G20 sees need for 'dialogue,' fails to defuse trade war threat

The world’s financial leaders rejected protectionism on Tuesday and urged “further dialogue” on trade, but failed to defuse the threat of a trade war days before U.S. metals tariffs take effect and Washington is to announce measures against China.

  • Japan, Turkey to conclude FTA this year, Japanese envoy says

    Japanese ambassador to Ankara Akio Miyajima said that Turkey and Japan are looking to accelerate negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA), explaining that concluding the agreement is a priority for Japan.

  • Vietnam urged to encourage ASEAN nations to join OECD

    Vietnam should encourage other ASEAN members to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a senior official from the Japanese Foreign Ministry said at the Ministerial Conference of the OECD in Tokyo on March 8.

  • ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting held in Singapore

    The ASEAN Joint Consultative Meeting in Singapore on March 7-8 reviewed agenda and events of the 32nd ASEAN Summit scheduled for April 25-28 in the island state.

  • EU-ASEAN ties fall under a curse again

    Each time that ASEAN-EU ties appear to be on an upward curve, some mishap occurs. In the past year, due to major geopolitical shifts regionally and globally, particularly over transatlantic ties, the EU has paid more attention to ASEAN, seeking to expand ties beyond trade and investment to include security and strategic matters.

  • Turkey, EU agree to move together at WTO against U.S.'s steel tariffs

    Turkey and the European Union have decided to move together at the World Trade Organization (WTO) platform against the United States' planned tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, Turkish Economy Ministry announced on Tuesday.

  • Moving from defence to offence on trade strategy

    The trade architecture in East Asia — the most dynamic region in the global economy — is up for grabs. The very system on which regional arrangements are built is under threat.

  • Japan takes lead in multilateral trade negotiations

    If any country deserves accolades for bringing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to a successful conclusion, it is Japan. Japan was the primary force driving negotiations for the CPTPP (also known as the TPP-11) after the United States withdrew from the original Trans-Pacific Partnership a year earlier.

  • Czech Republic pushes for early resumption of India-EU FTA talks

    Trade Minister says huge scope for bilateral cooperation in railways, nuclear power