International Trade

Euro zone October trade surplus up on higher exports, lower imports

Reuters | December 16, 2013 | International Trade

The euro zone's external trade surplus almost doubled year-on-year in October, data showed, thanks to a modest rise in exports and a fall in imports which point to rising euro zone competitiveness but still weak domestic demand. Read More »

Ukrainians mass for new anti-government rally as EU halts trade deal

Reuters | December 16, 2013 | International Trade

Thousands massed for a rally against President Viktor Yanukovich just days before he heads for a meeting at the Kremlin which the opposition fears will slam the door on integration with the European mainstream. Read More »

EU says door remains open to Ukraine as unity cracks

Reuters | December 16, 2013 | International Trade

Divisions emerged in the European Union's policy towards Ukraine as the Dutch foreign minister slapped down a senior EU official for announcing on Twitter that he had suspended work on a trade agreement with Kiev. Read More »

Russia nears loan deal with Ukraine to keep it in its orbit

Reuters | December 16, 2013 | International Trade

Russia signaled it was about to agree a loan deal with Ukraine to help its indebted neighbor stave off economic chaos and keep it in its former Soviet master's orbit. Read More »

China and US to hold trade talks next week

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials will hold annual trade talks in Beijing next week, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, as the world's two largest economies try to iron out an array of long-held tensions. Read More »

China to end anti-dumping duties on US car imports

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

China said it would stop levying anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on certain types of cars imported from the United States when the measures expire on Dec. 15. Read More »

Cisco resurgence in China to require time, patience: CEO Chambers

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

Cisco Systems Chief Executive John Chambers said that the network equipment company is preparing for a long battle to improve its business in China, one that will not be won "in a quarter or two." Read More »

China CCTV Starbucks report set off storm inside network

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

A China state television investigative report accusing Starbucks of overcharging local customers for coffee triggered enormous disquiet among journalists at the network and even some soul-searching after it aired. Read More »

China official says has “substantial” price-fixing evidence against Qualcomm

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

China's top economic planning agency has "substantial evidence" against chipmaker Qualcomm Inc in an antitrust probe, state media quoted a senior official at the price regulator as saying. Read More »

Wal-Mart names new head for India business

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, named Krish Iyer as the new president and chief executive officer of its Indian unit, effective Jan. 20. Read More »

US traders fear rejection of corn byproduct by GMO-wary China

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

China has already rejected three cargoes of U.S. corn because of an unapproved GMO variety and now U.S. exporters are concerned some shipments of dried distillers' grains, a corn byproduct, may be rejected for the same reason, trade sources said. Read More »

China’s Xinhua says West must stop ‘meddling’ in Ukraine’s affairs

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

Western powers should stop meddling in Ukraine's affairs and manipulating the "opinions of the people" about a trade pact with the European Union, China's official government newswire said. Read More »

Ukraine’s Yanukovich holds crisis talks as thousands mass for rally

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich made few concessions in crisis talks with the opposition, his first direct attempt to defuse weeks of unrest over a policy swerve to Russia away from Europe. Read More »

China pressures France in wine row despite EU deal

Reuters | December 13, 2013 | International Trade

China is pressing ahead with an investigation into French and Spanish wine exports despite a deal with the European Union to defuse trade tensions, creating unease about Beijing's intentions. Read More »

Russia seeks trade talks with Washington

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Russia proposed a series of bilateral trade negotiations with the United States under the umbrella of a hoped-for new trade agenda between the two countries, a senior Russian official said. Read More »

Apple says death at Pegatron unrelated to working conditions

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

The death of a 15-year-old worker was not caused by working conditions at a Pegatron Corp factory, according to medical exports sent to the factory by Apple Inc. Read More »

GM to sell its 7% stake in French automaker Peugeot

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

General Motors Co it will sell its entire 7 percent stake in French alliance partner PSA Peugeot Citroen because the investment is no longer necessary. Read More »

China rejects more US corn amid rising trade conflict

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

China has blocked the entry of another U.S. corn cargo, and three more may be turned away, after tests found a strain of unapproved genetically-modified (GMO) corn. Read More »

India to allow Nokia to transfer Chennai factory to Microsoft

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Nokia has won an appeal to release a local factory seized by authorities in a tax dispute, allowing the transfer of the plant as part of the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft. Read More »

Google feeds net giants India and China from data centers next door

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Google Inc opened its first two data centers in Asia to cater to the world's fastest growing consumer technology markets, but the company has no plans to open one in China or India. Read More »