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30 May

New Zealand-UK Free Trade Agreement to Start Benefiting Exporters

 New Zealand companies will start to benefit from the country’s new free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom with the pact now in force, the government said on Wednesday.     “The benefits which begin flowing from the FTA today, provide a further big boost to our economy,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Chris […]

21 May

Australian PM Backs G7 on ‘De-Risking’ Trade With China

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Sunday that he backed a Group of Seven (G7) joint statement out of Japan stressing the need to ease reliance on trade with China.   The G7 rich nations, which increasingly see China as a economic security threat, on Saturday issued a communique from the city of Hiroshima […]

14 May

China, France Agree to Strengthen Economic Ties

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna and her Chinese counterpart Qin Gang agreed on the need to “develop an economic relationship that is both stronger and more balanced”, the foreign ministry in Paris said after they met on Wednesday.   The meeting followed French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China in April and came weeks after […]

06 May

German Industrial Orders Slump Unexpectedly in March

German industrial orders fell significantly more than expected in March, decreasing by 10.7% from the previous month on a seasonally and calendar adjusted basis, the federal statistics office said on Friday.   A Reuters poll of analysts had pointed to a 2.2% decrease.   It marks the largest month-on-month decline since 2020 at the height […]

30 Apr

China Rolls Out Plan to Boost Trade Amid Weakening Global Demand

China’s cabinet on Tuesday issued a plan to stabilise its vital trade sector, including supporting exports of automobiles and facilitating visas for overseas businessmen, as subdued global demand threatens its exports outlook.   The move came after Chinese officials repeatedly warned of a severe and complicated situation for foreign trade development as exporters reported lack […]

24 Apr

Brazil Hopes for Conclusion to EU-Mercosur Trade Deal This Year

Brazil hopes the Mercosur trade deal with the European Union (EU) will be concluded this year, a government official said on Sunday, ending years of delay and opening the way to increased trade between the two regions.   The EU and the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay completed negotiations in 2019 but […]

16 Apr

At China’s Largest Trade Fair, Exporters Worry About World Economy

Chinese exporters exhibiting their products at the country’s largest trade fair said the weak global economy was hurting their businesses, with many freezing investments and some cutting labour costs in response.   The subdued mood at the Canton Fair in the southern city of Guangzhou suggests China’s unexpected jump in exports in March may have […]

08 Apr

South Korea to Offer Financing to Support Battery Investment in North America

South Korea on Friday said it will provide 7 trillion won ($5.32 billion) in financial support for its battery makers seeking to invest in infrastructure in North America over the next five years to help firms cope with the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act.   Government support will include lowering lending rates and insurance premiums by […]

29 Mar

Britain Expected to Reach Broad Agreement on Joining Pacific Trade Pact Soon

The 11 members of a trans-Pacific trade pact which includes Japan and Australia are expected to soon reach broad agreement with Britain on it joining the partnership, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.   An announcement is expected to be made soon, the sources added, declining to be identified because the […]

22 Mar

German Exporters’ Dip in China Trade Dampens Post-Lockdown Hopes

 German exports to China declined significantly in February, dampening hopes of a trade revival following the end of strict coronavirus measures at the end of last year, the federal statistics office said on Tuesday.   Exports to China, Germany’s most important trade partner, decreased by 12.4% to 7.9 billion euros ($8.46 billion) compared with February […]