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  • China to open up customs nationwide for Shanghai free trade zone firms

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will relax customs regulations for companies registered in its Shanghai pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ), allowing a firm to declare goods at customs anywhere in China for the first time, state media quoted a Shanghai official as...
  • China's Xi arrives in South Korea as tensions grow with North Korea, Japan

    BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to South Korea on Thursday, part of a courtship aimed at strengthening his hand in dealing with North Korea and Japan. South Korean President Park Geun-hye greeted Xi upon his arrival in...
  • Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, cease fire extended 72 hours

    Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, cease fire extended 72 hours
    The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday. Shortly after returning to...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Alternatives-to-Hillary buzz in Democrats' liberal wing

    The elections of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have generated new energy in the Democratic Party's liberal wing, especially among critics of President Barack Obama's centrist course who fear a Hillary Rodham...
  • Vladimir Putin, master player

    Vladimir Putin, master player
    Let us now praise Vladimir Putin. Yes, Russia's president is a cold-hearted autocrat. And yes, he rules through a network of nasty oligarchs bent on squeezing profit from their country's oil riches. If he covets a piece of territory, he's liable to...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
  • Obama begins Asia tour with informal sushi diplomacy in Tokyo

    TOKYO -- President Obama arrived here Wednesday to begin an eight-day tour of Asian allies designed to assure leaders that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising tensions in the region. Obama went directly to his task after landing in Tokyo,...
  • Rachel Marsden: Trans-Pacific Partnership a bad deal for America

    PARIS -- The good news is that the Obama administration plans to create a lot of new jobs. The bad news is that those jobs will mostly be in Asia. President Obama's recent trip to Asia revived debate about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement,...
  • Biden Promotes Trade Pacts As a Way to Curb Piracy

    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden has promoted the importance of new trade pacts as a way to curb piracy in other countries, in what he said was necessary to create a "global economic order where creativity and innovation can thrive." Speaking at...
  • Obama and Japan's Abe fail to reach trade accord

    Obama and Japan's Abe fail to reach trade accord
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Japan failed to reach agreement on free-trade talks as President Obama left Japan on Friday without the breakthrough needed to advance a key element of his broader agenda of strengthening America's hand in Asia. Despite a...
  • Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

     Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
  • Obama to sign executive order streamlining imports, exports

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to sign an order Wednesday that officials say will cut the waiting time on permits to import and export goods "from days to minutes." Currently, businesses submit information to dozens of government agencies, often on...