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SM Tharman appointed to new UN advisory board on multilateralism

SINGAPORE – Chief Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has been appointed to a new high-level United Nations advisory board on effective multilateralism. The 12-member council – made up of world leaders, civil servants and experts – is tasked with making concrete suggestions for more effective multilateral agreements on a range of issues. Its non-binding recommendations are intended […]

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The Russian-Ukrainian conflict forces the reversal of the American Indo-Pacific strategy

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) is greeted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R) before a bilateral meeting at the Berlaymont, European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 4, 2022. / CGV US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) is greeted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R) before […]

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With comments like this, no wonder we lack national self-esteem

He was quoted in The National in response to Nicola Benedetti’s wonderful nomination as the first Scotsman and first female director of the Edinburgh International Festival: “In many ways she reflects the spirit of this festival, internationally recognized and respected but Scottish at heart. …” (Benedetti will be the first Scottish director of the Edinburgh […]

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Back to basics – EURACTIV.com

Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Economic Brief. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. As Europe reacts to the reality of war, the state is set to play a much more interventionist role across Europe. The scramble to secure the very foundations of a functioning economy, food, energy and security, has the potential to change policies […]

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The war in Ukraine has investors thinking of a second Cold War

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, investors have enjoyed decades of global economic stability in which military conflict and foreign diplomacy played a lesser role in market movements. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the clearest sign of a recent shift in this dynamic, as increased jostling between powerful nations will have far-reaching consequences […]

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Indonesia and Singapore condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine — Radio Free Asia

Singapore and Indonesia on Thursday condemned the violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity after Russia invaded the former Soviet republic, but much of the rest of Southeast Asia was silent in its response to development. Russian forces invaded Ukraine early Thursday in what European Union foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell on Twitter called “among Europe’s darkest […]

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Pakistan’s Khan wants TV debate with Indian counterpart to resolve issues

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday he would like to have a televised debate with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to settle differences between the two neighbours. The nuclear rivals have shared antagonistic relations since gaining independence 75 years ago, waging three wars, with ties strained recently over the Muslim-majority northern […]

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Building multilateralism in trade is essential

Failure to do so would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Undoubtedly, the current state of global trade has its limits and is not entirely fair to all participants. A number of important issues, including those needed to make international trade fairer and more sustainable over time, remain insufficiently addressed. During its 27 […]

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Will the RBNZ take thoughtful action or leapfrog when considering OCR on Wednesday?

The Reserve Bank’s (RBNZ) monetary policy committee is expected to raise the official exchange rate (OCR) after its first meeting of the year on Wednesday. Most bets are on this, increasing the rate by 25 points from 0.75% to 1%, but a 50 point increase is a possibility. Inflation is well above the committee’s 1-3% […]

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R Gopalan appointed Chairman of the Board of Sundaram-Clayton Limited

NNA | Update: February 11, 2022 11:25 a.m. STI Chennai (Tamilnadu) [India]February 11 (ANI/NewsSee): Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading automotive component manufacturing and distribution group, announced R Gopalan, the company’s independent non-executive director, as chairman of the board of directors as of April 1, 2022.Gopalan has a wealth of experience in the country’s economic and […]

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Pak PM Khan departs for Beijing to attend Winter Olympics ceremony and meet with Chinese leaders

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan traveled to China on Thursday for a four-day official visit to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Beijing and meet with the country’s top leaders, including the President Xi Jinping. Khan’s visit marks the culmination of celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations […]

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UK and E Timor plan to forge ties

The Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), Sok Chenda Sophea, during the meeting on Thursday. CDC The enactment of the new investment law, together with the success of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, is creating an ever-growing pool of rewarding investment opportunities in the Kingdom, according to the secretary general of […]

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Most Caribbean countries will experience economic growth in 2022

Citizens of most Caribbean countries are expected to see positive changes in their economic activities and well-being in 2022, as the world Bank predicts increases in gross domestic product (GDP) over 2021 figures. This should bring some relief to members of the Caribbean diaspora who sent a large portion of the estimated $126 billion to […]

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Cheikh Ahmed appoints the DIEZ management team

