World Bank tackles productivity too

While assessing the challenges faced by the the global economy in 2016, the World Bank linked increased policy uncertainty, maturing global value chains, and low commodity prices to weakened trade growth. Indeed, one can read in the report Trade Developments in 2016 that this trend […]

Mnuchin, Meade underscore relationship

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke by phone on February 21, 2017 with Mexican Secretary of Finance and Public Credit José Antonio Meade. Secretary Mnuchin underscored the strategic and economic importance of the US-Mexico bilateral relationship, and that he looked forward to working closely with […]

Mnuchin seeks balance with China

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held separate calls (February 17, 2017) with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Minister of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs Liu He, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, and Chinese Minister of […]

MEPs approved EU-Canada CETA

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was approved by the European Parliament by 408 votes to 254, with 33 abstentions. The landmark trade deal could apply provisionally from as early as April […]

USA, Canada commit to good trade

“We recognize our profound shared economic interests, and will work tirelessly to provide growth and jobs for both countries,” wrote US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a joint statement issued after they met for the first time at the White […]

Room for more between China-US

“The China-US ties have never ceased development, overcoming various difficulties,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a joint news conference with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop. Disclosing that President Xi Jinping and his counterpart Donald Trump had “an important conversation,” Wang said that considering the […]

Strong trade balance deficit for France

While Germany should record a trade surplus of around 253 billion euros in 2016, France’s trade balance deficit widened to 48.1 billion euros in the same year. It is 2.8 billion euros more than expected by the General Directorate of Customs and an increase of 2.4 […]

EU, Mexico to speed up trade talks

The next two rounds for the EU-Mexico trade negotiations will take place in April and June 2017. The European Union and Mexico will hold two additional negotiating rounds before summer as part of an accelerated negotiation schedule for a new, reformed Free Trade Agreement. In […]

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