International Trade

WTO talks fail to agree on global trade deal text

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Marathon talks on the World Trade Organization's first-ever worldwide trade reform in Geneva failed to agree on a text to put to ministers who meet in Bali next month. Read More »

Ukraine’s Yanukovich says suspending moves to EU trade deal was difficult

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said a decision to suspend moves to sign a landmark trade deal with the European Union had been a difficult one to take and forced by economic necessity. Read More »

Canada, Norway fail to overturn EU ban on seal furs

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Canada and Norway failed to overturn a European Union ban on their seal products when the World Trade Organization ruled the bloc had a right to outlaw imports of the furs on moral grounds. Read More »

EU “strongly disapproves” of Russia’s action over Ukraine

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union's offer to sign a free trade and political association agreement with Ukraine remains on the table despite Kiev's decision to seek closer ties with Russia, the EU's top two officials said. Read More »

China fights back against US accusations of blocking WTO technology deal

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng denounced the United States as "irresponsible" after Washington accused China of jeopardizing a deal that aims to cut tariffs on technology products, saying Washington had disappointed participants in the talks. Read More »

H&M aims to pay all textile workers “living wage” by 2018

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-largest clothing retailer, laid out a plan to pay a fair "living wage" to some 850,000 textile workers by 2018, saying governments were acting too slowly. Read More »

Qualcomm faces antitrust probe in China

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Qualcomm Inc said it faces an antitrust probe in China, sending its shares lower as investors worried the investigation could hurt the chipmaker's business in the fast-growing smartphone market. Read More »

VW in delicate dance with German union over Tennessee plant

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Volkswagen AG officials in Germany and the United States are performing a delicate dance with VW's influential German union as they wrestle with the possible representation of workers at the company's plant in Tennessee. Read More »

Nike kick off World Cup shirt war with new Brazil kit

Reuters | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Nike launched a key battle in its war for shirt supremacy on Sunday when they unveiled the kit Brazil will wear to host the 2014 World Cup. Read More »

WTO talks fail to agree on global trade deal text

AJOT | November 25, 2013 | International Trade

Marathon talks on the World Trade Organization's first-ever worldwide trade reform in Geneva failed early on Monday to agree on a text to put to ministers who meet in Bali next month. Read More »

WTO chief hopeful of global trade reform deal within days

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

The World Trade Organization may agree its first worldwide trade reform package before the end of the weekend, its director-general, Roberto Azevedo, said. Read More »

EU trade chief says China investment pact must open markets

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

Europe has no interest in a bilateral investment pact with China that omits measures to prise open the Asian giant's markets, the European Union's trade commissioner said, after a summit with Chinese leaders announced plans for treaty talks. Read More »

EU loses out on Ukraine, but may have dodged a bullet

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

In post-Soviet Europe, Russia looks to have won a decisive victory by convincing Ukraine to reject a trade deal with the European Union and deepen ties with Moscow instead. Read More »

Ukraine says decision on EU is tactical, motivated by economics

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

Ukraine's decision not to sign a deal strengthening ties with the European Union was motivated solely by economics and was "tactical", Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said. Read More »

EU enlargement chief says has not fully given up on Ukraine pact

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

The European Union's enlargement chief said on Friday he had "not fully given up" on signing a landmark trade and cooperation agreement with Ukraine at a summit next week, despite Kiev saying it was suspending work on the accord. Read More »

Putin accuses EU of pressuring Ukraine over trade pact

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the European Union of blackmail and pressure against Ukraine over its decision to suspend preparations for a trade pact that would have wrested the nation further from Moscow's orbit. Read More »

Russia steals “Ukrainian bride” at the altar

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

Ukraine's abrupt decision to return to Mother Russia's bear hug after a flirtation with western Europe can be traced back to a secretive meeting of their two presidents two weeks ago. Read More »

US, EU say China’s exemption demands jeopardize WTO technology deal

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

The United States and European Union accused China of jeopardizing talks on eliminating trade tariffs on billions of dollars of technology products due to its determination to claim dozens of exemptions. Read More »

For Cisco and Huawei, a bruising rivalry reaches stalemate

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | International Trade

Cisco Systems Inc and Huawei Technologies Co, two of the world's largest communications equipment makers, have been slugging it out for a decade now - in court, in emerging markets, in the lobbies of government and even on blogs. Read More »

GE awarded 545 MW of commitments to power 26 Brazil wind farms

Reuters | November 22, 2013 | Breakbulk & Projects | International Trade

GE was awarded 545 megawatts of commitments to power 26 Brazil wind farms. Says total amount of energy auctioned was 867 mw and GE secured 63 percent of the auction capacity. Will receive 10-year operations and maintenance agreements to service the awarded 545 megawatts on 26 wind farms . GE won 545 megawatts of orders for wind turbines in Brazil's a-3 auction, which was held on November 18. Read More »