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I.M.F. Chief Lagarde Calls Trade Restrictions ‘Economic Malpractice’

The International Monetary Fund leader, Christine Lagarde, said in a speech that an increase in protectionist trade measures would hurt American workers.

Pangolin, The 'Artichoke With Legs,' Earns Top Trade Protection

8 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

World leaders at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species agreed to ban all commercial trade in pangolins, small and endangered mammals that also resemble aardvarks.

Wildlife meeting votes for complete trade ban on pangolins: CITES

Delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted Wednesday to ban all trade of the endangered pangolin, the world's most heavily trafficked mammal. "(The) committee agrees all pangolins...Show More Summary

Breaking: Major record company shuts down

17 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

We have been notified of the closure of Launch Music International Ltd (LMI), an important service provider and distributor of small classical labels. The company, based in Staffordshire, will cease trading by the end of October. Its labels include Somm, Priory, Guild, Clarinet Classics, Music&Media, Quartz, Nonclassical and Stone. Its founder, Philip Hateley, has decided […]

WTO Slashes Global Trade Forecast by 39% Since April: "Wake-Up Call" Says WTO Director

The new figure of 1.7 percent, down from the WTO's previous estimate of 2.8 percent in April, marked the first time in 15 years that international commerce was expected to lag the growth of the world economy, the trade body said...."We...Show More Summary

Column: Which currencies are overvauled? The Mini Mac Index tells all

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But to what extent does it actually hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac Index uses the price of McDonald’s Big Macs around the world, expressed in a common currency (U.S. Show More Summary

SENER Unveils FORAN V80R2.0

The SENER engineering and technology group has taken part in the SMM Hamburg maritime trade fair, one of the most prestigious international meetings in the sector, which is held every two years, on this occasion from September 5 to 9. SENER…

Canada: Trudeau's global brand is a hot commodity

Could Canada be cashing in its reputation as a defender of human rights to score international trade?

Trans-Pacific Partnership in doubt, but does it matter?

The Peterson Institute in Washington has published a report on the international trade policies enunciated by the two US presidential candidates during their campaigns. Its conclusion: Clinton's proposed trade and international economic...Show More Summary

Shy pangolins need world spotlight to survive

Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low profile. But they are also the world's most heavily trafficked mammal, and experts at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference this week are ringing alarm bells over their survival. Show More Summary

UN Won't Increase Restrictions Against Ivory Trade

This year's meeting of CITES, The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, in Johannesburg, South Africa, is considering dozens of proposals on regulating the trade in everything from tiny frogs to sharks, to trees and flowers as well as the more high profile threatened species such as rhinos, lions and tigers. Show More Summary

Wildlife meeting weighs how to save endangered species

Thousands of conservationists and government officials open talks in Johannesburg on Saturday to thrash out regulating international trade in elephant ivory, rhino horn and hundreds of endangered wild animals and plants. The boomingShow More Summary

Elephants are in danger. Our research could help save them.

On Sept. 24, South Africa will open the 2016 CITES meeting — a gathering that could help determine the survival of the world’s remaining elephants, as well as other endangered species. CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora, banned the international trade in ivory in 1989, but later […]

Consume Or Conserve? Now That Is The Question

The Convention of International Trade in Animals (CITES) is the organization that monitors, restricts or allows and licenses trade in animals. Within days now, world wildlife experts will be gathering in Johannesburg at the CoP 17 meeting, the event that determines the next round of changes in status. Show More Summary

Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Board and Vice-Chairs

The Independent Film & Television Alliance, an international trade association representing more than 135 companies in 23 countries, elected four vice-chairs at its annual membership meetings today in Los Angeles and London. ElectedShow More Summary

"Blood Oil" and the Real-World Implications of Moral Philosophy

339 days until I am sitting in my first class. I am down to eight (8) Philosophy Bites podcast. One of the recent set of podcasts that I listened to, Leif Wenar on Trade and Tyranny discussed changing international law to prohibit the...Show More Summary

The New Rules of the Road: A Progressive Approach to Globalization

This article will appear in the Fall 2016 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. W hile political and media elites wonder why international trade has emerged as a top election issue this year, we were not surprised....Show More Summary

How CITES works, and 5 species to look out for

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is a treaty to protect wild animals and plants against over-exploitation through commercial trade. The signatories of the treaty, which came into force in 1975, are 182 countries and the European Union, with 5,600 animal and 30,000 plant species on their radar. Show More Summary

Conservation: Legal ivory trade would be unsustainable

last weekAcademics : Nature

Legal ivory harvesting from African elephants would never meet consumer demand and could not resume in a sustainable way.Despite an international trade ban in 1989, poaching for ivory remains rampant and is even increasing, triggering heated debates about whether legal trading could help to

Women of the CIA: The Hidden History of American Spycraft

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

“My first son was my 1993 World Trade Center bombing baby,” says Gina Bennett, a veteran CIA analyst who has spent her career tracking down the perpetrators behind some of the worst international crises in recent memory. Bennett, a divorced mother of five, can match the birthdate of each child by the bad guys she was pursuing at the time. Show More Summary

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