Posts Tagged ‘trade’

Iran, Turkey agree to increase use of local currencies in trade: Chief banker

The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says use of local currencies in bilateral trade with Turkey would increase thanks to new agreements reached on the sidelines of a high-profile meeting between presidents of the two countries.  Abdolnasser Hemmati said on Monday after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara that […]

Democrats in presidential debate blast Trump’s trade policies

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Trade War Has Killed 300,000 Jobs And Cost Americans Over $1.6 Billion

By Mac Slavo The trade war has so far killed off about 300,000 jobs and cost Americans about $1.6 billion in tariffs. The taxes are driving up prices and businesses are cutting workers to make ends meet in the face of rising costs. There will be no winner in this trade war, and already the […]

Fire did not destroy World Trade Center Building 7 on Sept. 11, scientific study reveals

A comprehensive study conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in association with Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth found that fire was not the cause of the collapse of the Building 7 of the World Trade Center (WTC). The official theory established that the […]

9/11 mystery solved: World Trade Center building didn’t collapse due to fire – study finds

Following an extensive four-year study at the University of Alaska, using four extremely complex computer models, Dr. Leroy Hulsey, Dr. Zhili Quan, and Professor Feng Xiao found the “fire did not cause the collapse”. In their report, it says: “The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse […]

Trade Wars Are a Fool’s Game

According to the great military thinker, Maj. Gen. J.F.C. Fuller, ‘the object of war is not victory. It is to achieve political goals.’ Too bad President Donald Trump does not read books. He has started economic wars against China, Russia, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela without any clear strategic objective beyond inflating his ego as the […]

DISCUSSION: Hong Kong, China and Trump’s Trade War

In the last six months months, China has been re-positioned ahead of Russia by Washington as America’s supposed top existential and geopolitical adversary. What sort of risks does this new unofficial war pose to America’s economy?  SUNDAY WIRE radio host Patrick Henningsen talks with roving correspondent for Culture & Sport, Basil Valentine, about the highly […]

Singapore to join Russia-led Eurasian free-trade zone in October

   One of the leading Asian economies, Singapore, is set to ink a free trade agreement with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) next month, Russia’s deputy minister of economic development has revealed to RT. In an interview to RT during the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) Timur Maksimov said that talks with Singapore on the […]

EU spokeswoman says Europe’s trade mechanism with Iran going on

The European Union says there is “an advancement” in a long-anticipated trade mechanism, called the INSTEX, with Iran, after Tehran’s announcement of further cuts in its commitments under a 2015 nuclear accord it signed with major world powers. “There is an advancement when it comes to this instrument and the first transactions are being […]

As Saudi and UAE Proxies Trade Blows in Southern Yemen, Yemeni Civilians Pay the Price

ADEN, YEMEN — In a complicated turn of events, the battle in southern Yemen between opposing factions of the Saudi-led Coalition has sparked a new tragedy, affecting civilians who were already suffering under the four years of war that the Coalition has waged on their country — a war that has killed thousands of their […]

IKAC eases registration of companies at Free Trade Zone

MNA – Imam Khomeini Airport City established a new center to help domestic and international firms register at the airport’s newly-established free trade zone. Mohammad Reza Karimian, member of the board of directors at IKAC and responsible for logistics management, said Tuesday the new center is aimed at facilitating the registration of new companies seeking […]

Visas for Kosovo? No trade for Serbia? EU still acting like it’s 1999

Federica Mogherini, the EU’s current foreign policy czar, argued on Thursday that Kosovo should be granted visa-free travel privileges, as “all the requirements for the abolition of visas have been met.” How exactly would this work in the five EU member states that haven’t recognized Kosovo, she did not say. Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, and […]

Emirati firms attend Damascus trade fair despite US threats

Emirati companies have flocked to the Damascus International Trade Fair, months after the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in the Syrian capital. Syria’s al-Watan newspaper reported that a delegation of about 40 businessmen from the UAE had arrived in Damascus on Tuesday to participate in the international fair. A Syrian employee of an […]

On Boris, Brexit, the General, Trump Trade and a Mighty Royal Backlash

BORIS AND THE QUEEN: Who remembers that hat in 2016? Yesterday, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II met with members of Privy Council at her Balmoral residence, and accepted a prorogue, or suspension of Parliament for the period between September 9 to October 14. As a result, new Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now facing […]

China Backs Down; Asks Trump for ‘Calm End’ to Trade War

China announced Monday that it is seeking fresh talks with the Trump administration to resolve the ongoing trade war as Chinese markets plummeted to an 11-year low. Chinese officials signaled Monday that China wants a “calm” end to its ongoing trade war with America. Their announcement follows President Trump’s tariffs on $550 billion in Chinese […]

Trump Escalates Trade War with China. Orders Corporate America to Stop Doing Business with China. Beijing Will Retaliate

Trade wars assure losers, not winners, Trump waging it on multiple fronts — China his main target, a nation able to give as much as it takes directly and asymmetrically.  His MAGA agenda has nothing to do with reducing the US trade deficit — caused by corporate America shifting manufacturing and other operations to low-wage […]

Trump Says He Regrets Escalating Trade War With China, White House Immediately Retracts

While one may accuse the US president of many things, having second thoughts is hardly one of them: once Trump has decided on a course of action, he tends to follow through. Which is why the global press gasped when a rare case of doubt emerged this morning during Trump’s breakfast meeting with the UK’s […]

Trump defends China trade war, says ‘I am the chosen one’

US President Donald Trump has proclaimed himself “the chosen one” as he defended his trade war against China, claiming a title often used to refer to religious figures in Christianity and Judaism. “This isn’t my trade war. This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot […]

Seoul to ditch intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo amid escalating trade row

The deal that allowed both countries to share classified information, the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), is to expire on August 24 without extension, the presidential office announced. The statement cites Japan’s earlier decision to strike South Korea from its list of most trusted trade partners “without providing clear ground” and said it […]

China Warns Trump It Won’t Make Trade Concession If US "Plays Hong Kong Card"

Just days after Trump for the first time linked the ongoing Hong Kong protests with his assessment of the US-China trade war, Beijing has issued an ultimatum to the White House: the United States should not link trade negotiations with China to the Hong Kong protests, denouncing such a move as a miscalculation. In a […]

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