BEIJING (Reuters) - China values trade with South Korea and is abiding by World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, after Seoul complained to the WTO about retaliation against South Korean firms over the planned deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The lower house of the Brazilian Congress passed a bill on Wednesday to allow companies to outsource any job, a first move that was fiercely opposed by unions to reform the country's outdated labor laws.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nintendo Co Ltd <7974.T> shares rose as much as 2 percent on Thursday after a regulatory filing showed BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, owns over five percent of stock in the Japanese games maker.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's large current account surplus is the result of the competitiveness of the German economy and the government has no influence over it, the finance ministry said in a report on Thursday, adding that the surplus will shrink in coming years.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, and that would charge alleged Chinese middlemen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.