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  • LONDON, April 28- Britain would be richer if it left the European Union, a group of British economists said on Thursday, in contrast to warnings from leading global institutions of a big hit to output and living standards. Minford said Britain should not bother trying to strike a trade deal with the EU and should instead allow its imports and exports to be governed...

  • BERLIN, April 28- Britain may need more than 10 years to negotiate a trade agreement with the European Union if it decides to leave the bloc, David Lidington, the UK's Europe Minister, said during a visit to Berlin on Thursday. "I think it would be fraught with difficulties to complete this within 10 years," he said. Britain will vote on June 23 whether to leave the 28-...

  • *First-quarter GDP rises at 0.5 percent rate. WASHINGTON, April 28- U.S. economic growth braked sharply to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to undercut exports, but a pick-up in activity is anticipated given a buoyant labor market. Gross domestic product increased at a 0.5 percent annual rate, the slowest...

  • Inside Iran: Anti-American sentiment

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on Iran’s anti-American art which is decided by the government.

  • Inside Iran: Billion dollar masterpieces

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a sneak peek at some of the world's great pieces of modern art - sitting in the basement of the Iranian Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • LONDON, April 28- Britain's economy would be 4 percent larger 10 years after leaving the European Union than if it stayed in due to benefits from lower tariffs for imports from outside the bloc, economists supporting an exit said on Thursday. Ahead of a June 23 EU membership referendum, a range of bodies from the country's finance ministry to the International...

  • An employee stands beneath electronic screens displaying financial data at the Tehran Stock Exchange in Tehran, Iran.

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a rare look inside Iran's stock market.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed sharply to a one-year low in March, as both imports and exports fell, suggesting economic growth in the first-quarter was probably not as weak as currently anticipated. The Commerce Department said in its advance report on Wednesday that the goods trade gap tumbled 10.3 percent to $56.90 billion last...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in March as imports tumbled, suggesting economic growth in the first-quarter was probably not as weak as currently anticipated. The Commerce Department said in its advance report on Wednesday that the goods trade gap fell to $56.90 billion last month from $63.44 billion in February.

  • A container ship docked at the Port of Oakland, in Oakland, Calif.

    The goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in March as imports tumbled, suggesting growth in the first-quarter was probably not as weak as anticipated.

  • Tech goes to Washington

    John Chambers, Cisco executive chairman, discusses the need for government and the public to work closer together on such issues as trade, tax reform, and education.

  • BEIJING, April 27- China's trade deficit in services widened to $21.0 billion in March from February's $16.0 billion, the foreign exchange regulator said on Wednesday. March's gap was largely led by a $19.1 billion gulf in spending between Chinese who spent more abroad than foreign tourists did in China, data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange...

  • WASHINGTON— United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling. Steel announced Tuesday that it lodged the complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Steel Corp has launched a campaign to prevent imports from China's largest steel producers, it said on Tuesday, the boldest step yet by a U.S. company as a trade brawl with the world's largest steel producer escalates. The petition, known as Section 337 and used to protect against intellectual property theft, listed some of China's top...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Steel Corp has launched a campaign to prevent imports from China's largest steel producers, it said on Tuesday, the boldest step yet by a U.S. company as a trade dispute with the world's largest industrial metal producer intensifies. In a complaint to the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. steelmaker called on regulators to...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Steel Corp has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators calling for an investigation into China's largest steel producers over alleged price fixing and circumvention of import duties, it said on Tuesday.

  • Here's why investors make mistakes

    A new study shows the impulse to protect yourself from losses could predict investment mistakes.

  • Bitcoin

    Luxembourg has granted a license to Bitstamp making it Europe's first fully regulated payment institution for the cryptocurrency.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 26- Australia and Russia could emerge the relative winners if China does restrict imports of North Korean coal, as it has pledged to do. China banned the importation of several minerals from North Korea on April 5, including coal, as part of new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang aimed at curbing the rogue state's nuclear weapons...

  • *Govt, Bank of Korea see improvement in Q2. SEOUL, April 26- South Korea's economic growth halved in the first quarter from the previous three-month period as poor exports and stumbling capital investment cast doubts over policymakers' more optimistic expectations for a near-term recovery. First-quarter growth slowed to 0.4 percent in January-March over the...