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Japan to begin talks to ease US beef import limits

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | International Trade

Japan intends to begin negotiations with the US shortly to ease its restrictions on US beef imports in the wake of an international animal health organization's recent decision to allow exports of US beef irrespective of cattle age, Japanese government so Read More »

EU trade chief warns China over exports

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | International Trade

After talks over the European Union's ballooning trade deficit with China, Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai had shown sensitivity to concerns about soaring Chinese exports such as steel products. Read More »

Algeria “bazaar” boom poses Islamist risk

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | International Trade

Algeria's Islamist-driven black market could pose a political menace if it keeps growing, a business leader said, adding intelligent foreign investment was the best way of countering a "bazaar" economy. Read More »

G8 summit critical for WTO talks

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | International Trade

World leaders who attended the G8 summit must accept compromises to prevent years of further delay to a global trade deal, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said. Read More »

New Nova Scotia terminal targets Asia trade

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Based on forecasts that the East Coast will experience a sharp increase in container cargo from Asia and the Indian subcontinent via the Suez Canal, a Nova Scotia group with American partners has announced a $300 million project to build a major container Read More »

Environmentalists push for Great Lakes ocean shipping ban

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

A political dispute may lead to a moratorium of ocean-going ships on the Great Lakes, at least if an environmental group has its way. The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition called in late May for just such a moratorium until Congress passes legislat Read More »

Companies look outside developing countries

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Companies from developing countries are raising vast sums of capital on global markets on an unprecedented scale, which has also increased their exposure to interest rate and currency risks, the World Bank said. Read More »

US trade gap can adjust without harming global economy

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

The large US trade and current account deficits have often been cited as one trouble spot that could derail the global economic expansion, with any disorderly correction weakening the dollar, boosting US interest rates and depressing growth here and abroa Read More »

Slower global growth means new risks

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | International Trade

Slower global economic growth has increased risks for developing countries, especially if the record levels of private capital that has flowed into these markets is reversed, the World Bank said on Tuesday. Read More »

Euro zone trade balance surplus in March

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | International Trade

The euro zone external trade balance swung to a 7.4 billion euro ($9.95 billion) surplus in March from a revised 1.3 billion deficit in February with export growth continuing to outpace imports, data showed. Read More »

China faces consumer confidence issue

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | International Trade

China faces a global challenge to maintain consumer confidence in its products following a series of health scares, a senior European Union official said on Tuesday, adding that Beijing must be more cooperative. Read More »

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