EghtesadOnline: With proposals to split the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade into two separate ministries making the rounds once again, a business expert says the issue should be put on the backburner because the need of the hour is free trade.
EghtesadOnline: A full-fledged agreement on a free trade zone between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union will be concluded by early 2022.
EghtesadOnline: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi defended free trade and post-crisis financial regulation at the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole symposium, while avoiding any comments on monetary-policy deliberations or the euro exchange rate.
EghtesadOnline: World leaders meeting in Hamburg ran into a major rift over global economic policy as President Donald Trump held firm to his America First doctrine at the expense of unity.
EghtesadOnline: China and the European Union should promote a "positive signal" of economic globalization and free and fair trade, Premier Li Keqiang told the EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini.
EghtesadOnline: The world isn't doing enough to help workers and communities displaced by global free trade, says a new report. It calls on countries to put in place necessary measures to help those who lose out in global competition.
EghtesadOnline: People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said he would like to see Group of 20 officials continue to seek greater consensus on trade when national leaders meet this year.
EghtesadOnline: Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli told a gathering of Asian leaders that the world must commit to multilateral free trade under the World Trade Organization and needs to reform global economic governance.
EghtesadOnline: The world's financial leaders rowed back on a pledge to keep an open and inclusive global trade system after being unable to find a suitable compromise with an increasingly protectionist United States.
EghtesadOnline: President Xi Jinping is moving swiftly to take the mantle of the world’s free trade champion in the era of Donald Trump, even as China again demonstrates its ability to deploy trade as a weapon.