Europe-USA: the free trade area of ​​which Brussels dreams

Europe-USA: the free trade area of ​​which Brussels dreams

SURVEY Did you think the time for protectionism had come? Not within the European Commission, which has been working for several months, in conjunction with Washington, on the creation of a large transatlantic market. The protectionist wave has not yet submerged Brussels. While the temptations in this direction seem to be increasing on the continent, the European Commission is working on the creation of a vast free trade area which would bring together the EU…

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Under Yongle, the other imperialist China

Under Yongle, the other imperialist China

In the 15th century, Beijing had already launched an assault on the world. Cultural influence, show of force… the adventure also concealed commercial interests. Beijing, which wants to extend its cultural influence, show its power and open up trade routes with significant profits… Xi Jinping’s imperialist ambitions go against the tradition of the Middle Empire, which is rather self-centered. But expansionism is not absent from Chinese history. Perhaps the most famous episode is the series…

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China’s advantage over production costs shrinks

China’s advantage over production costs shrinks

China’s exports grew only 7.9% in 2012, where they grew by more than 20% in 2011. China’s trade surplus jumped 48.1 percent last year to $ 231.1 billion, while the volume of foreign trade grew at a much slower pace than in previous years. Exports rose 7.9 percent in 2012 to about $ 2.050 billion while imports grew 4.3 percent to about $ 1.820 billion, customs said. China’s foreign trade volume grew by 6.2%, well…

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China / USA: IMF fears storm on global economy as negotiations resume

China / USA: IMF fears storm on global economy as negotiations resume

Chinese and Americans resumed their trade negotiations on Monday as the IMF warned of a “storm” on the world economy linked, in part, to the tariff increases decided by the two world giants. With less than three weeks before the deadline set by US President Donald Trump, before another round of trade sanctions against China, his deputy trade representative, Jeffrey Gerrish, has started preliminary discussions in Beijing. Jeffrey Gerrish, who had already started negotiations in…

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