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Chinese PM Li defends free trade, promises more reforms

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has hailed the benefits of globalization, stressing that free trade is a “precondition of fair trade.” Li also said China can control growing financial risks and hit this year’s growth targets....

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EU-India trade agreement a win-win situation: study

Not much progress has been made so far on reaching a free trade agreement between India and the European Union. But such a deal would be mutually beneficial, German economic researchers show in a fresh...

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Trade is Trump’s Centerpiece

Investors are anxiously awaiting more details on the new US Administration’s economic policies and priorities. Part of the challenge is that the cabinet represents a wide range of views and it is not clear where...

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A tough year for free trade

Donald Trump in the US and rising populist parties in Europe – 2016 wasn’t a good year for advocates of free trade. Recent studies have identified some key aspects of globalization that nativists fear most....

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With TTIP talks stuttering, free trade is meeting its limits

Points of discord remain, time is running thin, and the public mood is souring on free trade – does TTIP stand a chance? The EU and the US are meeting for the 14th time, and...

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Is TTIP in crisis?

The free trade negotiations between the EU and the US in Brussels this week are not going well. This time the Americans are dragging their feet, and there’s talk of a trimmed-down version of TTIP....

Shanghai free trade zone to enjoy uncensored Internet access

Chinese leaders have been quoted as saying that the planned Shanghai Free Trade Zone will be completely void of Internet censorship. Beijing wants foreign investors to feel “at home” in the pilot area. Hong Kong’s...

At G-8, US and EU move forward on free trade

The US and EU have launched negotiations for a free-trade deal as the G-8 conference begins in Northern Ireland. A concession on creative pursuits helped to keep France on board. The first round of negotiations...