Michigan loss exposes trade as weak spot of Clinton campaign

Mar 10, 2016

Michigan loss exposes trade as weak spot of Clinton campaign

Democrat Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat in Michigan has laid bare growing voter anger over international trade, raising warning flags for her ahead of a possible presidential election showdown against Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Trump has built his campaign on pledges to scrap international trade ...

Obama 'committed to Pacific trade deal,' even as opposition spreads

Mar 10, 2016

Obama 'committed to Pacific trade deal,' even as opposition spreads

U.S. President Barack Obama is fully committed to pushing for Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal despite anti-trade sentiment gaining steam on the presidential election campaign trail, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Wednesday. Voter anxiety and anger over international trade and ...

Clinton takes aim at forex policies of China, Japan

Feb 24, 2016

Clinton takes aim at forex policies of China, Japan

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned Tuesday she would take retaliatory action against Japan and China if she wins the White House, saying the two nations have intentionally weakened their currencies to aid exporters. “China, Japan and other Asian economies kept their goods artificially ...

The predators behind the TPP

Feb 6, 2016

The predators behind the TPP

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Twelve Pacific Rim countries representing around 40 percent of the global economy signed the 
Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade accord on Thursday. Dutch author Karel van Wolferen 
examines the corporate ramifications of the divisive deal