27 results about GLOBAL ECONOMY


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EU, South Africa Discuss Options for Closer Economic Ties at Presidential Summit

November 22, 2018

South African leaders met with their European counterparts in Brussels for a presidential summit on 15 November to discuss future opportunities for cooperation, including on economic issues. Discus... READ MORE

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Asia-Pacific Summits Update: RCEP Talks in "Final Stage," Extending into 2019

November 15, 2018

A series of high-level summits in the Asia-Pacific region are getting underway this week, kicking off with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and concluding with the Asia-Pacific Ec... READ MORE

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Asia-Pacific Summits Update: RCEP Talks in "Final Stage," Extending into 2019

November 15, 2018

A series of high-level summits in the Asia-Pacific region are getting underway this week, kicking off with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and concluding with the Asia-Pacific Ec... READ MORE

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Europe, Asia Leaders Prep for High-Level Summit, With Trade and Cooperation to Headline Agenda

October 18, 2018

Leaders from the European Union and from a host of Asian countries are meeting in Brussels, Belgium, this week for a high-level gathering that is due to tackle subjects like economic cooperation, t... READ MORE

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RCEP Ministers Assess Progress, Call for "Further Improvements" Ahead of Year-End Target

October 18, 2018

Ministers representing 16 Asia-Pacific countries called for “further improvements” in negotiating a sweeping trade accord, while outlining some advances in talks on the framework of rul... READ MORE

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US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Draws Scrutiny as Partners Prep for Signature, Ratification Processes

October 4, 2018

Canada, Mexico, and the United States have clinched a deal to revise and replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the trade accord that has governed regional cross-border commerce s... READ MORE

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G7 Summit in Charlevoix Sees Intense Debate on Trade, Climate Action

June 14, 2018

This year’s G7 annual summit drew to a close on Saturday 9 June, capping two days of leaders’ level discussions that focused heavily on the implications that unilateral trade measures c... READ MORE

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NAFTA Ministerial Concludes, Negotiators Press to Address Remaining Issues This Week

May 17, 2018

High-level talks last week to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) closed without any major breakthrough in efforts to reach an agreement in principle, with trade ministers pledgi... READ MORE

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Pacific Alliance, Associate Members Enter Fourth Negotiating Round, Look To Clinch Deal by July

May 17, 2018

The fourth round of negotiations between the Pacific Alliance and its “associate members” kicked off on Saturday 12 May, in Ottawa, Canada and will wrap on Friday 18 May, as officials a... READ MORE

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Australia, ASEAN Leaders Pledge Commitment to Free Trade, Highlight Regional Cooperation

March 22, 2018

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia met in Sydney on 18 March to discuss the... READ MORE

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G20 Finance Ministers Call for Continued Dialogue on Trade as US Prepares Metal Tariffs

March 22, 2018

This week, finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s 20 major advanced and emerging economies meeting in Buenos Aires sought to find common ground on trade and called for... READ MORE

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Australian Prime Minister Touts Rules-Based Trading System, Future Cooperation on US Visit

March 1, 2018

Last week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Washington for a series of meetings on economic cooperation, outlining his views on the future of trade in the Asia-Pacific and of... READ MORE

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EU Officials: US Participation in Paris Climate Deal Key for Resuming Trade Talks

February 15, 2018

Officials from some EU member states and the bloc’s executive branch have affirmed in recent weeks that the US’ continued participation in the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate chan... READ MORE

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US Trade Rep Outlines Expectations for NAFTA, WTO, EU Ties

September 21, 2017

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Washington audience this week that trade watchers should “expect change, expect new approaches, and expect action” in the current Trump... READ MORE

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Three reasons Donald Trump is struggling to deliver his trade agenda

September 11, 2017

A theme that emerged in Washington this summer was Donald Trump’s growing frustration with his stalled trade agenda. And with good reason. One of the president’s biggest economic campaign promises was... READ MORE

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Canadian Foreign Minister Stresses Value of Multilateralism, Outlines Trade Priorities

June 8, 2017

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland called for taking steps to support multilateralism and the rules-based international order during a speech in Ottawa, Canada, on 6 June, along with outli... READ MORE

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G7 Leaders Call for "Free, Fair" Trade at Taormina Summit

June 1, 2017

Leaders from the G7 nations met in the Sicilian town of Taormina from 26-27 May, with hot-button issues such as trade, inequality, the global economy, and climate change featuring on their agenda.... READ MORE

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US, EU Officials to Examine Next Steps for Trade Ties

June 1, 2017

The US and the EU are planning to develop a “joint action plan” on trade, reports suggest, after leaders met in Brussels, Belgium, late last week. US President Donald Trump met with Eur... READ MORE

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US, Canada Weigh Next Steps in Softwood Lumber Trade Spat

May 11, 2017

The preliminary determination reached by the US Department of Commerce last month to levy countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports has been met with reports of potential Canadian t... READ MORE

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US Officials Eye Next Steps on Trade with Europe, Japan, NAFTA Partners

April 27, 2017

The past weeks have seen a flurry of trade activity in Washington and beyond, including a trip by US Vice President Mike Pence to Asia; meetings between top American and European trade officials; a... READ MORE

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IMF's Christine Lagarde Calls on G-20 Members to Keep Growth "Momentum"

March 16, 2017

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), called on G-20 officials preparing to meet in the German city of Baden-Baden later this week to keep the “mo... READ MORE

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As New "Trump" Reality Sinks In, Questions Grow Over Future Trade Policy

November 17, 2016

Just over one week after the news that Donald Trump will serve as the next president of the United States, key trading partners are working to prepare for the change in leadership in the world&rsqu... READ MORE

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EU, North American Officials Push Trade Deals Ahead of Key Meeting

September 22, 2016

Trade officials from the EU, Canada, and the United States have been pushing two major international accords over the past week, aiming to make a compelling case in time for a key meeting of Europe... READ MORE

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EU Commission: CETA to Face Votes in National Parliaments

July 7, 2016

The European Commission proposed on Tuesday that a planned trade deal with Canada be signed and provisionally applie... READ MORE

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G-7 Leaders Warn of "Brexit" Risks to Trade, Investment Ahead of June Vote

June 2, 2016

Leaders from the G-7 coalition of major advanced economies issued a harsh warning last week over the ramifications a “Brexit” would have on the global economy, including for trade and i... READ MORE

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Running Out of Tools: The G20 and the Global Trade Halt

June 1, 2016

Restoring economic growth is the primary mission of the G-20. International commerce — exports, imports, foreign direct investment (FDI), international licensing, technology transfer, and cro... READ MORE

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In Uncertain Economic Climate, APEC Trade Ministers Eye Areas for Growth

May 25, 2016

Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific economies meeting in Arequipa, Peru, last week called for progress in a... READ MORE