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World toxic waste summit in Bali
From today till Thursday Basel Convention signatories will study the growing trade in hazardous waste from industrialised to emerging countries, especially in Asia, and its serious impact on the environment and human health. E-waste is becoming a serious problem in China and India.
10/10/2015 VIETNAM – ASIA – UNITED STATES
Transpacific Partnership: a mixed bag for Vietnam’s economy
The TPP will have an uneven impact on economic growth, labour practices and some key sectors of Vietnam’s economy. It might encourage the creation of independent trade unions, a largely remains unchartered territory for most Vietnamese. The animal husbandry sector however is expected to suffer.
14/11/2011 UNITED STATES – CHINA
APEC ends amid rows over the yuan and a proposal for transpacific free trade
The meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders ends with an agreement to create the largest trading zone in the world. Obama slaps Beijing for its undervalued currency.
18/11/2016 15:16:00 JAPAN – UNITED STATES
Shinzo Abe is the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump, as China’s shadow looms
Held in New York, the meeting included a “candid talk” in a “warm atmosphere”. The 12-nation Asia-Pacific minus China trade deal is in trouble. Japan's contribution to the US military presence is an issue.
05/05/2006 KAZAKHSTAN UNITED STATES EUROPEAN UNION
Cheney in Kazakhstan to boost gas pipeline plan that bypasses Russia
Trans-Caspian sub-sea gas route is planned. The US and the EU want to avoid routing energy supplies through Russia.
06/10/2015 ASIA - UNITED STATES
Pacific free trade treaty signed, covering 40% of the world economy
After five years of negotiations, the United States reaches deal with 11 other nations in the region on treaty which provides for the removal of trade barriers - including tariff - and adaptation of commercial standards. Obama: "We cannot allow the rules of the world economy to be set by China." Beijing welcomes "with caution" the news but does not join group.
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