Amna Lootah and Dr Juma Al Matrooshi have been appointed respectively general managers of the Dubai Airport Free Zone and the Dubai Silicon Oasis by Sheikh Ahmed. Image credit: photo provided Dubai: A new management team of the Authority of Integrated Economic Zones of Dubai was appointed Thursday by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, […]

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Prime Minister Modi and German Chancellor agree to focus on climate and green energy | Latest India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed on Wednesday to diversify bilateral cooperation and focus on collaborations in the area of ​​climate action and green energy. {{^ userSubscribe}} {{/ userSubscribe}} In his first telephone conversation with the German leader since taking office, Modi congratulated Scholz on his appointment and praised the “immense […]

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Why we use the language of war to talk about the Covid

Much of the pandemic has been described in terms of a “war” on the virus. Communication expert DR ANDREAS MUSOLFF asks if such language is useful Why do we talk and hear (and read) the Covid-19 pandemic so much in terms of war? In the media and in common parlance, patients, hospitals, and entire nation […]

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India aims to reshape regional energy balance in 2021 | India News

NEW DELHI: In a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic, India has shown a strong determination to expand its strategic influence by resetting the regional balance of power in the face of an increasingly complex geopolitical tangle of facing an aggressive China and dealing with the aftermath of the Taliban. rapid takeover in Kabul. Distrustful […]

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Putin keen to organize a trilateral summit with Modi and Xi; India remains without commitment

Russia has proposed a trilateral summit between its President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping – despite China’s continued belligerence throughout its disputed border with India. However, New Delhi remained without commitment on the proposal. Putin had a video conference with Xi on Wednesday and one of the topics […]

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Stop Recognizing the Burmese Junta, “pak” Jokowi: Jakarta Post Columnist, Southeast Asian News and Current Affairs

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST / ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Recognizing, although partially, Myanmar’s Government of National Unity (NUG) could become an effective second move by Indonesia and ASIAN to force Myanmar’s military junta , Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, to implement the five-point consensus he agreed to in a meeting with group leaders in Jakarta on […]

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The contemporary world and the era of hybrid warfare

The route of bilateral Bangladesh-France relations began from the 14e February 1972, when France recognizes Bangladesh as a sovereign state. On March 17, 1972, Bangladesh opened its resident diplomatic mission in Paris. France provided valuable support to the government and people of the French Republic during the war of liberation in 1971. The people of […]

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FBCCI sees opportunities in LDC graduation

The Bangladesh Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) foresees upgrading opportunities for LDCs rather than challenges. “There is widespread fear about the graduation of LDCs in Bangladesh. But I think it could bring opportunities to the country instead of posing challenges,” said FBCCI President Md Jasim Uddin. , at a press conference today. […]

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How governments play ‘freedom and restriction’ games with farmers

On September 14, 2020, the Center imposed a ban on exporting all varieties of onions out of the country. A consequence of this was that hundreds of trucks loaded with onions were stuck at various land ports in West Bengal because they could not get to Bangladesh. Each truck needed an “export order” (LEO) issued […]

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Dubai, Singapore discuss ways to strengthen economic ties and trade

Dubai remains preferred location for Singaporean businesses in Middle East region, envoy says Image Credit: Provided Dubai: Customs authorities in Dubai and Singapore held talks on strengthening economic cooperation and trade on Monday. Gathered virtually, the two sides discussed ways to expand the collaboration between Dubai and Singapore and the opportunities arising from Expo 2020 […]

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China’s stagflation risk rises as growth slows: a green week ahead

(Bloomberg) – Sign up for the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast. Bloomberg’s Most Read Inflation risks in China are rising as new outbreaks of Covid-19 cloud the outlook for economic growth, shining the spotlight on policymakers as top Communist Party leaders gather for a crucial political meeting this […]

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Rumors are circulating about Erdogan’s declining health after G20 shackles

LONDON: An alliance between Ankara and Addis Ababa is fueling concerns over the use of Turkish drones in the escalation of Ethiopia’s civil war. The military cooperation agreement was signed in August by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The terms of the deal have not yet been made public, […]

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Sena calls Prime Minister Modi irresponsible for wandering atop G-20 without a mask amid spread of COVID

