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  • *Government still trying to salvage Ukraine deal. AMSTERDAM, Nov 4- Activists in the Netherlands have gathered almost two thirds of the signatures needed to lay the groundwork for a referendum on Europe's free trade deal with Canada, which they say overly favours the interests of multinational companies. The Dutch have twice voted down European Union...

  • Fmr. Labor Sec. Chao: Not much drama or difference in October jobs report

    Discussing the October nonfarm payrolls report, the state of the U.S. labor market and the economy with Elaine Chao, former U.S. Labor Secretary and Hudson Institute distinguished fellow.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. crude oil exports rose to about 692,000 barrels per day in September, the highest on record, from about 657,000 bpd in the previous month, foreign trade data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed on Friday. Canada took in the most exports at 243,000 bpd, followed by Singapore at 99,000 bpd. Exports to Europe were also high, with Italy receiving some...

  • *India, like EU, likely to seek freer movement of people. NEW DELHI/ LONDON, Nov 4- Prime Minister Theresa May will find that the trade-off between market access and migration applies not just to Brexit when she visits India for her first non-EU bilateral trip since Britons voted to quit the bloc. "Immigration is one of the things India is going to push for," said Dhruva...

  • The Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Oakland cargo ship is guided into the Port of Oakland by an AmNav tug boat.

    The U.S. trade deficit fell in September amid rising exports, but a slump in imports pointed to slowing domestic demand.

  • *China defense equipment exports worth $1.6 bln a year. *China is main arms supplier to Africa. ZHUHAI, China, Nov 4- China's extravagant display of military might at its largest airshow this week, overlooking the disputed South China Sea, comes as Beijing seeks to leverage that clout on world markets.

  • OTTAWA, Nov 4- Canada posted a record trade deficit of C $4.1 billion in September but the figure was boosted by the one-off import of machinery for an oil project, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Exports to the United States, which accounted for 74.4 percent of all Canadian exports in September, fell by 0.6 percent while imports dropped by 1.1 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- The U.S. trade deficit fell to a more than 1-1/ 2 year low in September amid rising exports, but a slump in imports pointed to slowing domestic demand. The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap narrowed 9.9 percent to $36.4 billion, the smallest since February 2015. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the trade gap decreasing to...

  • BEIJING, Nov 4- China's third-quarter current account surplus was equivalent to 2.5 pct of GDP, which is a reasonable level, the country's foreign exchange regulator said on Friday.

  • German Business

    German firms should have equal opportunities in China as Chinese firms in Germany, says Brigitte Zypries from Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

  • World Trade

    World Trade Organization's Karl Brauner says trade talks have not been shelved and progress has been made at WTO-hosted ministerial conferences.

  • BOE Inflation

    The pound's depreciation post-Brexit will eventually dampen consumption, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Gilles Moec.

  • Nigeria FDI

    Nigeria's Trade Minister Okechukwu Enelamah says his country can learn from Singapore's successes with SMEs and special economic zones.

  • *Canadian dollar ends at C $1.3383, or 74.72 U.S. cents. TORONTO, Nov 3- The Canadian dollar strengthened against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday as investor selling of the greenback on U.S. election uncertainty offset lower oil prices, but gains for the loonie were restrained ahead of key domestic data on Friday. Oil is one Canada's major exports.

  • Nobel laureate: Trump presidency 'disastrous' for the economy

    Oliver Hart, Harvard professor and Nobel laureate, discusses why he signed the open letter with over 350 other economists urging Americans not to vote for Donald Trump for his economic policies.

  • NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico, Nov 3- Glafiro Montemayor's scrubland near the U.S. border may not look like much but within a few years he hopes to transform it by building a giant new bridge across the Rio Grande, setting his sights on billions of dollars in U.S.- Mexico trade. Republican candidate Donald Trump's promise to build a wall between the two countries and his...

  • *Attention also turning to Nov. 9 USDA crop report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly export sales report could shift the focus back on demand, led by brisk Chinese buying of U.S. soybeans, after expectations the USDA will revise upwards corn and soybean yields in its monthly crop report on Nov. 9 had weighed on prices earlier this week.

  • Brexit is going to be extremely complicated: ICC Sec-Gen

    International Chamber of Commerce Secretary General, John Danilovich talks about the political issues associated to Climate Change and COP21.

  • What does China make of the US election?

    William Ma, CIO at Noah Holdings (Hong Kong) and Gopher AM, talks about the impact of the U.S. election on Chinese markets and global trade in Asia.

  • Is free trade the biggest loser in the US election?

    It's not that people don't want free trade, it's that they just want fairer free trade, says Napier Investment Advisors' Ron Napier.