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  • Seaboard Shipping Vessel

    U.S. import prices rose more than expected in January amid further gains in the cost of energy products.

  • *China imports 380,000 T copper in Jan, down 22 pct vs Dec. Trade data from China, the world's biggest metals consumer, also provided support, but copper pulled back from highs after Indonesia issued new mining permits to Freeport McMoRan Inc, opening the way for a resumption of exports. "Trump seems to have come round to the one- China view and he wants to have a good...

  • Hutchins: Market reaction to Trump news is 'not instructive'

    Glenn Hutchins, North Island chairman, discusses the political expectations in the markets and whether the market is fairly valued.

  • Border tax fight is economists vs. everybody else: Brill

    Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute research fellow, discusses the implications of the proposed border adjustment tax. Scott Sperling, THL Partners, also weighs in.

  • We need a smart reset on US-China policy: Pro

    Discussing the latest developments in U.S.-China relations and the impact on the domestic economy with James McGregor, APCO China chairman.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 10- Dozens of tankers used to carry refined oil products are sitting idle in Asia and the Middle East as slow trade and an oversupply of ships have cut daily earnings to as little as a fifth of last year's level, shipbrokers and traders said. Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows around 50 product tankers currently floating idle off Singapore...

  • WELLINGTON, Feb 10- New Zealand and China will soon hold a series of high-level meetings and work to promote free trade, the countries' governments said on Friday, amidst growing concerns about U.S. trade protectionism. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully met in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, on Friday, a day after...

  • SHANGHAI/ WELLINGTON, Feb 10- New Zealand and China will soon hold a series of high-level meetings and work to promote free trade, the countries' governments said on Friday, amidst growing concerns about U.S. trade protectionism. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully met in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, on Friday, a...

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China posted much stronger-than-expected trade data for January as demand picked up at home and abroad, an encouraging start to 2017 for the world's largest trading nation even as Asia braces for a rise in U.S. protectionism under President Donald Trump. Trump criticised China, Japan and Germany last week, saying the three key U.S. trading...

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's red-hot commodities buying continued at a near record pace last month, defying the seasonal holiday slowdown, as utilities, steel mills and oil refiners sought foreign coal, iron ore and crude to replenish lower domestic supplies. So that means they can afford to pay for more iron ore, "said Lachlan Shaw, UBS analyst in Melbourne.

  • Local women dressed in 'Saotome' traditional rice planting costumes stand at the rice field during the 'Hanataue' rice planting ritual on June 5, 2016 in Kitahiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan.

    Trump may have promoted his reputation as a deal maker, but the chances of landing a bilateral trade deal with Japan look slim, analysts said.

  • Japan is the 'been there, done that nation'

    Tomohiko Taniguchi, special guest professor at Keio University, says Japan lived through trade-related accusations in the '80s.

  • *China imports 380,000 T of copper in Jan. *China exports 390,000 T of aluminium products in Jan. China reported better-than-expected trade data for January as demand picked up both at home and abroad, an encouraging start to 2017 for the world's largest trading nation.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian shares rallied to an 18- month peak on Friday, as investors cheered upbeat Chinese trade data and strong gains on Wall Street after U.S. The increase "is related to the global pick-up in growth in the U.S., Europe and also emerging economies," said Jianguang Shen, chief economist at Mizuho Securities in Hong Kong. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *China Jan exports, imports rise, beat forecasts. BEIJING, Feb 10- China reported better-than-expected trade data for January as demand picked up both at home and abroad, an encouraging start to 2017 for the world's largest trading nation even as Asia's exporters brace for a rise in U.S. protectionism. That left the country with a initial trade surplus of $51.35...

  • A Chinese steel worker helps load steel rods onto a large truck for transport at a plant on April 6, 2016 in Tangshan, Hebei province, China.

    China's January exports easily exceeded analysts' expectations, rising 7.9 percent from a year earlier.

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's trade surplus with the United States fell to $21.37 billion in January from $21.73 billion in December 2016, preliminary data from customs showed on Friday. China, the world's largest trading nation, could be heavily exposed to protectionist measures this year if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump follows through on campaign pledges to...

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's January exports easily exceeded analysts' expectations, rising 7.9 percent from a year earlier, while imports rose by 16.7 percent, also topping forecasts, preliminary data showed on Friday. But China watchers caution that trends in January and February can be distorted by the long Lunar New Year holidays, with business slowing down...

  • If Japan is a currency manipulator, so is the US: Expert

    Jun Okumura of the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs flags issues that could arise from bilateral talks between the U.S. and Japan.

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's customs said on Friday that pressure on the country's exports is expected to ease at the start of the second quarter this year. It released preliminary trade data for January in yuan-denominated terms earlier, showing that China's exports rose 15.9 percent year-on-year and imports jumped 25.2 percent from a year earlier.