Economic Measures Trade

  • *Rising anti-dumping duties against China seen hurting exports. SHANGHAI, April 19- The recent rally in steel prices in China will be unsustainable, given rising output from steel mills in the world's biggest producer and consumer of the alloy, the China Iron& Steel Association said on Tuesday. While government measures to boost the economy will underpin local...

  • ISTANBUL, April 19- Turkey's plan to impose anti-dumping duties on U.S. cotton imports will drive up costs for its own textile producers, hurting the competitiveness of their exports, the head of an industry group said on Tuesday. "This is a decision that will increase raw material costs of textile producers by 2-3 percent and will somewhat affect price...

  • China-NZ Trade

    Graeme Milne, chairman at Synlait Milk and a member of the 40-member delegation, says New Zealand is committed to improving trade ties and renewing relationships in China.

  • BEIJING, April 19- China aims to expand an existing free trade agreement with New Zealand, Premier Li Keqiang told Prime Minister John Key during a meeting in Beijing, state media said on Tuesday. New Zealand was the first OECD country to sign a free trade agreement with China, in 2008, and China became New Zealand's largest export market in 2014..

  • LONDON, April 18- "Today we have signed an agreement with China to eliminate export subsidies that the United States challenged because they are prohibited under WTO rules." So said United States Trade Representative Michael Froman in announcing last week's deal with China to end what Froman described as a "massive and complex export subsidy progam".

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Turkey has slapped anti-dumping duties on U.S. cotton imports, a U.S. industry trade association said on Monday, fraying relations between one of the world's top fiber growers and one of its biggest customers amid weak global prices and demand. Turkey is the second-biggest buyer of U.S. cotton, with shipments ranging between 1.5 million and 2...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- The United Steelworkers said on Monday it has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators seeking to stem what it called a "flood" of aluminum imports that have damaged U.S. producers and threatened jobs. The aluminum workers' union said in a statement it has filed a petition under Section 201 of U.S. trade law urging the government to take measures,...

  • NEW DELHI, April 18- India's trade deficit narrowed for the third straight month in March to $5.07 billion, the lowest in five years, as imports shrank at a faster pace than exports, data showed on Monday. Although exports for the year ending March were the weakest since 2010/ 11, down 15.85 percent from a year ago, the narrowing trade gap showed that India- the world's...

  • LONDON, April 18- "Today we have signed an agreement with China to eliminate export subsidies that the United States challenged because they are prohibited under WTO rules." So said United States Trade Representative Michael Froman in announcing last week's deal with China to end what Froman described as a "massive and complex export subsidy progam.

  • U.S. Capitol building Washington

    Without a thorough revision of trade rules, the U.S. will be left holding the bag with a rapidly increasing external debt.

  • Trading Strategies

    Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at REYL Singapore, explains why he's gone from a slightly overweight to underweight position in equities.

  • NZ-China relations are win/win

    A focus of New Zealand PM John Key's FTA discussions in China will be NZ dairy exports, says BusinessNZ's executive director, Catherine Beard.

  • A container vessel docks at the Tanjong Pagar Terminal in Singapore.

    Singapore's exports tumbled in March as sales to China, the U.S. and Europe contracted in a sign the trade-dependent economy remains vulnerable.

  • Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei attends the press conference of the National People's Congress on March 6, 2015 in Beijing, China.

    China's finance chief lambasted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump as "irrational," The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

  • GENEVA, April 15- India's decision to put minimum prices on imported iron and steel and to impose emergency "safeguard" tariffs on some steel imports drew wide criticism at a meeting of the World Trade Organization's Goods Council on Friday, a WTO official said. Japan led the criticism of India, and its concerns were echoed by Taiwan, Canada, Australia, the European...

  • GENEVA, April 15- India's decision to put minimum prices on imported iron and steel and to impose emergency "safeguard" tariffs on some steel imports drew wide criticism at a meeting of the World Trade Organization's Goods Council on Friday, a WTO official said. The United States and Japan led the criticism of India, and their concerns were echoed by Taiwan, Canada,...

  • *Oilseed buoyed by Argentina rain, funds' interest, exports. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, April 15- U.S. soybeans rose on Friday to head for their biggest weekly gain in more than four months, supported by the threat of rain damage to the Argentine harvest, a wave of fund buying and healthy U.S. export demand. The most active Chicago Board of Trade soybean contract was 0.3 percent...

  • American economic role in Asia

    It remains to be seen whether Washington will act as a provider of security-related goods, economic-related benefits or a combination of both, says Evan Feigenbaum of The Paulson Institute.

  • SINGAPORE, April 15-- China's move to scrap export subsidies on a range of products, most notably steel, means very little and is quite significant. As China started exporting some of its massive steel surplus, the global response has been for governments to impose, or threaten, increasing anti-dumping tariffs. China ended a program which provided export...

  • *Imports f'cast -16.2 pct yr/yr, Y834.6 bln trade surplus. TOKYO, April 15- Japan's exports were expected to fall for a six straight month in March, a Reuters poll found on Friday, suggesting a strong yen and stagnant overseas demand may be delaying economic recovery. This accelerated year-on-year falls in export and import prices, "said Takeshi Minami, chief...