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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Adidas shifts orders from striking China plant

Reuters | April 24, 2014 | International Trade

Sportswear firm Adidas AG is shifting some orders from a factory in south China that has been at the centre of one of the country's biggest labour strikes, underlining a rising challenge for firms doing business in China where an increasingly savvy workforce is pushing harder for its rights. Read More »

Apple’s sales boom in Communist Vietnam

Reuters | April 24, 2014 | International Trade

Communist Vietnam is suddenly Apple Inc's hottest market after sales there tripled in its fiscal first half, a growth rate five times faster than in India where it is spending heavily in a battle for market share. Read More »

Russia threatens to restrict Polish apple imports

Reuters | April 24, 2014 | International Trade

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan may restrict imports of Polish apples due to concerns over the quality of food safety checks, a Russian official said, amid increased tensions between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. Read More »

EU considers ban on deals with banks in Crimea

Reuters | April 24, 2014 | International Trade

The European Union may ban transactions with financial institutions in Crimea as part of its response to the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Russia last month, an EU document obtained by Reuters showed. Read More »

Brazil investigates possible mad cow case

Reuters | April 24, 2014 | International Trade

Brazil is investigating a potential case of atypical mad cow disease, the agriculture ministry said, just over a year after several countries banned Brazilian beef imports when a similar case of the disease was confirmed. Read More »

Kazakhstan to boost grain exports to Iran, China

Reuters | April 23, 2014 | International Trade

Kazakhstan will boost grain exports to Iran and China this 2013/14 marketing year as it seeks to diversify regions of supply and reduce dependence on Russian and Ukrainian ports, the country's state grain trader said. Read More »

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