International Trade

Hollande visits Brazil to boost trade, push jet deal

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

French President Fran├žois Hollande sought to take advantage of a chill in U.S.-Brazilian relations to push France's business interests during a visit here on Thursday, including its bid for a multibillion-dollar contract to sell fighter jets to Brazil. Read More »

In the land of the holy cow, fury over beef exports

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Symbols of India's emergence as an economic powerhouse line the four-lane highway to Jaipur out of New Delhi: a factory owned by the world's biggest motorbike maker, glass towers housing global call centers, shopping malls for India's burgeoning middle class. Read More »

Amount of dirty money leaving developing world jumped 14% in 2011

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Developing countries lost nearly $1 trillion to fraud, corruption and shady business transactions in 2011, vastly outpacing the foreign aid they received and the pace of dirty money leaving emerging nations is accelerating, a new report found. Read More »

Iran buys cargoes of Indian raw sugar in rare deals

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Iran has bought up to 100,000 tons of Indian raw sugar in rare deals as a wider number of foreign suppliers aim to sell Tehran agricultural commodities after last month's nuclear deal. Read More »

Russia makes new attempt to woo Ukraine, EU waits in wings

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a new attempt to woo Ukraine after the European Union and United States stepped up efforts to pull Kiev out of its former Soviet master's orbit. Read More »

Russia considers ban on Norway salmon imports

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Russia authorities said they were considering a ban on salmon imports from Norway if they confirm that specialists were barred from inspecting fish farms, a charge which Norwegian authorities and farmers deny. Read More »

EU and Mercosur seek more time for trade proposals

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Europe and South America are seeking more time to agree a free-trade pact and will extend a year-end deadline to say how far they are willing to go to open up their markets into early next year, officials said. Read More »

Ukraine will ‘soon sign’ EU deal, says deputy PM

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Ukraine's first deputy prime minister Serhiy Arbuzov said Kiev would "soon sign" a trade and association agreement with the European Union, but declined to provide any date or deadline. Read More »

Zara owner Inditex says global growth plans on track

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

Zara owner Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, showed signs of leaving behind months of tepid sales growth as a budding European recovery boosted pre-Christmas trading and it said global expansion plans remained on track. Read More »

Boeing sees export credits waning as aircraft funding source

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | Air Cargo | International Trade

More commercial jet buyers will tap rapidly-expanding capital markets to finance $112 billion of jet sales in 2014 as state-backed export credits become pricier and more politically sensitive, Boeing Co said. Read More »

Iran buys cargoes of Indian raw sugar in rare deals

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

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Cargill buys stake in Black Sea grain terminal in Russia

Reuters | December 12, 2013 | International Trade

U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill said it bought a stake in a grain terminal in Russia'sport of Novorossiisk to bolster its access to export facilitiesin the Black Sea. Read More »

Ivorian cocoa output to drop in January despite strong early season

Reuters | December 11, 2013 | International Trade

COCOA-IVORYCOAST/ OUTPUT:Ivorian cocoa output to drop in January despite strong early season Read More »

After WTO, expectations grow for Trans-Pacific trade deal

Reuters | December 10, 2013 | International Trade

Expectations are growing that an ambitious trade pact between a dozen nations around the Pacific Rim may be wrapped up in 2-3 months, with signs that political desire for a deal is trumping a string of technical difficulties in drawing it up. Read More »

WTO overcomes last minute hitch to reach its first global trade deal

Reuters | December 10, 2013 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization reached its first ever trade reform deal on Saturday to the roar of approval from nearly 160 ministers who had gathered on the Indonesian island of Bali to decide on the make-or-break agreement that could add $1 trillion to the global economy Read More »

Ukraine’s Yanukovich sees no alternative to close trade ties with Moscow

Reuters | December 10, 2013 | International Trade

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, speaking on television after more than two weeks of street unrest over his U-turn away from the European Union towards Russia, said there was no alternative to restoring trade relations with Moscow. Read More »

Ukraine protesters hold firm, defying riot police

Reuters | December 10, 2013 | International Trade

Thousands of Ukrainian protesters huddled by braziers in their tented camp in the snowbound capital Kiev, in defiance of riot police who took up positions throughout the capital as a deadline to clear the streets expired. Read More »

Stiglitz sees Latin American growth thanks to Chinese demand for food

Reuters | December 10, 2013 | International Trade

The commodities-exporting economies of Latin America will continue expanding in the years ahead, driven by demand from China despite slower growth in its economy, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said. Read More »

Taiwan’s weak November exports drag on economic outlook

Reuters | December 10, 2013 | International Trade

Taiwan's exports posted no growth in November, constrained by weak demand in key markets ahead of the Christmas season that will likely drag on growth in the final quarter of the year. Read More »

No Pacific trade pact this year, ministers to try again next month

Reuters | December 10, 2013 | International Trade

An ambitious trade pact between a dozen countries around the Pacific Rim will not be finalized this year as hoped, with no agreement on thorny issues like intellectual property, agricultural tariffs and state-owned enterprises. Read More »