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China 'to gain bargaining power' over US via EU investment deal

China 'to gain bargaining power' over US via EU investment deal

(ATF) The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment that China reached with the European Union last week will help reduce the risk of Beijing being “marginalised” and give China more bargaining power to handle economic and trade conflicts with the US, analysts have said.“The investment agreement between China and the EU is …

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India's app ban deals another trade blow to China

India's app ban deals another trade blow to China

(ATF) India dealt another blow to China on Tuesday by banning a third batch of its apps.The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) blocked access to 43 additional Chinese apps, including the popular online retail portal AliExpress, owned by Jack Ma's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group."This action was taken based …

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Poole on Point: China fills the multi-polar trading gap

Poole on Point: China fills the multi-polar trading gap

(ATF) Flash back to 2005.Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore signed a trade agreement. Unknown at the time, that was the genesis of the a much larger free-trade agreement. President George W. Bush announced in 2008 that the US would begin trade talks not just with this group, but with …

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India plays it safe by avoiding RCEP

India plays it safe by avoiding RCEP

(ATF) India’s withdrawal from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) signed on Sunday may have disappointed some of the 15 countries, like China, that will be part of the giant trading bloc, but many Indian business leaders are relieved that New Delhi pulled out of a deal that failed to …

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Huge Asian trade pact signed by leaders in virtual summit

Huge Asian trade pact signed by leaders in virtual summit

(ATF) Some 15 countries in the Asian region signed a major trade deal on Sunday at a 'virtual summit' hosted by Vietnam. The agreement was part of this year's ASEAN summit for the 10 countries in Southeast Asia and their regional allies, although the meeting of national leaders was held …

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