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Nov 14, 2014

Exclusive – U.S. Ex-Im acknowledges errors in politically sensitive small-business data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Export-Import Bank has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender’s survival strategy.

A Reuters analysis showed companies owned by billionaires such as Warren Buffett and Mexico’s Carlos Slim, as well by Japanese and European conglomerates, were listed as small businesses and Ex-Im acknowledged errors in its data in response to those findings.

Nov 13, 2014
Nov 13, 2014

Exclusive: U.S. Ex-Im acknowledges errors in politically sensitive small biz data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Export-Import Bank has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender’s survival strategy.

A Reuters analysis showed companies owned by billionaires like Warren Buffet and Mexico’s Carlos Slim, as well by Japanese and European conglomerates, were listed as small businesses and Ex-Im acknowledged errors in its data in response to those findings.

Nov 13, 2014

US Ex-Im acknowledges errors in politically sensitive small biz data

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Export-Import Bank
has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and
units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw
in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender’s
survival strategy.

A Reuters analysis showed companies owned by billionaires
like Warren Buffet and Mexico’s Carlos Slim, as well by Japanese
and European conglomerates, were listed as small businesses and
Ex-Im acknowledged errors in its data in response to those
findings.

Nov 13, 2014

India wins U.S. support for food scheme, ends WTO blockade

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – India won U.S.
support for a massive domestic food stockpiling scheme on
Thursday, rescuing the biggest global trade deal in two decades
and giving new Prime Minister Narendra Modi a victory without
major concessions.

Under the pact with Washington, India will lift a veto on a
global agreement on streamlining customs rules that is likely to
add $1 trillion to the world economy as well as 21 million jobs,
18 million of them in developing countries.

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    • About Krista

      "I write about trade from Washington DC, where I moved in August 2013. IN nine years with Reuters, I have written about the Latin American economy from Mexico City and European Central Bank from Frankfurt. In a previous life, I worked in Australia and covered the economy and national politics for local news agency AAP."
      Joined Reuters:
      2004
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      English, German, Spanish, Portuguese
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