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February 13, 2017


Germany Hits Record Trade Surplus

Germany's trade surplus (the balance of exports and imports of goods) increased to 252.9 billion euros ($270 billion), marking the highest surplus since such recordkeeping began after World War II.

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February 8, 2017


Pharma and Perishables Enjoying New Amenities

Air Cargo News reports that pharmaceuticals and produce are taking advantage of new cold chain logistics opportunities. Maersk Line announced that it has reinforced its commitment to providing solutions for refrigerated cargo trade at Fruit Logistica in Berlin. The company recently ordered…

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February 2, 2017


Hanjin Appears Close to Liquidation Stage

A Seoul court has decided to end the bankruptcy protection of Hanjin Shipping, bringing the world's No. 7 shipping company to an end. The Seoul Central District Court ruled to end the receivership, and the court will likely rule for liquidation…

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February 2, 2017


‘Conflict Mineral’ Regulations May be Loosening

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Michael Piwowar announced that the agency is reconsidering how companies should comply with the conflict mineral rule, according to Reuters. The rule requires manufacturers to tell investors if their products contain certain minerals from…

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February 1, 2017


What’s Next for NAFTA?

A Council on Foreign Relations report issued January 24 details the past, present, and possible future of this 23-year-old trade agreement.

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February 1, 2017


Elaine Chao Appointed U.S. Transportation Secretary

Reuters reports that Elaine Chao, a former top U.S. labor official, was sworn in on Tuesday to lead the U.S. Transportation Department. The department oversees aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. The U.S. Senate voted 93 to 6 to confirm…

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