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Ford Motor to invest $450 mlllion in new Thai plant

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co announced a $450 million investment in Thailand to build a new manufacturing plant, with the bulk of the output destined for export markets as part of its expansion in Asia Pacific. Read More »

US says China blocking stuck Doha trade talks

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization's long-running Doha round is stuck and a deal is impossible until China and other big emerging economies join real negotiations to open their markets, a top U.S. trade official said.

The unusually outspoken commen Read More »

Yuan move to aid some Canadian fertilizer, forest firms

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

As the market debates the benefits of the flexible yuan on commodity prices, a few Canadian firms that have a large part of their operations in China are likely to reap rewards from the currency move. Read More »

Big Thai trade surplus as May exports jump

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Thailand had its biggest trade surplus in almost two years in May as exports jumped 42 percent from a year before, more than the 34 percent forecast. Read More »

Turkish Tigers press Iran trade amid sanctions fears

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Money changers in the shadow of Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar hand Turkish exporters cash sent from Iran. Trucks and vans ferry textiles and small machinery across the frontier into the Islamic Republic. Read More »

Urbanizing emerging markets crave more coffee

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The hustle of city life is turning more of the world's poor into coffee drinkers to cope with the transition from a rural pace to the demands of a bustling urban existence. Read More »

US lawmakers renew drive for China currency bill

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. lawmakers dismissed China's recent step toward a more flexible currency policy as too little too late and said they would pursue legislation to press Beijing for more significant reform.

"Nothing ever changes unless you force China to ac Read More »

US policy prevents poultry exports-Russia watchdog

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Washington's policy remains the only obstacle blocking the resumption of poultry exports to top buyer Russia, the head of Russia's consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said. Read More »

Obama, Medvedev reach deal on US poultry exports

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to allow U.S. companies to restart exports of poultry to Russia as the two leaders found common ground on trade and investment. Read More »

Protectionism mounting despite G20 pledge

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

Major trading powers are continuing to impose protectionist measures in defiance of a promise by G20 leaders to keep markets open, according to a report by independent economists. Read More »

G20 to warn against complacency on economy

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The Group of 20 major economies will warn against complacency in tackling the global economic crisis and say that sickly public accounts could hit long-term growth, a draft G20 document shows. Read More »

China sports brands: Fast lane or time to bench?

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

China's footballers didn't make it to the World Cup finals, but investors hope the event, and more money in consumers' pockets, will help boost home-grown sports brands such as Anta and Li Ning. Read More »

US panel approves duties on China steel product

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

A U.S. trade panel approved steep import duties on Chinese-made steel gratings, despite a protest from Beijing earlier this month. Read More »

Customs Union raises palm oil import duty

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | International Trade

The customs union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan has decided to increase its import tariff on packaged palm oil for nine months from June 21, the union's commission executive body said. Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo appoints Steele as President

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo announced today the appointment of Lee Steele as the company's new president. Steele brings more than two decades of experience in the airline industry to Aloha Air Cargo, including a position as a senior vice president at Aloha Airlines. Read More »

Continental Air sees $10 mlllion forex loss in Q2

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines said it would take foreign exchange losses of about $10 million in the second quarter from the decline of the euro and the British pound against the U.S. dollar. Read More »

US and Switzerland sign new Air Transport Agreement

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

In Bern, Switzerland, officials of the United States and Switzerland signed an enhanced Open Skies Air Transport Agreement, replacing the previous agreement signed in 1995. The new agreement entered into force upon signature. Read More »

Royal Jordanian Airlines extends contract with WFS at Heathrow

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Royal Jordanian Airlines has extended its contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to include all cargo ramp transportation at Heathrow. Read More »

DHL welcomes Korean ambassador to its Cincinnati hub

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, welcomed Korean Ambassador Han Duk-Soo to its U.S. Express hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport on June 21st. The meeting for the Ambassador and local business leaders, hosted at the DHL f Read More »

TCC wins Hellenic Imperial Airways

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Johannesburg-based GSSA The Cargo Connection (TCC) ' the South African member of the EGSAC network - has won the contract to represent Hellenic Imperial Airways throughout South Africa.

Originally launched as a charter carrier in 2006, Hellen Read More »

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