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August 15, 2014 German Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2013

Source: Bloomberg

Germany’s economy contracted more than economists forecast last quarter and France stagnated, adding to pressure on the euro area as the Ukraine crisis and slowing inflation (ECCPEST) threaten to derail the region’s recovery.

August 12, 2014 EU officials seek to limit impact of Russia's food import ban

Reuters - Taking Russia to the îWorld Trade Organizationî over the food bans could be unwise, Brussels-based lawyers said, arguing the EU concern was to de-escalate the crisis. > 2553

August 8, 2014 China posts record trade surplus in June as exports surge

Source: Fortune

China posted its biggest-ever monthly trade surplus in July, as government stimulus measures to stop the economy slowing down generated a big rebound in the country’s exports. The General Customs Administration said exports rose...

August 6, 2014 WTO failure points to fragmented future for global trade

Daily Press - GENEVA (Reuters) - India has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the îWorld Trade Organizationî's hopes of modernizing the rules of global commerce and remaining the central forum for multilateral trade...

August 6, 2014 Russia May Be Losing Influence Over European Energy Markets

Source: NY Times

The Ukraine crisis is unlikely to produce many benefits. But it could serve as a kind of stress test to see whether Europe’s approach to energy policy is working. The European authorities have been far more interventionist than...

August 3, 2014 Nine Reasons Why India's WTO Veto Shocked the World

NDTV - Geneva: India's tough diplomacy blocked a landmark world trade treaty late on Thursday, despite last-ditch talks to rescue what would have been the first global trade reform since the creation of the îWorld Trade...

August 1, 2014 Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world

Source: Reuters

India's tough diplomacy blocked a landmark world trade treaty late on Thursday, despite last-ditch talks to rescue what would have been the first global trade reform since the creation of the World Trade Organization 19 years...

July 30, 2014 How Argentina’s Default May Trigger $29 Billion in Claims


By defaulting tomorrow, Argentina may trigger bondholder claims of as much as $29 billion -- equal to all its foreign-currency reserves. If the overdue interest on Argentina’s dollar-denominated securities due 2033 isn’t paid by...

July 28, 2014 Dollar index steady near 6-month highs

Source: NASDAQ

The dollar was trading close to six month highs against a basket of other major currencies as investors positioned ahead of a series of key economic events later in the week. Demand for the dollar continued to be underpinned,...

July 25, 2014 WTO Rules against the US Imposing Duties on Chinese Solar Panels

Shanghai Metals Market - SHANGHAI, Jul. 25 (SMM) â îWorld Trade Organizationî judges said recently that the US broke the global trade rules by imposing anti-subsidy duties on Chinese solar panels,

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