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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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US trade groups seek White House help on West Coast port dispute

Reuters | November 16, 2014 | International Trade

Representatives from major U.S. manufacturing and shipping trade groups met with White House officials this week to ask for a federal negotiator to intervene in a months-long labor dispute that has slowed West Coast ports ahead of the holiday season, according to sources present at the meeting. Read More »

Poor weather in China curbs SABMiller profit

Reuters | November 16, 2014 | International Trade

Brewing giant SABMiller reported weaker-than-expected profit and a dip in margins for the first half of its fiscal year, citing poor weather in China and intensified competition among retailers in Australia. Read More »

US confirms duties on Chinese steel wire rod imports

Reuters | November 16, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed steep duties on imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from China after ruling the products were being sold below cost in the U.S. market and received unfair levels of government subsidies. Read More »

WTO sees global trade pact within two weeks

Reuters | November 16, 2014 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization said on Friday there was a "high probability" that a major deal on streamlining global customs rules will be implemented within two weeks after India and the United States overcame a key impasse. Read More »

Japan exports seen rising in October, but lacking momentum

Reuters | November 16, 2014 | International Trade

Japan's exports are set to rise for a second straight month in October but at a slower pace than the previous month, a Reuters poll showed, placing a doubt over whether the weak yen has brought about a full-fledged recovery in export growth. Read More »

The six-year battle over the Keystone XL pipeline

Reuters | November 13, 2014 | Energy | Pipeline | International Trade

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help send Canadian oil to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but the bill still faces hurdles to final passage. Read More »

China to create bank to fund “New Silk Road”

Reuters | November 12, 2014 | International Trade

China plans to establish a new bank to fund development of the “New Silk Road”, pouring billions of dollars into projects to revive intercontinental land routes and maritime links through central Asia, state media reported Thursday. Read More »

China, US make breakthrough on IT free trade deal

Reuters | November 12, 2014 | International Trade

China and the United States have reached a breakthrough in talks on eliminating duties on information technology products, a deal that could pave the way for the first major tariff-cutting agreement at the World Trade Organisation in 17 years. Read More »

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