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Two days after EU ministers approved their own joint approach to the negotiations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government sets out its own red lines
'The difference may be minuscule, but there is no question that P2,591,435.40 is greater than P2,591,435.00,' rules the anti-graft Sandiganbayan
The country's top legislative committee approves a proposal 'prohibiting the illegal wildlife trade, abolishing the bad habit of overconsumption of wildlife'
United States Federal Reserve officials note the 'phase one' trade deal with China 'would still leave a large portion of the tariffs in place'
'We don't want to make it impossible to do business with us,' says United States President Donald Trump, even as he has launched disputes with trading partners
Products that will qualify for the exemptions include patient monitors, blood transfusion equipment, and instruments to measure blood pressure
The bombshell announcement by the US Federal Trade Commission opens the door to fresh scrutiny of deals made by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet since 2010
Levies of 5% and 10% on more than 1,700 items will be cut 'to alleviate economic and trade friction'
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, crafted over years of negotiation between the the 3 countries, replaces the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA
All businesses, markets, food and beverage outlets, and e-commerce platforms are 'strictly prohibited from trading in wild animals in any form'
The Washington-based global lending institution cautions that outcomes 'depend to an important extent on avoiding further escalation' between Washington and Beijing
The proposal covers workers in banks, hotels, and restaurants, and other similar establishments in Tagaytay City; and journalists covering the Taal Volcano eruption
However, Trump says he will only remove the tariffs against China 'if we're able to do phase two' of the agreement
The truce will allow businesses around the globe to breathe a sigh of relief
The signing will cap a nearly two-year spat that threatened to throttle the global economy
'There is no harm in being prepared, identifying contingency measures, and taking due diligence in anticipation of a worst-case scenario in the Middle East,' says the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines
US President Donald Trump says he would then travel to Beijing to continue negotiations 'at a later date'
An estimated 60,000 children are currently trapped in sexual exploitation in the Philippines. From Manila, a group of foreign and local operatives are working to save them.
BOI executive director Ma. Corazon Dichosa says trade deficit of the country for the past 5 years has averaged 76.54%
China puts on hold the addition of 10% and 5% tariffs on some American imports, following a 'phase one' trade deal with the United States
US officials say they expect to sign the pact in early January after a legal review and once they have made certain the English and Chinese versions of the text are equivalent
Chinese vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen says Washington has agreed to a 'phasing out' of tariffs on Chinese goods
Reports Washington and Beijing had struck a bargain at last send US stocks sailing to their first record closes of December
'There is an initial deal between the governments,' says Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
The olive branch comes as the two sides edge towards a mini agreement Washington says includes a Chinese promise to increase the purchase of US farm products
Industry leaders in both countries cry foul
The entry of the new members 'further strengthens INSTEX and demonstrates European efforts to facilitate legitimate trade between Europe and Iran,' say founding shareholders France, Germany and UK
The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines says letting Filipinos watch the SEA Games for free can foster 'renewed patriotism' and 'national healing' amid complaints about the preparations for the regional event
China’s economic relationship with the Global South may be overall positive, but Beijing needs to address the questionable practices of its corporations and agencies
The US president at first seemed reluctant to sign the bill, but with almost unanimous US congressional support for the measure, he has little political room to maneuver
The US Commerce Department grants 'narrow licenses to authorize limited and specific activities which do not pose a significant risk to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States'
(UPDATED) Huawei says the extension does nothing to alter the company's view that Washington has treated it unfairly, and continues to call for its removal from a foreign technology blacklist
Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian says he is willing to share the 'Paspas Permit' system with other LGUs for free
'A deal could happen soon,' United States President Donald Trump tells business leaders, while also saying tariffs would be jacked up if no deal is reached with China
Procrastination in liquidating his cash advances and in filing an appeal seals the fate of a former government official
If confirmed by the US, the comments could be the latest positive signal in efforts by negotiators to formalize a partial trade deal – although details remain sparse
An analyst says the pullback in September imports, despite the drop in exports, means that net trade will likely not weigh on overall growth momentum in the 3rd quarter of 2019
The United States trade gap falls 4.7% to $52.5 billion in September 2019
'Our decision was guided by the impact this agreement will have on the ordinary human beings of India and livelihood of people, including the poorest of the poor,' says a senior Indian diplomat
(UPDATED) Objections by India have dashed hopes of finalizing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at the ASEAN Summit 2019
Thailand and the Philippines have shrugged off cybersecurity warnings in a rush to exploit the ultra-fast 5G network promised by China's biggest smartphone maker, while Vietnam has edged away from Huawei
'If you go alone, you will be bullied. We don't want to go into trade war but sometimes when they do things that are not nice to us, we have to be unnice to them,' says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of US protectionism
The decision marks the first time the World Trade Organization has authorized China to impose tariffs in a trade dispute
'Negotiating teams on the Chinese and US sides have continued to maintain close communication, and negotiations are currently making smooth progress,' the Chinese commerce ministry says
Just $5,400 worth of Japanese beer is shipped to South Korea in September 2019, compared to $7.2 million worth in the same month last year
USTR announces that the two countries have spoken about 'Phase One of the US-China trade agreement'
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Congressman Bonito Singson's bill is a 'cheap trick' to deprive workers of their rights, say Defend Job Philippines, the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, and Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino
With China a key driver of global growth, the soft reading adds to concerns about the world economy and prompts speculation that authorities will unveil fresh stimulus following a series of other measures in recent months
The US-China trade war alone is estimated to shrink the world economy by 0.8% in 2020, the International Monetary Fund says