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

Feb 2, 2016

Cabinet gives formal blessing to signing of TPP on Thursday

A Cabinet meeting Tuesday saw the government formally decide to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact — putting an end to years of wrangling and heartache over the agreement. A signing ceremony in Auckland on Thursday will see Japan, the United States and ...

Feb 1, 2016

Economists offer support in analyzing effects of TPP

A group of renowned economists has started offering support for accurately analyzing the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral free trade pact. The Global EPAs Research Consortium, including experts from the World Trade Organization, will provide Japan, the United States and 10 other TPP ...

The future of rice farming in Japan

Jan 29, 2016

The future of rice farming in Japan

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Rice has been at the center of Japan’s economy and culture for centuries. But changes are afoot. There is growing concern among Japanese farmers that the country’s rice-producing capabilities are diminishing in the face of international trade pacts such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In ...