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US trade gap swells in June as demand wanes

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

The U.S. trade gap widened in June to its largest since October 2008, as both U.S. imports and exports declined in a sign of slowing global demand, a government report showed.

The June trade deficit leapt to $53.1 billion, surprising analysts who expe Read More »

China costs start to worry US. multinationals

AJOT | August 11, 2011 | International Trade

For years, low prices on China-sourced goods helped dampen inflation in the United States. Now China's efforts to boost domestic consumer spending, reducing reliance on exports, are leading to higher costs for multinationals that manufacture goods there. Read More »

Still no path to approve US trade bills

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | International Trade

The White House and Congress have failed to reach a deal to ease the passage of three long-delayed free trade agreements when lawmakers return from recess in September, a top U.S. senator said.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, a Democrat, Read More »

US steel imports drop 10% in June reflects softening demand

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | International Trade

US imports declined 10 percent in June compared to May according to preliminary data released by the Department of Commerce. 'The decline in imports appears to reflect weakening demand in the US, as market conditions softened during the second quarter and Read More »

Joy Global buys more shares of China’s IMM

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. mining equipment maker Joy Global Inc said on Friday it bought 10.5 percent of China's International Mining Machinery Holdings Ltd (IMM) for about $140 million in the open market.

Joy Global said the 136.5 million shares it bought adds to the 41 Read More »

US business urges big changes in WTO trade talks

AJOT | August 03, 2011 | International Trade

With U.S. economic growth nearly stalled and unemployment stuck above 9 percent, Caterpillar's man in Washington, Bill Lane, has been pitching what many think is a crazy idea: one more try to reach a big market-opening deal through the World Trade Organiz Read More »

Under debt shadow, Clinton to push Asia on trade

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | International Trade

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will urge Asia to embrace "open, free, transparent and fair" global trade rules in a speech overshadowed by fears of a catastrophic U.S. debt default.

U.S. officials said Clinton will use her speech to business Read More »

Mexico posts $308 adjusted trade deficit in June

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | International Trade

Mexico posted a trade deficit in June, weighing on the economy as growth in factory exports trended lower, the national statistics agency said.

The trade deficit was $308 million in June when adjusted for seasonal swings, down from a $340 million defi Read More »

GE tops Wall Street estimates on overseas demand

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | International Trade

General Electric Co notched a better-than-expected 21.6 percent rise in earnings, helped by strong demand for jet engines as well as equipment used in oil and natural gas production.

The largest U.S. conglomerate said on Friday its second-quarter resu Read More »

India closer to opening up multi-brand retailers

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | International Trade

India took an important step towards opening up its $450 billion retail sector to foreign players such as U.S.-based Wal-Mart, a move seen aimed at tackling supply bottlenecks and high food price inflation.

A majority of members of a committee of top Read More »

Russia to keep farm subsidies after WTO entry

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | International Trade

President Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia will not withdraw state subsidies for farmers if it joins the WTO, which Moscow hopes will happen later this year after 18 years of accession talks.

Russia is the biggest economy outside the World Trade Organ Read More »

Chinese city orders two fake Apple Stores to close

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | International Trade

Chinese officials in Kunming have ordered two fake Apple shops to close, not because of piracy or copyright concerns, but because the stores in the southwestern city did not have an official business permit.

Five self-branded "Apple Stores" were found Read More »

Train crash could curb China rail equipment exports

AJOT | July 25, 2011 | International Trade

A deadly train crash in China over the weekend has raised concerns about the safety of the country's fast-growing rail network and threatens to undermine its plans to export high-speed train technology.

The concerns were enough to push share prices do Read More »

Premium Article  China capitulates in WTO wind power subsidies case

Peter Buxbaum | July 24, 2011 | Energy | International Trade

Folds after initial consultations
The United States won a victory last month in a World Trade Organization case it brought against China when China agreed to end wind power equipment subsidies after initial consultations. As a result, the go Read More »

Premium Article  Northwest log exports are booming but clouds are on the horizon

Stas Margaronis | July 24, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

A major Pacific Northwest exporter says that logs exports to Asia and especially China are booming, but concerns are being raised about a downturn in the China market and the viability of a Chinese importer.

Tom Leeds, President, Pacific Lumber and Sh Read More »

Premium Article  Timber magnet Rayonier uses transport mix

Karen Thuermer | July 24, 2011 | International Trade

Timber is at the root of Rayonier's business. Founded in 1926 as the Rainier Pulp and Paper Company with an office in San Francisco, CA, its first mill opened the next year in Shelton, WA.

Today Rayonier is a global forest products company with appr Read More »

Premium Article  EPSILON Kran GmbH

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

EPSILON Kran GmbH, the Salzburg, Austria based subsidiary of the PALFINGER Group, in cooperation with Caterpillar, one of the best known manufactures of heavy equipment, have developed a new series of loaders for the timber industry.

EPSILON and Ca Read More »

Strong franc hits Swiss export growth in June

AJOT | July 24, 2011 | International Trade

Growth of Swiss exports slowed in June and firms slashed prices to defend foreign market share as the strong Swiss franc took its toll.

The data supports the Swiss National Bank's view that growth will slow this year due to the franc's rise to record Read More »

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