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EU trade chief-designate rejects carbon border tariffs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should not impose border tariffs on goods from countries that fail to cut back their climate-damaging emissions, the EU's trade commissioner-designate said on Tuesday.


ANALYSIS - After economic storm, Asia faces 2010 political risks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Investors who kept faith in Asia as the world teetered on the brink of financial meltdown a year ago have been richly rewarded -- the region's markets rode out the storm in spectacular style and posted stunning gains.


Are US tax proposals a form of protectionism?

WHEN President Obama introduced his massive stimulus package, it contained a 'Buy American' imperative.


At risk ... beggar-thy-neighbour

Lin See-Yan tells of how on the one hand theG20 is talking of bringing down trade barriers, while on the other hand more protective tariffs are devised by the EU and US.


Palin's maiden trip to Asia spotlights China-US ties

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Sarah Palin, accused during her 2008 U.S. vice presidential campaign of having a limited knowledge of foreign affairs, travelled to Hong Kong to push on Wednesday for stronger ties and trade with China.


Good news on US economic recovery

WASHINGTON: Signaling that manufacturers are leading the economy into a recovery, output from the nation's factories, mines and utilities posted widespread gains in August.


US stock market indexes at highest in nearly a year

NEW YORK: Stocks bounced back from early losses to post moderate gains as traders funneled money into utility and financial noshade size=-1 width=50%>


Will US-China tire dispute trigger a full-blown trade war?

WASHINGTON: China's complaint Monday over new U.S. tariffs on Chinese tires raised pressure on Washington but isn't likely to incite a full-blown trade war.


China slams new US tyre duties

BEIJING:b/b>China decried a US decision to impose added duty on Chinese-made tyres, saying the move sent a dangerous protectionist signal before a G-20 summit and could stoke reactions impeding global recovery.


China: Trade penalties will hurt US relations

WASHINGTON (AP): President Barack Obama's decision to impose trade penalties on Chinese tires has infuriated Beijing at a time when the United States badly needs Chinese help on climate change, nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea and the global economy.