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Exporters are wise to start preparing for a hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 04:05:04 PM
.... They themselves spend billions of pounds each year lobbying in Brussels to gain an advantage against outside competition. If they didn’t, Europe would be deluged with cheap goods from the far east while its huge trade surplus with the US would be much diminished. ...
China trade healthier than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 08:22:28 AM
The German economy is unbalanced – but Trump has the wrong answer image
....6% of GDP, making it an obvious target of Trump’s ire. And its bilateral trade surplus of £51bn with the US presumably makes it an even more irresistible target. ...
US and China sign trade agreement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:40:22 AM
....In return, Chinese cooked chicken will be allowed into the US market and Chinese banks can enter the US market. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the deal should reduce China's trade surplus with the US by the end of 2017. ...
South Korea shrugs off tension with sharp rise in exports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 10:39:58 AM
....Tension has also escalated in the region over North Korea's nuclear programme, with US sending warships to the region. But South Korea's export performance has continued to improve, boosting its trade surplus with the rest of the world to $13. ...
IMF meeting drops anti-protectionism pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:58:15 AM
....It comes as the Trump administration looks to cut US trade deficits. It has threatened to impose tariffs on nations that have trade surpluses with the US, including China and Germany. ...
Trump's trade barriers would be self-inflicted wound, says IMF chief image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:15:57 AM
....Trump has threatened to put swingeing tariffs on Chinese goods and to impose a tax on imports coming into the US, as part of an economic strategy designed to put America first. Lagarde said cooperation was a better way of dealing with the global imbalances that had resulted in some countries, such as China and Germany, running trade surpluses while others, including the US, run deficits. ...
China sees first monthly trade deficit in three years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:19:40 AM
How America's new president will affect the global economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:36:23 PM
....More likely, though, China would adopt an aggressive, nationalistic stance. Beijing is not without economic weapons, since it has amassed a vast stock of US Treasury bonds in recent years, the proceeds of its trade surplus with America. ...
German exports fall in July after global demand weakens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 08:34:32 AM
....Germany's economy is powered by its historically strong trade with other countries, and despite the slowdown the country still posted a €19. 4bn trade surplus in July. ...
Chinese trade drop adds to global economic woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 05:30:26 AM
.... . This leaves the country with a trade surplus of $52. ...
Leave camp's biggest donor loses more than £400m in aftermath image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of June 2016 04:42:40 PM
.... For FTSE 100 companies, many of whom make their earnings abroad, when those earnings are translated into sterling, it’s going to make them very profitable. “After we left the exchange rate mechanism in 1992, we rose from the ashes like a phoenix, and by 1997 had a trade surplus and a balanced budget. ...
Get ready for more market reaction to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of June 2016 05:04:10 PM
....On that score, it was encouraging that German chancellor Angela Merkel, in contrast to many EU leaders, said she would not press for a quickie divorce. Her cautious tone carried a pleasing hint (for markets) that mutually beneficial commercial interests would be uppermost in the coming talks and that the German business establishment had reminded Berlin that the country has a substantial trade surplus with the UK. ...
Chinese economy: exports fall by 2% and imports by 11% in April image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 05:51:18 AM
....China exported about $173bn worth of goods in April, the bureau said, while importing products worth $127bn. As a result, the country’s trade surplus rose to about $46bn. ...
Chinese economy: exports fall by 2% and imports by 11% in April image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 05:51:18 AM
....China exported about $173bn worth of goods in April, the bureau said, while importing products worth $127bn. As a result, the country’s trade surplus rose to about $46bn. ...
FTSE 100 hits highest level in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 06:40:06 PM
....“[It] adds to growing evidence that the extreme gloom of a few weeks ago about the state of the domestic economy was misplaced,” they wrote in a note. Despite the rebound in exports, China’s trade surplus – exports minus imports – was the lowest in a year, at $29. ...
China trade activity beats expectations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 03:37:11 AM
....Meanwhile imports declined in March by 1. 7% compared to last year, leaving China with a trade surplus of 194. ...
