Free Trade

Trump administration files World Trade Organization complaint against Canada’s retaliatory tariffs | The Star

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has filed a World Trade Organization challenge against the retaliatory tariffs Canada has …

Tariffs

Trump Sides With the Kremlin, Against the U.S. Government

“I do not see any reason why it would be” Russia, he said when asked if he believed Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.<p>In an astonishing news conference on Monday, President Trump, standing next to Vladimir Putin, rejected the overwhelming consensus among U.S. intelligence agencies that …

Russia

As a former Conservative staff member, I want a second vote on Brexit

​The 2015 Conservative manifesto promised to “safeguard British interests in the single market”.<p>I used to be a Conservative party member and a staff …

Great Britain

Americans blast 'absurd' auto tariff proposal in written submissions to U.S. government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Absurd.” “Ridiculous.” “Devastating.” “Outrageous.” “Enormously Stupid.”<p>From ordinary Americans to small factory owners and the …

Automotive Industry

Trump’s destructive attitude toward NATO makes Putin’s job a lot easier

During his news conference with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the president of the United States doubled down on his determination to completely change the language and narrative of the post-1945 world order.<p>It was part of a worrying trend. In President Trump’s recent tweets and speeches, …

Geopolitics

EU-Japan free trade agreement defies protectionism

The EU and Japan are about to sign an unprecedented free trade agreement, which will create one of the world's largest trading blocks. The EU said …

Economy

How Much Damage Will Trump’s Trade War Do?

Higher prices, slowing growth, mounting layoffs—and the indirect costs may be even greater.<p>Will Donald Trump’s trade war tip the economy into a recession?<p>It seems a reasonable question to ask. The White House has initiated a rapidly escalating global tit for tat, with thousands of products from the …

Economy

Fresh, exotic produce is grown in Miami-Dade, but locals rarely get a taste — until now

Farmers in South Miami-Dade’s Redland grow many kinds of exotic fruits and vegetables, but 95 percent are shipped out-of-state. Taste of Redland, a …

News (U.S.)

Doug Ford pulls Ontario representative from Washington

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has removed the province's representative in Washington, D.C., from her position and it's unclear whether he intends to …

Canada

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

1 / 6<p>European Council President Donald Tusk, right speaks near European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a meeting with Chinese …

China

Automakers likely to spread out tariff costs, analysts predict

WASHINGTON -- Automakers with U.S. plants will seek to minimize the impact of potential U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts by spreading …

Tariffs

Nicky Morgan: Free trade benefits will not outweigh Brexit hit

Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan has written to colleagues ahead of tonight's customs bill debate to warn that free trade deals are "unlikely to …

Great Britain

NIGERIA: "We are pushing the population to the brink"; Donald Duke | West Africa

Donald Duke, two-time governor of Cross River State and a part-time saxophone player at jazz festivals, wants to conduct a much larger orchestra next …

Africa

Everything you wanted to know about the Canada-U.S. trade war but were afraid to ask

Trump has launched a multi-front trade war with basically all of America's major allies, making good on the isolationist, anti-globalization "America …

Canadian News

IMF warns Donald Trump trade war could slash $500bn from world economy

A Donald Trump-inspired global trade war could wipe nearly $500 billion (£378 billion) off the world’s growth by 2020, the International Monetary …

Economy

Trump Trade War: Tariffs Aren't the Best Way to Get Concessions

In escalating tariffs, Donald Trump is treading a dangerous and high-stakes path. Tariffs lock out foreign competition, but they also punish …

Globalization

Walking a mile in Trump's shoes on trade policy

In thinking about President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto …

Economy

The Trump Doctrine — coherent, radical and wrong | Financial Times

Since the end of the second world war, there has been a remarkable consensus within the US establishment about foreign policy. Republicans and …

Geopolitics

EU-Japan EPA: what will it mean for companies and consumers?

A historic economic partnership agreement between the EU and Japan - which is being signed in Tokyo this week - is set to ease tariffs and restrictions.<p>It has been years in the making and promises to make trade easier in areas such as agriculture and food. The agreement will boost investment and …

London School of Economics

Pacific Island Solidarity: Papua New Guinea and Fiji

Last week Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O’Neill made an official visit to Fiji. As the two largest Pacific Island countries (depending …

Papua New Guinea

Let’s Not Forget President Trump Was Once A Democrat – And That’s A Good Thing

Opinion<p>Posted: Jul 16, 2018 1:30 PM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>President …

Conservative View

BMW, Mercedes boxed in by tariff battles

FRANKFURT — President Donald Trump's escalating trade spat threatens to disrupt German carmakers' business on three continents.<p>Mercedes-Benz and BMW …

Angela Merkel

Canada raises banner of AI to boost tech industry

Business Applications Editor<p>Follow:<p>Toronto has gone big for artificial intelligence (AI). The city and the province of which it is part, Ontario, see …

Business Technology

Which countries can be considered friends of the US?

Which countries can be considered "friends" of the US? Nowadays, the answer is probably: no one. Even Washington's traditional allies may need to …

News (China)

U.K. leader Theresa May warns of ‘no Brexit at all’ if politicians fail to ‘come together’

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is talking tough as she tries to weather another political storm this month.<p>May has pushed back against criticism of …

Great Britain

After Trump's landmark visit to the UK, it's important to keep investment soaring and break down trade barriers

Last week marked President Trump's first official visit to the United Kingdom. It is a symbolic moment for both countries, recognising our unique and close bond. It is a chance to strengthen our bilateral relationships across trade, security and defence: the highest level of special, as the …

U.S. Politics

[Ticker] EU sees no China free-trade talks

Interview<p>Let's not be 'naive' with Chinese partner, says senior MEP<p>Today, 09:05<p>"There is a Chinese egoism that we cannot overlook," says Jo Leinen, …

European News

While Trump meets Putin, China is reaching out to Europe

The spotlight might be on Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Monday as they hold their first summit; but investors will also monitor a …

Tariffs

New facility aims to boost trade for SA firms in Africa

South Africa has launched a $1bn (R13.24bn) trade facility to help local businesses that want to find new markets in the rest of the continent.<p>The …

South Africa

TSX lower as energy stocks pressured by declining oil prices

(Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Monday, as a sharp drop in oil prices weighed heavily on the energy group.<p>* At 9:35 a.m. ET (1335 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite index was down 36.99 points, or 0.22 percent, at 16,524.13.<p>* Oil prices fell sharply as concerns …

Business (Canada)