The EU has demanded that China loosen its policy on sales of rare earth materials after the World Trade Organisation upheld a ruling that Beijing's policies to limit raw material exports violated international trade rules.
At a time when consumers in Europe and the U.S. struggle with huge debts, most major U.S. companies have been flocking to emerging economies for the next big consumer -- namely, in China. It's no surprise. After all, the East Asian tiger surpassed Japan last year to become the world's second-biggest economy after the U.S. And with a population of about 1.3 billion, China is on track to be the world's third-largest consumer market by 2025, according to McKinsey & Company.
President Barack Obama and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pledged cooperation on stronger economic ties Thursday, announcing a deal for Russia to again accept U.S. poultry exports and touting U.S. support for Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organization.
The appeals body of the World Trade Organisation has upheld an earlier ruling against China's restrictions on imports of US films and music, rebuffing Beijing's claim that the restrictions were necessary to protect public morals.
The World Trade Organization is expected to rule today that billions of dollars in European government subsidies for Airbus aircraft are illegal, handing victory to the U.S. and Airbus rival Boeing in the first round of the WTO dogfight between the world's biggest aircraft manufacturers.
The European Union and United States accused China of restricting the export of key raw materials used in the production of steel and other industrial products in a complaint filed Tuesday with the World Trade Organization.
Headlines proclaiming that G-20 activists and police are following each others' activities on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites may give one the impression that a new age of surveillance and political activism has dawned.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the administration intends to keep pursuing a policy of "robust engagement" with China that will include filing unfair trade cases as needed and pressuring the Chinese to move more quickly to revalue their currency
Q: I've talked to a number of economists who provide advice to you, and say that you are very interested in business cycles. In late 2000 you were on "Meet the Press," and you actually predicted correctly, ahead of just about everybody, that a downturn was around the corner. That was Bill Clinton's economy. Now it's your economy. What's your candid assessment of it?
In this week's Marketplace Middle East, we take a look at Saudi Arabia's economic outlook. SABB, one of the Kingdom's biggest banks, projects that oil revenues will come in at $165 billion this year. What are the other key facts about the largest country on the Arabian Peninsula?
The World Trade Organization opened a formal investigation Tuesday into allegations China is providing a safe haven for product piracy and counterfeiting, the most far-reaching of four trade disputes between Washington and Beijing, trade officials said.
Vietnam's trade deficit will nearly double to $8 billion this year from $4.8 billion in 2006, but efforts to reduce the shortfall should not come at the expense of investment and growth, a government minister said on Wednesday.
China's global trade surplus fell sharply in March to its lowest level in more than a year, the government there reported Tuesday just as the United States filed a case against it before the World Trade Organization.
Despite about 900 arrests made by Hong Kong police, anti-globalization protesters on Sunday marched down one of city's main thoroughfares to gather outside police barricades at the site of the World Trade Organization talks on the last day of negotiations
Ministers from 149 states have saved long-running global trade talks from collapse with an interim deal to end farm export subsidies by 2013 and open up markets in wealthier countries to the world's poorest nations.
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On Sept. 27, hundreds of America's top cotton growers gathered in the convention center in Visalia, Calif., in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. They'd come for the annual meeting of Calcot, one...
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the World Trade Organization. But the economic group can trace its origins to the end of World War II. The following is a timeline recounting the origins and creation of the WTO.
Hurricane Katrina could cost the nation's farm sector up to $2 billion, affecting Midwest farmers who are unable to ship their goods by barge down the Mississippi River, according to a published report.