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  1. News - World - ARMS

    Governments to sign landmark UN treaty regulating global trade in arms

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Signing of landmark UN arms trade treaty Governments were yesterday due to sign the world's first internationally binding agreement to regulate the trade in conventional weapons. Adopted by the UN in April after a vote of 154 to three, the treaty seeks to control the global trade in arms and ammunition. The treaty, which will regulate sales of battle tanks, ...

  2. News - World - ARMAMENTS

    UN treaty limiting arms trade will come into force in December

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN treaty to curb arms trade coming into force A UN treaty that for the first time regulates the flow of weapons into conflict zones will come into force ... hailed the entry into force of the treaty, saying deadly weaponry continued to find its way into irresponsible hands. "All actors involved in the arms trade must be held accountable. ...

  3. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    UN adopts landmark treaty on global arms trade

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 02:46am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first UN treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade yesterday, a goal sought for over a decade to try to keep ... arms trade. The Australian ambassador, Peter Woolcott, who chaired the negotiations, said the treaty would "make an important difference by reducing human suffering and saving lives". ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Asia's arms purchases are small relative to GDP

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Keep arms sales in perspective A big rise in defence spending by China's neighbours could easily be interpreted as an arms race to counter Beijing's military ... that the new aircraft and vessels being acquired threaten stability. The threats and distrust that exist are long-standing, North Korea's arms proliferation being the most apparent. What has ...

  5. News - China

    China says UN arms treaty lacks consensus

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:29pm by AFP

    ... There is no consensus on an international arms trade treaty, major weapons exporter China said on Wednesday, after it abstained as the UN General Assembly passed the measure by 154 votes to three. The only votes against the first treaty on the conventional arms trade were from Syria, North Korea and Iran. The 23 countries abstaining included Russia and China, ranked respectively ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia, Iraq eye new partnership on PM’s visit

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 06:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... on a mega arms deal and harmony over the Syria crisis. The conflict ripping Syria apart threatens to ultimately unseat Moscow’s sole unwavering Middle East ally President Bashar al-Assad and makes ... of a US$4.3 billion arms deal that would make Russia Iraq’s biggest supplier of weapons after the United States. Russia was also likely to find Maliki offering a ready ear for its policy of strongly ...

  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    US air campaign in Middle East proving windfall for arms industry

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Washington Military contractors had braced for leaner times until battle against Islamist fighters flared up Air strikes in Middle East boon for US arms industry US ... analysts say, and will cost billions more later. Shares of major military contractors- Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics- have already been trading near all-time ...

  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US eases arms embargo against Vietnam for South China Sea defence

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:24pm by AFP

    ... 40-year Viet arms sale ban In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defences in the South China Sea. The easing ... in the South China Sea to bolster the capacity of our friends in the region to maintain a maritime presence in some capacity." Some 40 per cent of the world's seaborne trade passes through ...

  9. Business - Money

    Hong Kong listings market gets a shot in the arm

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com HK listings market gets a shot in the arm Hong Kong's initial public offering market has seen a nascent pickup, with a handful of small listing hopefuls ... surged as much as 14 per cent on their trading debut yesterday before finishing at HK$3.89, 5.1 per cent above their offer price of HK$3.70. The firm raised HK$320 million by issuing 100 million ...

  10. News - Asia - ARMS TRADE

    Chinese delegates attend India aviation trade show for first time

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangalore Visit to aviation trade event is a first, and follows agreement to resume joint military exercises Chinese delegation at India air show India, the world's leading importer of weaponry, opened one of Asia's biggest aviation trade shows on Wednesday, with Western suppliers eyeing lucrative deals and a Chinese delegation attending ...




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