Commenting on PM Modi’s tour to the G-20 summit and the meetings taking place on the sidelines, Shiv Sena, via his spokesman Saamana, criticized the prime minister. Stressing that the prime minister has let his guard down against COVID-19, Saamana said it was irresponsible of the prime minister to interact with other world leaders without […]

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Nifty Saw Opening Higher; IRCTC, Tata Motors, Tata Steel, SAIL In Focus

Indian equity benchmarks are expected to open higher, as indicated by the Nifty Futures traded on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The Singapore Stock Exchange’s Nifty Futures, also known as SGX Nifty Futures, rose 30 points or 0.17% to 17,780 amid positive indices from global markets. Asian markets edged higher on Monday, led by a post-election […]

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World leaders approve global corporate minimum tax as G-20 kicks off

ROME – President Joe Biden and other world leaders expressed support for a global minimum corporate tax at Saturday’s closed-door G20 summit, a monumental deal that U.S. officials say will lead to increased revenues to fund Biden’s Build Back Better program. . After Saturday’s first plenary session, a senior Biden administration official said the leaders […]

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Election bonds worth Rs 614 crore sold in October

As state elections approached in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, political parties received funds worth Rs 614 crore from donors in the form of election bonds in October, data shows of the State Bank of India (SBI). In response to a right to information request, filed by transparency activist Commodore Lokesh Batra, SBI […]

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G20 urged to redistribute surplus Covid vaccines

Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies are expected to take advantage of a meeting this weekend in Rome to agree on how to transfer surplus Covid-19 vaccines to low-income countries, said a group of former presidents and prime ministers. In a letter to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 100 former leaders and ministers around […]

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India ahead of COP26 climate summit

“As of 2017, we have more renewables in India’s energy mix than fossil fuels,” Mr. Shringla said. London: India will seek promises of coherent and predictable climate finance as it commits with “full commitment” to UK COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, foreign minister says Harsh Vardhan Shringla. Speaking just as the government confirmed that Prime […]

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Connectivity between Central Asia and South Asia may depend on relations between Pakistan and the United States

When the United States left Afghanistan, they took their money with them. Fortunately, the leaders of Central and South Asia – Uzbekistan and Pakistan – had already planned to connect the regions to increase trade and opportunities. In July, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met in Tashkent where they signed […]

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Li Keqiang Attends Opening Ceremony of 130th Session of China Import and Export Fair and Pearl River International Trade Forum, Stresses China Will Always Expand Openness and Promote Free Trade in order to share opportunities with the world for greater development

On the afternoon of October 14, 2021, Premier Li Keqiang attended the opening ceremony of the 130th session of the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) and the Pearl River International Trade and delivered a keynote address in Guangzhou. Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Malaysian […]

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4 things to plan for the next # 12WCC – ICC

Discover our program # 12WCC As more than 1,000 delegates from around the world prepare for the biennial event, here are four things they can expect from the biggest chamber connection of the year. 1. A pioneering program to pilot a promising action plan Taking place under the theme “Next generation: Chambers 4.0», # 12WCC […]

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Om Birla arrives at Italian Senate for G-20 Speakers of Parliament Summit | India News

ROME: Lok Sabha President Om Birla arrived at Palazzo Madama, Italy’s senate, on Thursday for the inaugural session of the seventh G-20 Speakers’ Summit. Birla said he hopes to have fruitful and constructive discussions on issues of global importance during the summit. “Arrived at Palazzo Madama, Senate of the Italian Republic for the inaugural session […]

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EU officials aim for breakthrough for global 15% tax deal

PARIS – A global corporate tax deal is expected to be concluded before the end of the month, senior EU officials told CNBC on Wednesday. Global governments have been embroiled in difficult negotiations to get a handful of nations to comply with an international corporate tax agreement. The G-7 and G-20 countries backed a deal […]

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Zulum and seven Lake Chad governments meet in Cameroon on regional security

Babagana Zoulum Borno State Governor Professor Babagana Zulum and seven other governors of the Lake Chad Basin met on Monday in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to discuss regional security cooperation and the way forward for it. improve stability. The region, due to the Lake Chad recession and resulting impoverishment, has been plagued by Boko Haram for more […]

