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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...

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...

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 of 4.6 per cent for the year to the third-quarter of this year. And the 13-strong grou...

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...

Trump news: What you need to know on March 17

Trump and Merkel meet, Germany could file suit against Trump at WTO over border tax Germany could file a suit against President Donald Trump and the United States at the World Trade Organization...

What happens next with Trump and trade

President Donald Trump continues to peel back the Obama legacy like an onion. With the stroke of a pen he unblocked TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project and will try to expedite the compl...

Britain needs

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Britain must do everything it can to agree an all-encompassing free trade arrangement with the EU in its Brexit negotiations and make sure the country does ...

Brexit and Britain - what would it mean for UK trade?

LONDON (Reuters) - The stakes will be high for Britain's historic role as a free-trading nation when it holds a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union on June 23. There is no preced...

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