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What the International Antiquities Trade Does not Want You to Know....

“The industry runs on trust,” says Hardy. “By not keeping any records, dealers make it easier for buyers to convince themselves there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.” That, in turn, makes it harder to enforce laws relating to the trade in stolen antiquities. Show More Summary

ICSID Explained: The Secret Court Helping Mulitnationals Sue Governments

With widespread protests over the nature of the proposed TTIP, TPP and TISA trade agreements, many people have raised serious concerns over the extra power it will give corporations to sue governments through a secretive international dispute court.

Treaty in Services Agreement (TISA) - International Trade Deal

The WikiLeaks website released secret documents this week related to ongoing negotiations of the controversial Treaty in Services Agreement (TISA) - a proposed international trade deal between 24 parties formally initiated by the United States and EU member states in 2013.

WikiLeaks Reveals US Self-Serving ‘Trade in Services’ Agenda

According to former delegate to the UN Convention on International Trade Law, Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) documents released by WikiLeaks website show the United States trying to remove barriers to overseas markets to serve its own economic interests under the guise of free trade.

NASCAR Offers to Exchange Confederate Flag for American at Daytona

NASCAR is offering a flag trade in at the Daytona International Speedway this weekend. Fans who bring a Confederate flag, or any other flag, will be offered a free American flag.  The Confederate flag is not banned at NASCAR events, though the sport does not use it in any official capacity. Show More Summary

Wall Street Bullish on John Malone's Latin American Tracking Stock

The tracker for the Chilean and Puerto Rican assets of international cable operator Liberty Global is set to start trading on Thursday. read more

Lupita Nyong’o joins campaign to end the global ivory trade

The conservation non-profit WildAid announced today that actress Lupita Nyong’o will join their campaign to end the international ivory trade.

Public Investment in Clean Energy ''Poised for Exponential Growth'

Even without access to MLPs, which are publicly traded entities that are allowed to act like traditional corporations in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, financing vehicles for clean energy projects are already being unleashed. Investment in clean energy hit nearly $340 billion in 2014. read more

Geopolitical Damnation 26: The WTO

The WTO, or World Trade Organization, is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade, and one you need to be intimately familiar with if international trade is core to your business. Officially commencing operations twenty point five years ago on January 1, 1995 as a result of the Marrakech Agreement, signed by 123 nations, it […]

ICS: Global Shipping Industry Concerned By Protectionist U.S. Approach to Energy Exports

  The United States Congress signaled last week its firm intention to approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe. But the global trade association for merchant ship operators, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), has voiced serious concern about the potentially protectionist approach being taken by the U.S. Show More Summary

Obama Signs Fast-Track Authority Legislation to Advance Free Trade

US President Barack Obama has signed on Monday the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation giving him fast-track authority to negotiate international free trade agreements.

Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts. The measures were politically linked to secure bipartisan support for the trade legislation.

Don't Blame Greece When Europe's Bond Boom Ends Badly

Even as talk of Greece's exit from the European Union intensifies, bonds from governments once considered at risk of default or in need of bailout money from the International Monetary Funds still trade at benign yields near or below U.S. Treasuries.

Six facts you didn't know about trade and how they affect you

The world's most impressive ports are in cities marked by trade. Although Geneva does not even have a port for container ships, it is still a global hub for trade. The World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) are at the core of this hub. Show More Summary

China Challenges Gold Price-Setting Regime; Confirms Launch Of Yuan-Denominated Fix

“They want to be on the top table in all areas of international trade and this is no different,” Sharps Pixley CEO told Bloomberg earlier this month, tying China’s move to participate in the twice-daily auction that determines London gold prices to Beijing’s efforts to embed the yuan more deeply in international investment and trade. Show More Summary

Obama's Best Week Ever Summed Up In Hilarious Video

Talk about cleaning up! President Barack Obama batted the cycle this week, nabbing major victories on gay marriage and health care from the Supreme Court and fending off strong challenges to his international trade agenda. This video...Show More Summary

Congress approves President Obama’s international trade deal

The Republican-led Congress completed President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied. Continue reading ? The post Congress approves President Obama’s international trade deal appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

US Senate Hastens TPP by Approving 'Fast Track' Intl Trade Authority

The yesterday-approved TPA bill is bringing closer the shapeshifting for global trade international pact known as Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Australian Parliamentary Committee Allows Defense to Obtain Armed Drones

Australian Parliamentary Committee gave an exclusive right to military personnel to operate armed unmanned aircrafts and use them in compliance with international law, according to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Legislation Committee.

The world’s poorest people need help, not bickering, from wealthy democracies.

The most important international negotiations of which you’ve never heard are in trouble. They aren’t about Iran’s nuclear program or trans-Pacific trade: they’re about ending extreme poverty and saving hundreds of millions of lives in the next fifteen years. In New York, talks aimed at agreeing how to finance the future of international development have…

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