World Trade Organization

No need for NAFTA panic … yet

Last weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump sat down to talk trade with Republican lawmakers at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland. His message was that it's time for a trade crackdown. For the State of the Union address at the end of this month, decisions had to be...

White House preparing for trade crackdown

Senior aides are laying plans to use President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address at the end of the month to flesh out the president’s trade vision | Pool photo by Chris Kleponis/Getty Images White House preparing for trade crac...

WTO, under fire from US, meets in Buenos Aires

The 164-member WTO is also wracked by disagreements over China and has been struggling to kickstart stalled trade talks. The Buenos Aires meeting, which lasts through Wednesday, is the first in the era of US President Donald Trump, who has pummeled the body relentlessly since ta...

U.S. taking skepticism to WTO's gathering

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Trade ministers will meet in Argentina today with one of the traditional defenders of free markets, the United States, questioning the benefits of the international rules it helped to forge. Even though trade volumes look like they will grow faster tha...

David Davis is close to securing 'good deal' with EU

Mr Hands said recent development in the Brexit process showed the Government is "confident" to strike a deal with the European Union.He said: "I think we learned we are confident of getting a goo...

‘There’s nothing’: David Davis says UK has no Brexit impact assessment

The UK Brexit Secretary David Davis has been accused of misleading Parliament after admitting the Government has made no formal assessment of the likely impact of EU withdrawal on different secto...

NATIONAL: Brexit secretary accused of misleading Parliament

BREXIT Secretary David Davis has been accused of misleading Parliament after admitting the government has made no formal assessment of the likely impact of EU withdrawal on different sectors of t...

Small countries in an age of giants

Singapore is benefiting from a strengthening global economic recovery with increasing external demand supporting export-oriented sectors. Advance estimates are for gross domestic product growth o...

Trump and the Global Trade Architecture, Asia Edition

The following is a guest post by Miles Kahler, senior fellow for global governance at the Council on Foreign Relations. President Donald J. Trump’s trip to Asia will reveal the next phase in ...

Two-faced giant

Chinese President Xi Jinping, with a gentle smile and welcoming presence, charmed foreign participants at the Davos forum in Switzerland this past January. "Please come to China, the guardian of ...

Trump risks global trade war if he restricts imports of steel and aluminum

Chinese and European diplomats have warned Donald Trump against reported plans to restrict imports of steel and aluminum – a strategy that risks triggering a global trade war. By invoking a ra...

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