Trade diversions

What industry leaders hope for in new head of EAC

by on April 24, 2021 0

By Zephania Ubwani Arusha. The captains of industry yesterday expressed their confidence in the new Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), Peter Mathuki. They want the Kenyan business politician to put in place political mechanisms that would boost intra-EAC trade by more than 30 percent. Dr Mathuki took office yesterday in Arusha...

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Pineapple ban in China exposes Taiwan’s vulnerability

by on April 24, 2021 0

Author: Shang-Su Wu, RSIS Security concerns related to Taiwan’s economic dependence on China have arisen from time to time since engagement in the Taiwan Strait deepened from the early 1990s. Former President Taiwanese Lee Ting-Hui initiated the Southwest Policy in the mid-1990s to diversify economic partners to reduce dependence on China, described by economist...

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World leaders pledge to cooperate on climate | World

by on April 23, 2021 0

WASHINGTON – The leaders of Russia and China put aside their raw differences with US President Joe Biden on Thursday long enough to promise international cooperation to cut climate-destroying coal and oil emissions at a summit broadcast live presenting America’s return to the fight against global warming. Neither Vladimir Putin nor Xi Jinping immediately...

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Swiss President heads to EU damage control summit

by on April 22, 2021 0

Guy Parmelin, President of the Swiss Confederation, attends a press conference on the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) in Bern, Switzerland, March 12, 2021. REUTERS / Denis Balibouse Swiss President Guy Parmelin is traveling to Brussels on Friday for a summit with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on a stalled treaty that threatens to...

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Canada abandons beef and wine with Australia

by on April 21, 2021 0

Australia and Canada have stalled a long-running wine trade dispute with restrictions that should be dropped on Down Under bottles. Quebec was the latest province to take unfair measures, which included putting Australian wines in a “store-in-store” in supermarkets while local drinks were on regular shelves. Under a settlement reached by the World Trade...

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The GameStop Saga lawsuits against Robinhood are starting their day in court – but there’s a big catch

by on April 21, 2021 0

When Robinhood suddenly imposed purchase restrictions during the height of the GameStop commercial frenzy in the first few months of 2021, users reacted with fury. Now, the legal journey begins in earnest on Monday for these angry investors. April 19 marked the initial hearing date following a court panel’s decision to consolidate nearly 40...

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