2,000 attend Africa resources confab

Business / Economy May 17, 2013

2,000 attend Africa resources confab

A two-day meeting to discuss how to utilize African natural resources started in Tokyo on Thursday, with around 2,000 people, including natural resources ministers from 15 African nations, attending. At the Japan Sustainable Mining, Investment and Technology Business Forum, or J-SUMIT, the African ministers will ...

EU-U.S. trade deal faces raft of challenges

Business / Economy | FOCUS May 15, 2013

EU-U.S. trade deal faces raft of challenges

Supporters of a U.S.-European free-trade deal have begun damping expectations about its immediate benefits amid a series of emerging disputes that could complicate the creation of the world's largest trade zone. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron met Monday and affirmed that ...

Business / Economy Apr 21, 2013

APEC ministers discuss free trade as TPP remains in focus

Trade ministers of the APEC forum discussed free trade and ways to facilitate investment as their two-day gathering kicked off Saturday in Indonesia. The meeting coincided with Japan winning formal approval to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks from all 11 member states during ...

Editorials Apr 4, 2013

Cooperation with Mongolia

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his visit to Ulan Bator on March 30 agreed with Mongolian Prime Minister Norov Altankhuyag and President Tsakhia Elbegdorj to promote bilateral cooperation in the fields of mineral resources development, trade relations and the environment. They also agreed to ...

U.S. says Keystone pipeline won't spur climate change

Business Mar 3, 2013

U.S. says Keystone pipeline won't spur climate change

The U.S. State Department released a draft environmental impact assessment of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Friday, suggesting the project will have little impact on climate change. Canada's oil sands will be developed even if U.S. President Barack Obama denies a permit to the pipeline ...

Business / Economy Feb 10, 2013

China world's largest trader in 2012

China overtook the United States as the world's largest trading nation in 2012, with two-way trade in merchandise totaling $3.867 trillion, according to data released by China and the U.S. China logged $3.9 billion more in trade with the rest of the world last year ...