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China moves ahead with ancient Silk Road revival

China is moving forward with an ambitious project to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

China is moving forward with an ambitious project to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

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Trump and the art of the deal with China

Business Line looks at the issues dividing US President Donald Trump and China's Xi-Jinping and the prospects for overcoming those divisions.

Business Line looks at the issues dividing US President Donald Trump and China's Xi-Jinping and the prospects for overcoming those divisions.

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Spanish weapons in the international market

Homsec is an exhibition of the Defence and Security sectors attended by more than 15,000 visitors from 40 countries and 195 exhibitors in the city of Madrid during the month of…

Homsec is an exhibition of the Defence and Security sectors attended by more than 15,000 visitors from 40 countries and 195 exhibitors in the city of Madrid during the month of…

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G20 finance ministers ponder how strongly to defend free trade

Faced with Trump's threats, world financial leaders are seeking a common stance on trade and rejecting protectionism at the G20 meeting in Germany.

Faced with Trump's threats, world financial leaders are seeking a common stance on trade and rejecting protectionism at the G20 meeting in Germany.

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Canada supports trilateral talks for renegotiating NAFTA

Canada supports keeping the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral accord, the trade minister has said, in a sign of support for Mexico.

Canada supports keeping the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral accord, the trade minister has said, in a sign of support for Mexico.

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For trade, think near, think big but mostly think China: View

Germany could soon export more to China than to its crucial neighbor and partner France, and it already exports more to China than it does to Italy

Germany could soon export more to China than to its crucial neighbor and partner France, and it already exports more to China than it does to Italy

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What drives Trump's trade policies: protectionism or revanchism?

Emerging technologies and the global resurgence of populism and nationalism that Trump’s presidency embodies, will not make this process easy. But they also make it more important than ever

Emerging technologies and the global resurgence of populism and nationalism that Trump’s presidency embodies, will not make this process easy. But they also make it more important than ever

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China's exports and imports surge

China posted much stronger-than-expected trade data for January even as Asia braces for a rise in US protectionism under President Donald Trump.

China posted much stronger-than-expected trade data for January even as Asia braces for a rise in US protectionism under President Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump’s anachronistic trade strategy

By Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva Donald Trump’s ignominious executive order barring entry

By Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva Donald Trump’s ignominious executive order barring entry

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Ford profit down from Mexico plant hit

Ford has reported a quarterly loss partly linked to abandoning a planned factory in Mexico that President Trump criticised.

Ford has reported a quarterly loss partly linked to abandoning a planned factory in Mexico that President Trump criticised.

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German business morale weakens, but is Trump to blame?

German businesses are gloomier this month according to a survey of 7,000 firms, which may or may not be linked to Trump's protectionist comments.

German businesses are gloomier this month according to a survey of 7,000 firms, which may or may not be linked to Trump's protectionist comments.

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Canada's Trudeau talks trade as Trump rejects TPP and NAFTA

On President Trump's protectionist rhetoric Canada's PM Justin Trudeau says he'll emphasise the strong trade ties between the two countries.

On President Trump's protectionist rhetoric Canada's PM Justin Trudeau says he'll emphasise the strong trade ties between the two countries.

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Trump dumps the TPP trade pact as fears grow for the future of NAFTA

In a move seen as distancing America from its Asian allies, Donald Trump has formally withdrawn the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership on…

In a move seen as distancing America from its Asian allies, Donald Trump has formally withdrawn the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership on…

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Trump administration 'keen on fast trade deal with Britain'

The incoming administration of Donald Trump reportedly wants to negotiate a new trade deal with the UK as quickly as possible after it leaves the EU.

The incoming administration of Donald Trump reportedly wants to negotiate a new trade deal with the UK as quickly as possible after it leaves the EU.

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China stresses US mutual interests amid trade war fears

China signals it wants to avoid a trade war after US President-elect Donald Trump names tough-talking Robert Lighthizer as his chief trade negotiator.

China signals it wants to avoid a trade war after US President-elect Donald Trump names tough-talking Robert Lighthizer as his chief trade negotiator.

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Oil extends gains ahead of OPEC talks

Oil prices extended gains for a second session running on Friday – fuelled by optimism that non-OPEC producers will agree to reduce output following a cartel agreement to limit…

Oil prices extended gains for a second session running on Friday – fuelled by optimism that non-OPEC producers will agree to reduce output following a cartel agreement to limit…

Europe

EU-US free trade talks 'frozen' after Trump election win

Brussels (AFP) – Talks on a vast free-trade deal between the EU and US are likely to be “frozen” for years after the stunning election victory of Donald Trump, the EU said on…

Brussels (AFP) – Talks on a vast free-trade deal between the EU and US are likely to be “frozen” for years after the stunning election victory of Donald Trump, the EU said on…

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China sees Trump election as a trade opportunity

China hopes to turn the US election upset to its advantage by seeking support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade deal to replace TPP.

China hopes to turn the US election upset to its advantage by seeking support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade deal to replace TPP.