend an exemption for Canada within days from a crop fumigation policy that threatened to jeopardize C $1.1 billion in annual trade of the food staples, Chief Executive Murad Al-Katib said on Tuesday.

  • A spotter lines up a truck before a container is loaded a ship in the Seagirt Marine Terminal at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.

    The U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, which could prompt economists to raise their estimates for first-quarter gross domestic product.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, and inventories increased, which could prompt economists to raise their estimates for first-quarter gross domestic product. The Commerce Department said in its advance economic indicators report on Tuesday that the goods deficit fell 5.9 percent to $64.8 billion last month as a...

  • *India imposes tax after 4- mth gap- govt sources. NEW DELHI, March 28- India on Tuesday imposed a 10 percent import tax on wheat with immediate effect, government sources said, reinstating the tariff after a gap of nearly four months that saw large overseas purchases. India, the world's second-biggest wheat producer, lowered the import tax wheat to 10 percent from 25...

  • LONDON/ PARIS, March 28- EU farmers are ramping up production of sugar beet this year when they will be freed at last to grow as much as they want and sell it globally, after a decade of strict output quotas and export limits. Farmers have started drilling the first post-quota crop this month in several EU member states, including top EU producer France where planting...

  • Japan's economy is finally picking up

    Izumi Devalier of Bank of America Merrill Lynch says the Japanese economy is in the best place since Abenomics began.

  • BAMKO CEO: Most of the fortune 500's right now are in wait and see mode

    Philip Koosed, BAMKO Founder and Dan Levin, Cain Millwork CEO, weigh in on trade, taxes and jobs.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 27- The third increase in factory exports in four months helped narrow Mexico's trade deficit with the rest of the world in February, according to official data, in a fresh sign the economy was weathering the initial shock of Donald Trump's U.S. presidential win. Adjusted for seasonal swings, Mexico posted a trade deficit of $398 million, down...

  • Border adjustment tax backlash

    CNBC's Ylan Mui takes a look at the Congressional and corporate opinions shaping up on the proposed border adjustment tax.

  • South African president Jacob Zuma

    South African President Jacob Zuma has instructed Finance Minister Gordhan to return immediately from an investor roadshow to Britain and the U.S.

  • BEIJING— China has lifted an import ban on beef from Brazil after Brazilian authorities promised to block shipments by producers at the center of a product quality scandal, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Monday. China, the European Union, Japan and Mexico banned or limited imports. "The Brazilian side has formally informed China that it decided to suspend...

  • The HSBC Holdings Plc headquarters sits in the Canary Wharf business, financial and shopping district of London.

    The Bank of England (BOE) will test the risks associated with sterling dropping by a further 32 percent from today's level to languish at a low of 85 cents by year-end.

  • Shipping will not be hugely influenced by Trump's protectionism

    Marine Capital CEO Tony Foster also explains his view that U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-globalization message is a "red herring."

  • BEIJING, March 27- China's trade deficit in services narrowed to $17.6 billion in February from $20.9 billion in January, the foreign exchange regulator said on Monday. February's deficit was largely due to a $15.7 billion gulf in spending between foreign tourists and the Chinese, who splurge more abroad than visitors in China, data from the State...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) holds a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2017.

    The four economies that accounted for 81 percent of America's trade deficit last year sold $943.3 billion more goods than they bought.

  • China makes friends Down Under

    Bate Gil, professor at Australian National University, says China is looking to get more support in the region for its multilateral trade framework.

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. New Zealand hopes that a renegotiated agreement would allow it to sell more dairy products to China, while China also hopes to sell more goods in New Zealand and erase a small trade deficit.

  • New Zealand-China growing trade ties

    Jason Young at the Victoria University of Wellington says the New Zealand will focus on value rather than volume of exports to China.

  • WELLINGTON, March 27- China and New Zealand ramped up their cooperation on Monday, pledging to expand their existing free trade agreement into what visiting Premier Li Keqiang called China's "most advanced" with a developed country. In a column published on Monday in the New Zealand Herald, headlined "To New Zealand, with love", Li wrote that rising international...