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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan and the United States face off in crucial trans-Pacific trade negotiations

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:03pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Japan and the United States on Wednesday began a round of crucial talks aimed at concluding a trade pact seen as critical to the success of regional negotiations, although officials warned ... was holding up agreement on the TPP, a 12-nation grouping that would stretch from Asia to Latin America. Japanese officials say Washington needs to be more flexible on its side. The United States ...

  2. Business - Commodities - TRADE

    China broke rules on exports of rare earths, says WTO

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:58am by AFP

    ... processes such as the production of smartphones and low-energy light bulbs. The panel, made up of independent trade and legal experts, largely backed a WTO complaint filed by the United States ...

  3. News - China - TRADE

    EU-China research centre opens in Belgium

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:51am by Staff Reporter

    ... Union has 28 member states and is China’s largest trading partner. “The Centre aims to study the rapidly developing relations between the European Union and China by critical analysis ... and the world”. On Friday, the college inaugurated its China Library, providing about 10,000 books and audio-visual publications in six languages that were donated by China’s State Council Information ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Exports revive flat Champagne sales

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... the United States and Germany held their rankings as the top three export markets for Champagne from 2008 to 2012, Japan climbed to fourth from sixth in the table as sales rose 9 per cent over ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Overlooking services’ key role distorts trade picture

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:29am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Patrick Low Trade statistics do not report services- and if they did, the numbers would be severely understated- twisting economic perceptions Distorting the big picture In less than a week's time, there will be a rash of commentary on the subject of the latest Chinese trade data and what it says about the health of the mainland's export engine and the state of demand ...

  6. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Debate in US over trade deficit with China heats up

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:07am by Toh Han Shih

    ... for tough stance A chorus of voices in the United States has been calling for tougher trade action against China, alleging imports from the country are slashing jobs in the US. But other analysts ... and European Union plane maker Airbus. Previously, Boeing had complained about state subsidies enjoyed by Airbus, he said. But Airbus kept introducing innovative products and became competitive despite ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China's trade with Latin America set to outpace EU within two years

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by Toh Han Shih

    ... trade with China will surpass that of the continent with Europe in two years, according to a United Nations study, with some predicting it will eventually eclipse its trade with the United States. Chinese investment in the continent's energy and infrastructure sectors is rising rapidly, with more than US$550 billion of infrastructure projects in the market. A study ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Economic honeymoon between China and Germany fades

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:13am by Reuters

    ... China's decision this month to break from Russia and abstain in a United Nations vote condemning Crimea's referendum to secede from Ukraine. Yet there is little optimism that Beijing can ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Chinese exports tumble in February, raising fears of economic slowdown

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... investment projects if growth slows further, given there is limited room for the central bank to loosen policy, Li said. Exports to the United States edged up 1.3 per cent in the first two months ... just short of the official target of 8 per cent. China's goods trade in 2013 hit US$4.16 trillion, meaning it overtook the United States for the first time to become the world's ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    How trade really adds up

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:00am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Institute, where I work, recently unpicked the seams of a high-end branded men's jacket that retailed in the United States for US$425. As it was labelled "Made in China", it entered US ... value amounted to US$60, or 14 per cent, with the remaining US$365 accruing to the United States. All of the US value was intangible, involving services such as design, intellectual property, ...




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