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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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EU employers’ group warns on euro, protectionism

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

European businesses are concerned by the euro's strength but see state protectionism and poor coordination of global economic policies as a greater threat, Europe's top employers' group said on Monday. Earlier this month the euro hit its highest level aga Read More »

Obama’s Asia frustrations raise protectionist risks

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

The risks of a wave of protectionist sentiment on Capitol Hill just got higher after President Barack Obama struggled to win over wary leaders of export-driven Asian economies.

Obama's message to trade surplus nations during his 10-day swing Read More »

Russia plans to build wind farms in Europe, Turkey

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Russia's state nuclear unit Rosatom is planning to expand into wind power and will look for foreign partners to help build farms in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Ukraine, its equipment head said.

"We are looking for a technology partner. Th Read More »

China seen grabbing helicopter role, jet orders

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

China could be ready to build its own civil helicopter from scratch by the end of the decade, a top Western industry official said, a move likely to strengthen its bid to become a new aviation power.

The prediction by the head of the world's Read More »

Google urges US to challenge China Internet curbs

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Google Inc urged Western nations to challenge a growing list of Internet restrictions in China and around the world as a violation of global trade rules and to negotiate new trade deals to protect the free flow of online information.

"More th Read More »

Alibaba.com buys export services firm

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

Alibaba.com Ltd , China's largest e-commerce company, said it has agreed to buy an export services company, its fifth acquisition in 12 months, as it looks to diversify revenue amid slowing subscriber growth. Read More »

Euro zone Sept trade surplus above expectations

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

The euro zone had a bigger than expected trade surplus in September, data showed, as export growth outpaced the rise in imports year-on-year.

The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said the 16 countries using the euro had a trade sur Read More »

South Korea upbeat on resolving U.S. trade deal soon

AJOT | November 15, 2010 | International Trade

South Korean officials struck an upbeat note that discussions to iron out U.S. concerns about a free trade deal they signed three years ago would conclude soon despite missing a deadline set by their leaders.

But there was also concern that o Read More »

Premium Article  Consolidation in shipping to rise in 2011

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

Acquisitions and joint ventures in the shipping sector are set to pick up next year as prospects improve for seaborne trade and optimism among freight players grows, a survey showed.

The poll by law firm Norton Rose of 679 international transport comp Read More »

EU acts to help sugar exporters, refiners

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union looked to take advantage of near-record high world sugar, as it took steps to boost EU exports of refined sugar and secure cheaper imports of raw cane sugar for its refineries.

In a first move, the European Commission said it would Read More »

Obama at G20: US needs faster growth to curb deficit

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

President Barack Obama, in a clear message to other leaders at the G20, said that the best way to control the massive U.S. budget deficit was to help the economy grow faster.

"The single most important thing we can do to reduce our debt and our defici Read More »

Qatar’s H1 imports value drops 20%, cars top commodity

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The value of imports into Qatar fell 20.2 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period last year, data from the Gulf state's statistics authority showed.

Imports for the first half of 2010 totalled 37 billion riyals ($10.2 billi Read More »

EU, Africa relations soured by trade

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

Stalled trade negotiations between the European Union and African states have soured relations between the two continents, the European Union's chief trade negotiator. Read More »

Japan seeks to start EU trade talks in 2011

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

Japan aims to launch economic partnership talks with the European Union next spring, the Nikkei business daily said, as Tokyo struggles to catch up with Asian rival South Korea in sealing trade deals.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan will propose the timetabl Read More »

EU to press China on rare earths

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The EU trade chief said he would press China for assurances on rare earth supplies in talks next month, though there was no conclusive evidence Chinese limits on such exports had hit European industry. Read More »

EU capitals approve trade aid package for Pakistan

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

European Union governments have approved a raft of trade concessions for Pakistan, diplomats said, a move to help the country rebound from July floods which caused nearly $10 billion of damage.

The final package is less extensive than the EU had hoped Read More »

EU says to act against China trade subsidies

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The European Union will step up resistance to cheap Chinese imports arising from the country's generous state aid programs and threatening EU businesses, the bloc's trade chief said.

"They subsidise nearly everything," Trade Commissioner Karel De Guch Read More »

Asia-Pacific ministers extend freeze on trade barriers

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

Asia-Pacific ministers agreed to extend a freeze on trade barriers and pledged to work toward creating a vast free trade area in the world's fastest growing region.

But a Group of 20 (G20) summit of major economies in neighbouring South Korea -- beset Read More »

G20 grapples with formula to ease currency strains

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

The Group of 20 labored to agree how to put the world economy on a sounder footing as fears about Ireland's ability to pay its debts underscored lingering fallout from the global financial crisis.

The G20 hoped to use a two-day summit to recapture uni Read More »

Farm subsidies seen a turn off for investors

AJOT | November 11, 2010 | International Trade

Pricey commodities have made U.S. farmers less dependent on government aid, but the European farm sector still faces the risk of disruption from subsidies being phased out, agriculture investors said. Read More »

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