International Trade

India’s Modi warns of coronavirus ‘negligence’ as some cities extend lockdowns

India’s Modi warns of coronavirus ‘negligence’ as some cities extend lockdowns

Published 30/06/2020

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s prime minister on Tuesday warned citizens against flouting rules to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as he extended [more…]

U.S. starts paring back Hong Kong’s special status due to security law

U.S. starts paring back Hong Kong’s special status due to security law

Published 29/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States began eliminating Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law on Monday, halting defense exports and restricting the territory’s access [more…]

Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg vie for Eurogroup leadership

Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg vie for Eurogroup leadership

Published 25/06/2020

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) - Finance ministers of Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg are in the running to chair meetings of the powerful Eurogroup of euro zone finance [more…]

France’s Macron to visit Dutch PM Rutte to break EU budget impasse

France’s Macron to visit Dutch PM Rutte to break EU budget impasse

Published 22/06/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron will travel to the Netherlands on Tuesday to try to break Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s resistance to the European [more…]

Japan, New Zealand discuss importance of trade for world economic recovery, economy minister Nishimura says

Japan, New Zealand discuss importance of trade for world economic recovery, economy minister Nishimura says

Published 22/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura on Monday discussed the importance of free trade for a world economic recovery with New Zealand’s Minister [more…]

Acting DHS head says U.S. doing ‘great job’ getting economy back up

Acting DHS head says U.S. doing ‘great job’ getting economy back up

Published 21/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is doing “a great job” reopening the country after lockdowns to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, Acting Homeland Security [more…]

With a bit of oomph, Brexit deal feasible in July, says UK’s Johnson

With a bit of oomph, Brexit deal feasible in July, says UK’s Johnson

Published 15/06/2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Leaders from Britain and the European Union agreed on Monday that talks on their future relationship should be stepped up to clinch [more…]

What do new U.S. sanctions mean for Syria?

What do new U.S. sanctions mean for Syria?

Published 15/06/2020

AMMAN (Reuters) - The toughest U.S. sanctions yet on Syria take effect this week, increasing the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad as he grapples with [more…]

U.N. expert says some are ‘starving’ in North Korea

U.N. expert says some are ‘starving’ in North Korea

Published 09/06/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights expert voiced alarm on Tuesday at what he called “widespread food shortages and malnutrition” in North Korea, [more…]

EU’s Vestager wants power to investigate foreign aided bids for European companies

EU’s Vestager wants power to investigate foreign aided bids for European companies

Published 09/06/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Foreign state-backed or state-owned companies seeking to acquire European companies may be investigated to see if they are benefiting from unfair subsidies, [more…]