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PH plans to lower required capital for foreign retailers

Oct 02, 2017 - 3:15 PM

From the required minimum paid-up capital of $2.5 million under Philippine law, the government wants to make it $200,000 – a 92% cut

RELAX RESTRICTIONS. The plan to liberalize retail trade would form part of the 'shortened' list of investment areas or activities reserved solely for Filipinos, which is set to be released by the government by end-2017. File photo

Belgium drama over, EU and Canada to sign trade deal

Oct 29, 2016 - 8:47 AM

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement removes 99 of customs duties between the two sides linking the single EU market of 500 million people with the world s 10th largest economy

MARATHON TALKS. Members of the Wallon parliament attend a plenary session in Namur during a debate on the CETA (EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) on October 28, 2016. Photo by Bruno Fahy/AFP

Belgium plans new talks to break EU-Canada trade deadlock

Oct 27, 2016 - 10:46 AM

The stakes are high amid warnings that the EU s international standing will suffer further if 7 years of trade negotiations go to waste because of internal Belgian politics

Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders (C) speaks to the press as he arrives for a third meeting of the consultative committee with ministers of the Federal government, the regional governments and the community governments, in Brussels on October 26, 2016. Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga/AFP

Belgium's Wallonia misses EU 'ultimatum' on Canada trade pact

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:20 AM

A Brussels summit to seal a landmark EU Canada trade deal is still possible this week European Council President Donald Tusk says even though Belgium cannot give its approval

NO TO FREE TRADE DEAL. A demonstrator holds a poster reading 'Stop TTIP - Stop CETA' ahead of an emergency meeting of all Belgium federal entities on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels on October 24, 2016. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Canada-EU failure signals more bad news for free trade deals

Oct 23, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Now the enthusiasm for breaking down borders appears to be fizzling out

NO DEAL. This file photo taken on September 20, 2016 shows a man holding a placard depicting a no entry sign with the TTIP and CETA logos, during a demonstration outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, to protest against huge transatlantic trade deals linking Europe with Canada and the United States. John Thys/AFP

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

Asia-Pacific to grow at slowest rate in 2015

Nov 17, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The Pacific Economic Cooperation Council urges APEC leaders to focus their discussions on ways to ensure that more people are part of the region s growth

REGIONAL GROWTH. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council officials (from left): Amb. Don Campbell, Eduardo Pedrosa, and Amb. Tang Guoquiang share the rather bleak results for regional growth, as showed in the State of the Region report released Monday, November 16, 2015.

Is ASEAN meeting targets in services trade liberalization?

May 16, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[CIRSS Commentaries] Given the robust performance of the services sector and its importance to global and regional economies ASEAN needs to continue to facilitate its services trade

Silhouetted image of Filipino workers resting on top of a construction site of a building in Manila, Philippines, April 1, 2014. Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

India rejects WTO proposals in Bali

Dec 04, 2013 - 11:52 AM

The move casts a gloom over a high stakes conference tasked with salvaging the WTO s faltering efforts to liberalize world trade

India's Minister of Commerce and Industry, Anand Sharma (C) attends the WTO conference in Nusa Dua, on Indonesian resort island of Bali on December 4, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Sonny Tumbelaka

H&M to open PH shop soon?

Oct 14, 2013 - 2:34 PM

Swedish fast fashion house H M says it is entering the Philippine retail market on its own

Trade liberalization: Why and how it matters to ordinary people

May 02, 2013 - 1:09 PM

Inclusive growth will be more beneficial on a wide scale ensuring stable livelihood for small farmers and fisherfolk those who produce our food

Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Oxfam

Trade openness: Battle of hearts and minds

Mar 29, 2013 - 6:04 AM

With differences in political and economic views remaining high in the Philippines trade openness remain a battle of hearts and minds

TRADE POLICY. There is still no middle ground between the risks and rewards of trade agreements. Photo by AFP