Other countries regard trade deals as an adjunct of diplomacy and defence and proceed accordingly.
The realities of market competition on the ground are likely to put a considerable dent in the rosy estimates delivered by the MFAT modeling
Jacinda Ardern is flatly, 100% wrong when she says that most countries are now chasing multilateral trade deals like the TPP 11 deal she’s due to sign in Chile on March 8.
For some people, words like ‘tax’ and ‘regulation’ and ‘government intervention’ are fighting talk.
On trade and foreign ownership, Peters is talking sense…
Naturally, Trump has framed his decision as a patriotic duty. Yet the withdrawal will do next to nothing to restore American jobs and communities.
John Key’s rationale for refusing to throw the state’s resources behind reducing child poverty is the lamest excuse since “The dog ate my homework.”
Driving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labour’s new housing policy launch.
So China and the US both have competing trade deals on offer – the TPP for the US and the RCEP for the Chinese – each of which pointedly exclude the other superpower.
Already, the European Commission wants to scrap the TPP’s investor-state dispute mechanisms
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