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  • LONDON— Five of Britain's biggest business groups are calling on the government to quickly agree to a transition period of at least two years following the country's exit from the European Union to provide certainty about regulatory and trade rules as companies make critical decisions for jobs and investment. The draft letter addressed to Brexit Secretary...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's sugar imports in September fell two-thirds from a year earlier as hefty tariffs on foreign arrivals continued to dent buying appetite, customs data showed on Monday, while corn imports surged to meet temporary tightness in supply. Last month's sugar imports slumped 67.5 percent to 160,000 tonnes, data from the General Administration...

  • *China Sept exports to North Korea $266.35 million versus $315.97 million in previous month- customs data. *China Sept imports from North Korea $145.82 million versus $288.29 million in previous month- customs data. *China Jan-Sept imports from North Korea $1.48 billion, down 16.7 percent y/y.

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- China's sugar imports in September fell 67.5 percent from a year earlier to 160,000 tonnes, as hefty tariffs on foreign arrivals continued to dent buying appetite, customs data showed on Monday, while corn imports rose sharply to meet a temporary tightness in supply. Sugar imports in the first nine months of this year fell to 1.83 million tonnes,...

  • *China revised Sept dollar-denominated exports +8.1 percent y/y (prelim +8.1 percent y/y). *China revised Sept dollar-denominated imports +18.6 percent y/y (prelim +18.7 y/y). *China revised Sept trade balance+ $28.61 billion (prelim$ +28.47 billion) (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Sam Holmes).

  • Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association, says a wide range of industrial groups are worried about trade flows if NAFTA talks end in November without a deal.

  • LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters)- So what's become of the United States' national security investigation into steel imports? Delays may be to fine-tune any sanctions to minimise collateral damage to "friendly" trading partners while focusing on China. The 25 million tonne drop year on year is equivalent to closing every steel mill in Italy, Europe's second-largest...

  • *Kirkuk flows to Ceyhan still at around 200,000 bpd. *Russia's Rosneft takes control of Kurdish oil pipeline. NEW YORK, Oct 20- Oil prices were up slightly on Friday in see-saw trade, ending the week up on support from a sharp decline in Iraqi crude exports due to tensions in the Kurdistan region after contending with weak demand data.

  • *Kirkuk flows to Ceyhan still at around 200,000 bpd. NEW YORK, Oct 20- Oil prices were flat on Friday in see-saw trade, under pressure from weak U.S. demand but drawing support from a sharp decline in Iraqi crude exports due to tensions in the Kurdistan region. Oil exports from Iraq's Kurdistan via the Turkish port of Ceyhan were flowing at average rates of 216,000...

  • BEIJING/ BRUSSELS, Oct 20- The European Commission launched an investigation on Friday into the import of electronic bikes, or e-bikes, from China, prompting Beijing to warn Europe not to slip into protectionism. China's commerce ministry said it would defend its companies' interests and urged the EU to respect World Trade Organization rules.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The United States does not aim to impede European trade and business transactions with Iran despite President Donald Trump's decision last week to decertify the 2015 nuclear agreement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Wall Street Journal. European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday highlighted the need to protect their...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- So what's become of the United States' national security investigation into steel imports? Delays may be to fine-tune any sanctions to minimise collateral damage to "friendly" trading partners while focusing on China. The 25 million tonne drop year on year is equivalent to closing every steel mill in Italy, Europe's second-largest producer...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 20- Singapore- headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore. Many companies have warned that a solar trade dispute involving...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 20- The European Commission on Friday launched an investigation into the import of electronic bikes from China after European producers complained that they are being sold at excessively low prices with the help of unfair subsidies. China's commerce ministry said it would defend its companies' interests and urged the EU to respect World Trade...

  • Oct 20- U.S. home solar companies, believing President Donald Trump will soon slap tariffs on imported panels and make their systems more expensive, are using that threat to juice their slowing sales. Smaller, local installers and solar advocates from California to Massachusetts are also raising the prospect of higher prices at sales consultations, in blog...

  • Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says there are no "basic conflicts" in the country's relationship with China in comments that follow a state visit to meet President Xi Jinping about a month ago.

  • Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a state visit to Washington next week will include signing a deal for Singapore Airlines to buy more planes from Boeing as well as wide talks with President Donald Trump and Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- Whirlpool and GE Appliances asked a U.S. trade panel on Thursday to recommend 50 percent import duties on large residential washing machines to ensure that rivals LG and Samsung follow through on plans to shift washer production to the United States. This is our last chance to get it right, "Whirlpool attorney Jack Levy told the U.S....

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2481, or 80.12 U.S. cents. Prices of oil, one of Canada's major exports, slipped on profit taking. Oil had been supported in recent weeks by OPEC- led supply cuts, tension in the Middle East and lower U.S. production.

  • ISTANBUL, Oct 19- Turkey and Iran's central banks have formally agreed to trade in their local currencies, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Thursday in a move aimed at increasing bilateral trade. The deal is in line with Iran's efforts to dodge unilateral U.S. sanctions, which remain intact despite the lifting of international financial sanctions on...