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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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EU and US announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

The European Union and the United States announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. Read More »

US soymeal exports on course to top lofty expectations

AJOT | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already projected that U.S. soymeal exports will hit a record 10.7 million tons (1 ton = 1.102 metric tons) this year, but they could well top even that lofty forecast if domestic feed users switch from pricey meal to relatively cheap distillers' grains (DDG) and free up more meal supplies for the export market. Read More »

Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China on September 23

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on Sept. 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third-biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year. Read More »

North and South America performance hurts Fiat Chrysler

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

Fiat Chrysler reported a fall in second-quarter operating profit as a better performance from its luxury brands and its Asia and European operations failed to offset weak Latin American and disappointing North American results. Read More »

Moscow fights back after sanctions

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

Russia fought back over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine, where fighting between Moscow-backed rebels and government troops has intensified since a Malaysian airliner was shot down. Read More »

Russia drafts regulation on import duties for Ukraine

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

Russia's Economy Ministry has drafted a regulation introducing import duties on Ukrainian goods, a draft document showed, in an apparent response to Kiev's trade deal with the European Union. Russia said last month it was likely to respond with trade barriers after Kiev signed an association agreement with the EU which provides for free trade between the two. Read More »

EU/China solar deal offers no dumping protection

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

The European Union's deal to end a trade dispute over solar panels with China risks creating a downward spiral of prices, further damaging the EU producers it is designed to protect, their association said. Read More »

In China food testing, safety inspectors are often one step behind

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process. Read More »

Japan flirts with recession after output, exports drop

Reuters | July 30, 2014 | International Trade

Japan could be flirting with recession after the weakest factory output since 2011, which, following a surprising fall in exports last week, could pressure the central bank to ease policy and complicate a decision on whether to raise taxes. Read More »

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