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  • BERLIN, Sept 6- Germany's current account surplus will likely hit a new record of $310 billion in 2016, overtaking that of China again to become the world's largest, the Munich- based Ifo economic institute said on Tuesday. Brussels and Washington have urged Berlin to lift domestic demand and imports to help reduce global economic imbalances and fuel global...

  • What to expect from the Asean Summit

    Henderson Global Investors' Andrew Gillan talks about the impact of low oil prices on Asian economies and expectations of the Asean Summit in Laos.

  • Is the door to the TPP still open?

    There's still hope for passing the TPP given how pro-trade Republicans have control of the Senate, says Alexander Feldman, U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.

  • Global trade is stagnating: HSBC

    Not much has been done to tackle growing protectionism or to improve trade liberalization efforts, says HSBC's Frederic Neumann.

  • How Laos is diversifying its economy

    Laos, the host of this year's East Asia Summit, has reduced its reliance on mining, turned to trade with China and developed hydropower facilities.

  • What's going on with US-Philippine ties?

    The U.S. military presence in the Philippines, and trade between the two countries, are key issues, says Frank Troise, MD at Leonteq Securities.

  • *Summit distracted by North Korea missile test. HANGZHOU, China, Sept 6- Leaders from the world's top economies broadly agreed at a summit in China on Monday to coordinate macroeconomic policies, but few concrete proposals emerged to meet growing challenges to globalization and free trade. At the two-day gathering in the scenic Chinese city of Hangzhou, the...

  • *Summit distracted by North Korea missile test. HANGZHOU, China, Sept 6- Leaders from the world's top economies broadly agreed at a summit in China on Monday to coordinate macroeconomic policies, but few concrete proposals emerged to meet growing challenges to globalization and free trade. At the two-day gathering in the scenic Chinese city of Hangzhou, the...

  • *Summit distracted by North Korea missile test. HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5- Leaders from the world's top economies broadly agreed at a summit in China on Monday to coordinate macroeconomic policies and oppose protectionism, but few concrete proposals emerged to meet growing challenges to globalization and free trade. The two-day gathering in the scenic Chinese...

  • HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5- Chinese President Xi Jinping told British Prime Minister Theresa May he was open to a bilateral trade agreement between the two countries, a British official told reporters at the G20. "Xi said that they wanted to look at how we could strengthen our trading and economic relationship and that China was open to a bilateral trade arrangement...

  • *Also looking for storage opportunities in Asia. SINGAPORE, Sept 5- Japan's Cosmo Oil expects to triple the volume of oil products it trades out of Singapore in 2016 from a year ago, pushing to expand its business beyond its tepid domestic market. Rising Japanese exports come as neighboring China ships record volumes of oil products, feeding a glut in Asia and...

  • All G-20 countries are now on board with tax plan: OECD’s Gurria

    G-20 leaders have been trying to craft an entire global tax system that would be much fairer. OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurria discusses.

  • At G-20, Globalization is top of the agenda

    CNBC talks to OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurria and WTO’s Director-General, Roberto Azevedo about the importance of globalization and economic growth. Eunice Yoon reports.

  • Protectionism difficult to overcome: Expert

    G-20 leaders have a tough time pushing global trade in the face of income inequality and anti-trade sentiment, says NN Investment Partners' Ashish Goyal.

  • Protectionism dangerous for the world: Minister

    The EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA) will help strike a blow against protectionism, says Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade of Canada.

  • G-20 governments have a tough job: Expert

    It appears that protectionism and closing of economies have bigger problems than sluggish global growth, says Kapstream's Kumar Palghat.

  • WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo delivers a speech at the World Trade Symposium conference in the Royal Garden Hotel in London on June 7, 2016.

    The World Trade Organization chief has a message for the U.S. electorate: Trade doesn't cause unemployment, no matter what you're told by candidates.

  • Don't expect a whole lot out of G-20 meet: Strategist

    Not a lot of concrete action will be taken despite a lot being said about global trade and fiscal stimulus, says Barclays' Mitul Kotecha.

  • HANGZHOU, China, Sept 5- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday he wants to negotiate a "very strong" free trade agreement with Britain after it leaves the European Union. Britain's June decision to leave the 28- country EU sent financial markets into shock in anticipation of a recession as Britain enters a years-long process of tearing...

  • Aug. 29, 2016: A clothing store in Hangzhou, China. The leaders of 20 of the worlds major economies are in Hangzhou to talk about issues ranging from the global economy to the threat of terrorism.

    Growth in China's services sector improved in August, a private survey revealed on Monday.