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Feb 14, 2014

U.S. to pursue trade dispute over Chinese, Taiwanese solar imports

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, Feb 14 (Reuters) – The United States
took a step on Friday towards potentially extending import
duties on Chinese solar energy products to also cover panels
made with parts from Taiwan in a case that could have a major
impact on the fast-growing U.S. solar market.

The U.S. International Trade Commission found there was
reason to think the imports could harm the local solar industry,
putting Washington on a path toward widening the reach of the
steep duties it slapped on products from China in 2012 and
potentially escalating a tit-for-tat trade spat.

Feb 14, 2014

U.S. decision watched in row over solar imports from China, Taiwan

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American trade officials on Friday will take a first step on potentially extending import duties on Chinese solar energy products to also cover panels made with parts from Taiwan, in a case that could have a major impact on the fast-growing U.S. solar market.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to make a preliminary decision at 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) on whether there is good reason to think that the imports threaten or injure the domestic solar industry.

Feb 11, 2014

India warns U.S. about dumping investigation in solar trade spat

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United States on Monday said it would take India to the World Trade Organization to gain a bigger foothold for U.S. manufacturers in its fast-growing solar products market, adding another irritant to an already strained relationship.

The Obama administration said it was filing its second case at the WTO over the domestic content requirements in India’s massive solar program, which aims to ease chronic energy shortages in Asia’s third-largest economy.

Feb 10, 2014

U.S. launches new trade action against India over solar program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday launched a fresh challenge to India’s national solar program, saying its domestic content requirements discriminate against U.S. manufacturers.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters that the Obama administration has filed a case at the World Trade Organization over the rules. It is the second time Washington has sought a consultation at the WTO over India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

Feb 10, 2014

U.S. launches new trade action against India

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday launched a fresh challenge to India’s national solar program, saying its domestic content requirements discriminate against U.S. manufacturers.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters that the Obama administration has filed a case at the World Trade Organization over the rules. It is the second time Washington has sought a consultation at the WTO over India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.

Feb 10, 2014
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Feb 5, 2014

A hawk pushes against majority at Fed on trimming stimulus

/NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Going a step
further than his colleagues at the Federal Reserve, a hawkish
policymaker said on Wednesday the U.S. central bank should wind
down its bond purchases faster than planned and end it before
mid-year.

Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser’s criticism of
the policy stimulus is unlikely to sway new Chair Janet Yellen
and the majority of Fed policymakers, whose position was
reinforced on Wednesday by Dennis Lockhart of the Atlanta Fed.

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      "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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