No final deal in TPP trade talks

Aug 1, 2015

No final deal in TPP trade talks

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Efforts to conclude the framework for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ended in failure Saturday, with negotiators unable to bridge differences over issues ranging from pharmaceutical patents to expanded imports of agricultural, and particularly dairy, products. The latest round of talks in Hawaii between Australia, ...

Aug 1, 2015

No final deal in TPP trade talks, negotiators say

Delegates negotiating a huge Pacific free-trade agreement said Friday they have failed to reach a final deal after several days of intense talks in Hawaii, in a setback to U.S. President Barack Obama. But U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, in a statement on behalf ...

Stage set for 'final' negotiations on proposed TPP trade deal

Jul 28, 2015

Stage set for 'final' negotiations on proposed TPP trade deal

Officials from 12 Pacific Rim countries on Monday wrapped up four days of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, setting the stage for what many hope will be the final round of negotiations on the most ambitious trade deal in decades. Akira ...

TPP talks to resume Tuesday, perhaps for final time

Jul 26, 2015

TPP talks to resume Tuesday, perhaps for final time

Negotiators from the U.S., Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries could put the finishing touches on the most ambitious trade and investment deal in decades when they meet this week in Hawaii. By most accounts, TPP negotiators have narrowed their focus to a ...

China bets on North Korea in gamble to save rust belt

Jul 23, 2015

China bets on North Korea in gamble to save rust belt

At China’s very farthest limits, a town sandwiched between North Korea and Russia stands at the heart of Beijing’s plan to revitalize its bleak, frigid northeastern rust belt. Beijing has a vision of turning the nondescript outpost of Hunchun into a regional Asian trading ...

Jul 13, 2015

Japan to halt trade insurance for Venezuela

Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, or NEXI, has said it will phase out the underwriting of new trade insurance for deals with Venezuela beginning Tuesday. The decision, announced Sunday, reflects concern that Venezuela, a major oil producer, may fail to fulfill its payment obligations ...

Jul 7, 2015

TPP ministers to gather in Hawaii July 28-29

Pacific Rim countries pursuing a free trade initiative are set to hold ministerial talks on July 28 and 29 in Hawaii to wind up their marathon negotiations, a source said Monday. The United States, Japan and 10 other countries came up with the plan ...