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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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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 »

EU says German sausages not at risk in US trade deal

Reuters | January 06, 2015 | International Trade

The European Union will not water down its strict geographic food names under a far-reaching trade deal with the United States despite a suggestion by Germany's farm minister that not every style of sausage could be protected, the EU executive said. Read More »

China abolishes rare earth export quotas

Reuters | January 05, 2015 | International Trade

China has scrapped a quota system aimed at restricting exports of rare earths, a group of 17 metals used in high tech sectors, as it moves to comply with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling last year, official Chinese media reported. Read More »

China seeking US distillers’ grains for Feb-March

Reuters | January 05, 2015 | International Trade

China is seeking U.S. cargoes of distillers' dried grains (DDGs) for shipment in February and March, as easing import restrictions have re-opened the most lucrative market for the protein-rich animal feed, traders said. Read More »

China to step up free trade talks with Middle East

Reuters | January 05, 2015 | International Trade

China will speed up free trade talks with six countries on the Arabian peninsula and begin trade negotiations with Israel next year, state media said, as Beijing accelerates efforts to sign such agreements. Read More »

For Qualcomm, China settlement may be just the beginning

Reuters | December 29, 2014 | International Trade

The settlement of China's antitrust probe into Qualcomm Inc is likely to intensify global scrutiny of the firm's highly profitable patent licensing business, and may even call into question its worldwide contracts with smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung. Read More »

China’s trade growth seen falling short of target in 2014

Reuters | December 29, 2014 | International Trade

China's trade will grow 3.5 percent in 2014, implying the country will fall short of a current 7.5 percent official growth target, according to a report on the Ministry of Commerce's website that was subsequently revised to remove the numbers. Read More »

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