strong canada retail sales bolster expectations for q1 growth Strong Canada retail sales bolster expectations for Q1 growth

16:38 | 23/03/2017 Global Economy

Canadian retail sales rebounded in January with the largest gain in nearly seven years as spending rose across most sectors, boosting expectations that economic growth picked up at the start of the year.
abe merkel call for open markets Abe, Merkel call for open markets

15:08 | 22/03/2017 Global Economy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a staunch joint defence of free trade on Sunday (Mar 19), as the United States pushes towards greater protectionism.
export bans hit brazils meat industry after scandal Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

15:31 | 21/03/2017 Global Economy

The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal accelerated Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.
singapore export value hits five year record Singapore: Export value hits five-year record

16:50 | 20/03/2017 Global Economy

Singapore’s non-oil domestic export value in February expanded 21.5 percent from the same period last year and marked the fourth consecutive monthly increase since November, 2016.
china to buy 17bn worth of philippine agricultural produce China to buy $1.7bn worth of Philippine agricultural produce

17:09 | 17/03/2017 Global Economy

China on Wednesday signed deals committing it to buy US$1.7 billion worth of fruits and other agricultural products from the Philippines, the latest in a series of agreements in an era of cordial ties under President Rodrigo Duterte.
australian fm tours southeast asia to enhance ties Australian FM tours Southeast Asia to enhance ties

16:37 | 16/03/2017 Global Economy

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julia Bishop is touring Southeast Asia on a four-day trip to enhance the country’s relationships with key partners.
chile calls for asia pacific integration Chile calls for Asia-Pacific integration

15:32 | 15/03/2017 Global Economy

Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs Heraldo Munoz said he will push for Asia-Pacific integration, free trade and anti-protectionism at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) meeting in Vina del Mar city, Chile on March 14-15.
uk parliament passes brexit bill UK Parliament passes Brexit bill

15:14 | 14/03/2017 Global Economy

Britain's Parliament has passed the 'Brexit bill' paving the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger negotiations for the UK's exit from the European Union.
eu and asean agree to put free trade pact back on agenda EU and ASEAN agree to put free trade pact back on agenda

14:30 | 13/03/2017 Global Economy

The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said on Friday the two blocs would try to revive plans for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between them, as European countries look to tap the region's strong growth.
myanmar is next vietnam with 10 growth british diplomat Myanmar is next Vietnam with 10% growth: British diplomat

18:49 | 09/03/2017 Global Economy

Myanmar could be the next Vietnam or Thailand, with the economy having the potential of growing as much as 10 percent, a senior British diplomat said.
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