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  • MEXICO CITY— Like the rest of the world, Mexico only learned through media reports that the Trump administration was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement. But just as Trump warned that he was still prepared to walk away from NAFTA unless he gets "a fair deal for the United States," Videgaray...

  • *Mexico says conditions exist for a good outcome for all. WASHINGTON, April 27- President Donald Trump said on Thursday he pulled back from the brink of killing the 23- year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico after requests from their leaders and expressed optimism about winning better U.S. terms in a renegotiated deal. Trump, during a White House appearance...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump campaigned on an "America First" trade policy of bracing clarity: Renegotiate or abandon NAFTA and crack down on China's trade practices. The White House leaked that possibility to reporters, rattling investors and drawing protests from business groups and Republican lawmakers. He would actually seek to revamp the trade...

  • April 27- Shares of port-operator Westshore Terminals Investment Corp recovered some lost ground on Thursday after dropping sharply a day earlier on news British Columbia had urged the government to ban U.S. coal exports from provincial ports in a trade spat. In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark had asked the...

  • CHICAGO, April 27- Chicago corn and soybean futures edged higher on Thursday on concerns about weather delays to spring planting and relief that the White House will not immediately withdraw the United States from North American Free Trade Agreement. But as long as the deferred forecast stays relatively dry, people aren't getting too nervous just yet, hence...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was ready to kill the 23- year-old trade agreement with Canada and Mexico but agreed to renegotiate it after pleas from their leaders, expressing optimism about extracting better terms for the United States. Mexico, Canada and the United States form one of the world's biggest trading blocs, and...

  • GENEVA, April 27- South Africa is proposing to put emergency "safeguard" tariffs on imports of certain flat hot-rolled steel products from July, it said in a filing published by the World Trade Organization on Thursday. South Africa said the proposal was based on a final determination by its International Trade Administration Commission that domestic...

  • Trump: Changed mind on leaving NAFTA now

    President Donald Trump meets with Argentina President Mauricio Macri and makes remarks on renegotiating NAFTA.

  • LONDON, April 27- If anyone doubted how closely traders need to watch U.S. Such cases include this month's surprise missile strike on Syria, his comments on the dollar last month, his promise in February to deliver a "phenomenal" tax plan, or the accusation on Jan. 31 that other governments were deliberately weakening their currencies to the United States' detriment.

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    It’s unclear whether the president is really considering withdrawing from the agreement, Vox reports.

  • President Donald Trump told Canada and Mexico that renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement was "very possible." The currency had fallen on Wednesday after a U.S. official said the White House was considering a draft executive order to withdraw from NAFTA, which binds the United States, Canada and Mexico. On Thursday, Trump wrote on Twitter that he...

  • *Sudan banned all Egyptian agricultural goods in March. CAIRO/ KHARTOUM, April 27- When Egyptian media began making Sudan and its smaller if more numerous pyramids the subject of jokes on nightly talk shows recently, Sudanese were not amused. Hany Hussein, executive director of Egypt's Agricultural Export Council, says that seven months after the initial import...

  • President Donald Trump said on Thursday that renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with neighboring Canada and Mexico was "very possible," but he threatened to scrap the pact if the countries failed to reach a "fair deal for all." "I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than...

  • *Graphic on China's trade in refined copper: http://tmsnrt.rs/2oMfYOy. *Graphic on China's imports of copper scrap and concentrate: http://tmsnrt.rs/2qaPqex. LONDON, April 27- China's imports of refined copper slumped by 28 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017..

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Union Pacific's first-quarter profit climbed 9 percent as the railroad hauled 2 percent more freight, increased prices and worked to control costs. Union Pacific Corp. is forecasting that shipping volume will continue to grow at a low single-digit rate this year. Union Pacific's quarterly profit beat the $1.23 per share that analysts surveyed by...

  • LONDON, April 27- Chicago corn futures edged higher on Thursday, recouping some of the previous session's losses, as the market kept a close watch on planting delays in the U.S. and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most active corn contract rose 0.3 percent to $3.67-3/ 4 a bushel by 1120 GMT, having closed 1.3 percent...

  • Trump said Thursday at the White House he'd been planning to terminate NAFTA "as of two or three days from now. "But the president says he was persuaded to reconsider by the leaders of Canada and Mexico. President Donald Trump says the leaders of Canada and Mexico called him asking the United States to remain a partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement and...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross talks trade, Trump and taxes

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sits down with the "Squawk Box" crew in Washington, DC to talk about NAFTA, fair trade, aluminum supplies and President Trump's tax plan.

  • Wilbur Ross: Current balance sheet only works if we grow faster

    We have to get more than three-percent growth, says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross talking about addressing the nation's growing debt while promoting growth.

  • Wilbur Ross: Lots of unfair trade between US and partners

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross talks about President Trump's tarriff on soft lumber, and renegoiating trade deals with other countries.