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Braskem sees US as launchpad for growth

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas, will focus international expansion on the United States even as it considers building "green" plastics factories in Mexico and Asia, Chief Executive Carlos Fadigas told Reuters.

U.S. growth w Read More »

Italy 2011 jewellery export seen down as gold bites

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

Jewellery exports from Italy, Europe's top producer and exporter, are expected to fall about 10 percent in volume in 2011 as surging gold prices and global economic uncertainty hit consumer demand, senior industry officials said.

Gold prices have stor Read More »

China August trade surplus dips, exports off peak

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

China's trade surplus fell sharply in August as exports pulled back from a record high and imports jumped, indicating the world's second-largest economy is feeling the pinch from weaker global growth while domestic demand remains resilient.

China's ex Read More »

China probes some steel imports from Japan, Europe

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

China has begun an anti-dumping investigation of some high-grade stainless steel seamless tubes imported from Japan and Europe, the Ministry of Commerce said.

In an announcement on its website, the ministry said it would evaluate the impact of such im Read More »

China loses WTO appeal on U.S. tariffs on tires

AJOT | September 11, 2011 | International Trade

The United States was entitled to impose extra safeguard duties on imports of Chinese tires, the World Trade Organization's top court said, upholding a ruling made in December 2010.

The United States imposed the 35 percent duties in September 2009 aft Read More »

Philippines, China look beyond sea dispute at trade

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | International Trade

Philippines President Benigno Aquino and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao have sought on to cast aside months of hostility over territorial disputes as Aquino embarked on a state visit intended to boost economic cooperation.

Highlighting the emphasis Read More »

China yuan could challenge dollar role in a decade

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | International Trade

Here's a bold prediction to feed Western worries that power is shifting inexorably to the East: China's yuan could overtake the U.S. dollar as the world's principal reserve currency as soon as next decade.

Beijing has been promoting the use of the yua Read More »

Less than meets the eye in South.Korea’s strong exports

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | International Trade

South Korea's exports may be less resilient than they appear.

The country has posted healthy export growth in recent months even though it is one of Asia's most heavily exposed to the United States and Europe, where growth is fading. But those Read More »

Heinz says Brazil, China deals exceed expectations

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | International Trade

H J Heinz Co's recent acquisitions in Brazil and China are doing better than expected as the food maker works on boosting its business around the globe, Chairman and Chief Executive William Johnson said.

During the ketchup maker's annual shareholders Read More »

Top economies saw trade growth dwindle in Q2-OECD

AJOT | August 30, 2011 | International Trade

A sharp slowdown in merchandise trade growth hit major world economies in the second quarter of 2011, affecting both imports and exports, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said.

The deceleration in import and export growth affe Read More »

Ukraine says to seek trade compromise with Russia

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | International Trade

Ukraine will seek a compromise trade deal with ex-Soviet overlord Russia, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said after Moscow told Kiev to either join its regional customs union or risk a trade war.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ruled out a sp Read More »

German electronics sector slows after record exports

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | International Trade

Germany's electronics industry growth is expected to slow down after exports grew by a record 11 percent in the first six months of the year thanks to strong demand in China and the United States.

"Speed and dynamics of growth will normalise in the se Read More »

US steel imports fall in July over June

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | International Trade

US steel imports declined in July compared to June by 4.5 percent according to preliminary government data. 'Imports from Canada and semifinished imports declined in July compared to June reflecting weakening conditions in July as prices softened in resp Read More »

Chicago groups sound alarm on Pacific trade pact

AJOT | August 29, 2011 | International Trade

An umbrella group of activists opposed to a proposed U.S. trade deal with eight countries in the Asia Pacific region said they aim to raise public awareness of its potential effects on jobs and the environment when negotiators meet next month in Chicago. Read More »

Premium Article  Is the US Losing Latin America?

George Lauriat | August 28, 2011 | International Trade

Through a succession of both Democrat & Republican Congresses and Presidencies, bids for Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and other proposals for closer economic ties in Latin America have languished in Washington’s increasingly acrimonious atmosphere. The Read More »

Premium Article  South American needs more regional integration

Peter Buxbaum | August 28, 2011 | International Trade

UN agency has a plan

At one time, it appeared as if South America was well on its way toward economic integration, a position which would benefit the region in its trade relations with the rest of the world, especially Asia Pacific. The customs Read More »

Premium Article  Mexico: An emerging manufacturing hub

Peter Buxbaum | August 28, 2011 | International Trade

Auto sector in leads growth south of the border
Mexico has received some negative press reports of late over ongoing drug-gang violence, yet leading global manufacturers continue to locate and expand their operations in that country. Perhaps Read More »

Premium Article  Opportunities in Colombia await US. FTA

Karen Thuermer | August 28, 2011 | International Trade

Until the U.S. Congress resumes from its August vacation, no one knows if and when the United States will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombia.

A nation to which the United States is its No. 1 trade partner, Colombia is the third largest ec Read More »

Premium Article  Vale creates logistics firm, denies IPO plans

AJOT | August 28, 2011 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade | Liner Shipping | Transport Intermediaries

Brazil's Vale said it has created a new logistics company for cargo transport, but it denied media reports it is planning to sell stock in the unit in a spin-off.

Vale, the world's largest iron ore producer, has extensive rail, port and shipping facil Read More »

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