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Trade

US business to run ads against Russian sanctions
Two top US business lobbies plan to run newspaper adverts warning that more Russian sanctions risk harming US workers and businesses. The trade associations warn that economic sanctions will translate into huge damages from lost trade with Russia.

25.06.2014 12:22

Ukraine's funeral if they sign EU trade deal - Putin economic aide
“For Ukraine, signing the agreement is economic suicide,” Sergey Glazyev, an economic aide to Russian President Putin said, warning of a sharp currency devaluation, soaring inflation, and lower living standards.

25.06.2014 10:30

US set to allow crude oil exports after four decade ban
The US Commerce Department has given the go-ahead to several companies to export crude oil, a big policy change essentially ending a ban in place for the last four decades. At question is whether the end of the ban will mean higher prices at the pump.

25.06.2014 01:00

​EU sanctions on Crimea lead to deadlock – Republic’s head
The head of the Crimean government has stressed rejoining Russia is irreversible. Sergey Aksyonov said an EU ban on imports from Crimea and Sevastopol deprives Europe of a market and it must “realise that the regime of pressure leads to nothing good.”

24.06.2014 15:31

EU surpasses US as world’s biggest agri-food exporter
The EU became the world's biggest exporter of agricultural foodstuffs in 2013. Goods worth $163 billion left the EU, beating the US figure of $156 billion. Sales were driven by record exports to China and other emerging markets.

24.06.2014 10:56

​It’s time for a final break with ‘free trade’
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) might just push people on both sides of the Atlantic over the edge.

23.06.2014 13:26

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Rouhani's one year in office
Almost a year ago Iranians went to the polls to choose the seventh President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

23.06.2014 12:16

Secret trade agreement covering 68 percent of world services published by WikiLeaks
The text of a 19-page, international trade agreement being drafted in secret was published by WikiLeaks on Thursday as the transparency group’s editor commemorated his two-year anniversary confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

19.06.2014 13:44

​A slowing economy & emerging neighborhood: What’s Thailand’s chance of bouncing back?
Following over six months of political stalemate, on May 22nd Thailand's military seized power from the current government and declared a coup d’état, shocking the country’s enormous fraternity of foreign investors.

17.06.2014 09:11

​Can trade be the game changer in Indo-Pak relations?
The SAARC aspiration for greater economic cooperation has been suffering serious jolts due to the bilateral rivalry between two of its largest nations – India and Pakistan.

11.06.2014 11:47

Walmart, Costco tied to slave labor in shrimp industry
The world’s largest shrimp farmer gets fishmeal used to feed its crop from suppliers that use slave labor, according to a new investigative report. It then sells its farm-raised shrimp to food retail giants, including Walmart and Costco in the US.

10.06.2014 20:02

Lavrov: Russia won't sanction if Kiev signs EU deal
Russia doesn’t see any obstacles to Ukraine signing the economic part of the EU association agreement, said Russian FM Sergey Lavrov. He added that Moscow will not impose any sanctions and will return the trade regime with Kiev to ‘most-favored’ status.

10.06.2014 12:18

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