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  • Japan current account surplus improves in May, outlook dim

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's current account logged a higher-than-expected surplus in May, government data showed on Tuesday, as the trade deficit narrowed due to a decline in imports. But the improvement in the current account surplus could be temporary as...
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  • Japan's May exports expected to show first fall in 15 months

    By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports likely fell for the first time in 15 months in May due to stagnant demand overseas, and with imports expected to rise the trade balance will probably remain in deficit, where it has been for nearly two...
  • U.S. farmers making hay with alfalfa exports to China

    U.S. farmers making hay with alfalfa exports to China
    The machine harvester cut across Ronnie Leimgruber's alfalfa field, blades whirring, leaving behind a thick trail of leafy legume ready to be dried and baled. "You've got to drive like hell, drive fast and get as much as you can," said Leimgruber, a...
  • U.S. trade deficit narrows in March

    U.S. trade deficit narrows in March
    The U.S. trade deficit shrunk in March as exports rebounded, a sign that U.S. growth may gain steam after a humdrum winter. The gap dropped 3.6% to $40.4 billion, down from $41.9 billion in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. After inflation...
  • Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

     Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
  • Hong Kong Biz is Tested as Mainland China Vies for Filmmakers' Attention

    As the Hong Kong film industry has sought to keep up with the changes forced on it over the past 20 years it has been pulled in many different directions. But these days, only two sets of pressure are at play. On one side, there is steady business in...
  • Asian Film Buyers Guide

    The theatrical market in the Asian-Pacific region is now the largest single component of global box office, worth $11.1 billion in 2013, the year when it overtook both North America ($10.9 billion) and Europe-Middle East-Africa (also $10.9 billion). And...
  • New Licensee Is Changing the Way China Releases Foreign Films, But Quotas Remain

    A second pipeline for movie imports is opening in China soon, causing a seismic shift in the country's distribution sector, and promising to offer better financial terms to studios onfilms that are allowed to enter the mainland, improving the split on...
  • The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans

     The all-too-real costs of free trade to average Americans
    In his State of the Union message, President Obama suggested apprenticeships, tax reductions on new investments, and building new infrastructure as ways to increase jobs and reduce inequality in America. But he said virtually nothing about what is...
  • Adding olive oil to California's salad

    Adding olive oil to California's salad
    ARTOIS, Calif. — Nestled in a corner of the Sacramento Valley known for its rice, almonds and walnuts, densely packed rows of manicured olive trees stretch toward the horizon. This 1,700-acre spread is the domain of California Olive Ranch, an...
  • Wine bottle's back label reveals much about quality

    Wine bottle's back label reveals much about quality
    Our American wine market is like Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities," the best of worlds as well as the worst of worlds. On no other country's retail shelves are we faced with so many other countries' wines. That's thrilling — and it's daunting. And...