Trans-Pacific Partnership

Under Trump, U.S. Companies Face a Rough Road on Trade

Other nations are plowing ahead on the TPP deal, without the provisions America wanted. Will NAFTA go any better?<p>In October 2015, as President Barack Obama was hoping to rush the newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal through Congress, he invited leaders of the pharmaceutical industry in …

Politics

How 5 of the World's Biggest Trade Deals Have Fared in the Trump Era

“America First” is finally here… and it doesn’t look much different to what came before. But trade is the area we’re seeing the most obvious unwind …

International Relations

Morning Brief: Little NAFTA progress as Trudeau warned against being a 'Judas'

<b>Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by the Institute on Governance and Canadians for a New Partnership which are hosting the “Characteristics of</b> …

Jacinda Ardern

CLSA's Smith Says Pity for U.S. to Miss Out on TPP

November 20th, 2017, 1:02 AM UTC<p>Nicholas Smith, equity strategist at CLSA Japan, discusses the TPP without the U.S. support and trade between Japan …

Business

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World-Herald. November 14, 2017<p>State follows voters' wishes with death penalty plans<p>The Ricketts administration is keeping the faith with …

Business

Australian official lashes out at Trudeau amid spat over Pacific trade deal

Official 'gobsmacked' by Trudeau's move to skip meeting of national leaders, Australian media reports<p>A spat between Canada and Australia is heating …

International Relations

The 'Missed Opportunity' Of Trump's Asia Trip

When President Trump returned this week from a 12-day, five-nation swing through Asia, he gave himself high marks for the "tremendous success of this trip."<p>But experts say that while he avoided major blunders during his stops in Japan, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines, the president …

World News

Contractions

We have said that there has not for decades been so good a moment to be a fascist. We have said that this is an epoch of unprecedented social sadism, …

Trump Administration

Commentary: Ambitious Asia trip for a US president leaves region longing for more

SINGAPORE: With five countries in 12 days, US President Donald Trump’s Asia visit was ambitious. He managed to check off some of the key items he …

South China Sea

If India were a stock, I’d still buy it, says Thomas Friedman

Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman was in India for the Tata Literature Fest 2017. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<p><b>Mumbai:</b> Thomas Friedman, …

Economics

Trump discussed free trade pact with Japan's Abe, U.S. envoy says

TOKYO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump discussed a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said on Friday, contradicting Japanese officials who had said such talks never took place.<p>Japan has so far shown little …

Business

Morning mail: 19 nations agree to phase out coal

Friday: UK, New Zealand, Canada and other countries meeting at UN climate talks in Bonn sign coal pledge. Plus: new study shows $26,527 gender pay gap<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 17 November.<p>Top stories<p><b>A new alliance of 19 nations</b> …

Climate

China's Strategic Competition Takes Shape In The Form Of A 'Quad'

When Xi Jinping first emerged at the head of China’s Communist Party in 2012, there was still some uncertainty concerning China’s strategic direction. The economy was clearly developing fast and China’s influence was growing rapidly as its investment footprint expanded into Africa and South East …

China

Bannon’s Failed Candidates

A non-Bannonite nationalism has brighter prospects.<p>A Steve Bannon–backed candidate turns out to have some serious baggage. Who could have seen that …

Conservative View

Nonpartisan Candidate Guide: 2017 Alabama Special Election Senate Race

This guide outlines the positions of Doug Jones and Roy Moore.<p>This guide outlines the positions of Alabama’s 2017 Special Election Senate candidates. For printable PDF and mobile versions, see campuselect.org.<p>To volunteer, visit dougjonesforsenate.com or roymoore.org<p>__________<p><b>Abortion</b>: Should …

Equality

Why the West Should Take China's Belt and Road Initiative Seriously

The project is a blueprint for growth in the developing world.<p>BEIJING—At the recent APEC CEO Summit in Vietnam, President Donald Trump said the United States would refocus its existing development efforts in Asia toward infrastructure investment that promotes economic growth. While the room was …

China

Trump gets it half right, half wrong about his Asia trip

Not since Marco Polo has a Westerner been received in Asia with such fanfare and respect as Donald J. Trump, according to President Donald J. Trump.<p>In an infomercial and trip report masquerading as a press conference Wednesday afternoon, President Trump continued his orgy of self-congratulation, …

Opinion

Donald Trump Is Quietly Building an Alliance With Liberals on Trade

They were persona non grata during the Obama years. Now, liberal critics of free trade deals feel like they have made some political inroads.<p>During …

Politics

#EndorseThis: Trump Sends America Into Rapid Decline -- But Being Losers Isn't All Bad

By now everyone has realized that Donald Trump isn’t “making America great again.” Indeed despite his blustering rhetoric, Trump’s presidency has …

Trade Agreements

The fallout from Trump’s Asia tour on trade

By Joshua P. MeltzerPresident Trump has just completed a 12-day tour of Asia, including stops in Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines, and in …

NAFTA

Analysis: China, South Korea grapple with Trump trip effect

As President Donald Trump returned home Tuesday after a five-nation, 13-day tour of Asia, the region took stock of the lasting effects he left behind.<p>…

China

Fifth NAFTA round kicks off without trade ministers' presence

(Adds more detail)<p>MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A fifth round of talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico to overhaul the North American …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The National Today: Trudeau's Asia blues, Trump travel ban fallout

A deeper dive into the day's most important stories<p><i>Welcome to The National Today daily newsletter, which takes a closer look at what's happening</i> …

Donald Trump

The Sprout: Feds sue Omnitrax after NAFTA threat

Good morning and welcome to the Sprout, where your host couldn’t help but smile when she read this CBC story about two best friends: Bruce the …

Canada

Andrew Coyne: Why did Trudeau miss the TPP meeting? None of the reasons seem creditable

So to be clear: it is not true that Justin Trudeau skipped a meeting of 11 world leaders planned to close the deal on a remodelled Trans Pacific …

Canadian News

Canada, Mexico to give U.S. a hard time on bringing TPP talk to NAFTA negotiations

OTTAWA – As NAFTA negotiations resume this week, Canada and Mexico have been taking a hard line against the so-called “poison pills” the U.S. has put …

World News

America's Exit May Have Improved the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Not for America

Known officially as the "Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership" and colloquially as TPP 11, the deal removes many …

International Relations

Narendra Modi concludes Manila visit: PM reiterates Act East policy at ASEAN, makes fresh anti-terror pitch

Reasserting India's Act East policy at the 15th ASEAN-India Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an unprecedented move invited all the leaders of …

India

Politics Briefing newsletter: Sources reveal Canadian strategy for NAFTA

<b>Good morning,</b><p>Last week in Vietnam, Canada showed itself to be a hard bargainer at the Trans Pacific Partnership talks. Now it will have to repeat the feat, but with a tougher audience: the United States. North American free trade agreement talks resume in Mexico City later this week and sources …

Canada

Trudeau’s mischief with the TPP isn’t just bizarre. It’s bad for Canada

After some dramatic and inappropriate to and fro by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Asia over the weekend, it appears that Canada has condescended …

Canadian News