Trade war between the US and China might be an unlikely boon for Iran's pistachio exports which have resurged following the lifting of sanctions on Tehran.
US-China trade war a boon to Iran's nut exports
The Trump administration raised the stakes in a growing trade showdown with China, targeting 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 industrial technology, transport and medical products to try to force changes in Beijing's intellectual property practices.
US escalates China trade showdown with tariffs on $50b in imports
Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), pledged to support African plans to create a continental free-trade zone during a visit to Lisbon.
WTO boss pledges support  for African free trade zone
Activity in Japan's service sector expanded at the slowest pace in 17 months in March as new business growth cooled, suggesting a slight moderation in overall economic growth.
Japan March services PMI  shows slowest growth
British shop prices dropped in March at the fastest pace in more than a year, adding to signs that inflation pressure caused by the pound's post-Brexit drop is fading away, an industry survey showed on Wednesday.
UK shop prices fall at fastest pace in over a year
China calls on all the member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to take steps in cooperation with Beijing to resist the protectionist policy implemented by the United States, the permanent envoy of China to WTO said Wednesday.
China moves to unite WTO members against US protectionist policy
Trade between Iran and Turkey reached $1.67 billion in January-February, figures released by the Turkish Statistical Institute showed.
Iran-Turkey two-month trade at $1.67b
Iran Air has launched regular flights from Tehran to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, announced Georgia's Civil Aviation Agency.
Iran Air launches Tehran-Tbilisi flights
Iran has attracted $2.5 billion to implement projects in the renewable energy sector since August 2013.
Iran draws $2.5b in renewables in five years
Iran's oil exports, which included gas condensate, to Japan in February reached 5.04 million barrels, according to official figures.
Oil export to Japan tops 5m barrels in Feb.

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