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Canada has small trade surplus

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Canada recorded a smaller than expected trade surplus in April as a strong domestic currency hurt exports and demand for Canadian goods outside of the United States fell, government data showed.

Statistics Canada said the nation notched a tra Read More »

Bank regulation seen hurting commodity exporters

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Tighter banking regulation could increase the borrowing costs of commodity exporters, including African companies which are already struggling to access needed trade financing, senior bankers said.

"Regulation is the biggest threat," John Mac Read More »

US’ Geithner: world economy needs China yuan reform

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, delivering his sharpest criticism of China's exchange rate policies in months, said the yuan's value was "critically important" for the world economy.

But Geithner, testifying before the U.S. Senate F Read More »

US trade gap widens

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

A report from the Commerce Department showed the U.S. trade deficit edged up to $40.3 billion in April from $40 billion from March as exports fell. Markets had expected a gap of $41.0 billion.

The slightly wider trade deficit reflected a 0.7 Read More »

US urges Vietnam to join trans-Pacific trade pact

AJOT | June 13, 2010 | International Trade

Vietnam should join a U.S.-initiated trans-Pacific partnership to boost trade and competitiveness, a U.S. trade official said.

The trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) will help bolster U.S.-Vietnam ties and increase Vietnam's competitiveness in t Read More »

Nokia pedals hard to stay ahead in cheap markets

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Nokia Oyj , the world's top cellphone maker, unveiled four new cheap models and a bicycle charger in a move to protect its dominance in emerging markets.

Nokia said the 15-euro charger was targeted at developing countries with limited access to electr Read More »

India may allow Chinese telecom imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

The Indian government may allow imports of Chinese telecom equipment after security checks, a top Indian government official said, indicating a softening of India's position on an issue that has clouded ties between the two Asian powers. Read More »

Population, incomes tilt India towards food imports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

India's anxiety over erratic monsoon rains will become more acute as rising incomes and a growing population push up demand for farmed produce faster than supply, turning the nation into a major importer within 5 years.

Forecasts of a normal Read More »

UK trade deficit widens in April, ash hits exports

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Britain's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world was wider than expected in April, after disruption to air traffic as a result of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud hit both exports and imports, official data showed.

The Office for Nati Read More »

U.S. Senator sees push to move China currency bill

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

A leading U.S. Senate critic of China's currency policy said a group of her colleagues were determined to push legislation allowing the Commerce Department to use anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws against China's exchange rate. Read More »

WTO report to show protectionism under control

AJOT | June 09, 2010 | International Trade

Protectionism is still a risk as unemployment remains high in many countries despite the recovery but it has so far not caused the serious damage that some feared, a World Trade Organization report will argue.

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy Read More »

Brazil’s trade surplus widens in May on exports

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil's May trade surplus came in above forecasts and widened from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports.

Brazil posted a trade surplus of $3.443 billion in May, compared with a previously-reported surplus of $1.28 billion in Apri Read More »

Poor country trade hammered by commodity prices

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

The drop in commodities prices following the financial crisis has made it much harder for the world's poorest countries to buy manufactured goods, according to a study.

The report by the International Trade Center (ITC) shows that least devel Read More »

Russia, Kazakhstan agree customs union minus Belarus

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | International Trade

Russia and Kazakhstan agreed to launch a customs union from July 1 in a move that complicates accession talks with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and further sours relations with Belarus.

Russia will resume accession talks, now in their s Read More »

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