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Chinese banks show interest in Maine exports

A top Chinese diplomat and representatives from several Chinese financial institutions attended the Maine International Trade Center’s annual conference Thursday.

Portland may host Arctic conference

Portland may be the host for a 2016 international forum that would focus on environmental and economic issues concerning governments and indigenous people in Arctic territories.

Looming risk: Foreign exchange concerns grow as Maine expands international trade

Lori Valigra |

The strong U.S. dollar stretches buying power for Americans traveling overseas, but for businesses, large currency fluctuations can eat into revenues and competitiveness.

A wild fishery tamed: Maine elvers are in demand in Asia, but quotas limit catch

Laurie Schreiber |

Starting in late March, hundreds of fishermen leave the cozy warmth of their homes, prepared to spend the freezing night or dawn hours along coastal estuaries. Navigating slippery banks...

Exports boost lobster: Demand from Asia boosting sales at York shellfish dealer

James McCarthy |

Seafood was Maine's leading export in 2014, with its total value of $456.67 million topping the No. 2 export commodity of paper and pulp products by almost $100 million. And the biggest...

How does limiting debate on TPP trade agreement serve the public?

James McCarthy |

In October 2011, more than a year before his election as Maine's junior U.S. senator, Angus King wrote a commentary for Bowdoin College's student newspaper suggesting that free trade...

Iceland's nice, but don't ignore Asia

Peter Van Allen |

This issue of Mainebiz has a focus on exports and imports.

LePage to lead trade mission to Japan, China

Gov. Paul LePage will lead a delegation of Maine businesses and educational institutions in a trade mission to Japan and China this October.

Jobs in the balance: New Balance, Maine officials keep close eye on Pacific Rim trade agreement

James McCarthy |

What's at stake for Maine in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the largest proposed free trade agreement in history, involving the United States and 11 countries on the Pacific Rim and...

Growth in Maine exports led by fresh lobster

Maine exports grew by 3.4% last year, an increase that was led by a surge in prices for fresh lobster. Wood products, however, continued to account for a majority of the...