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  • *Japan wants to avoid dialog dominated by trade. TOKYO, April 13- The United States is pushing for trade to be a key issue in top-level economic talks with Japan, a person directly involved in the talks told Reuters on Thursday, an unwelcome development for Tokyo, which seeks to fend off U.S. pressure to reduce the bilateral trade imbalance. Japan rejected the idea but...

  • DANDONG, China, April 13- Despite heightened tension on the Korean peninsula and North Korea warning of a nuclear strike against any sign of U.S. aggression, there were few signs of strain on Thursday on the main border post between China and the reclusive nation. In Dandong, through which about three-quarters of China's trade with North Korea flows, long queues of...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 13- It's probably best to look at China's extremely strong commodity imports in March as a history lesson, rather than a pointer to future trends. But it's also likely that part of the March surge was due to the arrival of cargoes from more distant origins than the main suppliers in the Middle East, such as Europe's North Sea and the...

  • BEIJING, April 13- China did not import coal from North Korea in March, customs data showed, as it bids to comply with United Nations' sanctions against Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. In a news briefing, the General Administration of Customs said China has not imported North Korean coal since Beijing issued a ban on the imports on Feb. 18.

  • BEIJING, April 13- China's 2017 export outlook brightened considerably on Thursday as it reported forecast-beating trade growth in March and as U.S. Washington's improving ties with Beijing were underscored when Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Wednesday that he would not declare China a currency manipulator as he had pledged to do on...

  • BEIJING, April 13- Following is a breakdown of China's exports and imports with its biggest trade partners in March.:. For the story on March trade data, click. Exports Imports Balance Exports Imports+/- Exports Imports+/-+/-% y/y% y/y+/-% m/m% m/m Japan 12.1 14.1 -2.0 8.5 13.6 52.9 14.2 Korea 9.3 14.3 -5.0 13.7 7.3 41.8 9.8 Taiwan 3.5 11.7 -8.2 -3.2 5.6 34.3 10.8 European Union 28.7...

  • MELBOURNE, April 13- London copper rose from its lowest in three months on Thursday after upbeat China trade data for March, and as traders closed positions ahead of the long Easter holiday weekend. *LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper rose 1.5 percent to $5,712 a tonne by 0534 GMT, paring losses from the previous session when prices fell more than 2 percent to...

  • BEIJING, April 13- China's crude oil imports surged to an all-time high in March to nearly 9.2 million barrels per day, customs data showed on Thursday, far surpassing expectations and overtaking the United States as independent refiners ramped up their purchases. The March imports came in at 38.95 million tonnes, or 9.17 million bpd, according to the General...

  • Shouldn’t sacrifice freedoms for trade deal: Co-Chairman

    Leave means Leave Co-Chairman John Longworth talks about the future trade negotiations with the European Union and international countries, in a post-Brexit world.

  • Protectionism harms everybody, doesn’t increase welfare: Bundesbank Dombret

    Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Board Member Andreas Dombret says as long as he can think back, "protectionism has always been something which you try to prevent.”

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, banning its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, U.S. officials say. President Donald Trump has...

  • REUTERS POLL-29 OF 37 ECONOMISTS PREDICT JAPAN- U.S.

  • TOKYO, April 13- A firm majority of economists expect Japan will engage in bilateral trade talks with the United States in the near future, a Reuters poll showed ahead of next week's high-level economic talks between the two nations. Japan and the United States kick off an economic dialogue on April 18 that will be led by U.S. "It is reasonable to forecast that the...

  • World Banks warns of 'policy uncertainty'

    Sudhir Shetty, World Bank, says things are looking up for the global economy but uncertainties around geopolitics and trade lie ahead.

  • *China Q1 trade surplus with U.S. nearly unchanged, still high. Washington's improving ties with Beijing were underscored when Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Wednesday that he would not declare China a currency manipulator as he had pledged to do on his first day in office. The comments were an about-face from Trump's campaign promises,...

  • BEIJING, April 13- China's coal imports in March rose 12.2 percent from a year ago, customs data showed on Thursday, reflecting strong consumption from power stations. Quarterly data on North Korean imports plunged as China's ban on imports took effect. In a news briefing, the customs agency said China has stopped issuing permits for importing coal from North...

  • Copper: China imported 430,000 tonnes, versus 340,000 tonnes in February. Crude oil: China imported 38.95 million tonnes, versus 31.78 million tonnes in February. Iron ore: China imported 95.56 million tonnes, versus 83.49 million tonnes in February.

  • Trucks work in a port in Qingdao, China.

    China's exports rose 16.4 percent in March on-year, beating a Reuters' analyst forecast of 3.2 percent to reverse a decline of 1.3 percent in February, data from the Chinese customs showed.

  • Copper: China imported 430,000 tonnes, versus 340,000 tonnes in February. Crude oil: China imported 38.95 million tonnes, versus 31.78 million tonnes in February. Iron ore: China imported 95.56 million tonnes, versus 83.49 million tonnes in February.

  • BEIJING, April 13- China's trade surplus with the United States rose to $17.74 billion in March from $10.42 billion in February, customs data showed on Thursday. The customs data also showed China's trade surplus with the United States in the first quarter was $49.6 billion, compared with $50.57 billion surplus a year ago. President Donald Trump has focused on...