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  • *Conservative vice Chancellor for Canada deal. VIENNA, Sept 14- Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern's opposition to a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada was countered by fervent praise for the deal from his deputy at a special parliamentary session on the issue on Wednesday. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- U.S. import prices fell for the first time in six months in August on weak petroleum and food costs, but the declining trend is slowing as oil prices stabilize and the dollar's rally fades. Still, Wednesday's report from the Labor Department suggested the near-term inflation outlook would remain tame, strengthening the argument for the...

  • ZURICH, Sept 14- Switzerland's president gave a British official tips on negotiating trade deals when they met in Berne on Wednesday to discuss bilateral ties following Britain's vote to quit the European Union. Johann Schneider-Ammann, who is also Swiss economy minister, "gave an insight into Switzerland's experience of negotiating free trade agreements...

  • BEIJING, Sept 14- On the surface, the timing of the United States' audacious challenge to China's price supports for its grain farmers looks odd. Farmers in the world's second-biggest economy are currently harvesting their first corn crop in a decade that will not be priced by the government, after Beijing launched efforts to reform its corn policy earlier this...

  • A shipping container is loaded onto a flatbed at the CSX Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, OH.

    Import prices fell in August on falling oil and food costs, pointing to a tame inflation environment that could convince the Fed to keep rates steady.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- U.S. import prices fell for the first time in six months in August on declining petroleum and food costs, pointing to a tame inflation environment that could encourage the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates steady next week. The Labor Department said on Wednesday import prices decreased 0.2 percent in August after an unrevised 0.1...

  • Export prices down 0.8% in August

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on trade, and CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- U.S. import prices fell for the first time in six months in August on declining petroleum and food costs, pointing to a tame inflation environment that could encourage the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates steady next week. The Labor Department said on Wednesday import prices decreased 0.2 percent in August after an unrevised 0.1...

  • Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention.

    A win for U.S. presidential candidate Trump could have grave implications for the world’s largest economy, according to Oxford Economics.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 14- A Chinese industry group has denied that the country's aluminum producers could be involved in exporting extrusion products via Mexico to circumvent U.S. duties, in the latest sign of bubbling trade tensions between the two nations. A report by the Wall Street Journal last week cited U.S aluminum executives contending that some $2 billion...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 14- A Chinese industry group has denied that the country's aluminium producers could be involved in exporting extrusion products via Mexico to circumvent U.S. duties, in the latest sign of bubbling trade tensions between the two nations. A report by the Wall Street Journal last week cited U.S aluminium executives contending that some $2 billion...

  • Britain isn't looking for any favours: MEP

    Daniel Hannan, MEP for the U.K. Conservative Party, comments on Brexit and Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union speech.

  • WASHINGTON/ SHANGHAI, Sept 14- The United States on Tuesday launched a challenge to China's price supports for domestic wheat, corn and rice at the World Trade Organization, charging that these far exceed limits that China committed to when it joined the WTO in 2001.. China's Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday evening said it "regretted" the U.S. action and that its...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The United States on Tuesday launched a challenge to China's price supports for domestic wheat, corn and rice at the World Trade Organization, charging that these far exceed limits that China committed to when it joined the WTO in 2001.. Trade Representative's office said China's "market price support" for wheat, corn and rice was estimated to...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 13- Argentina's government is mulling postponing a tax cut planned for next year on soy exports, cabinet chief Marcos Pena said on Tuesday, as a recession in Latin America's third largest economy eats into fiscal revenue. He also expressed optimism over talks with Britain about flights to the Falkland Islands from the mainland, but said...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The United States on Tuesday launched a challenge to China's price supports for domestic wheat, corn and rice at the World Trade Organization, charging that these far exceed limits that China committed to when it joined the WTO in 2001.. Trade Representative's office said China's "market price support" for wheat, corn and rice was estimated to...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 13- Russia has expanded its ban on Western and Ukrainian food imports, adding salt to the list, according to a government decree published on Tuesday. The ban will become effective on Nov. 1 and apply to both white and industrial salt, the government said. Russia imposed an embargo on imports of many foodstuff including meat, fish, fruit and vegetables...

  • President Barack Obama (C) meets with Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders during the APEC CEO Summit at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu November 12, 2011.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership has obvious benefits despite the beating it has taken on the campaign trail, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Tuesday.

  • Why entitlement reform makes sense: Tom Barrack

    Tom Barrack, Colony Capital founder, shares his thoughts on entitlements, tax reform and trade.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The U.S. International Trade Commission handed another victory to American steelmakers on Monday, affirming most of the recent anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on hot-rolled flat steel imports from Australia, Brazil, Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea and Turkey. The ITC vote affirmed final anti-subsidy duties of 3.9 to 11.3...