I resigned so I could tell the truth about Brexit, and what it will cost Britain to stay | John Longworth image
....Exports to the EU constitute about 13% of Britain’s GDP, with 17 % going to the rest of the world. We have a massive trade deficit with the EU (with whom we have a trade deal) and a trade surplus with the rest of the world (with whom, for the most part, we have no trade deal). ...
The ‘invisible hand’ won’t save the British steel industry. State aid can | Ian Greenwood image
.... Although the importance of the steel industry to the UK economy has declined, it possesses attributes that are critical to the economy’s success. The industry produces a trade surplus, its productivity, investment in R&D and training per employees are higher than the general UK economy. ...
George Osborne’s recovery is in danger: the only option now is to steal Jeremy Corbyn’s clothes image
....However, the Osborne recovery was bought at a strategic cost: abandoning the plan to rebalance the UK economy. The original idea was to move growth away from consumption towards investment; to replace a trade deficit with a trade surplus, and wean British households off ever-rising property values. ...
Biggest fall in Chinese exports in seven years hits mining shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 06:50:15 PM
....Analysts said the timing of the Chinese new year exaggerated the weakness of exports, but that sales of goods overseas – the mainstay of the economy during its rapid growth of the past three decades – had still been poor. China posted a trade surplus of $32. ...
Japanese shares soar 7% on weaker yen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 02:15:13 AM
.... . The numbers mean the country was left with a record trade surplus of $63. ...
Why Ireland has nothing to fear over fallout from Brexit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 05:07:31 PM
.... The UK and Ireland would rapidly forge an over-arching trade agreement, with London leading the charge. Why? Because despite the Republic’s consistent overall trade surpluses, and Britain’s equally consistent trade deficits, one of the few nations that regularly sells more to Ireland than it buys from Ireland is the UK. ...
UK goods trade gap biggest on record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 10:39:18 AM
....It will publish its second estimate of fourth-quarter economic growth on 25 February. Britain is very good at exporting services - financial, tourism, creative and legal - where the UK's trade surplus hit a record £90. ...
The Brexit camp is selling a Pollyanna vision that will never exist | Jacek Rostowski image
....Throughout Brexit negotiations member states would naturally be driven by their national interests. Even countries with common interests with Britain, for example those with trade surpluses that are mirrored in Britain’s trade deficits, may well negotiate them away for advantage at Britain’s expense on other (to them) more important issues. ...
Oil and US share prices tumble over fears for global economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 08:41:51 PM
.... Daniel Martin, an economist at Capital Economics, said: “China’s trade data support our view that, despite the turmoil in Chinese financial markets, there has not been a major deterioration in its economy in recent months. “Meanwhile, another large trade surplus last month provides a cushion for the People’s Bank in the face of soaring capital outflows. ...
Shares in Lloyds fall on 'increasingly bleak' outlook image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 05:25:46 PM
.... . Mike van Dulken, of Accendo Markets, said: “A better Chinese trade surplus will help offset capital outflows that have pressured the currency and led to state intervention, while the better trade data will inspire hopes of global growth recovery. ...
Chinese shares fall 2.4% despite better than expected trade data image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 12:31:24 PM
....Related: The perils of China's currency devaluation. “Meanwhile, another large trade surplus last month provides a cushion for the People’s Bank in the face of soaring capital outflows. ...
These are the big bets against the market you should be making right now image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 03:02:36 PM
.... Selling machine tools to China can’t work as an economic strategy much longer. The rest of the eurozone won’t tolerate German trade surpluses sucking the life from their economies forever – sooner or later there will have to be a re-balancing, and it will be the loser from that. ...
The CBI cannot campaign on the EU with cliches from 20 years ago image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 05:06:43 PM
.... France may never grow faster than 1pc again. Even the supposedly mighty German economy is only good at racking up trade surpluses: take a look at retail sales, virtually flat for a decade, for a measure of how successful it actually is. ...
