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France’s Total may return to Iran after sanctions lifted – CEO
Total's return to Iran is achievable if sanctions are lifted and an agreement on the nuclear program is reached, said CEO Patrick Pouyanne. The French energy giant’s return may see the restart of work at a natural gas liquefaction plant halted in 2009.

02.06.2015 10:22

​World’s biggest e-commerce group Alibaba opens Russia office
Chinese online retailer Alibaba has opened an office in Russia to get closer to one of its strategic global markets. Its online store, AliExpress, is the most popular online shop in Russia – with a monthly customer base estimated at 15.6 million people.

02.06.2015 07:18

Vietnam signs free trade deal with Russia-led EEU economic block
The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Vietnam have signed a free trade zone agreement. It became the first international document on creating a free trade zone between the EEU and a third party.

29.05.2015 10:19

Jerusalem: Witnessing the death of Palestinian trade
To have a shop in the Old City of Jerusalem is kind of a mission aimed at promoting Palestinian presence. No trade – no Palestinians. It’s another aspect of the slow but incessant de-Palestinization which affects every Arab living here.

29.05.2015 08:37

​Russia-Ukraine trade shrinks 64%
The first four months of 2015 showed a 64 percent fall in Russian-Ukrainian bilateral trade, according to a World Trade Center (WTC) Moscow report. Some spheres of cooperation were totally devastated.

27.05.2015 07:29

6 Iranian food companies get access to Russian market
Russia has given the green light for six Iranian companies to export food to Russia, the country’s food inspector Rosselkhoznadzor has said. Additional conditions guaranteeing complete safety are yet to be signed.

26.05.2015 07:54

Russia faces growing aggression from global arms producers – Putin
Russia is facing increasing and aggressive resistance from other countries in the arms trade, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

25.05.2015 15:48

Iran to construct 48 power plants in Indonesia in 5yrs
Iran and Indonesia have agreed to build 48 small-scale hydroelectric power plants. The two countries seeking to improve ties harmed by sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program.

25.05.2015 11:31

​Senate passes bill granting Obama ‘fast-track’ TPP authority
The US Senate passed a controversial “fast-track” trade bill in a 62-37 vote on Friday. It is a key part of President Barack Obama's pivot to Asia, which aims to counter China's rising economic and diplomatic power via the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

22.05.2015 17:32

EU drops controls on dangerous chemicals after TTIP pressure from US – report
EU proposals to regulate hormone-damaging chemicals linked to cancer, fertility problems and diabetes were allegedly dropped following pressure from US trade officials amid talks on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

22.05.2015 12:29

‘No promises’ on EU membership for Eastern states at Riga summit
The EU is not ready to welcome its eastern non-member partners, including Ukraine, according to a leaked draft resolution ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned EU leaders not to make false promises.

22.05.2015 04:10

​Japan takes S. Korea to WTO over Fukushima food restrictions
Japan has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over South Korea’s restrictions on Japanese imports, enacted after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Tokyo calls the measure inappropriate and says it violates the rules of international trade.

21.05.2015 19:17