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  • NAFTA talks intensify; US set to unveil demands on key issues

    OTTAWA (Reuters) -- Talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement looked set to intensify on Saturday as U.S. negotiators prepared for the first time to unveil their demands on some of the Trump administration's most challenging issues.Tea

    September 24, 2017 12:03 am JST
  • 'TPP 11' talks set parameters for moving forward

    TOKYO -- Negotiators from the Trans-Pacific Partnership's 11 remaining parties have drawn up a nearly complete list of rules requested to be shelved now that the U.S. has withdrawn, but challenges in culling the exemptions loom over the push to reac

    September 23, 2017 03:06 am JST
  • Mexico's powerful quake may paralyze auto production

    MEXICO CITY -- The major earthquake that hit Mexico's capital Tuesday could cripple automobile production in the country, one of its key industries.The earthquake struck around 1:14 p.m., and the U.S. Geological Survey estimates the magnitude at 7.1

    September 21, 2017 07:09 am JST
  • Rescuers get closer to trapped girl as Mexico quake toll passes 220

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Rescuers toiled to wrest a young girl from the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope more than a day after a devastating earthquake killed at least 224 people.Te

    September 21, 2017 07:06 am JST
  • Strong quake near Mexico City kills almost 150, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 149

    September 20, 2017 01:25 pm JST
  • Ford to cut production at five North American vehicle plants

    DETROIT (Reuters) -- Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it plans to idle five North American vehicle assembly plants for a total of 10 weeks to reduce inventories of slow-selling models.The plants affected include three assembly plants in the United Stat

    September 20, 2017 06:17 am JST
  • Surging imports mean lean times for Japan's beef producers

    TOKYO -- Japan in August raised tariffs on U.S. beef to limit surging imports. But roughly one month on, the measure does not appear to be helping domestic producers as buyers such as restaurants switch from U.S. products to imports from other count

    September 14, 2017 01:20 pm JST
  • Editorial: Trump is wrong to end protections for child immigrants

    The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protecting young people brought into the U.S. illegally as children from deportation.The decision is part of the administr

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Countries locked in battle to attract corporate tax revenues

    TOKYO -- Many countries have been fiercely competing in recent years to boost their tax revenues by luring foreign companies with lower rates to the corporate tax burden.The median tax burden ratio of the world's listed companies -- the percentage o

    September 11, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Copper solid on China, India demand, electric cars: Antofagasta CEO

    SANTIAGO, Chile -- Copper prices will not slide below $2.50 per pound anytime soon thanks to a stable Chinese economy, Indian growth and the spread of copper-hungry electric vehicles, said Ivan Arriagada, CEO of Antofagasta, a major Chilean copper m

    September 9, 2017 04:59 pm JST
  • Mexico expels North Korean ambassador over nuclear tests

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- The Mexican government on Thursday said it had declared the North Korean ambassador to Mexico, Kim Hyong Gil, persona non grata in protest at the Asian nation's recent nuclear activity.In a statement, the government said it

    September 8, 2017 06:51 am JST
  • Mexico signs e-commerce deal with China's Alibaba Group

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's government said on Wednesday it has inked a deal with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , to get Mexican products and services, especially from small- and medium-sized firms, onto the top Chinese e-commerce firm's platform.

    September 7, 2017 02:26 am JST
  • Trump orders end to 'Dreamer' immigration program

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, ordering a phased-out dismantling that give

    September 6, 2017 02:34 am JST
  • China Merchants buys control of Brazil's most profitable port

    HONG KONG/SAO PAULO (Reuters) -- China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd agreed to buy 90 percent of TCP Participacoes SA, Brazil's most profitable port terminal, for about 2.9 billion reais ($924 million), a sign of growing interest in assets across L

    September 5, 2017 06:37 am JST
  • 'TPP 11' to freeze drug data protection demanded by US

    SYDNEY -- With the U.S. now out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the remaining 11 members have effectively agreed to suspend rules involving pharmaceutical date protection sought by Washington as they try to revive the regional trade pact.During a

    August 31, 2017 03:58 am JST
  • Mexico president to visit China to boost trade amid NAFTA talks

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -- Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto will travel to China next week to discuss trade and investment, as Mexico looks for ways to decrease its dependence on NAFTA, especially trade with neighboring United States.He will hold

    August 29, 2017 04:46 am JST
  • Investors question Uber's value amid disarray

    PALO ALTO -- Disarray at Uber Technologies has led investors to question the company's heretofore massive value and added urgency to America's top ride-hailing service's search for a new CEO.The top post has sat vacant since founder Travis Kalanick

    August 24, 2017 04:01 am JST
  • Emerging nations pivot toward monetary easing

    NEW YORK/SAO PAULO -- Emerging nations are jumping on the monetary easing bandwagon just as advanced nations head toward tightening, taking advantage of slower inflation and a reduced risk of capital flight to nurse their economies back to health.Em

    August 24, 2017 02:09 am JST
  • Japan Tobacco staking growth on emerging markets

    TOKYO -- Japan Tobacco's pending purchase of a Philippine peer's tobacco assets continues a series of emerging-market acquisitions that have come to define the manufacturer's global strategy as growth in more developed cigarette markets plateaus.The

    August 23, 2017 06:11 am JST
  • China overtakes Venezuela as Cuba's largest trading partner

    MEXICO CITY -- Supported by exports of cars and electric equipment, China has overtaken Venezuela to become Cuba's largest trading partner, according to Cuba's National Statistics Office.Venezuela -- which has close political connections with the is

    August 21, 2017 06:01 pm JST