• Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:12
    As Asean chair, Thailand can help fix WTO, says Canadian trade negotiator
    CANADIAN and Thai trade negotiators believe the Kingdom can play a leading role in reforming the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in order for the multilateral body to withstand protectionist forces and safeguard the principles of free trade.
  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:03
    Protectionism 'doomed to failure': China's Xi
    Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday ahead of an APEC summit at which US-China trade tensions are likely to take centre stage.
  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:55
    Pacific trade pact shunned by Trump cleared for launch
    A massive trans-Pacific trade deal cleared a final hurdle Wednesday allowing it to enter into force this year, a pointed rebuke of President Donald Trump's protectionist policies from some of America's closest allies.
  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:00
    America’s unilateral trade policies could slow global growth 
    How refreshing it is to listen to the voice of reason in these times made turbulent by the US’ unilateral and protectionist policies. Especially, when the voice affirms the international community remains seriously concerned about the trade policies of the world’s largest economy which could reverse the trend of healthy global economic growth.
  • Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:54
    Asian leaders slam protectionism
    With a rapidly oscillating geopolitical dynamic, one underscored by escalating trade tensions between major powers, Asian leaders called for adherence to a "rules-based" order, and rejected unilateral and protectionist moves, on the closing day of the World Economic Forum on Asean in Hanoi.
  • Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:15
    Beijing warns of protectionism, militarization
    Growing protectionist sentiment and the fomenting of militarization by outside forces are two major negative factors plaguing East Asia, warned State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
  • Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:04
    China-backed trade pact could be signed by year-end: Singapore PM
    Singapore's prime minister said on Thursday he hoped to complete by the end of the year a massive China-backed regional trade pact that has taken centre stage as Washington embarks on a unilateral, protectionist agenda.
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  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:45
    G20 finance ministers to tackle trade war impact on global economy
    Global trade conflicts triggered by the protectionist policies of US President Donald Trump are set to dominate this weekend's meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers in Buenos Aires.
  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:00
    Limited impact on Thai economy from trade war
    WITH PRESIDENT Trump following through on his protectionist campaign promises, issues of trade wars dominate global economic agenda in the past several weeks. As the world's largest and second largest economies intensify their rhetoric, global trade is at risk.
  • Wed, 28 Mar 2018 01:00
    EU in position to stop US from igniting trade war
    The EU knows full well that global governance has suffered a setback because of the anti-globalisation and protectionist decisions made by the Trump administration.
  • Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:00
    Thailand urged to seek markets amid trade row
    THE country should seek out new markets and pursue direct trade negotiations with the United States against the backdrop of heightened fears of a global trade war following protectionist moves by Washington, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) said.
  • Mon, 26 Feb 2018 01:00
    Challenging times for Washington-Seoul ties
    Perhaps there is nothing wrong with South Korean Moon Jae-in calling on his aides to confront “resolutely” the onslaught of US protectionist moves against South Korea. Every country has the right to defend itself from unfair trade practices. 
  • Fri, 26 Jan 2018 01:00
    Trump’s protectionist declaration today will put globalisation into reverse 
    The decision by US President Donald Trump on Monday to impose tariffs on imported solar energy components and large washing machines signals that Washington is quickening its pace to embrace anti-trade populism under the pretext of pursuing “fair trade”.
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:00
    Initiatives show China’s global leadership, says British expert
    China’s continued opening-up of its economy will help it become a good role model for other countries, as globalisation is under threat from protectionist forces in other parts of the world, said Rana Mitter, director of the University of Oxford China Centre.
  • Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00
    Asean infrastructure gap turns negatives into positives
    IF A spending deficit of US$1.2 trillion in six key Asian economies and a rising tide of protectionist rhetoric in Europe don’t seem the most promising combination of business prospects, think again.
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