BUENOS AIRES, July 29- The presidents of Argentina and Mexico agreed to deepen a pre-existing commercial accord on Friday, in a bid to set the groundwork for a bilateral free trade agreement. "Starting from the deepening of the ACE 6, we hope to have a free-trade agreement next year," Argentine President Mauricio Macri said at the Argentina-Mexico Economic Forum... » Read More
China delivered a strong set of trade data on Friday, helping to temper losses in Asian stock markets spooked by escalating Middle East tensions.
With China moving away from export-led growth, trade figures may not be an accurate gauge of the economy, says Chi Lo, Senior Economist, Greater China at BNP Paribas Investment Partners.
Edwin Merner, President at Atlantis Investment Research, says markets can expect better Japanese export figures in coming quarters once the impact from a weak yen takes effect.
Russia will ban fruit, vegetable, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway.
Despite simmering tensions between China and Southeast Asia, trade between them has surged in recent years and the ties will only deepen, HSBC said.
Putin earlier signed an order banning or limiting imports of agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on Russia.
The U.S.'s decision to close its Export-Import Bank would damage U.S. companies trying to do business in Africa, GE's Jeff Immelt said.
Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africa Practice, says the U.S. government is keen to expand trade relations with Africa and discusses the U.S.-Africa summit.
Lawsuits over an estimated $900 million exposure to a suspected metal financing fraud in China are hindering a recovery in metal trade.
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Deborah Elm, Executive Director at Asian Trade Centre, describes what's next on the global trade agenda after New Delhi refused to sign off on a trade-facilitation deal.
Jake Colvin, VP, Global Trade Issues at the National Foreign Trade Council, explains why India's opposition to a WTO trade facilitation deal is counter-productive.
Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, outlines the repercussions if India proceeds to block a deal struck by the World Trade Organization in Bali last year.
Japan's monthly streak of trade deficits hit a two-year mark in June, as exports continued to stay weak while imports remained high.
Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, outlines reasons for the trade imbalance and explains why exports will be sluggish in the near term.
Eleventh hour negotiations to win Indian approval for a breakthrough global trade pact may not have succeeded despite initial signs of progress.
It's not clear that the German Chancellor is in a position to actually hit Russia where it would hurt: Its pocketbook.
Speaking to CNBC at the B20 meeting in Sydney, Joe Hockey , Treasurer of Australia, says it's important for the G-20 economies to stay engaged with the business community.
Roberto Azevedo, Director-General at World Trade Organization, says there's more that needs to be done to ensure free trade across the globe.
Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia (BCA), is confident that the B20 summit will put together a "practical roadmap" that will aid the G-20's growth agenda.