Mar 20, 2016

Japan, Vietnam vow to work together to spur trade, investment

Japan and Vietnam pledged to work together to expand trade and promote investment by Japanese companies’ in the Southeast Asian nation on Saturday in Hanoi at the first meeting held by a special committee formed to boost bilateral economic cooperation. “By using this committee ...

Mar 10, 2016

Pacific trade deal cannot be renegotiated, says senior Japanese official

A senior Japanese trade negotiator said on Wednesday that it would be impossible to renegotiate a sweeping Pacific trade agreement, as some U.S. presidential candidates have proposed, without destroying it. Hiroshi Oe, Japan’s deputy chief negotiator for the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, told ...

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 ...