Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Jul 6, 2017

Japan and EU reach free trade accord in blow against protectionism

Senior European Union and Japanese officials reached a free-trade agreement on Wednesday, paving the way for leaders to conclude the political accord Thursday, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said.“We’ve reached political agreement at ministerial level on an EU-Japan trade deal. We now recommend to ...

Oita hopes international student entrepreneurs will rev up economy

May 26, 2017

Oita hopes international student entrepreneurs will rev up economy

Facing a shrinking population, Oita Prefecture has since fiscal 2016 ramped up efforts to help international students start their own businesses or work locally.With the largest proportion of students from overseas for every 100,000 in population, the prefecture hopes this will help revitalize its ...

U.K. business 'fat and lazy', says country's trade minister

/ Sep 10, 2016

U.K. business 'fat and lazy', says country's trade minister

The British minister charged with boosting international trade post-Brexit has slammed the country’s businesses as being too “fat and lazy” to capitalize on the opportunity, the Times newspaper reported Saturday.“This country is not the free-trading nation that it once was,” Secretary of State for ...