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Protectionism slammed as Southeast Asian leaders rally to trade pact

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Trade tops the agenda at the Bangkok meeting, as tit-for-tat tariffs between China and the US cast a dark cloud over global growth

ASEAN. AAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations member states lead the launch of the ASEAN Satellite Warehouse during the 34th ASEAN Summit opening ceremony at The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on June 23, 2019. Malacanang photo

Protectionism 'doomed to failure': China's Xi says in swipe at U.S.

Nov 17, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping stresses that there will be no winners from a trade war or a new cold war amid increasing rivalry between the world's top two economies

AMID TENSIONS. Chinese President Xi Jinping warns against protectionism ahead of APEC Summit 2018. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

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Mar 21, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Are you a nationalist or an internationalist? Re-examine old paradigms with Leloy Claudio and find out that some concepts taken to the extreme can be dangerous

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Aug 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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At ASEAN anniv, Duterte warns against protectionism

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Philippine President describes the Obama led Trans Pacific Partnership as a dream that [is] no longer there under the Trump administration

30 countries reject protectionism at China's Belt and Road Forum

May 16, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Leaders who participated in China s Belt and Road Forum lay down cooperation principles for the Belt and Road Initiative

ASEAN ministers to raise flag vs protectionism

Apr 28, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Yes [we are] against protectionism Any move to reverse the track towards globalization it will be hard Integration should push through so trading as well as flow of goods and services will be easier Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says

AGAINST PROTECTIONISM. 'Any move to reverse the track towards globalization, it will be hard. Integration should push through, so trading as well as flow of goods and services will be easier,' Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says. Screenshot from Rappler livestream

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China accuses EU of protectionism over new steel taxes

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:19 PM

The targeted products are used to join steel pipes and tubes and are commonly used in industries such as food processing and shipbuilding as well as energy and construction

REDUCTION PLEDGE. This picture taken on June 15, 2013 shows a laborer working in a steel factory in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province. China's manufacturing activity shrank again in June, HSBC said on June 20, hitting a nine-month low and adding to concerns about the strength of the world's second biggest economy. Photo by AFP

Germany's Merkel warns Trump against protectionism

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:52 AM

There are more advantages to moving forward together than when everyone resolves their problems for themselves I am truly convinced of this German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells a press conference

FORWARD. In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk during a welcoming ceremony upon arrival at the Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, on April 24, 2016 where they meet for bilateral talks. Odd Andersen/AFP

PH shelves TPP membership, eyes China-led RCEP

Nov 21, 2016 - 6:29 PM

UPDATED The Philippines eyes the China led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership as an ideal and lucrative market

TALE OF TRADE DEALS. With the TPP now apparently dead in the water, the Philippines puts focus on exploring opportunities in China-led RCEP. Background Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Asia-Pacific leaders defend trade against Trump tide

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:50 AM

US President elect Donald Trump s attacks on free trade deals are causing jitters in the Pacific Rim

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and others listen to US President Barack Obama (R) make a statement before a meeting November 19, 2016 in Lima, Peru. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Bashed on trade, China may benefit from President Trump

Nov 10, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Some analysts say US protectionism under the Trump administration might mean new opportunities for Beijing

A Chinese worker loads steel tubes onto a truck at a logistics center in Lianyungang in east China's Jiangsu province on November 8, 2016.  Chinese exports sank for a seventh consecutive month in October, data showed on November 8, as weak global demand dealt a blow to the world's number two economy following recent signs of stability. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

IMF warns of protectionist threat to global growth

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The International Monetary Fund cuts its economic outlook for the United States but upgrades those for Japan and the eurozone

This IMF handout photo shows International Monetary Fund Economic Counsellor Maurice Obstfeld as he answers questions during the World Economic Outlook Press Conference at the IMF Headquarters during the 2016 IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings October 4, 201 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / IMF / Stephen Jaffe / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /IMF/Stephen JAFFE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

G20 warns against slide into protectionism

Sep 06, 2016 - 7:49 AM

In a communique the G20 leaders pointed to a litany of economic ills including financial market volatility sluggish trade and investment and gyrating commodity prices

G20 leaders and their spouses pose for a group photo before their dinner banquet at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016. Johannes Eisele/AFP

G20 nations pledge to boost trade despite growing protectionism

Jul 10, 2016 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED Nations pledge to oppose trade protectionism and reiterate a promise not to add new protective measures until 2018

SUMMIT. Ministers and their delegation members attend the opening session of the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting in Shanghai, China. China is the host country for this year's G20 Summit. Photo by Raj Wong/EPA

APEC expresses alarm over rising protectionism

Sep 06, 2012 - 6:27 PM

Top officials from Pacific Rim countries expressed alarm over the worsening world economic outlook and called for further action to thwart growing trade protectionism

IMF chief says rise in protectionism 'alarming'

Jul 10, 2012 - 1:33 PM

The IMF chief says signs of protectionism were alarming