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2014 Media Kit

International Trade

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China ready to grab business after EU-Russia showdown

Reuters | October 02, 2014 | International Trade

China is ready to seize any business opportunities in Russia resulting from Moscow's diplomatic showdown with Europe over Ukraine, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said ahead of a meeting of German and Chinese leaders next week. Read More »

US to pay $300 million to end Brazil cotton trade dispute

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | International Trade

The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said, the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal. Read More »

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

Reuters | October 01, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in Asia. Read More »

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China’s naval muscle-flexing in Asia. Read More »

US, Brazil close to ending cotton trade rift

Reuters | September 30, 2014 | International Trade

The United States and Brazil are close to settling a decade-old trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Minister Neri Geller told Reuters, in what would be the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal. Read More »

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 »

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