International Trade

China’s economy stumbles in May, growth seen sliding in Q2

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | International Trade

Risks are rising that China's economic growth will slide further in the second quarter after weekend data showed unexpected weakness in May trade and domestic activity struggling to pick up. Read More »

France’s Hollande says EU, China must resolve trade disputes

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | International Trade

French President Francois Hollande said the European Union must work with China and called for a balanced resolution to an escalating trade dispute that began with solar panels but has since spread to European wines. Read More »

Mexico says it may suspend US trade preferences over meat labels

AJOT | June 09, 2013 | International Trade

Mexico's Economy Ministry said it was considering suspending preferential trade tariffs with the United States for a variety of products in a simmering dispute over meat labeling. Read More »

Argentina’s January trade surplus seen down 28%

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Argentina's trade surplus for January is seen falling 28 percent year-on-year, hit by weaker demand for the country's exports, particularly slower car sales to neighboring Brazil, a Reuters poll showed. Read More »

China opens box office to more U.S. movies

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China agreed to open its market to more American movies, in a dramatic Hollywood ending to a week-long visit by China's leader-in-waiting that produced billions of dollars in business deals. Read More »

China to increase tax rebate to exporters

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China will increase export tax rebates to aid the export sector, which is feeling the punch from the European debt crisis, the China Daily reported, citing the trade ministry. Read More »

China’s Xi, US officials talk food trade in Iowa

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, gathered with U.S. agricultural officials in America's grainbelt on Thursday and stressed their shared interests in fostering increased food security and trade in farm goods. Read More »

Court says Apple can still sell iPads in Shanghai

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

A Shanghai court has rejected a request in a trademark case to stop Apple selling its iPad tablet computers in the city, averting an embarrassing suspension of iPad sales in its own flagship stores. Read More »

EU seeks legal opinion on global copyright pact

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

The European Union's executive said it would refer a disputed global agreement to tackle online piracy to the bloc's highest court to check whether it complies with EU fundamental rights. Read More »

Japan’s record trade deficit highlights weakening Chinese demand

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Japan logged a record trade deficit with China in January as exports dropped by a fifth, underscoring concerns about how sharply China is slowing and its ability to buffer a frail global economy against European turmoil. Read More »

Mexico world trade to rise by 10% a year

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Mexico's trade with the rest of the world is set to grow by more than 10 percent this year and next and will more than double by 2026, according to a forecast by British bank HSBC. Read More »

Turkey complains to China’s Xi over one-sided trade

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Turkey told China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping that trade could more than quadruple to $100 billion over the next eight years, but something must be done to make it less one-sided. Read More »

US wants more talks on Japan bid to join Pacific trade group

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

The United States said it was still considering whether to support Japan's bid to join talks on a trans-Pacific regional free trade agreement, three months after Tokyo announced interest in the negotiations. Read More »

Wal-Mart to take majority stake in China e-commerce firm

AJOT | February 22, 2012 | International Trade

Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it is taking a controlling stake in Chinese e-commerce firm Yihaodian, as the world's largest retailer seeks new revenue sources to fend off rising competition in the world's fastest-growing major economy. Read More »

Brazil’s OJ industry drops US banned fungicide

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

Brazil's orange juice industry removed carbendazim from its list of recommended fungicides for producers, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration blocked the entry of several shipments of juice that tested positive for it. Read More »

Cars, software, services threaten EU-India trade deal

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

Hopes of India and the European Union striking a free trade deal at a summit this week are fading fast, with differences over duties on cars and market access for software and service companies standing in the way of an accord. Read More »

Detroit automakers say ‘no’ to Japan joining trade talks

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

Detroit automakers are urging President Barack Obama to reject Japan's bid to join talks on a regional free trade agreement, the head of an automotive group representing GM, Ford and Chrysler said. Read More »

EU sanctions slash Ukraine maize exports to Iran

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

Ukraine's maize exports to Iran dropped 40 percent in January due to problems collecting payment from Iranian buyers after the European Union tightened sanctions, a leading Ukrainian agricultural consultancy said. Read More »

Internet giants pull content after warning in India courts

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

Internet giants Google Inc and Facebook removed content from some Indian domain websites following a court directive warning them of a crackdown "like China" if they did not take steps to protect religious sensibilities. Read More »

Myanmar says will put stability ahead of economy

AJOT | February 05, 2012 | International Trade

Myanmar President Thein Sein said his government was committed to political reform and would put the stability of the country ahead of economic development, Singapore's Straits Times newspaper reported. Read More »