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Germany has interest in stable Turkish economy - government spokesman

BERLIN Germany has an interest in a stable Turkish economy and is monitoring the situation closely, a government spokesman said, when asked about the meltdown of the Turkish currency, which has lost more than 40 percent against the U.S. dollar this year.

Mexico still preparing for U.S. car tariffs, backs WTO reform

GENEVA Mexico is still preparing all options to respond to possible U.S. tariffs on car imports, Deputy Economy Minister Juan Carlos Baker said on Tuesday, despite U.S.-European talks last week that were supposed to have seen off the immediate threat.

Business, 31 Jul 2018

G20 agriculture ministers slam protectionism, pledge WTO reforms

BUENOS AIRES Agriculture ministers from the G20 countries criticised protectionism in a joint statement on Saturday, and vowed to reform World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but did not detail what steps they would take to improve the food trade system.

Business, 28 Jul 2018

U.S. says farmers could get cash aid by Oct but will not be made whole

BUENOS AIRES U.S. farmers could receive cash payments from a planned $12 billion aid package as soon as late September, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Reuters on Saturday, warning that the program will not make tariff-hit farmers whole.

Business, 28 Jul 2018

Germany says U.S.-Europe trade tensions ease, questions remain on soy

BUENOS AIRES The trade relationship between the United States and Europe is improving, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Saturday, but there is no guarantee the bloc will buy the quantity of soybeans that Washington expects.

Business, 28 Jul 2018

G20 agriculture ministers had 'frank discussion' about protectionism - Germany

BUENOS AIRES The G20 agriculture ministers gathered in Buenos Aires this weekend had a "frank discussion" about the fact that they do not want unilateral protectionist measures, German Agriculture Minister Julia Klockner told reporters on Saturday.

Business, 28 Jul 2018

Japan's Aso wants G20 meetings to 'nip crises in the bud'

TOKYO Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Friday said he wanted next year's Group of 20 meetings in Osaka to focus on identifying problems in the global economy before they worsen, and ruled out pursuing a two-way free trade pact with the United States.

Business, Japan 27 Jul 2018

After criticism, Trump delays second Putin meeting to next year

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will postpone a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin until next year after the federal probe into Russian election meddling is over, national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday. | Video

World, 26 Jul 2018

Kremlin, coy on new summit idea, says Putin and Trump can meet at G20

MOSCOW The Kremlin was reticent on Tuesday about whether it would accept an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump to hold a summit with Vladimir Putin in Washington later this year, saying only that the two men had other chances to meet as well.

World, 24 Jul 2018

Plane carrying IMF's Lagarde makes emergency landing in Argentina - media

BUENOS AIRES An American Airlines flight carrying International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde made an emergency landing in Argentina shortly after taking off from Buenos Aires' Ezeiza airport on Sunday, several local media outlets reported.