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  • TPP 11 to move forward?

    Steven Ciobo, trade minister of Australia, talks about the options left for the remaining 11 countries that are part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's steel, coke and coking coal futures rose on Monday after Beijing suspended imports of North Korean coal as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against the country. "Rebar jumped on anticipation that the ban on North Korean anthracite could lead to higher costs for steel mills that will struggle to find cheaper...

  • Fewer headwinds in Japan?

    Melissa Otto of Fidelity International says things might be changing for the Japanese economy as the Tokyo Olympics near.

  • BEIJING, Feb 20- China's coke and coking coal futures rose in early Monday trade after Beijing suspended imports of North Korean coal as part of its efforts to implement United Nations sanctions against its northern neighbor. China stopped all imports of coal from North Korea from Sunday, the country's commerce ministry said in a notice posted on its website on...

  • A freighter is anchored at the international container pier at Tokyo port on February 8, 2017.

    Japan's exports rose 1.3 percent in January from a year earlier.

  • Watching Trump's trade policy

    Adrian Mowat of J.P. Morgan says what it is important to see if a form of trade tariffs will be embedded into the U.S. tax code.

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's exports rose 1.3 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, a slowdown from the previous month due to a decline in U.S. exports and the Chinese New Year holidays. The trade balance came to a deficit of 1.09 trillion yen, versus the median estimate for a 636.8 billion yen deficit. To view full tables, go to the website of...

  • President Donald Trump's administration is mulling changes to how it calculates U.S. trade deficits in a way that would likely help bolster political arguments to renegotiate key trade deals, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people involved in the discussions. Trump has been highly critical of trade deals including the North American Free...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The administration reportedly is looking into excluding re-exports from trade deficit calculations.

  • BEIJING— China on Sunday began a suspension of all coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year as it increases pressure on its communist neighbor to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The ban is in line with U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed in November in response to North Korea's fifth nuclear test two months earlier, the...

  • TORONTO, Feb 17- The recent strengthening of the Canadian dollar belies the threat of a proposed U.S. border adjustment tax that could slam the currency due to Canada's heavy reliance on exports to its southern neighbor, forex strategists and fund mangers say. They expect such a move would reduce the competitiveness of Canada's exports as well as pressure the...

  • President Donald Trump imposes punitive tariffs on goods from other countries, Europe will probably do the same, a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a magazine interview. Trump has pulled out of a multilateral trade agreement with Asia-Pacific nations, vowed to renegotiate the U.S. free-trade deal with Canada and Mexico and wants to...

  • Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, talks about the impact of Brexit on the fashion industry and talent.

  • CNBC’s Matt Taylor talks to Steven Joyce, finance minister of New Zealand, about protectionism and Australia and New Zealand’s relationship with the new U.S. administration.

  • CNBC’s Hadley Gamble talks about what key topics are expected to arise at the Munich Security Conference, and what important talks may take place.

  • NZ finmin on protectionism and being Bill English's 'wingman'

    Steven Joyce, finance minister of New Zealand, talks about what's on his agenda in terms of growth and debt reduction in New Zealand.

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's exports are seen rising for the second straight month in January, supported by a global economic recovery and a soft yen while imports are expected to rise for the first time in about two years, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. "The global economy continued its recovery trend thanks to a pickup in emerging economies," said Takeshi Minami, chief...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- The dollar wallowed near a one-week low against a basket of currencies on Friday after upbeat economic data failed to lift Treasury yields, with underlying concerns about U.S. trade policy capping greenback attempts to bounce. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke in support of a near-term rate hike and the markets also saw robust U.S....

  • Worst fears over trade have abated: Economist

    Michala Marcussen of Société Générale weighs in on the impact President Trump's tax reform and border tariff plans might have.

  • Mexico buys nearly all its corn imports from the United States- shipments that totaled 13.603 million tonnes in the year ending Aug. 31, 2016. A grain buyer at a corn mill in Mexico told Reuters in an email on Thursday he had already asked for price quotes from Brazilian and Argentine exporters for corn shipments to Mexico. Mexico tends to import grain from South...