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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 poll showed on Tuesday.

The Pew Research Center said 81 percent of the 48,643 people surveyed thought trade was good. But fewer were convinced by economists’ arguments that trade creates jobs (54 percent), raises wages (45 percent) and reduces prices (26 percent).

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Sep 10, 2014

U.S. exporters wary of short-term Ex-Im extension

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – U.S. businesses that rely on
the Export-Import Bank for financing are uneasy about a
Republican plan for a nine-month extension of the bank’s
charter, fearing uncertainty about the lender’s future could put
them at a disadvantage against overseas competitors.

Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg told the Reuters
Aerospace and Defense Summit on Wednesday that, although he did
not want to pre-judge the decision by lawmakers, the norm had
been five-year extensions.

Sep 10, 2014

House Republicans propose extend Ex-Im Bank through mid-2015

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the
House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed extending the U.S.
Export-Import Bank’s charter through June 30 next year, a
Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve
for the export lender.

The extension was included in a proposed bill to temporarily
fund the U.S. government through Dec. 11 at current spending
levels. The measure, announced by the House Appropriations
Committee, could come up for a vote as early as Thursday.
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Sep 9, 2014

House Republicans look to extend Ex-Im Bank through mid-2015: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives will propose extending the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s charter through June 30 next year, a Republican aide said on Tuesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the export lender.

The extension would be added to a bill to temporarily fund the U.S. government after Sept. 30, the House Republican aide said. That could come up for a vote as early as Thursday.

Sep 9, 2014
    • 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."
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