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Nigeria: Insurgency – Eight governors of Lake Chad meet in Cameroon

Eight governors of the Lake Chad basin met on Monday in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to discuss the insurgency and regional security cooperation. Organized by the Lake Chad Basin Commission, with technical support from the African Union, the United Nations Development Program and the Crisis Management Initiative, the meeting was hosted by the Cameroonian government in collaboration […]

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Aryan Khan, 2 other arrested; Mamata Banerjee wins the ballot

Bhabanipur Bypoll: Election Commission orders TMC government to avoid victory parades The electoral commission wrote to the West Bengal congressional government in Trinamool on Sunday asking it to take the necessary steps to avoid any incidents of post-election violence. The EC has called on the government to ban all celebrations or victory processions taking place […]

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Egypt calls for activating AfCFTA to strengthen sustainable development and achieve Africa’s Agenda 2063

Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat said activating the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is integral to achieving sustainable development. Africa should capitalize on this agreement to strengthen joint cooperation among African countries, increase private sector engagement, facilitate restructuring of regulatory laws and strengthen electronic commerce, she added. Al-Mashat’s remarks came during a […]

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PM asked to consider IPP Group’s key project proposal

Earlier in August, the IPP group, chaired by Johnathan Hanh Nguyen, sent a report to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, proposing the implementation of a series of key projects. In the report to the Prime Minister, IPP Group said that over the last time, the company, along with investment partners from the United States, South […]

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President of USIBC, Auto News, ET Auto

A free trade deal is the next frontier in Indo-US relations, the head of an India-focused business advocacy group said, stressing that it is not tenable for the two largest economies of the world not to have a commercial architecture between them, although its path is strewn with “all kinds of obstacles”. Nisha Desai Biswal, […]

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Kyodo News Digest: September 30, 2021

The following is the latest list of news summaries selected by Kyodo News. ———- All spectators except Chinese residents will be banned from the Beijing Games GENEVA – The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday unveiled a list of basic preventive measures against the spread of the new coronavirus at the Beijing Games next February, including […]

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Amid tensions with US, Erdogan praises Russian ties

MOSCOW – Relations between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Biden administration may crumble, but on Wednesday the Turkish leader made clear his access to an alternative partner for trade and military deals: Russian President Vladimir V. Putin. At a three-hour meeting in Sochi, a seaside town on the Black Sea, Russia – the first […]

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FBCCI urges FTA with China to address post-LDC economic challenges

An FTA will play a supporting role in addressing the post-LDC economic challenges for Bangladesh, thereby facilitating the reduction of the trade deficit, said the president of the FBCCI. TBS Report September 28, 2021, 6:45 PM Last modification: September 28, 2021, 8:32 PM Md Jasim Uddin. Photo: Collected “> Md Jasim Uddin. Photo: Collected Bangladesh […]

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G20 summit on Afghanistan scheduled for today, said Russian deputy foreign minister

ANI | Update: Sep 28, 2021 2:51 PM STI Moscow [Russia], September 28 (NNA): Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said the Group of Twenty (G20) summit on Afghanistan is scheduled for Tuesday.Vershinin told TASS: “September 28, as far as I can remember, roughly.”However, he did not answer the question about who will represent Russia […]

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Why Bangladesh should use the port of Gwadar – OpEd – Eurasia Review

The Pakistani port of Gwadar has brought a new dream to the region. This port is not only for Pakistan but also for all states in the region. Chinese investment has accelerated the pace of aspirations in this regard. China’s multibillion-dollar “CPEC” project is linked to the port of Gwadar. This port creates a kind […]

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Rome says G20 summit on Afghanistan expected in coming weeks

ANI | Update: Sep 27, 2021 2:23 AM STI Rome (Italy), September 27 (ANI / Sputnik): An extraordinary G20 summit on Afghanistan will take place in the coming weeks, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday.“The date has not yet been determined, but an extraordinary G20 summit on Afghanistan will take place in […]

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Rules-based international cooperation, a key in times of danger: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that there are urgent reasons to strengthen multilateralism and rules-based international cooperation, as the interference of foreign powers and the use of military force only leads to further tragedies. worse rather than offering solutions. Hun Sen made the remarks during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) […]

