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July 26, 2016 I BY: LAURA CRISTOBAL Spanish farmers consider the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as an opportunity to cut red tape and make environmental measures more efficient. But in order for EU farming to become more profitable and sustainable, structural reforms are needed. According to Spanish farmers, the new CAP poses a big Read more »
July 19th, 2016 | By: Jeremy Warner Tricky things, trade deals. The outcome of Britain’s referendum can be interpreted in two ways; either as a nation that is retreating in on itself, or to the contrary as one which constrained and imprisoned by the EU has determined to open itself up to the world even Read more »
July 19th, 2016 | By: Viktoria Dendrinou BRUSSELS—The European Union launched a complaint against China Tuesday for failing to remove export duties on certain raw materials, which it says favor Chinese industry and violate commitments Beijing made when it entered the World Trade Organization 15 years ago. The case is the third such legal action Read more »
July 18th, 2016 | By: Mark Thoma This year’s battle for the White House has put international trade in the spotlight. Donald Trump has led the charge against trade agreements, but Hillary Clinton’s reversal of her support for President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) also reflects the evolving view of the benefits of globalization. The American Read more »
July 6th, 2016 | By: Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit climbed in May as a surge in imports of Chinese-made cellphones and computers pushed the politically sensitive imbalance with China to the highest level in six months. The trade deficit rose to $41.1 billion in May compared to April’s $37.4 billion, the Read more »
July 5th, 2016 | By: Julie Makinen Rice farmer Takao Terada isn’t following the U.S. presidential election too closely. But there’s one issue that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seem to agree on — that the U.S. should not ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact — and that’s music to his ears. “We Japanese farmers can’t Read more »
July 5, 2016 I By: TIM WORSTALL I have been making the point for some time now that trade with China doesn’t change the number of jobs in the United States. That trade deficit will change the type of jobs being done, that’s entirely true, but it won’t change the number of jobs. For the Read more »
July 1st, 20116 | By: Beijing THE first revival of the Silk Road—a vast and ancient network of trade routes linking China’s merchants with those of Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe—took place in the seventh century, after war had made it unusable for hundreds of years. Xi Jinping, China’s president, looks back Read more »
June 30, 2016 I By: ERIN BANCO With Britons having voted to exit the European Union, Britain could eventually expand its trade with Iran — a country hungry for foreign investment, especially in its energy sector, compliance attorneys at the New York-based Sheppard Mullin told International Business Times. In the wake of a so-called Brexit, a Read more »
June 29th, 2016 | By: Allison Schrager Brexit could spell the end of the United Kingdom as we know it. After the majority of Scots voted “remain,” but the rest of the country opted for “leave,” Scotland’s leaders suggested the divergence justifiedanother referendum on independence from the UK. The Scottish National Party (SNP), which is Read more »