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December 24, 2013 Starbucks to Audi Face China Clampdown on Foreign FirmsSource: Bloomberg
As Chinese President Xi Jinping promises the nation’s biggest market opening in two decades, the reality for some of the most successful foreign companies in the country is a raft of probes and laws that curb their operations....
December 19, 2013 G-20 trade restrictions more as trade flows slow down: WTO report
Xinhua News Agency - GENEVA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The number of new trade restrictive measures imposed by G-20 economies over the past six months increased as trade flows slowed down , said a latest trade monitoring report...
December 19, 2013 Global Markets Rise After Fed’s Decision to Unwind Stimulus - text/videoSource: NY Times
Stock markets in Asia and Europe on Thursday welcomed the news that the Federal Reserve would gradually end its bond-buying program during 2014, a modest first step toward unwinding the American central bank’s broader stimulus...
December 17, 2013 How China Became Capitalist
cato.org - In the new millennium, the Chinese economy has kept its growth momentum and become more integrated ... of the main flaw of the Chinese market economy: China has developed a robust market for goods, but it still lacks a...
December 11, 2013 Or Maybe It's a Zillion-Dollar WTO Deal
American Economic Alert - President Obama, December 8, 2013 (Sources: âStatement of U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman following the 9th Ministerial Conference of the îWorld Trade Organizationî,â...
Time Magazine - Eighteen years ago, the formation of the îWorld Trade Organizationî was a hopeful sign that the global effort to increase trade, and the benefits that arise from it, were to be boldly carried forward....
December 9, 2013 Europe Stocks Inch Higher After China Export Data
FOXBusiness - LONDON â European stock markets opened mostly higher on Monday, keying off gains seen overnight in Asia where better-than-expected Chinese export data signaled stronger demand from the global economy and sent...
December 9, 2013 Global recovery taking hold, but risks still ahead: Fitch
India Infoline Ltd - îFitch Ratingsî says in its latest Global Economic Outlook (GEO) that world growth will accelerate in 2014 and 2015 driven by a more robust recovery in major advanced economies (MAE), while...
December 9, 2013 Export Surge Sets Up Big Surplus for ChinaSource: NY Times
HONG KONG — China’s exports rose more than expected last month, government figures released Sunday showed, as resurgent demand from consumers in the United States and the European Union helped put the Asian manufacturing...
Britain's unilateral carbon tax should be scrapped before it causes blackouts, pushes up household bills and makes the UK uncompetitive, ScottishPower argues. Keith Anderson, chief corporate officer, warns that the “carbon price...
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