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International Trade

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Brazil wants IMF-led FX manipulation index

AJOT | October 27, 2010 | International Trade

Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega will propose at the Group of 20 nations meeting next month that the International Monetary Fund create an index measuring currency manipulation, local media reported.

The idea is to identify who is keep Read More »

Hawaiian coffee wins prize in EU anti-piracy push

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

A gourmet coffee from the island of Hawaii won an European prize for top quality foods on Saturday as part of Europe's efforts to bolster the global use of prestigious place names like Champagne, Parma or Roquefort. Read More »

Japan, India agree on tighter ties amid China risk

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

Japan and India pledged closer strategic ties between Asia's second and third biggest economies in talks on Monday, as Tokyo struggles to offset the risk of its growing dependence on giant rival China.

Trade and investment flows with India ha Read More »

G20 has to show compromise FX pact packs meaning

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

Excited talk of currency wars has given way to an uneasy truce, but what has so far been a phoney war could yet break out into outright hostilities.

For the statement thrashed out among finance ministers of the Group of 20 leading economies i Read More »

GE lands $750 million Indian gas turbine order

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

General Electric Co said it won a $750 million contract to supply gas-fired electric turbines to India's Reliance Power Ltd .

The turbines will be part of a 2,400-megawatt expansion of an existing power plant in the Samalkot region of India. Read More »

France says G20 move a step to global forex reform

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

Recent moves by the G20 averted a currency war and took a first step toward a reform of the international monetary system which will be examined under France's G20 presidency, Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said.

Lagarde said that under t Read More »

EU plans temporary duty on Chinese glossy paper

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

The European Commission plans import duties of up to 39.1 percent on Chinese-made glossy paper it says is being dumped on the EU market, escalating trade tensions with China, EU diplomats said.

Indonesian paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Read More »

Retailers eye M&A, emerging markets to spur growth

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

Retailers in the United States and Europe must consolidate and invest in emerging markets and innovation or risk stagnating in an environment where domestic demand will remain subdued for years, industry leaders said.

Executives and economist Read More »


AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

Wal-Mart , the world's largest retailer, expects India to open up foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail given the positive tone coming from government officials, its chief executive said.

India's $450-billion retail sector, with org Read More »

Global protectionism threatens EU recovery

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

Russian import restrictions and similar moves by China, Brazil and Argentina threaten to hold back European economic recovery, an EU Commission study published, but Europe plans to fight back.

Europe's major trading partners have imposed or p Read More »

EU and WTO seeking solution over China rare earths

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

The World Trade Organisation and the EU said they were seeking a solution to German concerns about reported Chinese restrictions on exports of rare earths used to make many high-tech products.

At a conference in Berlin, where the German gover Read More »

US drops appeal over WTO ruling on China chicken

AJOT | October 26, 2010 | International Trade

The United States allowed a World Trade Organization (WTO) condemnation of U.S. restrictions on imports of cooked chicken to stand by deciding not to appeal a ruling by experts in a complaint brought by China.

Parties to WTO disputes often ap Read More »

Trade war could speed green technology

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

If the currency war gives rise to a trade war there could be one unexpected beneficiary: the environment.

And no, this is not simply because a round of tariffs would suppress global trade and economic activity disastrously, thus cutting back Read More »

Japan eyes US-led free trade pact despite backlash

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

Japan's economics minister said that Tokyo should join a U.S.-led Asia-Pacific free trade initiative to keep its firms from fleeing abroad, despite a backlash in the ruling party against the proposed deal.

Japanese firms are pressing the gove Read More »

China exporters can weather 6% yuan rise

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

Chinese exporters could withstand further yuan gains of almost 6 percent against the dollar before they started losing money, a Reuters poll at the country's top trade fair showed.

If the Chinese currency rose to 6.28 per dollar, some 5.9 per Read More »

China: no rapid change in rare earth exports

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

China's new five-year-plan will not bring any rapid change in export quotas for rare earth metals required worldwide for high-tech products, a senior Chinese trade official said.

Sun Zhenyu, ambassador to the World Trade Organization, told Re Read More »

Honeywell CFO sees “muted” economic growth in 2011

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

Honeywell International Inc is not counting on a pickup in the global economy to boost its results in 2011, when it expects to increase sales 5 percent or more, its chief financial officer said.

The diversified U.S. manufacturer provided inve Read More »

U.S. says “end is in sight” on Russia’s WTO bid

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | International Trade

Russia could join the World Trade Organization within a year after talks on Moscow's 17-year-old bid made good progress, President Barack Obama's senior economic adviser said.

"We are certainly hopeful that well before 12 months from now, thi Read More »

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