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September 18, 2014 Foreign Companies Balk at Rising Scrutiny From Beijing
The Wall Street Journal - Chinaâs use of its antimonopoly law may violate its îWorld Trade Organizationî commitments, a major U.S. business group said, as foreign companies increasingly push back against rising...
September 17, 2014 You've seen labels for 'fair trade' goods - but what does it mean'
State Journal Register - U.S. consumers bought some $1.2 billion in fair-trade products last year, but only 29 percent know what fair trade is, said Stacy Wagner, director of media and public relations for îTransFair...
September 16, 2014 US Firms Concerned by China Anti-Monopoly Crackdown
Voice of America - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleges this violates the îWorld Trade Organizationî agreement, and it intends to urge the U.S. government to file a complaint. The vice president of the chamberâs...
September 15, 2014 Dollar Rises as Commodities Decline on China; Ruble FallsSource: Bloomberg
The dollar strengthened to a 14-month high and commodities declined to the lowest in five years after data added to evidence China’s economy is slowing. Russia’s ruble weakened to a record after the European Union and U.S....
September 11, 2014 China fines Audi and Chrysler for price-fixingSource: Financial Times
China’s anti-monopoly regulator has fined Volkswagen’s Audi and Fiat’s Chrysler for fixing the price of cars and replacement auto parts, as part of a probe into foreign carmakers that has international investors crying foul.
September 11, 2014 China's Li promises more open economy amid complaints about anti-monopoly crackdown
Winnipeg Free Press - "We oppose protectionism in all its forms," the premier said at the îWorld Economic Forumî in the Tianjin, east of Beijing. "We will continue to pursue a more proactive strategy of opening up."...
September 10, 2014 China's economy can avoid hard landing - Premier Li
7 News Yahoo - Reuters Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gestures as he speaks during a session of the îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF) in the Chinese port city of Tianjin September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TIANJIN China...
September 9, 2014 Celebrate Fair Trade All Month Long!
groups.yahoo.com - Dear Friends, October is Fair Trade Month! Each year, îTransFair USAî engages our licensees, retailers, activist partners, consumers and the media in a Your message has been successfully submitted...
September 9, 2014 What China's latest deals say about its grand strategy
CNN World - Editorâs note: Lauren Dickey is a research associate with the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî. The views expressed are her own. Russian President Vladimir Putinâs trip to China last week was the...
September 5, 2014 Euro left reeling after ECB's liquidity splurgeSource: Reuters
The euro was deep in the red on Friday, having suffered its steepest fall in three years after the European Central Bank stunned markets by cutting interest rates and embarking on a trillion-euro asset-buying binge.
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