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Scania sees Brazil 2011 truck sales ‘slightly up’

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian truck market sales will probably be "slightly up" next year, reflecting a strong base of comparison after a bullish performance this year, the head of the Brazilian unit of Swedish truck maker Scania AB said. Read More »

Saudi deal could be first of more Gulf US arms pacts

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. arms manufacturers are capitalising on fears of war with Iran to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia and other nervous Gulf Arab neighbours of the Islamic republic.

U.S. plans unveiled this week to sell Saudi Arabia up to $60 billion in ai Read More »

US lawmakers grill Geithner on China currency stance

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sought to convince skeptical U.S. he was taking a tougher line on China's currency and trade policies, but Beijing warned that pressure from Washington could backfire.

Striking his sharpest tone yet in what Read More »

Geithner’s testimony on China’s currency

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

The following are highlights from U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's testimony on China's currency regime, which was released and prepared for delivery to the Senate Banking Committee. Read More »

Dell expands into western China, plans base by 2011

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

Dell Inc plans to open a second production base in China as part of a spending spree it said could top $100 billion in 10 years, expanding into the country's less-developed but rapidly growing western region.

Dell's new manufacturing and sale Read More »

EU exec proposes agri-food trade deal with Morocco

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union's executive arm proposed a new trade deal with, designed to extend duty-free trade in agricultural, food and fisheries goods between the kingdom and the 27-nation bloc.

The agreement -- negotiated at the end of 2009 -- woul Read More »

EU leaders agree on trade but clash over Roma

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union agreed to sign a free-trade pact with South Korea and grant Pakistan trade concessions after floods, but a row over France's deportation of Roma migrants marred a one-day summit. Read More »

Ford expects to outgrow China market this year

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co expects its sales in China to outpace growth in Chinese car market this year as it expands its dealer network, the company's local sales chief said.

Ford, which competes with Toyota Motor and others in the world's largest auto m Read More »

Boeing CEO heartened by WTO ruling on subsidies

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

Boeing Co CEO Jim McNerney said he was heartened by a World Trade Organization ruling on aircraft subsidies, saying it appeared the findings against his company were not as severe as those against Europe.
A Geneva trade panel issued a confidential Read More »

EU wants talks with U.S. over Boeing

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | International Trade

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht the only way to resolve a dispute over U.S. government subsidies to Boeing was to reach "a negotiated settlement."
The EU said it had won a dispute against the subsidies for Boeing that it hoped woul Read More »

Italy jewellery exports seen recovering 2011

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

Jewellery exports from Italy, Europe's top producer, are expected to stabilise in 2010 after years of decline and then grow modestly next year, a senior industry official.

But it will take a couple of years for Italy's jewellery export volumes to retu Read More »

Holiday shipping up in the air in weak US economy

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

Toy store owner Eric Masoncup is playing a high-stakes game as he readies holiday orders in this shaky U.S. economy: If he delays too long, he will not only pay higher costs to fly in goods, he risks late deliveries in the last-minute crush. Read More »

China seeks to avoid shouting matches with US

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

China wants to quell tensions with the United States through quiet talk, not shouting matches, senior officials told White House advisers, saying the two powers should focus on repairing the global economy.

The Chinese officials made the conciliatory Read More »

EU, US suspend tariff dispute, no sanctions yet

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organisation halted arbitration between the United States and European Union after the two sides requested more time to resolve an import tariff dispute without sanctions.

The suspension gives the U.S. up to a year to fulfill its side Read More »

Brazilian mouse made US elephant run on trade

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | International Trade

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva boasted of having won trade disputes against the United States and likened his country to a mouse that scared an elephant.

"We had a fight with the United States in the WTO on cotton and we won. We had a f Read More »

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