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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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Modi must resist US pressure on drug patents

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must not give in to U.S. pressure to change intellectual property laws which allow India to produce generic medicines poor people can afford, the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said. Read More »

Botched customs upgrade cuts off Congo’s second city

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

A month ago, Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) border post with Zambia, one of Africa's busiest land frontiers, went high-tech, with a web-based customs system that was meant to improve efficiency and eradicate corruption. Read More »

Intra-Africa trade key to boosting African economies

AJOT | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

While international trade agreements such as AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act) and the recently announced Economic Partnership Agreement between European Union and Southern Africa are positive for the continent and should be encouraged, more emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade. Read More »

Botched customs upgrade cuts off Congo’s second city

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

A month ago, Democratic Republic of Congo’s border post with Zambia, one of Africa’s busiest land frontiers, went high-tech, with a web-based customs system that was meant to improve efficiency and eradicate corruption. Read More »

Ford sees rising pre-tax margins in Asia, Europe

Reuters | September 29, 2014 | International Trade

Ford Motor Co expects a 2015 pre-tax loss of about $250 million in Europe, although it still is targeting a return to profitability, executives told investors at a meeting Monday near company headquarters. Read More »

Young EU farmers struggle as Russian sanctions bite

Reuters | September 29, 2014 | International Trade

The neat rows of manicured trees seem a world away from the barricades of eastern Ukraine, but political tensions between the European Union and Russia are reverberating in Fabio Lambertini's pear farm in the tranquil Italian countryside. Read More »

Ukraine leader clings to European goal despite Putin

Reuters | September 29, 2014 | International Trade

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has secured a temporary peace in the troubled east which he says gives him a chance to move Ukraine towards its dream of a place in Europe - but Russia's Vladimir Putin still holds cards that could thwart him. Read More »

Russia cannot change EU-Ukraine deal

Reuters | September 29, 2014 | International Trade

Russia will not be allowed to amend a free-trade deal between the European Union and Ukraine, the woman set to become the EU's new trade chief said on Monday, rejecting Moscow's demands. Read More »

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