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The History of a Major LA Trading Port Surfaces in a New Performance

2 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

A performance investigates San Pedro’s history as a major international sea port, and the effect that the North American Free Trade Agreement has had on LA's brown and queer communities. The post The History of a Major LA Trading Port Surfaces in a New Performance appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Just one in 10 small international firms think Brexit will benefit their business

Importers have been hit hardest by the Brexit vote, but exporters also appear to be suffering. 37% of SMEs trading overseas believe Brexit will be bad for their business, while just 11% trading internationally believe Brexit will benefit...Show More Summary

Canadian Trade Committee Warns Against Unbalanced U.S. IP Demands in NAFTA

The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade released its detailed study on the priorities of Canadian stakeholders in NAFTA earlier today. I appeared before the committee to discuss intellectual property and digital trade issues in September. Show More Summary

International Tea Day – December 15th, 2017

2 days agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

According to Wikipedia, International Tea Day has been celebrated for the last 12 years all around the globe. “International Tea Day aims to draw global attention of governments and citizens to the impact of the global tea trade on workers...Show More Summary

Classical Music World Worries Over Clampdown On Trade In Rosewood

"New regulations on the international movement of rosewood have hit hard in parts of the music industry, which has long relied on rosewood as a 'tonewood' used in many kinds of instruments, including guitars, cellos and clarinets. The reason for the [customs] crackdown, and for Katz's anxiety? China. Specifically, Chinese consumers' growing demand for rosewood […]

Mariners trade for Dee Gordon, and for the money to make the largest bid to Shohei Ohtani

The Miami Marlins officially ignited their latest fire sale Thursday, trading Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners for three minor leaguers. The Mariners also got $1 million in international bonus pool space from the Marlins, the second time in two days they have traded minor league talent to increase...

Marlins’ Dee Gordon traded to Mariners for 3 prospects, will move to centre field

Seattle also gets international signing bonus pool allotment in the trade for the second baseman, boosting the amount it can offer Japanese star pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani.

Canada’s Lead Negotiator Confirms Government Seeking Net Neutrality Safeguards in NAFTA

Steve Verheul, Canada's lead NAFTA negotiator, appeared before the Standing Committee on International Trade earlier this week to provide an update on the negotiations. In addition to confirming Canada's commitment to a cultural exception (Verheul acknowledged that the U.S. Show More Summary

How To Invest In Speculative Investments Like Bitcoin Without Losing Your Shirt

In late 1999 I had my Bitcoin moment. I was a 22 year old first year analyst working on the international trading floor at a major investment bank. The internet boom was peaking and I had just gotten my year end stub bonus of $20,000. Show More Summary

US Solar Trade Case Rubs Out SunShot Initiative Achievements

The recent Section 201 solar trade case that has passed through the US International Trade Commission has undone some of the progress made by President Obama's SunShot Initiative which sought to lower solar costs to make them cost-competitive with other forms of energy. 

The Principle of Comparative Advantage 200 years on: A new eBook

David Ricardo made one of the enduring contributions to the analysis of international trade with the publication in 1817 of his “On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation”. This column introduces a new eBook in which leading analysts assess the contemporary relevance of Ricardo’s Principle of Comparative Advantage.

“Can you explain the difference between ‘no regulatory divergence’ and ‘alignment’?”

It’s all gone a bit, Pete Tong. Just have a listen to this exchange at this evening’s presser at Government Buildings. As RTE’s Tony Connolly pointed out on the Drivetime programme this evening, when it comes to international trade there’s a hell of a difference. Someone’s dropped the ball today, and in the desperate scramble more...

Qualcomm deepens Apple battle with new round of lawsuits

Qualcomm has filed three new patent infringment claims against Apple in US District Court, bringing the total to 16. That doesn't include a dispute Qualcomm is filing with the US International Trade Commission, which seeks a ban on importing...Show More Summary

US calls on China to stop oil supplies to North Korea and warns if it comes to war 'regime will be utterly destroyed'

The United States on Wednesday called on the international community to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea - including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang after a groundbreaking missile test by the pariah regime. Washington...Show More Summary

Michael Hudson: America's Monetary Imperialism

Authored by Michael Hudson via Counterpunch.org, In theory, the global financial system is supposed to help every country gain. Mainstream teaching of international finance, trade and “foreign aid” (defined simply as any government credit)...Show More Summary

Bitcoin Makes First Appearance in Shipping as Ukrainian Firm Plans Deal

By Manisha Jha (Bloomberg) — A Ukrainian shipping company will start accepting payment in bitcoin — an early sign that the cryptocurrency could be used in international commodity trading. Varamar Ltd. is negotiating its first deal in bitcoin with a client, according to Alexander Varvarenko, founder of the Odessa-based shipper. Show More Summary

Gender bias seen as challenge in tapping potential of women in workforce

TOKYO - As Japan has yet to fully use the potential of women to boost its economic growth, raising awareness of "unconscious gender bias" is gaining importance, according to the head of an international trade body.Arancha Gonzalez, executive...Show More Summary

Structure of the International Arms Trade

At the Diplomat I have some thoughts on future competition between China and the US over arms sales: U.S. market position depends on two factors; the technological superiority of U.S. equipment, and the political value in establishing a defense relationship with the United States. Historically, China arms export strategy has been built around exploiting the […]

How much does it cost to travel From Tokyo to Kobe?

Kobe is one of Japan’s most international cities, having established itself early as a point of trade and commerce. It remains one of the largest ports in Japan today, and a key urban center in Kansai, along with Osaka and Kyoto. Plenty of people want to travel to Kobe for both business and pleasure. Show More Summary

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