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US and Taiwan should sign an FTA: Heritage Foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American think tank has recommended Taiwan and the U.S. sign a free trade agreement (FTA) as the next step in their evolving economic relationship. The Heritage Foun...

Business association wants Taiwan to join CPTPP to remove non-tariff barriers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan needs to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in order to help free Taiwan businesses from the pressure of non-tar...

3 Western Balkan countries deepen economic ties at summit

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The leaders of Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia met Tuesday to discuss and agree on furthering their Open Balkan initiative to promote political and economic ties. ...

US downplays prospect of post-Brexit trade deal with UK

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has downplayed any prospect of an imminent trade deal with a post-Brexit Britain. In an interview with BBC radio broadcast Thursd...

Brexit deal: The 'teething problems' and 'red tape' reality

A leading member of Britain's Conservative Party has acknowledged that there are difficulties ahead as a result of the recent free trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, but...

EU-UK trade talks slog on past another Brexit deadline

BRUSSELS (AP) — Problems increased Monday in the bid to put a trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom on the rails before a Brexit transition period ends on New Year's Day, with t...

EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

BRUSSELS (AP) — Deep into a crucial weekend of negotiations, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union and Britain, leaving both without a trade agreement that would dul...

Fishing talks move at snail's pace in EU-UK Brexit standoff

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators on Saturday extended their standoff over EU fishing rights in U.K. waters and remained unable to make a decisive breakthrough in trade talks aime...

EU negotiator kicks off hectic day for final Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday set off one of the most intense days in the long-running Brexit trade negotiations with a pre-dawn debriefing of the 27 member ...

UK and EU leaders to hold crunch talks on post-Brexit ties

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union's top official are set to discuss the state of play of post-Brexit trade discussions later Saturday after negotiators paused t...

Brexit broken record: Trade deal close but big issues remain

LONDON (AP) — Much like a broken record, Brexit trade talks are rumored to be poised for success on the cusp of a deadline, only to face the same old fundamental differences on fishing rights, legal o...

UK and EU to 'redouble efforts' on post-Brexit trade deal

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the head of the European Union's executive arm agreed Saturday to stay in contact as their negotiating teams step up efforts to conclude a post-B...

UK spending watchdog sounds alarm over EU trade disruption

LONDON (AP) — Britain's spending watchdog warned Friday that there is likely to be “significant disruption” to trade with the European Union at the start of next year even if a trade deal between the ...

IMF blames resurgent coronavirus for UK growth downgrades

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, following an acceleration in the number of coronavirus infections over...

UK urged to conclude trade deal with EU to limit Brexit cost

LONDON (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged the British government to conclude a free trade agreement with the European Union in the coming days and weeks to support the recovery fro...