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China rail freight continues to decline

China's railway freight volume, a key indicator of economic activity, dropped in the first three quarters of 2015, the country's top economic planner said ...
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Posted on October 31, 2015

Exports to turn around South Africa’s economy

South Australia's export sector, which has created more than 200,000 jobs, will help turn around the state's economic fortunes, the government says. Almos...
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Posted on October 30, 2015

New Zealand Annual Imports From China Surge In September

Annual imports of goods from China hit a record high of NZ$10 billion, up NZ$1.6 billion (19 percent), for the year ending September 2015, Statistics New Z...
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Posted on October 29, 2015

China’s gold imports from Hong Kong jump to 10-month high

China's net gold imports from the main conduit, Hong Kong, jumped to a ten-month high in September, data showed this week. Net gold imports from Hong Ko...
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Posted on October 28, 2015

Tata Steel Blames China imports for 1200 British Jobs Cuts

Tata Steel Ltd. (IW 1000/196) on October 20 said it would cut around 1,200 jobs at two plants in Britain, blaming the action in part on cheap imports from...
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Posted on October 27, 2015

Quarterly Exports of Watches Decline

Swiss watch exports had their biggest quarterly decline since 2009 as the industry struggles with the strong franc and as a slump in demand in China and Ho...
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Posted on October 26, 2015

Vietnam blocks Chinese apple imports due to island dispute

Apple exporters in China will have to come up with new, non-controversial packaging if they want to resume sending the fruit to Vietnam, authorities said l...
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Posted on October 25, 2015

South Africa stone-fruit growers see record exports

South Africa’s export volumes for nectarines, peaches and plums are expected to rise to a record in the 2015-16 season. Demand from the Middle East is cl...
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Posted on October 24, 2015

Coffee exports drop from India

India's coffee exports declined marginally to 3,00,522 tonnes in the 2014-15 marketing year due to multiple factors, including drop in global prices, accor...
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Posted on October 23, 2015

Britain will probably miss target of £1trn exports by 2020

The Government will miss its target of exports worth £1trn of goods and services annually by 2020, unless Britain breaks all known growth records, the Bus...
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Posted on October 22, 2015

Port of Tyne set to axe 40 jobs as coal imports fall

The Port of Tyne is to axe about 40 jobs as it looks to slash costs due to a fall in coal imports. The port issued a statement confirming it was in talks ...
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Posted on October 21, 2015

Ukrainian exports slump in first half

New figures show that the Ukraine has been hit by an export slump of 17% in the first half of 2015 fuelled by a combination of political instability and a ...
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Posted on October 20, 2015

China bans African ivory imports for a year

Chinese authorities have announced a one-year ban on imports of African ivory acquired as hunting trophies in the country’s latest effort to fight wildli...
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Heavy Industry Gains Lustre as Sweden Pushes to Save Exports

Sweden wants to concentrate on heavy industry to strengthen exports. Having nourished fast-growing tech and gaming companies like Spotify and King, Sweden ...
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Posted on October 18, 2015

London Freight Enforcement Partnership starts

The new London Freight Enforcement Partnership has been officially launched to tackle unsafe HGVs, and take any non-compliant and unsafe commercial vehicle...
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Posted on October 17, 2015

China slowdown continues as imports fall

The release of Chinese trade figures this week showed a nearly 18 percent fall in renminbi terms for imports in the year to September and a decline in expo...
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Posted on October 16, 2015

German exports show biggest fall since 2009

German exports suffered their worst month since the global recession, raising fears that Europe's manufacturing powerhouse is being hampered by slowing glo...
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Posted on October 15, 2015

Dairy imports into China decline

USA Shipments of dairy products to China for the year to August 2015 were 1.2Mt, down 20% on the same period in 2014. This fall in volumes coincided wit...
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Posted on October 14, 2015

Exports set for record year despite August dip

Germany is still on course for another record year of exports in 2015 in spite of a drop of 5.2 percent in August compared with the previous month, the Fed...
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Posted on October 13, 2015

Argentine apple exports to Brazil crumble

Apple producers in the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén fear that rising domestic inflation and the falling real could mean the disappearance of the Br...
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Posted on October 12, 2015

Road Haulage Lobby at Conservative Conference

The Road Haulage Association (RHA), which represents a large proportion of the country’s truck operators, had a stand at the Conservative Party conferenc...
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Posted on October 11, 2015

UKTI deal with to boost UK exports

Amazon have done a deal with the Government, in an attempt to give more support to small businesses wishing to export. Last year the number of UK businesse...
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Posted on October 10, 2015

India’s biggest Jewellery exporter has designs on Europe

India's biggest jewellery exporter has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it plans to market designer jewellery in Europe and North America. The je...
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Posted on October 9, 2015

Estonia exports and imports led by transport services

In the first half of 2015, transportation and storage represented the biggest share of exports and imports of services. Transport and storage formed 31% of...
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Posted on October 8, 2015

Swiss exports slip as strong Franc hits Demand

Switzerland's exports fell in August as the strength of the Swiss franc diminished demand in the European Union and China for its chemicals, pharmaceutical...
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Posted on October 7, 2015

China beef exports faltering

Australia will sell less beef to China next year but more to Japan and South Korea, where free trade agreements are already in place, according to new expo...
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Posted on October 6, 2015

Foreign imports cause trouble for Kashmir

Many locals in the Kashmir walnut industry are struggling because India has begun importing the nuts from other countries. Traders say demand in the wor...
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Posted on October 5, 2015

Greek Exports Expected to Decline in 2015

Greek product exports are expected to fall in 2015, the Federation of Northern Greece Exporters (SEBE) said in September. In a report, SEBE said that the i...
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Posted on October 4, 2015

South Africa promotes premium wines to boost exports

South African wine makers are promoting higher-priced product to boost exports in established European import markets. They are also trying to establish ex...
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Posted on October 3, 2015

Freight industry welcomes Select Committee Investigation

The freight industry is welcoming plans to investigate the reasons for a shortage of professional drivers in the freight sector, announced by the Transport...
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Posted on October 2, 2015

Irish Exports fall

Exports have fallen to their lowest level since March, official figures published in September showed, raising the first question about whether a remarkabl...
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Posted on October 1, 2015
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