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Fiji calls on G20 nations to follow suit – FBC News

Fiji has become the seventh country in the world and the first small island developing state to pass climate legislation that includes a target of net zero emissions by 2050. Three days after the Fijian Parliament passed this climate change bill, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama challenged developed countries to the United Nations General Assembly to […]

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Cambodia stresses need to strengthen multilateralism mechanisms

Hun Sen stressed the importance of strengthening multilateralism and rules-based international cooperation. “Our world still faces a myriad of other pressing challenges such as geopolitical competition and rivalries between great powers, technological and trade wars, territorial armed conflicts, terrorism and transnational crimes, and climate change. . The pressure on international peace and security is greater […]

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Why Bangladesh should use the port of Gwadar

The Pakistani port of Gwadar has brought a new dream to the region. This port is not only for Pakistan but also for all states in the region. Chinese investment has accelerated the pace of aspirations in this regard. China‘s multibillion-dollar CPEC project is linked to the port of Gwadar. This port creates a kind […]

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EAM S Jaishankar to attend G4 and G20 meetings in US; discuss Afghanistan

India will participate in the G4 foreign ministers meeting on September 22 and the G20 meeting called to discuss the unfolding situation in Afghanistan and will also brief world leaders. Foreign Minister (EAM) Dr. S Jaishankar will represent India at the meetings. EAM S Jaishankar is already in New York and has already participated in […]

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Biden breaks promise to heal transatlantic rift

This article is an onsite version of our Trade Secrets newsletter. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly to your inbox from Monday to Thursday Hello again from Washington DC, where the summer weather cools down in the fall (or fall) and people are slowly resuming in-person meetings. We have several transatlantic visitors expected […]

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Brexit LIVE: EU issues ultimatum by Norway in tense ‘cod war’ | Politics | New

The row centers on Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, a territory created in 1920 and ruled by Norway. The country also claims sovereignty over the archipelago’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for fishing within a 200-mile radius and stresses that it is responsible for setting quotas for all fish stocks in the region. Oslo allocated 18,000 […]

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PM Modi to address UNGA and meet with Biden and Harris in US | Latest India News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden (September 24) and Vice President Kamala Harris (September 23) during a busy three-day trip to the United States that will see him address at the United Nations General Assembly. in New York as the first speaker of the day. The highlight of […]

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UN to world leaders: to curb global warming, you must do more | Scientific news

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP science writer Pressure continues to mount on increasingly anxious world leaders to step up efforts to tackle climate change. There are more to come this week at one of the most prestigious forums of all – the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time away from UN […]

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EAM Jaishankar welcomes its Saudi counterpart; leaders discuss Afghanistan and bilateral relations

On Sunday, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar received Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, who is visiting India for the first time. The Saudi Foreign Minister has arrived in New Delhi for a three-day visit and will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, September 20. The two leaders later met at […]

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G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna

The 2021 G20 Interfaith Forum took place this week in Bologna and ended with the intervention of Prime Minister Mario Draghi. With more than 370 participants, the event brought together delegates from 70 countries with the aim of building a space for dialogue on the theme at the center of the Forum: “Time to heal”. […]

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Union Min Piyush Goyal Attends Two-Day G20 Sherpas Meeting; highlights India’s progress

India’s Trade and Industry Minister and Indian G20 Sherpa Piyush Goyal attended the two-day G20 Sherpa meeting in digital format on September 15-16, Foreign Ministry said (MEA ) on September 17th. This was Piyush Goyal’s first G20. meeting since his appointment as G20 Indian Sherpa. “Ambassador Luigi Mattiolo, the Italian G20 Sherpa, chaired the meeting […]

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Blair wants more war – World Peace Organization

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned that extremist groups using biological weapons pose a relevant threat to the West. The appearance of the coronavirus and the Taliban coup in Afghanistan have increased his concerns. Blair asserted that “[c]Counterterrorism alone will not eliminate a well-established threat … We need some boots on the ground. […]

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The G20 called on to defend multilateralism

The Group of 20, which includes 19 countries and the European Union, should defend true multilateralism in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation in order to define the direction of global governance and jointly address the common challenges facing the world. said President Xi Jinping mentioned. In a telephone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Mario […]

