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BY: Asia| 07/28/2015 | Source: BBC News US criticised for taking Malaysia off trafficking blacklist Rights groups have reacted angrily after the US took Malaysia off its human trafficking blacklist. They said the decision was made so the US could quickly push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation free-trade agreement which has an anti-trafficking clause. The Read more »
BY: JONATHAN WEISMAN| 07/27/2015 | Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES Senate Resurrection of Export-Import Bank Goes to Divided House WASHINGTON — In a rare and fiery weekend session, the Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat and setting up a showdown this week Read more »
BY: Xiaoyi Shao and Nick Heath; Editing by Richard Borsuk| 07/08/2015 | Source: REUTERS China June Trade Seen Contracting Again, Lending to Quicken China’s imports and exports likely declined again in June after grim readings in May, fuelling expectations that more easing may be required, especially given an ongoing liquidity crisis in the country’s stock market. Read more »
BY: JONATHAN WEISMAN| 07/06/2015 | Source: The New York Times Pacific Trade Deal Negotiators See a Wrap in Late July WASHINGTON — With a final accord in sight, the 12 nations negotiating a trans-Pacific trade agreement linking 40 percent of the global economy have set a last round of talks for late July on the Read more »
BY: Michael Moran| 07/06/2015 8:32 am | Source: Forbes Taking a Page From Japan’s Playbook, China Will Build Cars In the US NEW YORK – With relatively little fanfare and amid the debate over a US-led trans-Pacific trade accord that would leave China on the sidelines, a Chinese company has announced a plan to build an auto plant Read more »
BY:DANNY VINIK | 07/01/2015 12:50 pm | Source: Politico Trade with Cuba? We already do $300 million worth The Obama administration’s sudden move to normalize relations with Cuba – including Wednesday’s announcement that the nations would open embassies in each other’s capitals — has fueled excitement in the business world at the prospect of a new market. A Read more »
BY: Susan Davis | 06/30/2015 2:03 pm | Source: USA Today Congress Lets Export Import-Bank Expire WASHINGTON — The charter for the Export-Import Bank of the United States expires at midnight Tuesday, delivering at least a short-term victory for fiscal conservatives and activists who targeted the 81-year-old institution as a free market distortion. “This is a small Read more »
BY: Doug Palmer | 06/30/2015 7:39am | Source: Politico US trade vote puts TTIP on faster track Following Congress’ hard-fought approval of “fast-track” trade authority last week, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman vowed not only to complete the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership but an even bigger pact with the European Union and three other major trade deals — Read more »
BY: Vicki Needham | 06/28/2015 6:00am | Source: The Hill New trade battle looms on the horizon President Obama’s prized fast-track authority is a done deal in Congress, but Washington is already steeling for the next major trade battle — this one over lawmakers’ approval of a sweeping Pacific Rim agreement. Completion of talks in support of the Read more »
BY: David Lawder | 06/26/2015 6:41am | Source: Reuters U.S. trade bank faces shutdown of new lending as Congress goes on break The U.S. Export-Import Bank faced an imminent shutdown of its new lending and insurance activities as lawmakers left Washington on Thursday for an 11-day break without renewing the trade lender’s charter. Ex-Im’s authority to make Read more »