Globalization

Despite tough talk, Canada seen unlikely to walk away from NAFTA

Despite Canada's threats to walk away from NAFTA talks if necessary, its limited success in diversifying exports leaves the nation too reliant on U.S. markets to play hardball, government insiders and trade experts say.<p>Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States will gather in Ottawa on …

Canada

American trade negotiators don’t necessarily believe in 'free trade': Ambrose

Trade talks with the United States is proving to be difficult since Canada is facing a trading partner that does not necessarily see the benefits of …

World Economy

CEDIA Expands Availability of Certification Globally

CEDIA has announced that CEDIA Certification exams will now be available through Kryterion Global Testing Solutions, which has more than 1,000 …

World Economy

Global Markets: North Korea rhetoric heats up, lifting bond prices, yen | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Sep 22, 2017 10:15 pm | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 …

Economy

NAFTA facilitates growth, job creation, enhanced co-operation in chemistry industry

When it comes to trade, there is no denying that governments have to pursue the best-case scenario for their own people. Discussion around boosting …

Canadian News

JSE tracks weaker global markets, as focus shifts to weekend risks

The JSE opened lower on Friday, after the Reserve Bank’s surprise decision not to cut interest rates on Thursday‚ and with global markets watching …

Business (South Africa)

On NAFTA, The Trump Administration Is Using The Wrong Yardstick

On the eve of the third round of renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross upped his attacks on the deal. He still errs, but he does so in interesting ways. The data, and Ross’ arguments, highlight a core Trump administration confusion on trade: …

World Economy

By Bill and Melinda Gates: This data will keep the world accountable in the fight against global poverty and disease

Bill and Melinda Gates —<p>For years, we’ve heard people question whether investments in the fight against global poverty have an impact. Clearly, we believe they do.<p>We are investing all our resources in that fight. But that doesn’t mean every dollar spent on development has maximum impact. And that …

Philanthropy

U.S. Tariffs on Solar Imports May Hinge on Free-Trade Deals

U.S. free-trade deals with South Korea, Mexico and others may soften the impact of tariffs on imported solar panels should Suniva Inc. convince the …

Business

U.S. Commerce study argues for tougher NAFTA origin rules

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Seeking to bolster its case for tougher rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump …

United States

World leaders gathered at UN commit to boosting investment in education

World leaders today pledged to tackle the education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening economic development, at a …

Education

As Trump threatens NAFTA, Mexico looks to Latin America for trade

President Donald Trump routinely threatens to tear up trade ties with Mexico.<p>So Mexico is building backup plans this year.<p>It's doubling down on free trade and turning toward allies in Latin America, who are also changing their own tune on trade.<p>This year, for the first time, 94% of goods moved …

Latin America

Why global economy’s resilience has little to do with policymakers

We wrote on Tuesday about how the eurozone has performed a lot better than doomsayers thought it capable, once it came out of a self-inflicted …

Economy

Can education innovations help us leapfrog progress?

By Rebecca Winthrop, Adam BartonBy 2030, over half of the world’s young people are projected to reach adulthood without the skills they need to …

Education

Global trade is rebounding, but risks remain, says WTO

21 September 2017 - 13:31 Tom Miles<p>Roberto Azevedo. Picture: REUTERS<p>The improved outlook for trade is welcome news, but substantial risks that …

Business (South Africa)

Stocks - Dax Slips as Geopolitical Risks Weigh on Global Markets

Investing.com - European markets moved lower on Friday, despite upbeat economic reports from France and Germany, as fresh geopolitical tensions …

Stock Markets

The science behind the 15 most common smart drugs

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

The Brain

News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

North Korean Threats Rattle Asian Markets<p>Equity markets across the Asia-Pacific slid, with stocks in Japan reversing early gains following fresh threats from North Korea, while China-related stocks declined on a credit-rating downgrade.<p>Rogue Traders Could Take Advantage of Hacking<p>A hack into the …

Economy

Tim Cook Talks Global Leadership

Apple CEO Tim Cook sits down with Michael R. Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy for an extended conversation on the nature of …

Business

WTO says global trade rebounding, protectionism still a risk

GENEVA (Reuters) - Global trade is rebounding strongly but risks remain, the World Trade Organization said on Thursday, with commerce expected to …

Economics

Looking forward to a new era of UK-Canada free trade

Today marks the provisional application of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta).<p>Ceta opens the door to a new era of …

Brexit

Forget free trade – we should be embracing pain-free trade

All one wants is for a normally sane individual not to tear their hair out over the simple things in life<p>You can try to change people’s minds, but this is difficult. You can bribe people to change their behaviour, but it’s expensive. Far simpler is to make the new behaviour easy and enjoyable in …

Free Trade

Canada's NAFTA bid for cross-border labour mobility hits a wall

In NAFTA talks, Canada pushed to increase the flow of workers across the continent. The U.S. wants nothing to do with it.<p>OTTAWA – Canada’s goal of …

United States

Korean Exports at 6-Year High Signal Strong Global Trade: Chart

South Korean exports continued the strong growth they’ve shown all year, signaling that global trade continues to rebound. The value of exports grew …

Business

Disasters: Pairing Prevention with Preparedness in the Classroom

« 5 Math Technology Tools to Engage Students | Main<p><i>September is National Preparedness Month, and my colleague, Jayne Madamba Speich, assistant</i> …

World Economy

WTO says global trade rebounding, sees 2017 growth of 3.6 percent

GENEVA (Reuters) - Global trade is rebounding strongly, the World Trade Organization said on Thursday, with commerce expected to grow by 3.6 percent …

Economic Data

America Alone at the United Nations

The message to the global community has been clear: it’s Trump’s way or the highway.On Tuesday morning, “America First” took center stage at the …

Liberal View

UK has ‘no capacity’ for quick new trade deals with smaller countries

Britain does not have the resources to start negotiating new trade deals across the world once the country leaves the EU, the UK’s trade minister has …

World Economy

Why the left hated Trump’s U.N. speech

When Donald Trump ran for president, he criticized the interventionist policies of his Republican and Democratic predecessors, sparking fears that he would usher in a new era of American isolationism. But at the U.N. this week, Trump laid out a clear conservative vision for vigorous American global …

Opinion

If the United States Steps Back, Can Innovative Global Governance Step Forward?

<i>The following is a guest post by Deborah Avant, director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School</i> …

International Relations