- Gov. Otter meets with Azerbaijan consul general Updated: Nov-29-15 12:33 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter last week met with the consul general of Azerbaijan to discuss trade, agriculture, technology and tourism.
- Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts Updated: Nov-28-15 2:26 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.
- Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions Updated: Nov-26-15 11:59 am
MOSCOW - Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.
- South Africa moves closer to legal trade in rhino horns Updated: Nov-26-15 10:00 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African court on Thursday opened the way to allowing local trade in rhino horns, alarming some conservationists who warned the ruling leaves rhinos even more vulnerable to poachers who are slaughtering them in record numbers.
- Relative of slave trader to head plan to create slave museum Updated: Nov-25-15 11:54 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A direct descendant of a prominent slave trader has been named to lead the creation of a slave trade museum in the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island's now-closed Providence cathedral.
- Texas' Abbott will be next US governor to visit Cuba Updated: Nov-24-15 7:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will travel to Cuba after the Thanksgiving holiday, becoming the latest U.S. governor to pursue economic development possibilities with the island nation amid easing trade restrictions.
- Iran seeks revival of caviar industry in post-sanctions era Updated: Nov-24-15 12:43 pm
GOLDASHT, Iran - On the shores of the Caspian Sea, an ambitious project is underway to produce a pricey delicacy that could boost Iran's economy as sanctions ease: caviar.
- China, US promise better protection for business secrets Updated: Nov-24-15 1:18 am
BEIJING - U.S. and Chinese trade envoys on Tuesday promised to work together to protect business secrets and Beijing appeared to give ground in a dispute over proposed technology security rules for its banks.
- McAuliffe: deal to bring more Virginia apples to India Updated: Nov-23-15 11:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced an export deal to bring more Virginia apples to India.
- The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy Updated: Nov-22-15 7:27 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)
- In Asia, Obama takes softer tone on human rights, corruption Updated: Nov-22-15 4:12 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - In Southeast Asia, President Barack Obama has taken a softer tone on human rights and corruption in a part of the world that rights groups claim is rife with abuses.
- Obama hails 'very strong' relations with Singapore Updated: Nov-22-15 2:18 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama says relations between the U.S. and Singapore are strong and that the Asian nation is an excellent international partner.
- Things to know about the 10-nation ASEAN Updated: Nov-22-15 12:43 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday signed a landmark declaration creating an ASEAN Community. Key things to know about this diverse region, consisting of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
- SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.
- Despite Volkswagen loss, Georgia port planning for auto boom Updated: Nov-21-15 1:33 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Losing the business of a major automaker hasn't stopped the Georgia Ports Authority from racing ahead with a $12.7 million expansion of its lots used to store new cars and trucks being shipping through the Port of Brunswick.
- WTO rules in favor of Mexico in dispute over US tuna labels Updated: Nov-20-15 11:30 pm
MEXICO CITY - The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of Mexico in a trade dispute with the U.S., saying Washington's requirement for "dolphin-safe" tuna labels is unfair to Mexican fishermen.
- Argentina runoff election could bring big changes in economy Updated: Nov-20-15 12:29 pm
CAPILLA DEL SENOR, Argentina - Marcelo Cervigni watches a huge tractor planting soybeans on his farm while flipping through smartphone photos of neighboring canola fields pummeled by a hail storm the night before.
- US eyes food exports to growing Asia under TPP trade pact Updated: Nov-20-15 6:21 am
TOKYO - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended Friday a recently agreed-to 12-nation Pacific trade pact, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide a counterbalance to China's growing influence in the region while also opening up promising Asian markets with their burgeoning middle class.
- Obama pitches trade deal, deeper cooperation with Japan Updated: Nov-19-15 6:44 am
MANILA, Philippines - President Barack Obama is using a meeting with Japan's prime minister to pitch a free-trade deal among Pacific Rim countries and emphasize a close partnership between the U.S. and Japan.
- Obama promotes trade deal in Asia Updated: Nov-18-15 10:27 pm
MANILA, Philippines - When President Barack Obama gathered his partners in a new trade deal to celebrate finalizing the massive accord, the group posed for a fast photo, shook some hands and got back to work.
- Falling oil prices trigger Japan trade surplus for October Updated: Nov-18-15 8:48 pm
TOKYO - Japan racked up a trade surplus last month as exports of cars, computers and other goods grew, while imports dipped on falling oil prices.
- Germany's largest trade union opening US office with UAW Updated: Nov-18-15 6:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Germany's largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labor issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States.
- US International Trade Commission: Maine papermakers harmed Updated: Nov-18-15 6:12 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. International Trade Commission says Maine paper mills were harmed by Canadian paper imports that the Commerce Department says were subsidized.
- Arab, Latin American leaders in Saudi for joint summit Updated: Nov-10-15 4:09 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Heads of state from the Middle East and Latin America arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a summit aimed at boosting trade and policy coordination between the two regions.
- Gulf shrimpers contend with falling prices, tainted imports Updated: Nov-09-15 8:54 pm
BAYTOWN, Texas - Worrying about bills and plummeting shrimp prices, Dwayne Harrison stopped to apply for a mowing job one morning recently before dropping his nets in the Houston Ship Channel.