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  • Exclusive: U.S. to pay $300 million to end Brazil cotton trade dispute - officials

    BRASILIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said on Tuesday, the first concrete step to repair ties...
  • Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world. In a joint "vision statement" issued...
  • India's Modi must resist U.S. pressure on drug patents: MSF

    NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must not give in to U.S. pressure to change intellectual property laws which allow India to produce generic medicines poor people can afford, the medical charity Doctors...
  • U.S. business questions Modi's reform credentials ahead of visit

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. business lobby on Thursday questioned the reformist credentials of new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the eve of his visit to the United States in which he will encourage investment and declare India open for...
  • Maersk to invest billions, reap savings, but no cash for shareholders

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Wednesday it would invest billions of dollars in new ships, reap hundreds of millions in savings and announced valuable contracts for its drilling rigs. But shares of the world's largest...
  • WTO cuts world trade growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Global goods trade will grow less than hoped this year and next, and factors including regional conflicts and the Ebola outbreak are putting a quick return to stronger growth at risk, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday. Trade...
  • Russia's Putin says sanctions violate principles of WTO

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organization and the main way to combat them was to develop the domestic market. At a meeting with senior officials,...
  • Exclusive: U.S. considering options if oil export ban challenged

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials are concerned about the legality of a ban on oil exports and have begun discussing how to deal with potential challenges from nations that want to buy U.S. crude, two sources said. Officials in the...
  • Trade enjoys broad global support despite doubt on jobs: poll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight in ten people worldwide see benefits in growing trade but only around half believe it creates jobs and raises wages, with big pockets of skepticism in major advanced economies like Italy, the United States, France and Japan, a...
  • China August FDI at two-and-half-year low as factory investments slow

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign direct investment fell to a low not seen in at least 2-1/2 years in August, underscoring the challenges to growth facing the world's second-biggest economy. The weak investment data came as China's economic growth...
  • Russia promises swift retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions

    Russia promises swift retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions
    Russia said on Friday it would respond quickly with retaliatory measures to the latest round of U.S. sanctions that it criticized as another "hostile step," pledging to support affected companies with state funds. The European Union and the United...