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Four Taiwan referendums get green light for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Referendums on pork imports, reef protection, and referendum scheduling were approved by Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (May 14). Each refer...

US files first trade complaint with Mexico under USMCA

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States filed its first labor complaint with Mexico Wednesday under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, after an old-guard union was caught allegedly destroying ballot...

US unions file first trade labor complaint against Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. and Mexican unions on Monday filed the first labor complaint against Mexico under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint argues that Mexico ha...

Malaysia eyes fresh free trade talks with EU

After having secured free-trade deals with Vietnam and Singapore, the European Union's sights are set on concluding more bilateral trade deals in Southeast Asia. In recent months, as the region...

Pakistan: Blasphemy law and the economic pitfalls

Prime Minister Imran Khan finds himself in a difficult situation after the EU Parliament passed a unanimous resolution last week to review its preferential trade agreement with Pakistan over the count...

China shuts down channel for diplomatic dialogue in ongoing row with Australia

China on Thursday (May 6) cut off a channel for diplomatic and trade talks with Australia in a largely symbolic act of fury, following clashes over a wide range of issues including human rights, espio...

Taiwan foreign minister tells Australian media about China threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) warned that China appears to be preparing for a final assault on Taiwan and although Beijing will not invade immediately military c...

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...

US, China to assess Phase 1 deal soon, Biden trade chief says

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday (May 5) she expects to engage "in the near term" with Chinese officials to assess their implementation of the "Phase 1" tr...

UK-India trade deal includes COVID vaccine investment

LONDON (AP) — Britain has announced 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billions) of new trade and investment with India, including a deal with the Serum Institute of India to aid in the development of vaccines ag...

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___ Fed keeps key rate near zero, sees inflation as ‘transitory’ WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its ultra-low interest rate policies in place, a s...

EU lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade treaty

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders, their British counterparts and European businesses expressed hope Wednesday that the final ratification of the post-Brexit trade deal will open a new, positive ...

Mexican union vote halted at GM plant; vote fixing alleged

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico faced its biggest challenge yet Friday to labor-freedom reforms under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement after an old-guard union was caught apparently destroying negativ...

Iran, Indonesia foreign ministers discuss trade, economy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed trade and economic issues in a meeting in Jakarta on Monday with his Indonesian counterpart, the two countrie...

Yellen to label Taiwan 'currency manipulator,' let China off hook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an apparent disconnect with the Biden administration's vow to hold Beijing accountable for unfair trade practices, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen appea...