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Exclusive: U.S. asks for WTO panel over metals tariff retaliation

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WASHINGTON/OSLO The United States is requesting that a World Trade Organization dispute resolution panel get involved in a clash over international retaliation over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter.

U.S. economic policy toward China to get tougher, say economists: Reuters poll

BENGALURU U.S. trade policy toward China over the next few years will become more confrontational, according to a majority of economists in a Reuters poll who remain convinced U.S. growth has peaked and will slow substantially next year.

Oct 18 2018

S.Korean stocks, won slide on hawkish Fed minutes, U.S. currency report; BOK holds rates

SEOUL, Oct 18 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korea's stock index and the won ended lower on Thursday, tracking losses in the Chinese market after the release of U.S. Federal Reserve minutes and a semi-annual currency report.

UPDATE 1-Brief hiatus in U.S.-China trade talks, commerce secretary tells CNBC

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday trade negotiations with China appear to have taken a brief pause, and he damped expectations that the countries would make substantial progress toward an agreement at an upcoming G20 meeting.

U.S.-China trade talks appear to be on hiatus, commerce secretary tells CNBC

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday that trade negotiations with China appear to have taken a brief pause, and he damped expectations that an agreement would come out of an upcoming G20 meeting.

Swiss lose competitiveness crown to U.S. in revamped global rankings

GENEVA Switzerland's nine-year streak as the world's most competitive economy came to an end on Wednesday, dethroned by the United States in an annual league table published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Oct 16 2018

Swiss lose competitiveness crown to U.S. in revamped global rankings

GENEVA, Oct 17 Switzerland's nine-year streak as the world's most competitive economy came to an end on Wednesday, dethroned by the United States in an annual league table published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

REFILE-International aid saves 700 mln lives but gains at risk -report

LONDON, Oct 15 International aid financing and innovation has helped to save nearly 700 million lives in the past 25 years, but those gains could be lost if momentum and political will wane, global health experts said on Monday.

Oct 15 2018

International aid saves 700 million lives but gains at risk: report

LONDON International aid financing and innovation has helped to save nearly 700 million lives in the past 25 years, but those gains could be lost if momentum and political will wane, global health experts said on Monday.

Oct 15 2018

White House adviser Kudlow plays down stock market drop

WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday played down the U.S. stock market drop as a normal correction and said President Donald Trump had some concern the Federal Reserve may be raising interest rates too fast but respected its independence.

Oct 14 2018