BHP Billiton shares hit seven-year low after Brazil dam disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of November 2015 08:53:06 AM
....Related: Slowing growth in China raises red flag for global economy. On Sunday a report showed that in October China recorded its highest trade surplus on record, due to an 18. ...
Fears for China hard landing grow as trade gap hits record  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 8th of November 2015 12:29:45 PM
. China's trade surplus reached its highest level on record last month, according to the latest official data, as tumbling imports show domestic demand is not replacing a slowdown in exports such as electronics and industrial goods. ...
China's imports fall 19% in October image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of November 2015 09:53:58 AM
....4bn, the fourth consecutive monthly fall, as foreign demand waned. That left China with its highest trade surplus on record at $61. ...
China imports fall again but US Fed banker calls for rate hikes to start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of November 2015 05:18:14 AM
....Coal imports, for example, have dropped almost 30% on volume and 40% on value over the first ten months of the year, the data showed. The October trade surplus rose to $61. ...
The Bank of England’s report wasn’t really about our EU membership image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 07:32:33 PM
.... But less than half of the financial sector’s overall size is accounted for by banking (now around 410pc of GDP); it turns out that insurance firms, pension funds and other financial institutions together account for 420pc of GDP. Finance accounts for 65pc of the UK services sector’s £89bn trade surplus. ...
China's imports see sharp fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of October 2015 02:54:06 AM
German exports record biggest slump since 2009 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 06:39:16 AM
.... Imports also declined by 3. 1pc, causing the country's record trade surplus to shrink to €19. ...
What is the 'balance of payments deficit' that Labour keeps talking about? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 01:11:03 PM
.... . Austan Goolsbee, of Chicago's Booth School of Business, said: "Banning all imports would increase [the] trade surplus but be idiotic. ...
Cameron ally: Don't let 'weak' Germany dictate on EU reforms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 06:59:03 AM
...."Let's put ourselves in the eyes of the people we are negotiating with," Mr Shore said. "It [would be] an economic disaster for Angela Merkel to walk in to a new election and say 'I lost the UK, we're going to have to pay the £12bn-a-year fiscal transfer, and by the way, we had a £30bn a year trade surplus with the UK. ...
The Guardian view on George Osborne’s new economic strategy: it needs to be made explicit and debated | Editorial image
.... But the UK faces dangers that Germany, for example, does not. Germany has a trade surplus with China (though the VW scandal may dent that a little) and a banking surplus too. ...
A German 'racket'  that shows no sign of abating image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 12th of September 2015 02:15:34 PM
.... . Another record in the German trade surplus, announced last week even as Britain reported a further deterioration in its almost equally jaw dropping deficit, somewhat confirms Mr Ridley’s observation. ...
Strong eurozone figures rally global markets after China gloom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 06:14:03 PM
France languishes at bottom of growth league as eurozone economy brightens image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 10:29:32 AM
....6bn. The level of both exports and imports was the highest ever attained in a single month, according to Germany's statistics office, pushing up the country's trade surplus to €22. ...
Eurozone growth revised upwards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 09:23:36 AM
....1bn) in July, the federal statistics office Destatis estimated, after adjusting for seasonal and calendar effects. Imports also rose, but not by as much, meaning the trade surplus grew to a record €25. ...
China's wild stock markets leave imports in the gutter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 09:06:12 AM
. China's trade surplus rose by a staggering 40pc last month, as imports tumbled in the wake of a rollercoaster ride for the country's stocks. ...
China's August imports fall 14.3% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 04:25:22 AM
....The steep fall in the value of imports reflects lower commodity prices globally, particularly crude oil. The numbers mean China's monthly trade surplus expanded by close to 40% from the month earlier to 368bn yuan ($57. ...
World shipping slump deepens as China retreats  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 17th of August 2015 06:37:32 PM
China allows further drop in yuan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of August 2015 02:13:34 AM
.... . It said the country's strong economic environment, sustained trade surplus, sound fiscal position and deep foreign exchange reserves provided "strong support" to the exchange rate. ...
