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

U.S. proposes to curb illegal fishing by tracing imports

Feb 5, 2016

U.S. proposes to curb illegal fishing by tracing imports

Shrimp, swordfish, cod and crab are among more than a dozen types of seafood that would be subject to increasing scrutiny under a U.S. plan to curb illegal imports, U.S. officials said Thursday. The proposal announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

Jan 23, 2016

Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a “new chapter” in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ...

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Jan 23, 2016

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Thousands of Malaysians protested against plans to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Saturday, just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact. Many of the demonstrators congregated in central Kuala Lumpur were from the opposition Parti ...