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  • We want cloest possible security cooperation

    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May tells Parliament that "we want to trade (with the EU) as freely as possible."

  • LONDON, March 29- U.S. carmaker Ford said on Wednesday that Britain must secure a Brexit deal which includes full tariff-free access to the entire customs union of European countries, not just the 27 other members of the European Union. Ford builds vans in Turkey, which is not part of the EU but is in the EU customs union. "Any deal must include securing tariff-free...

  • Scotland wants to maintain a millenium-long trading relationship with Europe: SNP

    Alex Salmond, former leader and current international affairs spokesperson of the SNP, says that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has "disunited the home team."

  • *Ex-dividend adjustments seen about 130 points. TOKYO, March 29- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as ex-dividend share price adjustments pressured the market and offset positive sentiment from gains in Wall Street overnight. "The market takes heart from strong U.S. economic data, and sentiment in the overall market...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The U.S. Department of Commerce will remove Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp from a trade blacklist on Wednesday after the company pleaded guilty to violating sanctions on Iran and agreed to pay nearly $900 million, the agency said in a notice. Last year, the U.S. Commerce Department placed export restrictions on ZTE as...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- Trump administration trade officials want a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement to improve access for U.S. farm products, manufactured goods and services in Canada and Mexico, said lawmakers who met with them on Tuesday. That time frame is viewed by some members as "ambitious," especially because it is not clear when the...

  • A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent asks for documents from a truck driver coming from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego, California.

    The White House is preparing two orders that would put its trade agenda into motion, according to an administration official.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 28- Argentina registered a trade deficit of $122 million in February, the statistics agency Indec said on Tuesday, compared to a surplus of $110 million a year earlier. Exports totaled $3.89 billion in February, down 6.2 percent from a year earlier, while imports fell 0.6 percent to $4.01 billion. The agency also revised its January trade...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 28- Argentina registered a trade deficit of $122 million in February, the statistics agency Indec said on Tuesday, compared to a surplus of $110 million a year earlier. Exports totaled $3.89 billion in February, down 6.2 percent from a year earlier, while imports fell 0.6 percent to $4.01 billion. The agency also revised its January trade...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 28- Mexican and U.S. trade representatives will resume talks in Washington aimed at resolving a sugar dispute between the two neighbors, Mexico's top trade official said on Tuesday. "We are exchanging information, the positions of those who launched the investigation in the United States, the positions of Mexican industry and we're making...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The U.S. Commerce Department will remove Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp from a trade blacklist after the company admitted to violating sanctions on Iran, the Commerce Department said in a notice made public on Tuesday,.

  • BRASÍLIA, March 28- Hong Kong said on Tuesday it has lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat, removing one of the last blanket bans by a major importer, but strong words from an EU commissioner visiting Brazil suggests the scandal over health standards is not over yet. "A suspicion of corruption is unacceptable," Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU commissioner for health...

  • Cuban President Raul Castro

    Islanders baffled as ‘economic tsar’ Marino Murillo not heard in public for a year, Financial Times reports.

  • Trade data boosts Q1 GDP

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest in trade data.

  • 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...