The anti-globalization and anti-trade rhetoric of the U.S. presidential election has become a primary economic threat to emerging countries, according to Bloomberg's Mohamed A. El-Erian .
United States GDP grew slightly more than initially expected in the first quarter of 2016, and durable goods orders ticked up in April, according to the most recent data from the Department of Commerce.
Meanwhile, the struggling South Korean ocean carrier said in a statement Sunday it expects to reach an agreement with ship owners regarding charter rate renegotiations “soon.”
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The proposed ocean carrier alliance will include Hapag-Lloyd of Germany; Japan's MOL, NYK and "K" Line; Taiwan-based Yang Ming; and South Korean line Hanjin, and could potentially add Dubai-based UASC and Korea's HMM down the road.
The German ocean carrier posted a net loss of 42.8 million euros (U.S. $48.4 million) on revenues of 1.93 billion euros.
The United States saw total steel exports fall 13.5 percent year-over-year in March, and some analysts are forecasting zero or even negative growth in steel exports to Canada during the second quarter, the American Institute for International Steel said.