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US says China WTO membership was a mistake

The Trump administration said allowing China to join the World Trade Organization was a mistake and accused Beijing of moving further away from …

China

Boris Johnson’s proposal for a bridge across the Channel isn’t crazy – but the backlash is

Building a physical bridge between the UK and France is, apparently, ridiculous. I know that because, ever since Boris Johnson raised the prospect at the Anglo-French summit, my Twitter feed has been full of comments from various bien pensants ridiculing the idea.<p>‘If you like the Boris bridge idea, …

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WTO gives US deadline to fix anti-China practices

GENEVA: A World Trade Organization arbitrator on Friday gave Washington until Aug. 22 to implement a prior ruling faulting the anti-dumping measures …

China

US 'erred' in supporting WTO membership for China, Russia: USTR

WASHINGTON: China and Russia have shown no intention of living up to World Trade Organization rules and Washington should not have supported their …

China

Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States mistakenly supported China's membership of the World Trade Organization in 2001 on terms that have failed to force Beijing to open its economy, the Trump administration said on Friday as it prepares to clamp down on Chinese trade.<p>"It seems clear that the …

China

Power will always trump mutual interest in the Brexit talks

Politicians in London are looking on the bright side of the Brexit negotiations. The phase one deal in December showed agreement was possible and …

Brexit

Factbox - Five fundamental threats facing the WTO in 2018

© Reuters. Workers fix a banner on the frontage of the congress centre in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos<p>By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA (Reuters) - The World …

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Canadian prime minister to bypass Trump in visit to U.S. to rally support for NAFTA

The prime minister of Canada is visiting three cities in the United States next month to drum up support for NAFTA, but Donald Trump’s Washington is …

Canada

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Vows New Breakthrough in US Ties

The visit of Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Washington has generated a flurry of excited pronouncements, foremost among them a …

Russia

Debate: In light of beating its expansion target, can China sustain its ambitious growth?

In light of beating its expansion target, can China sustain its ambitious growth?<p>Dr Savvas P Savouri, chief economist and partner at Toscafund Asset …

Economy

China-LAC relations ride rising trade wave

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>The Second Ministerial Meeting of the Forum of China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will take place …

News (China)

Britain’s $55 Billion Brexit Bill Looks Like a ‘Bargain’ Deal

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit on Twitter, join our Facebook group and sign up to our Brexit Bulletin.</i><p>U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has provisionally agreed to pay …

Brexit

U.K. Airlines Risk Losing Rights in EU as Brexit Talks Resume

The European Union may attempt to strip British airlines of some flying rights after Brexit, with officials in Brussels warning that U.K.-based …

Brexit

Republican senators puts hold on all of Trump's trade nominees

A Republican senator put a hold on all of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' …

U.S. Congress

United States wins WTO chicken ruling against China

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Trump Considering ‘Big Fine’ Against China in Trade Dispute

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the United States was considering a big “fine” as part of a probe into China’s alleged theft of intellectual …

China

Good news: Alberta's economy growing, deficit isn't such a worry, economist says

Increased exports and strong job creation mean the economy should grow faster in Alberta than in almost any other province this year, RBC chief …

Economy

In The U.S.-China Trade Discussion, There's No Surplus Of Rational Thought

China reported last week that its 2017 trade surplus with the United States was a record-setting $275.8 billion.<p>This is disturbing for four reasons, but probably not the reasons you suspect.<p>Before I get to the reasons, a little back-story to set the context.<p>China is on the verge of supplanting …

Business

Davos paper attacks Trump's views on trade

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Donald Trump's view of world trade will be challenged next week when he visits the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, judging by a paper seen by Reuters on Wednesday that is aimed squarely at his "America First" stance.<p>The "Strategic Brief on Misconceptions around Trade …

Economics

‘NAFTA, NAFTA and NAFTA’: High stakes for Canada as Trump enters second year

Greg Bonnell<p>Reporter<p>Follow|Archive<p>Canada should be concerned about companies moving to the United States and “taking jobs with them” as the …

Canada

African Anger Builds Over President Trump’s Racist Comments

Far from dissipating, African anger is building over President Donald Trump’s negative characterization of Africa on January 11. African leaders are …

Donald Trump

Australia takes Canada to WTO over wine

The Australian government has sent a shot across the bow of Canada as it launches a trade fight over wine exports.<p>Australia is taking on Canada over …

Canada

GOP Senator to Block Two Trump Nominees Over Trade Concerns

WASHINGTON—A GOP senator with concerns about President Donald Trump’s trade policy said Wednesday he would block two of the president’s nominees, saying the Trump administration hasn’t been responsive to his concerns on the issue.<p>Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, said at a Senate Finance …

U.S. Politics

Australia launches World Trade Organisation action against Canada over 'anti-competitive behaviour' in wine industry - ABC Rural - ABC News

The Winemakers' Federation of Australia has welcomed the Federal Government taking formal action against Canada in relation to wine imports.<p>Federal …

Canada

Trump Says Solar Tariff Decision Is Coming ‘Pretty Soon’

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would soon announce a decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported solar cells and modules in the …

Robert Lighthizer

Bank of Canada Raises Rates, Warns on Nafta Risk

OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada on Wednesday raised its main interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25% on the strength of stellar employment data and a pickup in inflation. However, it signaled a cautious approach to further rate increases, warning that uncertainty tied to the future of the …

Economy

Airbus slams Trump’s protectionist policies — but says Brexit is even worse

London — Airbus CEO Tom Enders slammed Brexit and US President Donald Trump’s pro-America trade policies as presenting twin threats to its business, …

Business (South Africa)

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Jan 17

© Reuters. PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Jan 17<p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from select Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not …

Canada

Fin24.com | Rand in for a bumpy ride on key economic events

The rand's recent trajectory could be disrupted in the coming months as the Budget speech, State of the Nation Address and a potential ratings …

Economy

May faces tougher transition stance from EU amid Norway pressure

Exclusive: Norwegian officials tell Brussels they may seek radical rethink of their terms if UK has to single market for key sectors<p>Theresa May has been hit with a double Brexit blow as the EU toughened up its terms for a transition period and Norway privately warned Brussels that giving in to the …

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