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  • MOSCOW, Dec 16- Russian gas exports outside former Soviet countries increased 8.3 percent year-on-year between Jan. 1 and Dec. 15 to 184.2 billion cubic metres, Gazprom said on Saturday.

  • CHINA, UK OPPOSE PROTECTIONISM, REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AS' CENTRAL PILLAR' OF GLOBAL TRADE SYSTEM.

  • OTTAWA, Dec 15- Around six percent of Canadian firms could move part of their operations to the United States amid uncertainty over the future of the NAFTA trade pact, the nation's export credit agency said on Friday. Canada sends 75 percent of all goods exports to the United States and could be badly hit if Washington walks away from the North American Free Trade...

  • BEIJING, Dec 15- China will cut export taxes on some steel products and fertilizers and ditch those for sales abroad of steel wire, rod and bars from Jan. 1, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, in a series of measures that could boost shipments. The move is likely to stir concerns among foreign competitors in the United States and Europe that China, the world's top...

  • BEIJING, Dec 15- China will cut export taxes on some steel products and fertilisers and ditch those for sales abroad of steel wire, rod and bars from Jan. 1, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, in a series of measures that could boost shipments. The move is likely to stir concerns among foreign competitors in the United States and Europe that China, the world's top...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 15- More than a quarter of Canadian firms could move part of their operations to the United States amid uncertainty over the future of the NAFTA trade pact, the nation's export credit agency said on Friday. Canada sends 75 percent of all goods exports to the United States and could be badly hit if Washington walks away from the North American Free Trade...

  • TBILISI, Dec 15- Georgia expects state revenues and spending to rise next year and forecasts 4.5 percent economic growth in the budget passed by the parliament on Friday. Georgia's economy expanded by 2.2 percent last year and the government in Tbilisi expects it to grow 4.5 percent this year, helped by private-sector development, higher exports and...

  • *Europe sees hidden protectionism in bill. BERLIN, Dec 15- The frustration of Roberto Azevedo was evident when, as director general of the World Trade Organization, he summed up the results of a three-day ministerial conference in Buenos Aires in the past week. "In retrospect, 2017 could mark the beginning of the end of the rules-based free trade order and the system...

  • BEIJING, Dec 15- China will cut export taxes on some steel products and fertilisers and ditch those for sales abroad of steel wire, rod and bars from Jan. 1, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, in a series of measures that could boost shipments. The move is likely to stir concerns among foreign competitors in the United States and Europe that China, the world's top...

  • BEIJING, Dec 15- China will cut export taxes on some steel products and fertilizers and ditch those for sales abroad of steel wire, rod and bars from Jan. 1, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, in a series of measures that could boost shipments. The move is likely to stir concerns among foreign competitors in the United States and Europe that China, the world's top...

  • BRUSSELS— Leaders of 27 European Union nations gave British Prime Minister Theresa May an early Christmas present on Friday, declaring that Brexit talks can move on to their next phase: transition and future relations. The early priority is to establish a transition period, probably of about two years, to ease Britain out of the EU. After Britain officially exits...

  • BEIJING, Dec 15- China will cut export taxes on some steel products and fertilisers and ditch those for sales abroad of steel wire, rod and bars from Jan. 1, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, in a series of measures that could boost shipments. The move is likely to stir concerns among foreign competitors in the United States and Europe that China, the world's top...

  • BEIJING, Dec 15- China will cut export taxes on some steel products and fertilizers and ditch those for sales abroad of steel wire, rod and bars from Jan. 1, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, in a series of measures that could boost shipments. The move is likely to stir concerns among foreign competitors in the United States and Europe that China, the world's top...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 15- More a quarter of Canadian firms could move part of their operations to the United States amid uncertainty over the future of the NAFTA trade pact, the nation's export credit agency said on Friday. Canada sends 75 percent of all goods exports to the United States and could be badly hit if Washington walks away from the North American Free Trade...

  • President Donald Trump's' America First' brand of economic nationalism is pushing Mexico to seek sanctuary in more open commercial ties elsewhere to soften the blow of a possible breakdown of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump's threats to dump NAFTA and his plan to slash corporate taxes have fired debate in Mexico over how to respond, from...

  • BEIJING— Britain's finance minister told the Chinese premier there are "many opportunities" for closer commercial ties as he started a visit Friday aimed at developing trade as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union. "We see many opportunities to build on our strong relationship," said Hammond in the meeting at the Great Hall of the People in...

  • But as Britain and the European Union crawl through a protracted divorce, Berthelot has more to worry about than bugs. His century-old business decided to start exporting to Britain for the first time just as the country voted to leave the EU. The pound immediately plunged, making imported wine more expensive in Britain.

  • EU 27 leaders respect UK PM May's efforts to strike a deal: Pro

    Zsolt Darvas, senior fellow at thinktank Bruegel, speaks about Brexit negotiations in Brussels.

  • *Imports f'cast +18.0 pct, trade deficit seen at 54.9 bln yen. TOKYO, Dec 15- Japan's exports are expected to have risen for a 12th straight month in November, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, as buoyant overseas demand helps drive a steady economic recovery. "The data will confirm exports are on a rising trend as the global economy is expanding," Mana Saito, economist at...

  • New Zealand's PM Ardern says foreign capital still welcome

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants foreign investment in "productive" sectors of the economy.