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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Holiday season US store sales down 8% in 2014

Reuters | January 08, 2015 | International Trade

U.S. retail store sales fell 8 percent during the 2014 holiday season despite a late shopping surge, but overall holiday sales should show a 3.5 to 4 percent rise from a year ago because of stronger online buying, analytics company Retail Next said. Read More »

EU publishes confidential papers to defend US trade deal

Reuters | January 08, 2015 | International Trade

The European Union made public confidential papers being used to negotiate a free trade deal with the United States, an unprecedented step to deflect criticism from anti-globalisation campaigners that Brussels is drawing up the world's largest trade deal in secret. Read More »

World Bank sees slower track for global trade engine

Reuters | January 08, 2015 | International Trade

World Bank sees slower track for global trade engine

Global trade should expand more slowly over the next decade than it did in the 30 years before the financial crisis, the World Bank said, citing forecasts for slower economic growth and longer-term shifts in trade patterns. Read More »

Car makers pay to keep Chinese dealers happy as market slows

Reuters | January 08, 2015 | International Trade

After years of outsized growth that turned China into the world's biggest car market, a slowdown is exacerbating tensions between global automakers and local car dealers, with smaller margins leading to tougher negotiations over sharing profits. Read More »

Cargill profit surges as lower grain prices spur demand

Reuters | January 08, 2015 | International Trade

Replenished grain supplies following a bumper North American harvest bolstered global commodities trader Cargill Inc’s bottom line in its latest quarter as lower prices lifted demand for crops and padded margins on meat sales. Read More »

Brazil posts first trade deficit in 14 years

Reuters | January 06, 2015 | International Trade

Brazil registered its first annual trade deficit since 2000 on Monday as economic growth slowed and prices fell for iron ore, soybeans and other key commodities exports, government data showed. Read More »

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