China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources

China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources
CHICAGO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to halt purchases after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing. The purchases, totaling at least 180,000 tonnes of the oilseed, were for shipment in October or... Read More

Zynga to buy Turkish mobile game-maker Peak for $1.8 billion

Zynga to buy Turkish mobile game-maker Peak for $1.8 billion
The corporate logo of Zynga Inc, the social network game development company, is shown at its headquarters in San Francisco, California April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES – Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS) (Reuters) – Zynga Inc (ZNGA.O) said on Monday it would buy Turkish mobile-game maker Peak for $1.8 billion, in a move that will boost the company’s daily... Read More

China tells state firms to halt purchases of major U.S. farm products: sources

China tells state firms to halt purchases of major U.S. farm products: sources
BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China has told state-owned firms to halt purchases of soybeans and pork from the United States, two people familiar with the matter said, after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing. Soybeans fall into a bin as a trailer is filled at a farm in Buda, Illinois, U.S., July 6, 2018.... Read More

‘Lemon’ or not, Trump is stuck with Phase 1 China trade deal

‘Lemon’ or not, Trump is stuck with Phase 1 China trade deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has little choice but to stick with his Phase 1 China trade deal despite his anger at Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic, new Hong Kong security rules, and dwindling hopes China can meet U.S. goods purchase targets, people familiar with his administration’s deliberations say. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with... Read More

EU trade commissioner Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief

EU trade commissioner Hogan mulling candidacy for WTO chief
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European trade commissioner Phil Hogan is considering putting his name forward as a candidate to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, his spokesman said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: European Trade Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan of Ireland attends his hearing before the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo The WTO post... Read More

Los Angeles union, joined by ‘Pandemic Pig,’ demands meatpacking plant closure

Los Angeles union, joined by ‘Pandemic Pig,’ demands meatpacking plant closure
A PETA protester dressed in a pig costume, holds a sign outside the Farmer John meatpacking plant, where according to Los Angeles County health officials 153 workers have tested positive for COVID-19, during the novel coronavirus outbreak in Vernon, California, U.S., May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The union representing workers at a meatpacking plant near Los... Read More

‘How about next June?’ Small meat processors backlogged as virus idles big plants

‘How about next June?’ Small meat processors backlogged as virus idles big plants
CHICAGO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Inside the small-scale Iowa abattoir Stanhope Locker and Market, owner Shaunna Zanker yawns with exhaustion as she listens to yet another farmer asking her to slaughter his pigs. Workers prepare chicken at Buckeye Poultry in Greenwich, Ohio, U.S., May 13, 2020 as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues. REUTERS/Dane Rhys “I’m so sorry, but we’re booked... Read More

Dozens of Chinese companies added to U.S. blacklist in latest Beijing rebuke

Dozens of Chinese companies added to U.S. blacklist in latest Beijing rebuke
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and China’s military. FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting between Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue... Read More

U.S. adding 33 Chinese companies, institutions to economic blacklist

U.S. adding 33 Chinese companies, institutions to economic blacklist
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it was adding 33 Chinese companies and other institutions to an economic blacklist for human rights violations and to address U.S. national security concerns involving weapons of mass destruction and other military activities. FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting between Secretary of Agriculture Sonny... Read More

U.S. adding 33 Chinese companies, institutions to economic black list

U.S. adding 33 Chinese companies, institutions to economic black list
FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting between Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and China’s Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu at the Ministry of Agriculture in Beijing, China June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it is adding 33 Chinese companies and other institutions to an economic... Read More