May 2, 2017

TPP nations meet in Canada to discuss fate of pact without U.S.

Canada is hosting a round of exploratory negotiations on the future of the Trans Pacific Partnership after the U.S. bowed out. Senior trade officials from every remaining signatory country will convene the so-called TPP-minus-one talks in Toronto on Tuesday and Wednesday. While ministers won’t ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

Global tax war feared as Trump considers massive cuts

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to slash corporate taxes in the U.S. have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say. In what Trump’s economic adviser Gary Cohn described as “the ...

First direct London-China train completes 12,000-km run

Apr 29, 2017

First direct London-China train completes 12,000-km run

The first freight train to link China directly to the U.K. arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles), making it the second-longest route in the world. The journey is the latest effort in China’s drive ...