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Change is unsettling but it’s needed, says Malcolm Turnbull

Already under attack after Brexit, globalisation and free trade have come under further pressure with the election of Donald Trump in the US. Powered by the votes of disaffected US workers who propelled him to the White House, Asian currencies and emerging markets more broadly have been under pressure as […]
Change is unsettling but it’s needed, says Malcolm Turnbull
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New Zealand and India could soon reach a free trade agreement

A free trade deal between New Zealand and India is more on track than ever before. Prime Minister John Key and his Indian counter-part, Narendra Modi, had extensive chats in their bilateral meeting on Wednesday and Kiwis can expect a visit from Modi after he accepted an invitation to come […]
New Zealand and India could soon reach a free trade agreement
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China’s Panda Diplomacy Has Entered A Lucrative New Phase

If you want to know where relations stand between China and another country, follow the pandas. China, the only native of home of pandas in the world, has been giving pandas to nations based on beneficial trade agreements and their willingness to depart with crucial natural resources, according to a […]
China’s Panda Diplomacy Has Entered A Lucrative New Phase
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Why Both Sides Would Benefit From A US-EU Free Trade Agreement

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Office of the Maryland Governor” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jo%C3%A3o_Vale_de_Almeida_2011.jpg”] As President Obama begins his second term, this is the right moment for the United States and the European Union to work together even more closely on a number of issues relevant to both their domestic and foreign policy agendas.The most immediate way […]
Why Both Sides Would Benefit From A US-EU Free Trade Agreement
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China Should Be Treading Lightly In The Diaoyu Dispute

[credit provider=”Vincent Yu/AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=det&ids=China%20Congress&showact=details&sort=date&prds=10135&intv=3d&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1352960234&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=12eed573382e44daa47dfc912ebe6052&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] The territorial dispute between Japan and China that erupted into a diplomatic firestorm in August is already beginning to do long term damage to both parties.The small islands, known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan, have become a bone of contention for Beijing […]
China Should Be Treading Lightly In The Diaoyu Dispute
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China Isn’t Playing Fair, And Neither Should We

Getting tough on China is becoming a popular idea. President Obama has established an Interagency Trade Enforcement Committee with a $27 million budget to hit back at unfair trade. Not to be outdone, Mitt Romney has said that if elected, he’ll declare China a currency manipulator on his first day […]
China Isn’t Playing Fair, And Neither Should We
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1,000,000 Economists Can Be Wrong: The Free Trade Fallacies

Not only did the global financial crisis catch the vast majority of economists completely unawares, they instead expected tranquil and even buoyant times just as the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression began. My favourite such observation is from the OECD‘s Economic Outlook for June 2007—in which the Chief […]
1,000,000 Economists Can Be Wrong: The Free Trade Fallacies
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Another Massive Free Trade Region May Be Just Around The Corner

[credit provider=”MangoVine” url=”http://www.mangovine.net/site/entry/asakusas_nakamise-dori_traditional_shopping_street/”] China, Japan, and South Korea are about to kick-start their push for a free-trade region for the three economic giants, according to the Wall Street Journal.The negotiations still remain in exploratory stages, meaning it will be sometime before the economic juggernaut moves toward such a pact. Together, […]
Another Massive Free Trade Region May Be Just Around The Corner
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What Do We Really Know About The Tea Party’s Position On Free Trade?

The Tea Partiers that have been elected to Congress were put there because they had a one plank party platform. They were fiscal conservatives. The Democrats increased the budget deficit exponentially from 2008-2010. That is saying something, since President Bush and the Congress from 2000-2006 were not exactly spendthrifts. The […]
What Do We Really Know About The Tea Party’s Position On Free Trade?