Trump and Democrats in tentative deal on North American trade pact

Business Dec 10, 2019

Trump and Democrats in tentative deal on North American trade pact

House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a priority for President Donald Trump. That's according to a Democratic aide not authorized to discuss the talks and granted ...

Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

Business Nov 19, 2019

Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

The Lower House signed off Tuesday on a trade deal with the United States that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products, taking a step toward its entry into force next year. The approval means the agreement, reached by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. ...

Indian firms and farmers applaud Modi's move to reject RCEP trade deal

Asia Pacific Nov 5, 2019

Indian firms and farmers applaud Modi's move to reject RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to opt out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country's largest dairy producer Amul thanking the leader for "supporting livelihoods." New Delhi's 11th-hour rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ...

Africa gathering looks to 'historic' free-trade deal

Business Jul 5, 2019

Africa gathering looks to 'historic' free-trade deal

Ministers from across Africa began work Thursday ahead of a weekend summit to formally launch a free-trade agreement hailed by the continent's 55-nation bloc as "historic." Opening the meeting in the Niger capital Niamey, AU Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat lauded the newly minted African ...