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Economic Measures Trade

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    The selfie could be the key to a more politically engaged electorate, according to one technology company aiming to make the voting system more secure.

  • BERLIN, April 26- Germany is on a solid economic growth path despite global uncertainties, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Wednesday, adding that she expects companies to start investing more as exports gradually grow. It has also particularly helped boost private consumption in Germany, which is one of three main growth drivers alongside...

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL/ JAKARTA, April 26- Freeport McMoRan Inc is preparing three copper concentrate export shipments from its giant Grasberg mine in Indonesia after a 15- week outage, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. These include shipments for customers in South Korea and Japan, the sources told Reuters. A shipping source in Japan said a vessel has...

  • LONDON, April 26- Nickel prices slid on Wednesday towards 10- month lows hit earlier this week on worries about demand from top consumer China after its trade data showed falling imports of the metal, which is used to make stainless steel. But John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel said he expected nickel to be supported by concern about supplies of ore from the...

  • MANILA, April 26- Southeast Asian countries will prioritise creating an Asia- focused trade pact this year that includes China, India and Japan, while trade issues with the United States will be put on the back burner, the Philippine trade minister said. President Barack Obama had promoted as a progressive deal that would prevent China from "writing the rules of...

  • MANILA, April 26- Southeast Asian countries will prioritize creating an Asia- focused trade pact this year that includes China, India and Japan, while trade issues with the United States will be put on the back burner, the Philippine trade minister said. President Barack Obama had promoted as a progressive deal that would prevent China from "writing the rules of...

  • Canadian dollar slips on Trump’s tariff comments

    Canada’s prime minister has vowed to defend the country’s lumber industry after the U.S. said it would impose import tariffs on Canada. Steven Barrow, head of G10 research at Standard Advisory London, discusses.

  • HK gov could do more in shipping: CEO

    The Hong Kong authorities should get involved in encouraging interest in sectors beyond finance, such as shipping, says Simon Doughty, Wallem Group.

  • SG more than just a gateway to ASEAN: IE Singapore

    Satvinder Singh, IE Singapore, talks about the city-state's ambitions of being the top trading hub for commodities.

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The Trump administration may undertake trade actions to protect the U.S. semiconductor, shipbuilding and aluminum industries, citing national security concerns, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Tuesday. Ross told the newspaper that if the talks with Mexico and Canada go much beyond December,...

  • OTTAWA, April 25- The United States and Canada faced off on Tuesday in a renewed battle over softwood lumber that threatened to spill over into multiple other sectors, though President Donald Trump said he did not fear a trade war. Canada vowed to resist Washington's move on Monday to impose tariffs on lumber that mostly feeds U.S. homebuilding, noting trade...

  • Rising global protectionism impacts Panama Canal

    We depend on trade and protectionism will impact us, said Jorge Quijano, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority.

  •  How the Panama Canal stays relevant in globalization

    The Panama Canal has expanded, and now more regions are using the route, Jorge Quijano of the Panama Canal Authority.

  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York on April 6, 2017.

    Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross vows more trade actions and new rounds of free-trade talks as well as reviews of existing deals, with Canada already feeling heat and its prime minister calling the White House.

  • OTTAWA, April 25- The United States and Canada faced off on Tuesday in a renewed battle over softwood lumber that threatened to spill over into multiple other sectors, though President Donald Trump said he did not fear a trade war. Canada vowed to resist Washington's move on Monday to impose tariffs on lumber that mostly feeds U.S. homebuilding, noting trade...

  • Instead of a big announcement, the White House has been taking targeted measures to enforce a protectionist trade agenda, notes Markus Schomer of Pinebridge Investments.

  • Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico was watching to see if plans by U.S. Trump has vowed to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement that underpins the bulk of Mexican exports if he cannot rework it in his homeland's favor, and talks between the signatories- Mexico, the United States and Canada- on modernizing the accord are expected to start...

  • OTTAWA, April 25- The United States and Canada faced off on Tuesday in a renewed battle over softwood lumber that threatened to spill over into multiple other sectors, though President Donald Trump said he did not fear a trade war with Canada. The heated rhetoric came amid fresh attacks from the U.S. president against Canada's dairy industry, and just months after...

  • OTTAWA/ WINNIPEG, April 25- From cherries to wine and oil, Canada has a range of tools to retaliate against any Trump administration trade attacks but they are either too limited or too painful to invoke. Ottawa is keen to avoid a costly trade war with the United States as NAFTA renegotiations loom, given the U.S. economy is ten times larger than Canada's.

  • OTTAWA, April 25- The United States and Canada faced off on Tuesday in a renewed battle over softwood lumber that threatened to spill over into multiple other sectors, though U.S. Canada vowed to fight back against Washington's move on Monday to impose tariffs on lumber that mostly feeds U.S. homebuilding, noting trade authorities have consistently sided with...