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  • TOKYO, March 27- Japanese manufacturers are wary of a possible U.S. border tax, with just over half expecting profits to take a hit if the United States slaps a 20 percent levy on imports, a Reuters poll showed on Monday. In response, they are thinking of cutting costs, increasing production and procurement in the United States and raising U.S. product prices, but those...

  • WELLINGTON, March 27- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pressed for deeper trade ties with New Zealand and warned against global protectionism in a newspaper opinion piece published on Monday before meetings with Prime Minister Bill English and business leaders in Wellington. In the New Zealand Herald column, titled "To New Zealand, with love", Li said "rising...

  • BRASILIA/ BEIJING, March 25- China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors, in a victory for President Michel Temer's efforts to stem damage from the probe. The move by China, the biggest national consumer of Brazilian meat, was...

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- Brazil's meat exports have fallen sharply since a police investigation into alleged bribery of food-sanitation inspectors in the world's top beef and poultry exporter sparked a wave of trade bans, an industry group said on Friday. Restrictions by several key importers of Brazilian meat, ranging from China to Europe, caused a 22 percent drop...

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- Brazil's meat exports have fallen sharply since a police investigation into alleged bribery of food-sanitation inspectors in the world's top beef and poultry exporter sparked a wave of trade bans, an industry group said on Friday. Import restrictions by several key importers of Brazilian meat, ranging from China to Europe, caused a 22...

  • *OPEC to meet in Kuwait for monitoring meeting. NEW YORK, March 24- Oil rose modestly on Friday in a spate of late-day activity, but fell on the week as concerns persisted over an excess of crude. The official said the expected drop, in line with OPEC's agreement, could help draw down U.S. inventories that stood at a record 533 million barrels last week- stocks that have in...

  • TORONTO, March 24- Acacia Mining is losing more than $1 million in revenue each day at two mines in Tanzania because of the country's ban on exports of gold and copper concentrates, the London- listed company said on Friday. Acacia, the largest miner in Tanzania, said talks with government officials have failed to result in the ban being lifted.

  • loomed@ HOUSTON/ CARACAS, March 24- A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in government-sanctioned fuel exports to foreign allies and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar with its operations. Leftist-run Venezuela sells its...

  • OTTAWA, March 24- The Canadian government wants to boost exports by 30 percent over the next eight years, but experts and analysts say the goal is highly ambitious given a series of major challenges facing exporters. In a budget unveiled on Wednesday, Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised investments in targeted areas such as advanced manufacturing,...

  • OTTAWA, March 24- The Canadian government wants to boost exports by 30 percent over the next eight years, but experts and analysts say the goal is highly ambitious given a series of major challenges facing exporters.rast. In a budget unveiled on Wednesday, Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised investments in targeted areas such as advanced...

  • A gas flame is seen in the desert near the Khurais oilfield, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    An official says Saudi Arabia's U.S. oil exports are falling and will stay low, but other data suggest the drop is only temporary.

  • BRASILIA, March 23- Brazil's Central Bank forecast a larger current account deficit for this year of $30 billion on Friday, compared to a previous projection of $28 billion, as it expects more spending by Brazilians abroad and higher profit remittances by multinational companies. Brazil's current account deficit widened more than expected in February to...

  • March 23- U.S. biodiesel producers on Thursday asked the U.S. government to impose antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia that it says have flooded the U.S. market and violated trade agreements. The group includes Louis Dreyfus Co, which makes biodiesel in Argentina, and Wilmar International Ltd, a maker of biodiesel in...

  • China's eye watering corporate debt

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports from the 2017 Boao Forum in Hainan, China, saying that a key theme will be U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionism.

  • Canada doesn't just export oil and timber

    Peter Hall, chief economist at Export Development Canada, discusses the diversified nature of Canadian trade, including the machinery and aerospace sectors.

  • China's leverage in regional geopolitics

    Kent Calder, Johns Hopkins University, takes a closer look at the relationships China has with the U.S., South Korea and Japan.

  • China's growth transition

    A major theme of the forum is China's delicate balancing act between reforms and economic stability, explain Geoff Cutmore and Sophia Yan.

  • Watch but don't hyperventilate over Trump: ADB

    Stephen Groff, VP of the Asian Development Bank, talks about how to process the protectionist policies and bilateral trade deals proposed by President Trump.

  • The state of US-Mexico relations

    It's a positive development that President Trump has not been talking about who will pay for the border wall, notes Carlos Gutierrez of the Albright Stonebridge Group.

  • The Chinese economy is getting squeezed by bad debt.

    China can't call itself a free trade leader when it still has restrictions on its economy, warned former U.S. trade official Michael Froman.