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Sep 9, 2014
Sep 8, 2014

Analysis – U.S. Ex-Im Bank’s satellite push complicates its fight for survival

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Export-Import Bank, caught in a rare political storm over its mission, is fighting for survival and its best line of defence is to debunk criticism that the 80-year-old institution favours corporate giants over small businesses.

Yet even as bank officials showcase their work for the little guy, they have also been focussing their energy on global satellite deals geared towards space giants like Lockheed Martin and Spacex, building that sector into the faster growing bit of Exim’s portfolio.

Sep 8, 2014
Sep 8, 2014

U.S. Ex-Im Bank’s satellite push complicates its fight for survival

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Export-Import Bank, caught in a rare political storm over its mission, is fighting for survival and its best line of defense is to debunk criticism that the 80-year-old institution favors corporate giants over small businesses.

Yet even as bank officials showcase their work for the little guy, they have also been focusing their energy on global satellite deals geared towards space giants like Lockheed Martin and Spacex, building that sector into the faster growing bit of Exim’s portfolio.

Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014

“Made in China” clothing sales may shrink under Pacific trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Made in China” will be a less frequent sight in U.S. clothing stores if the United States has its way in a new trade pact negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim nations.

    Washington aims to engineer a deal where Vietnam, set to be one of the big winners among the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), would win apparel market share from China and other non-members, rather than Mexico and Central America.

Sep 4, 2014

Analysis – ‘Made in China’ clothing sales may shrink under Pacific trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Made in China” will be a less frequent sight in U.S. clothing stores if the United States has its way in a new trade pact negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim nations.

Washington aims to engineer a deal where Vietnam, set to be one of the big winners among the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), would win apparel market share from China and other non-members, rather than Mexico and Central America.

Aug 26, 2014

U.S. readies duties on Mexican sugar in win for sugar lobby

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The United States
is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican
sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a
blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more
for the sweetener.

Mexican producers urged a deal to end the spat while the
government hinted at retaliation, highlighting the potential for
Tuesday’s Department of Commerce ruling to increase tensions in
a months-long trade dispute over claims cheap subsidized sugar
is flooding the heavily protected U.S. market.

    • 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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