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China's exports up for December

A boost for China’s exports came in data for December which showed a rise of 2.3 percent from a year ago in yuan-denominated terms. Forecasts were

A boost for China’s exports came in data for December which showed a rise of 2.3 percent from a year ago in yuan-denominated terms. Forecasts were

Business

Fear for Greek medicine supplies as 1 billion euros is owed

With an outstanding 1.1. billion euro bill to the pharmaceutical industry, there are fears that Greece could run out of medicine within three

With an outstanding 1.1. billion euro bill to the pharmaceutical industry, there are fears that Greece could run out of medicine within three

Business

Food fight as Russia extends ban on EU, US edibles

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has put pen to paper on a decree to extend countermeasures on the EU, US and others in retaliation to

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has put pen to paper on a decree to extend countermeasures on the EU, US and others in retaliation to

Europe

MEPs seek tougher rules on conflict minerals

EU lawmakers have backed tougher rules to limit the import of conflict minerals. A European Parliament committee said it should be more difficult for

EU lawmakers have backed tougher rules to limit the import of conflict minerals. A European Parliament committee said it should be more difficult for

Business

EU slaps tariffs on Chinese, Taiwanese steel imports

From Thursday the EU begins imposing import duties on Chinese and Taiwanese cold-rolled flat stainless steel. Since a complaint filed by European

From Thursday the EU begins imposing import duties on Chinese and Taiwanese cold-rolled flat stainless steel. Since a complaint filed by European

Business

China trade figures for September surpass expectations

Official data has shown China’s exports and imports for the month of September far higher than expected. Exports were 15.3 percent higher than last

Official data has shown China’s exports and imports for the month of September far higher than expected. Exports were 15.3 percent higher than last

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Paying the price of Russia's food import ban

A U-turn at the Russian border may be the only choice for truckers delivering produce from the European Union, after Moscow banned imports of most

A U-turn at the Russian border may be the only choice for truckers delivering produce from the European Union, after Moscow banned imports of most

Business

Imports up, exports down in Germany

German imports climbed in February. Adjusted for seasonal factors like weather, imports were up by 0.4 percent at 77.6 billion euros. That took

German imports climbed in February. Adjusted for seasonal factors like weather, imports were up by 0.4 percent at 77.6 billion euros. That took

Business

German exports and imports surge hailed as good news for Europe

The latest trade figures show Germany – Europe’s largest economy -started the year on a strong footing and is on track to robust growth. Exports

The latest trade figures show Germany – Europe’s largest economy -started the year on a strong footing and is on track to robust growth. Exports

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Russian places import ban on Estonian produce

Fish and dairy firms in Estonia have been banned from exporting produce to Russia in a move by Moscow. Russian authorities said the import ban was

Fish and dairy firms in Estonia have been banned from exporting produce to Russia in a move by Moscow. Russian authorities said the import ban was

Business

German exports fall

German exports tumbled in July, along with industrial output, but at the same time imports rose though not by a much as forecast. That underscores

German exports tumbled in July, along with industrial output, but at the same time imports rose though not by a much as forecast. That underscores

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New Russian import restrictions pile pressure on Ukraine

Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, has pledged to do everything possible to bring an end to border chaos caused by new Russian import

Ukraine’s Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, has pledged to do everything possible to bring an end to border chaos caused by new Russian import

Business

Chinese imports signal economic confidence

China’s imports of key commodities unexpectedly rebounded in March from the month before, due to hopes of a strengthening economy. Copper imports

China’s imports of key commodities unexpectedly rebounded in March from the month before, due to hopes of a strengthening economy. Copper imports

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Suu Kyi backs US plan to ease sanctions on Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi has lent her support to the easing of US sanctions against Myanmar as part of a broader partnership with the United States. The

Aung San Suu Kyi has lent her support to the easing of US sanctions against Myanmar as part of a broader partnership with the United States. The

Business

Europe slowdown hits Japan exports

Japan’s exports slumped by the most in six months in July as shipments to Europe and China tumbled. Economists had expected a fall of 2.9 percent

Japan’s exports slumped by the most in six months in July as shipments to Europe and China tumbled. Economists had expected a fall of 2.9 percent

Business

German imports and export slide

German imports fell sharply for the second time in three months in June and exports also dropped. It is a further sign the eurozone crisis is

German imports fell sharply for the second time in three months in June and exports also dropped. It is a further sign the eurozone crisis is

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Cubans hit with tough new import taxes

Cuba is introducing tough new import taxes that could dramatically impact on the thousands who rely on informal shipments from overseas. Starting

Cuba is introducing tough new import taxes that could dramatically impact on the thousands who rely on informal shipments from overseas. Starting

Business

EU-Argentina trade friction increases

The European Union has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against import restrictions imposed by Argentina, adding to Buenos Aires

The European Union has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against import restrictions imposed by Argentina, adding to Buenos Aires

Business

German trade booms despite EU troubles

German exports and imports both leapt to record monthly levels in March. Exports were up by 0.9 percent – adjusted for seasonal factors – and

German exports and imports both leapt to record monthly levels in March. Exports were up by 0.9 percent – adjusted for seasonal factors – and

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Spain retaliates over nationalisation of oil company

Spain may cut imports of biodiesel from Argentina. It comes after the Latin American nation decided to nationalise the Spanish-controlled oil company

Spain may cut imports of biodiesel from Argentina. It comes after the Latin American nation decided to nationalise the Spanish-controlled oil company

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China raises import duty on US cars

China is to impose extra duties on cars imported from the United States in a move bound to ratchet up tension between Washington and Beijing

China is to impose extra duties on cars imported from the United States in a move bound to ratchet up tension between Washington and Beijing

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Roquette to Russia

Russia has partially lifted its ban on some European vegetables imposed during the e-coli scare.   Belgian and Dutch produce will again be allowed

Russia has partially lifted its ban on some European vegetables imposed during the e-coli scare.   Belgian and Dutch produce will again be allowed

Business

Chinese trade surplus reveals import weakness

Analysts say China’s unexpectedly large trade surplus in June shows a weakness in imports as Beijing curbs lending for property and infrastructure

Analysts say China’s unexpectedly large trade surplus in June shows a weakness in imports as Beijing curbs lending for property and infrastructure

Business

China shoe row goes to WTO

China has launched a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the European Union. Beijing says Brussels had violated WTO rules by

China has launched a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the European Union. Beijing says Brussels had violated WTO rules by

Business

Germany exports and imports rise

A rebound in exports in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is providing another sign the global recession may be easing. The Federal Statistics

A rebound in exports in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is providing another sign the global recession may be easing. The Federal Statistics