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  • BOE won't be hiking rates anytime soon: Investor Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 12:35 AM ET
    BOE won't be hiking rates anytime soon: Investor

    The U.K. is not likely to hike rates soon as the outlook for global trade remains uncertain, says Chris Morrison, manager at the GAM UK Diversified Fund.

  • U.S. umbrella union group AFL-CIO said Thailand had breached standards under the Generalized System of Preferences, which allows duty-free access for some imports, on a range of issues including acceptable conditions of work and forced labor. USTR said in a statement it would hold a hearing in January on Thailand, and continue its work on GSP reviews of Fiji,...

  • BEIJING, Nov 25- China announced a number of policies on Wednesday to encourage foreign trade and help exporters as the world's second-largest economy struggles with persistent weakness in demand at home and abroad. China's exports and imports were down for the first 10 months of the year, with the picture for foreign trade "complicated and grim", according to a...

  • Singapore's latest export to China? Chilli crab Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 11:46 PM ET
    A dish of chili crab at the Jumbo Seafood Riverside restaurant

    Singapore is targeting a new export for China, already its largest trading partner: the city-state's iconic chilli crab.

  • *Chicago Board Of Trade December wheat rose 0.51 percent to $4.91 a bushel after closing down 2.1 percent on Tuesday. *Soybeans were trading near a 6-1/ 2- year low hit on Monday as the market anticipated Argentina's newly elected president would enact policies that could help boost exports, adding to volumes from bumper harvests around the world.

  • Make in India: Big business delivers a report card Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 7:08 PM ET
    Employees assemble a Royal Enfield Motors Classic 350 motorcycle moving on a conveyor on the production line at the company's manufacturing facility in Chennai, India.

    India's push to attract FDI has scored some wins but infrastructure and red tape are still an issue, business leaders tell CNBC.

  • FACTBOX-Russia-Turkey economic and trade relations Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 24- Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday saying it had repeatedly violated its air space, one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century. Below is the list of key areas of economic and trade relations between Russia and Turkey:. -Turkey's seaside resorts...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- A marked drop in Asian imports to Europe, made worse by a strong dollar, has heaped pain on container lines already struggling with massive over capacity, a major industry player said. The container market, which ships retail goods from IPhones to designer clothes and food products, has been hit by a slowdown in demand for goods from Asia, especially...

  • BERLIN, Nov 24- A rise in German private consumption and higher state spending on refugees more than compensated for weakness in foreign trade, helping Europe's biggest economy to grow at a modest, albeit slower pace in the third quarter, data showed on Tuesday. The Federal Statistics Office confirmed an earlier flash estimate showing seasonally adjusted...

  • There will be opportunities in East Asia's top trio Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 8:53 PM ET
    Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    China, Japan and South Korea are like three great soloists who can't function together as an ensemble. But that looks set to change.

  • *Grains trade higher, French exports to Indonesia help. NEW YORK, Nov 23- Commodities hit 13- year lows before rebounding on Monday after Saudi Arabia's pledge to work toward crude price stability bolstered oil and France's first wheat exports to Indonesia in more than six years helped lift grains markets. Despite pledges in the past that they would try and...

  • How a China slowdown could spark a shipping M&A wave Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 12:25 AM ET

    The shipping industry is set for consolidation on the back of a collapse in freight rates as growth in China slows.

  • 'Shipping industry has been trying for meaningful consolidation'

    Rahul Kapoor, director at Drewry Financial Research, discusses the outlook for the shipping sector.

  • Troubled shipping sector faces consolidation Sunday, 22 Nov 2015 | 5:50 PM ET
    Troubled shipping sector faces consolidation

    The size of the Neptune Orient Lines-CMA CGM deal will reflect the tough times in the shipping industry, notes Esben Poulsson, president of the Singapore Shipping Association.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has thanked Myanmar President Thein Sein for steering his country in its transition to a "new democratic Myanmar." China says it has no intention to...

  • MEXICO CITY— The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of Mexico in a trade dispute with the U.S., saying Washington's requirement for "dolphin-safe" tuna labels is unfair to Mexican fishermen. A WTO appellate body reviewed the original ruling of a panel set up to settle the dispute first brought by Mexico in 2009. Friday's ruling said U.S. dolphin-safe...

  • GENEVA, Nov 20- The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body ruled against the United States on Friday in a dispute with Mexico over tuna labelling, upholding an earlier ruling issued in April that found U.S. rules discriminated against Mexico. The appeal ruling is final, and could lead to Mexico making a claim for retaliation against U.S. exports if it believes...

  • Why TPP threatens made in USA: Pro Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 7:44 AM ET
    Why TPP threatens made in USA: Pro

    Dan DiMicco, current Chairman Emeritus of Nucor, explains why he thinks the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a bad deal for American workers.

  • *Wheat edges up to hold Thursday's export-fueled gains. Soybeans also eased as oilseeds remained under pressure from South American supply prospects, with rainfall boosting conditions in Brazil and the outcome of this weekend's presidential election in Argentina expected to help exports. Chicago Board of Trade December wheat futures added 0.1 percent to...

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended Friday a recently agreed-to 12- nation Pacific trade pact, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide a counterbalance to China's growing influence in the region while also opening up promising Asian markets with their burgeoning middle class. Vilsack, who met with Japanese government officials,...