Exports

Japan ships fewer cars to U.S. as export growth slows

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker rides a bicycle in a container area at a port in Tokyo<p>By Tetsushi Kajimoto<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's export growth …

Economy

Trump May Spurn Turkish Steel But Others Will See Its Attraction

Turkish steel has been all but shut out from the U.S. after President Donald Trump doubled tariffs. But as the rest of the world braces to receive …

Tariffs

Trump's trade war is economic suicide

When President Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports, America's largest nail manufacturer had little choice but to raise prices. Mid …

African-American News

Morning Bits: Trump cannot demand silence

Using nondisclosure agreements to silence government employees won’t work. “No known prior administration has relied upon the use of NDAs to try to silence public employees, because any such document was correctly perceived as legally unenforceable and problematic on so many levels.”<p>When it came …

Donald Trump

Clear evidence Trump's trade war is hitting U.S. farmers

New trade data provides tangible evidence that some elements of President Trump’s trade wars are backfiring.<p>Prices for agricultural exports fell 5.3% …

Economy

VEGOILS-Palm declines on weaker related oils, demand concerns

VEGOILS-Palm declines on weaker related oils, demand concerns<p>* Continued Sino-U.S. trade tension weighs on market - trader<p>* Palm may fall to 2,165 …

Palm Oil

UPDATE 1-Oil edges up as China, U.S. set for trade talks

UPDATE 1-Oil edges up as China, U.S. set for trade talks<p>* Beijing to send delegation to Washington in late August<p>* But oil market sentiment remains …

Oil

RIL drops 1% on halting gasoline shipments from Jamnagar facility

Shares of Reliance Industries dropped as much as 1 per cent to Rs 1,198.05 as the company has halted gasoline shipments from Jamnagar site.The compa

Business (India)

Ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ is affecting Earth’s climate

It may not be a dimension as vast as space nor as timeless as infinity, but the ocean’s “twilight zone” is affecting Earth’s climate, due to the …

Climate Change

Thai Central Bank Plays It Cool While Emerging Markets Worry About Turkey

While Turkey is stoking the heat at emerging-market central banks already pressured by global monetary-policy tightening, Thailand is playing it cool.<p>…

Economics

Jack White Returns Favor With Pearl Jam Cover In Seattle After Pearl Jam Covered Him [Listen]

On Monday night, <b>Jack White</b> made his way to Seattle, Washington, for a performance at the <b>WaMu Theater</b>. During the show, White paid homage to one of …

Jack White

Local economists declare the end of Houston's oil bust

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The Greater Houston Partnership has declared the end of the oil bust.<p>The majority of Houston's largest energy companies …

Oil & Gas Industry

Turkish Lira bounces back to 5.9 against US dollar

ISTANBUL<p>Turkey’s currency has rebounded to 5.9 against the U.S. dollar, having recovered significantly amid a crisis between Ankara and …

Turkey

Just Sit Right Back and You’ll Hear a Tale, a Tale of a Plankton Trip

by Dave Siegel / SEATTLE, WASHINGTON /<p>I am Dave Siegel, a professor of marine science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have been …

North Atlantic

Spain: Olive Oil Exports Post Turnover In Excess Of 2 Billion Euros

Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has published the bulletins on the foreign trade of olive oil and olive pomace oil corresponding …

Exports

COLUMN-Best commodity bets? Exposed to China and less open to trade: Russell

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)<p>By Clyde Russell<p>LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The recent gyrations in the world economy around Turkey’s currency and the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute have taken a toll on commodity prices, especially …

Natural Gas

Trump might help Canada, inadvertently

Any good things Donald Trump brings to the world are unintentional.<p>But there could be one for Canada. He’s the best argument for a truly national …

Donald Trump

Turkish lira undershooting fair value - global banking group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Turkish lira is significantly below fair value at the moment and should strengthen over the next one to two years as Turkey’s economy slows and exports gain strength, improving the country’s balance of payments outlook, economists for the Institute of International …

Economy

China, US to hold trade talks in late August: report

In an attempt to solve the trade conflict between the US and China, Beijing will send a delegation to meet with U.S. counterparts in Washington later this month.<p>The Chinese delegation will be led by Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen, while the US team is led by Under Secretary of Treasury for …

China

Smash and Grab: Why New Zealand Is Being Hit By an Avocado Crime Spree

For years, thieves throughout New Zealand have crept through avocado orchards with near impunity, selling their stolen goods to roadside fruit stands …

New Zealand

Missouri farmers are not a 'rounding error'

Before a rally in June, President Donald Trump addressed nervous farmers who were concerned that his tariffs would be a major drag on agriculture …

Tariffs

This Is Why Tel Aviv Is So Expensive

Earlier this month, S&P Global Ratings upgraded Israel’s credit rating for the first time in seven years, to AA-. It was the best report card Israel's economy has ever had from a rating agency, and a moment to savor. And yet what's more positive is that Israel is aiming higher.<p>The report cited …

Economics

US Dollar Strength Bearish for Oil Prices

The prospect of continued strength in the U.S. dollar over the coming months should constitute an even greater concern to bullish oil traders than an …

Oil

Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever

Denmark will erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to stop wild boars from crossing, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, which can jeopardize the country's big pork industry.<p>Denmark's Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it had approved …

EPA

US Sanctions Shipping Firms Over North Korea Trade

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Wednesday on three foreign companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to …

North Korea

Trade Bank of Iraq puts Turkey bank acquisition plans on hold

DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has put on hold plans to buy a commercial bank in Turkey because of the plunge in the Turkish lira, its chairman told Reuters in an interview.<p>The bank, owned by the Iraqi government and with assets of around $20 billion, is responsible for helping …

Saudi Arabia

There’s still value in select Turkish assets, fund manager says. Here’s where to find it

As Turkey's currency crisis continues, most recently jolted by sanctions and tariffs issued by Washington and Ankara on one another, investors are …

Turkish Lira

Turkey’s Crisis Was Years in the Making

By<p>Aug. 15, 2018 5:22 p.m. ET<p>Turkey’s currency is in free fall. Its stock market is plunging. Interest rates are spiking (see charts). Recep Tayyip …

Business

Storage Safe Manufacturer Closing Its Illinois Plant, Moving To Mexico Because Of Trump Tariffs

After President Trump’s increased tariffs on Chinese metal imports, a storage safe manufacturer located in Chicago, Illinois, is being forced to shut …

News (U.S.)

Port of Oakland exports drop as trade war escalates

The Port of Oakland, one of the busiest West Coast ports and a hub for trade with China, is seeing exports fall as the trade war escalates.<p>In July, …

Globalization