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  • LONDON, Oct 17- British households would have to pay an average of 260 pounds a year more for food, clothing and transport if their government fails to strike a post-Brexit free trade deal with the European Union, a research paper showed on Tuesday. Britain's government has said it would levy World Trade Organization tariffs on goods imported from the EU if it...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- U.S. officials expressed interest toward a bilateral free-trade agreement with Japan and narrowing the U.S. trade deficit in a bilateral economic dialogue held on Monday, a senior Japanese government official said. The two countries, who were holding the second round of such talks, decided to continue discussions on what trade framework...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The United States and Japan made tentative progress on some long-standing trade irritants on Monday, during economic talks at which leaders emphasized cooperation at a time when North Korea is building up its nuclear capabilities. President Donald Trump stops in Tokyo during his first trip to Asia- a tour expected to focus on how to further...

  • The U.S. demands to force renegotiation of NAFTA every five years and reserve the lion's share of automotive manufacturing for the United States have cast a pall over a fourth round of talks due to end Tuesday in suburban Washington. Mexico sends nearly 80 percent of its exports to the United States. Bosco de la Vega, head of Mexico's National Agricultural...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Japan agreed to streamline noise and emissions testing procedures for certain U.S. auto exports during Monday's bilateral economic talks that were focused on trade, the two governments said in a statement. Japan also agreed to lift trade restrictions on U.S. potatoes from Idaho, while the United States agreed to lift restrictions on...

  • Canada and Mexico are grappling with tough demands by the United States to bring major changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement that are increasing the odds the pact will not survive. Canada sends about 75 percent of its exports to the United States, and its economy could suffer if the agreement is not renewed. "Negative NAFTA sentiment seemed to push...

  • Is renegotiating NAFTA bad for business?

    Terrie Walmsley, Impact Econ partner & director, discusses how re-negotiating NAFTA would impact economic growth and business in the U.S.

  • ARLINGTON, Va, Oct 16- U.S. negotiators at talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement want Canada to dismantle its system of protections for the dairy and poultry sectors, a move Ottawa will reject, a source briefed on the matter said on Monday. Canada had already made clear the idea was a non-starter, said the source. Canada has a powerful dairy lobby and...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Top officials from the United States and Japan, holding negotiations on economic ties between the two nations, on Monday emphasized the importance of cooperation between them at a time when North Korea was building up its nuclear capabilities. President Donald Trump stops in Tokyo during his first trip to Asia, which is expected to focus on...

  • *Japan wary of U.S. calls for two-way trade deal. *Japan to propose tweaks to U.S. beef import safeguard. WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The United States and Japan will seek to find common ground in thorny issues on trade in their second round of bilateral economic dialogue on Monday, with Tokyo showing little appetite to meet U.S. calls to open up its highly protected...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 16- The Mexican peso weakened to a five-month low on Monday on mounting concerns over the future of the nation's trade ties with the United States. President Donald Trump's administration, which is demanding big changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, has presented a series of hard-line proposals that partners Canada and Mexico say...

  • Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump.

    As NAFTA debate continues, the ability of foreign companies to sue governments is one of the most contentious issues, N.Y. Times reports.

  • UK Chancellor: Prepared for a 'no deal' situation

    CNBC's Sara Eisen sits down with U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to talk about the United Kingdom's negotiations over Brexit with the European Union.

  • UK Chancellor: Brexit talks with EU not at an impasse

    CNBC's Sara Eisen sits down with U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to talk about the United Kingdom's negotiations over Brexit with the European Union.

  • John Chen, CEO, Blackberry

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen speaks to "Squawk on the Street" about the possible effects of the NAFTA negotiations, the news that a key patent executive is leaving as well as the company's listing migration to the Nasdaq from the NYSE.

  • President Donald Trump welcomes Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the South Lawn before their meeting about the NAFTA trade agreement at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 11, 2017.

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the latest on the NAFTA negotiations between U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  • United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks at a news conference prior to the inaugural round of North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations in Washington, U.S., August 16, 2017.

    Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an end-year deadline.

  • President Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2017.

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports it will likely be a busy week in Washington as political leaders meet to discuss tax reform, health care subsidies and trade.

  • economy@ MELBOURNE, Oct 16- London copper prices charged through the $7,000 mark for the first time in three years on Monday, underpinned by improving manufacturing profits in China that pointed to robust growth in the world's top user of metals. The inflation reading followed data showing China's copper imports surged in September, fuelling optimism about...

  • economy@ MELBOURNE, Oct 16- London copper prices charged through the $7,000 mark for the first time in three years on Monday, underpinned by improving manufacturing profits in China that pointed to robust growth in the world's top user of metals. The inflation reading followed data showing China's copper imports surged in September, fuelling optimism about...