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The G20 Compact with Africa reaffirms its commitment to ensure Africa’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic through private sector development and vaccine manufacturing

28-Aug-2021 Participants in a G20 Compact with Africa meeting this week assessed Africa’s progress in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal moment in relations between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The Compact with Africa is a G20 initiative that promotes macroeconomic, trade and […]

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Afghanistan Live: Warnings of “imminent” terrorist attack as evacuations enter final phase | World news

European countries have issued stern warnings on the last days of a massive airlift to get people out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, one British official saying there were credible reports of an “imminent attack” at Kabul International Airport. France said it would stop its evacuations on Friday while Denmark said its latest flight had already left […]

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G-7 grappling with Afghanistan, an afterthought not so long ago | Government-and-politics

President Joe Biden speaks on the situation in Afghanistan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Sunday, August 22, 2021, in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta By MATTHEW LEE AP diplomatic writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Two months ago, the leaders of the world’s seven major industrialized democracies met in the height of summer on England’s […]

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What it will take to reach $ 400 billion in merchandise exports

We are targeting $ 450 billion in merchandise exports in a few years. It was a statement by the Indian Minister of Trade and Industry. added. In addition to pursuing free trade agreements, the minister mentioned that tax and trade reforms are also needed, as well as lower transaction costs. The Commerce Secretary also assured […]

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A tightrope of caution and hope – Journal

Pakistan hopes to capitalize on the fall of the hostile regime led by Ashraf Ghani by increasing the breadth and depth of economic engagement with Afghanistan at a time when the economy is in desperate need of a boost for growth . As Taliban leaders fight for legitimacy following the bloodless takeover on August 15, […]

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Afghan crisis on the agenda, Boris Johnson calls for “urgent” G-7 meeting

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that he would convene a meeting of the G-7 leaders of the Group of Seven on Tuesday for “urgent” discussions on developments in Afghanistan. Speaking to Twitter, Johnson said: “It is vital that the international community work together to ensure safe evacuations, prevent a humanitarian crisis […]

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Pakistan Hopes for New $ 1 Billion G-20 Debt Relief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is hoping for a third relief on debt payments from G-20 countries, requesting a suspension of more than US $ 1 billion, ARY NEWS reported on Tuesday, citing sources. According to sources familiar with the matter, the country has requested global debt relief of $ 3.78 billion from the G-20 countries, to be […]

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Pakistan strengthens its industrial power by mobilizing local talent

Abdul Razak Dawood, adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan on trade and investment, in his interview with Gulf News. Image Credit: Sana Jamal Islamabad: Pakistan has implemented an ambitious strategy to strengthen industrial strength by mobilizing local talent and providing incentives to achieve export-oriented economic growth with a new emphasis on trade with Central Asian […]

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Gwadar fast growing gateway

ISLAMABAD: Gwadar, once a backward and impoverished area, is emerging as a hub of connectivity and development. Numerous studies have established that after the completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) road, Gwadar will be one of the most competitive connectivity hubs in the region and beyond. China, the Middle East, North Africa and many […]

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G20: China wants real multilateralism

While China argued that multilateralism was not just a slogan, the United States (United States) called for greater global cooperation in light of the coronavirus crisis at its G20 meeting Tuesday. Italy hosted foreign ministers from a group of 20 major economies in the southern city of Matera in the first face-to-face meeting since the […]

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A new partnership for 30 years?

In April, the news that Iraq was mediation longtime rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have captivated Middle Eastern observers. Iraq’s new role as a Saudi-Iranian intermediary comes as the Saudis have taken concrete steps in recent years to establish a meaningful relationship with their northern neighbor, such as reopening their border last November for the […]

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What you need to know about the wine trade wars

Oscar Wilde once wrote that “life imitates art much more than art imitates life.” In “The Roaring Mouse”, a late 1950s film, the mythical nation of Grand Fenwick’s only export, a special wine, Pinot Grand Fenwick, faces competition from California; and their economy is collapsing. Like others, after World War II, its leaders note that […]

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Eurozone PMI data generally improves as virus restrictions relax