China cannot risk the global chaos of currency devaluation image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 08:25:19 PM
.... . Whether or not Beijing sees matters in this light, it knows that the US Congress would react very badly to any sign of currency warfare by a country that racked up a record trade surplus of $137bn in second quarter, an annual pace above 5pc of GDP. ...
What goes up must come down – even, eventually, sterling image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 08:00:00 PM
....On trade in services, travel and tourism apart, exchange rates seem to matter very little. Last year, Britain achieved its largest trade surplus on financial and professional services ever, £71bn, the largest in the world – larger than the next three countries put together, and a key element in covering our widening trade deficit in physical goods. ...
Chinese shares are falling, but the real fear is that the economy itself is slowing image
.... “I suspect China’s policymakers have plenty of firepower still to help support economic growth in the short term – for the next five years certainly 7% a year would be manageable,” he says. But to the extent that Chinese policymakers are forced to dip into their foreign currency war chest to support growth – and particularly if a less export-oriented growth strategy means that it stops racking up the vast trade surpluses that have helped it to accumulate these huge reserves – the ripples will be felt in markets around the world. ...
Greece debt crisis: The euro is a disaster even for the countries that do everything right image
.... It's been a different kind of story in the Netherlands. Its goods are more than competitive abroad—its trade surplus is an absurd 10 percent of economic output—but its domestic spending is a problem. ...
Commodities crash could turn Australia into a new Greece image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 08:00:35 PM
.... Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman, has seen her fortune dwindle because of the fall in commodity prices . While the rest of the world suffered from the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Australia’s economy – closely tied to China – appeared impervious, with full employment and a healthy trade surplus. ...
The euro – the 'New' Coke of currencies? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 10:42:15 AM
.... Competitiveness has improved and this has made top-quality German manufactured goods more competitive on global markets. Exports have boomed, as has Germany’s trade surplus. ...
Greece’s rescue package: utter humiliation or disaster averted? | The panel image
....As a monetary union, the EMU has already failed. The reason is that Germany has been keeping its wage costs too low, thus running huge trade surpluses and becoming the biggest lender and most powerful state in Europe. ...
China exports end three-month slide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of July 2015 04:37:13 AM
....But imports fell for the eighth month in a row, down 6. 7%, taking the trade surplus 45% higher to 284. ...
China trade slumps in first half of year, dealing blow to global economy image
....1% to 1. 17tn yuan on-year – snapping a run of three monthly declines in a row – and the country’s trade surplus leaped 45% to 284. ...
China's stock market turbulence is over? Don't count on it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of July 2015 02:37:39 PM
....The Chinese authorities won plaudits for their handling of the 2008-09 crisis and may well emerge from this period of turbulence with their reputation intact. They will be helped by the fact that China runs a trade surplus, has strong public finances and has massive reserves. ...
Brexit could push global banks away from UK, warns S&P image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 11:02:10 AM
.... . Mr Gill said that an exit from the EU could "significantly dent the UK's current net trade surplus in insurance and financial services of more than 3pc of GDP". ...
Standard & Poor’s warns on banks and Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 09:41:34 AM
....The agency is concerned that the UK would find more difficult to attract inward investment if it leaves the EU. In its latest analysis of the implications of an EU exit by the UK, S&P’s credit analyst Frank Gill said: “We believe it could significantly dent the UK’s current net trade surplus in insurance and financial services of more than 3% of GDP. ...
China's economic weakness continues as both imports and exports fall image
....75bn, customs said, although that was better than the median estimate of a 4% fall in the Bloomberg survey. The sharp decrease in imports meant the trade surplus expanded 65. ...
China exports fall for a third month image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 03:22:12 AM
....The central bank had lowered interest rates just last month, which was the third time in six months to spur lending and economic activity. The drop in imports led China's trade surplus to $59. ...

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