Remarks / Observations – Eurozone June Preliminary PMI data mixed but remaining in expansionary territory (Beats: Germany, Eurozone, United Kingdom; Misses: France); Price action Moderate markets were anticipating an improving economic outlook as virus restrictions eased. – Another emerging European central bank expects a hawkish hike (Czech rates saw their rates rise by 25bp; following […]

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Foreign ministry calls for yoga to be adopted to fight covid aftermath

After two hectic months of scouring the world for the drugs, liquid medical oxygen and oxygen-related equipment needed to fight a brutal second wave of covid-19 infections that hit the country, the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs seems to be tackling the more normal affairs of diplomacy. One of the first events the ministry is […]

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UK-Australia Bilateral Trade Agreement: A Summary | Dentons

After five years of discussions between the Australian and British governments, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week announced an agreement in principle on the terms of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two country, see here. This deal is as important for its historical symbolism as it […]

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Another top secret: what happened in Helsinki between Putin and Trump?

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Wednesday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Congress Democrats said they were no longer looking for tapes of former President Donald Trump’s private meetings with the Russian leader, despite previous concerns that Trump had tried to cover up the details of their conversations. “The Biden administration is looking forward to […]

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New circular providing advice on conducting electronic tax transactions

On March 18, 2021, the Ministry of Finance promulgated Circular No. 19/2021 / TT-BTC providing guidance on conducting electronic tax transactions (“Circular 19“). General Regulations According to this document, taxpayers can record electronic tax transactions by the following methods: Method 1: Registration for e-tax accounts with the tax authorities via the web portal of the […]

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UPDATE 1-After NATO, Biden looks to the EU for renewal of transatlantic relations

* In Brussels, Biden moves to the EU after NATO * Biden could announce truce in Trump-era trade war * Biden will meet the Belgian King, Prime Minister (Redesigns with trade disputes, NATO summit) By John Chalmers and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, June 15 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden will step up efforts to renew […]

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Tai takes Brussels to talk about prices

With the help of Doug Palmer Editor’s Note: Weekly Trade is a weekly version of POLITICO Pro’s daily trade policy newsletter, Morning Trade. POLITICO Pro is a political intelligence platform that combines the news you need with tools you can use to take action on the biggest stories of the day. Act on the news […]

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‘Whatever it takes’, Britain’s Johnson warns EU against post-Brexit trade

Britain will do “whatever it takes” to protect its territorial integrity in a trade dispute with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday, threatening to take emergency action if no solution is found. was found. Johnson’s threat appeared to break a temporary truce in a war of words over part of the […]

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French President Macron says US is ‘definitely’ back, welcomes Biden to ‘the club’

The heat between President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron continued to be fully visible on the second day of the G-7 summit in Cornwall, England on Saturday – leaders sat down for a bilateral meeting in the lead – tête-à-tête on the beach and Macron agreeing that America is “definitely” back. “I think […]

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Sri Lankan unions keep dead silence on criminalization of industrial action

Two weeks ago, on May 27, Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapakse used the Essential Public Services Act (EPSA) to ban industrial action in the port, oil, gas, rail and bus transport sectors, as well as in government administrative offices at the district level, state banks, insurance companies and customs-related services. On June 2, he issued […]

G-20 News

Richest in the world facing tax cuts after 40% increase in wealth | New

NEW YORK – Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has the resources to get started in space. Elon Musk too. In many ways, however, the richest people in the world left the rest of us behind a long time ago. The richest 500 people in the world are now worth $ 8.4 trillion, up more than 40% […]

Free Trade Zones

Global trade set to rebound strongly in 2021 after showing resilience during pandemic

Global trade has been more resilient than expected during the pandemic and will rebound strongly in 2021, according to the Dubai Multi Commodities Center, although the recovery is uneven and dependent on the rollout of vaccines and the easing of geopolitical tensions. Feryal Ahmadi, director of operations for DMCC, which chairs companies involved in the […]

Domestic Bonds

RDA inflows rise to $ 1.25 billion – Journal

KARACHI: Pakistan has received $ 1.25 billion from Roshan Digital Accounts (RDA) since its launch in September 2020, while admissions have grown faster than in the first quarter. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) confirmed on Friday that total inflows into the GDR reached $ 1.250 billion and said inflows increased after hitting the $ […]

Trade Wars

ASX to open apartment as Victorians brace for $ 500 payout

ASX is expected to open today (Source: Getty) ASX: The local market is expected to open flat today as Wall Street stumbles past the finish line. Eyes on mining stocks after iron ore rose again overnight. Wall Street: , with tech stocks lagging on the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, as investors balanced concerns about […]

G-20 News

Coup in Mali, vaccine production in Africa and volcano eruption in DRC

Malian transitional president and prime minister dismissed in coup Mali’s transitional vice-president, Assimi Goïta, announced on Tuesday that he had resigned from his post the transitional president Bah N’Daw, the transitional prime minister Moctar Ouane and several advisers during another coup. Goïta – who also led last year’s coup – said the dismissals were due […]

Trade Wars

Wuhan Institute of Virology’s role in pandemic is first step to hold China accountable

In fifty-six days, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will celebrate 100 years of its existence. In its day, the party held a political monopoly over the lives of 1.6 billion people and pushed China into a world power that today rivals the influence of the United States in terms of money and military. . The […]

G-20 News

Moderna to ship 2M vaccine doses to Canada by week of June 14

Moderna will ship 500,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to Canada next week and an additional 1.5 million doses the week of June 14. Minister of Supply Anita Anand announced the confirmed shipments today. She says Moderna still promises to send millions of more doses next month, but there is no clarity on how many […]

G-20 News

EU-Japan summit to help define the G7 and G20 agenda

EU-Japan summit to help define the G7 and G20 agenda Newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is recognized by the Lower House of Parliament in Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2020 (Reuters) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and key EU leaders, led by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, meet on Thursday for a […]

Free Trade Zones

Egyptian FATF approves 13 new free zone projects worth $ 167 million in January-April 2021

The Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (FATF) approved 13 new free zone projects with a capital of 167 million dollars between January and April 2021, according to the CEO of the authority, Mohamed Abdel Wahab. The data came as Abdel Wahab was meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Monday evening to […]

G-20 News

Trudeau hails Canada’s improved vaccination rate as questions swirl over shipping of Moderna doses

Prime Minister congratulates Canadians for rolling up their sleeves as our immunization rates skyrocket, but it remains to be seen if Moderna will meet its delivery target because this drug maker is seeking approval for its injection for children. During the regular COVID-19 briefing, Justin Trudeau praised the push by Canadians to get vaccinated, saying […]

Trade Wars

British Columbia’s NDP government haunted by past election promise

Protesters work to build roadblocks along a logging road at Fairy Creek Dams Headquarters outside of Port Renfrew, British Columbia, on May 23, 2021. On May 17, the RCMP took over. started enforcing an injunction against a series of old forest blockades in the area. Jesse Winter / The Globe and Mail It all started […]

Free Trade Zones

Kenya: the city of Tatu chosen to represent the World Organization of Free Zones in Kenya

Nairobi – Tatu City has been designated by the World Organization of Free Zones (World FZO) as its Kenyan representative of its more than 700 members around the world. This means that the World FZO regional office in Kenya will be administered locally by Tatu City as a center of thought leadership and knowledge exchange […]

Free Trade Zones

Tatu City chosen to represent the World Organization of Free Zones in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 – Tatu City has been appointed by the World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) as its Kenyan representative of its more than 700 members around the world. This means that the World FZO regional office in Kenya will be administered locally by Tatu City as a center of thought leadership and […]

Free Trade Zones

India-UK summit: a giant leap together

As the rubble of the Babri Mosque fell into the vacuum cleaner in Ayodhya, British Prime Minister John Major became the first foreign dignitary to visit India after the demolition. To the surprise and delight of his hosts in New Delhi, he praised India’s commitment to a “secular constitution and tolerance and protection of minorities” […]

G-20 News

G-20, pharmaceutical companies promise more vaccines for poorest countries, Europe News & Top Stories

ROME • Coronavirus vaccine producers pledged billions of doses for poorest countries at Group of 20 (G-20) health summit, where leaders pledged to expand access injections to end the pandemic. The bosses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have announced that they will provide around 3.5 billion doses of the vaccine at cost or […]