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Merkel warns US of counter-measures over car tariffs threat

Berlin, July 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned the US of counter-measures if it imposed punitive tariffs on European cars, saying the move would only create losers and cause retaliation, the media reported. We have regarding trade a very, very serious situation in the world, I want to clearly state this, said Merkel at a news conference. We don't want th...

11 hours ago
Trump attacks EU for fining Google ahead of Juncker visit

Washington, July 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked the European Union (EU), saying Europe's latest fining of US tech-giant Google showed that the bloc truly has taken advantage of the US. The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google, Trump tweeted. They truly have taken advantage of the US, but not for lo...

21 hours ago
Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday. We have a whole lot of challenges in World Trade Organization (WTO)... we respond strongly (but) there is a real possibility that we will lose this disp...

1 day ago
Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday. We have a whole lot of challenges in World Trade Organization (WTO)... we respond strongly (but) there is a real possibility that we will lose this disp...

1 day ago
NAFTA renegotiations to resume in Washington

Mexico City, July 19 (IANS) Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will restart on July 26 in Washington, Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo has said. The three countries are resuming negotiations, Guajardo told the media on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Negotiators from Mexico, the US and Canada will be present at the talks.

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EU's Juncker, Trump to meet over security, economic priorities

Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on July 25 to discuss transatlantic priorities on foreign policy, security and economy, the White House said on Tuesday. In a statement, the White House said the two leaders will discuss a wide range of priorities, including foreign and security policy, counterterrorism, ...

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Hima Das should be given financial support, says Vijender

Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh on Tuesday hailed athletics' latest golden girl Hima Das' performance, saying the Assamese lass should be supported financially from here on and not just eulogised. Hima created history last week by winning the yellow metal in the women's 400 metre event at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Hima regist...

3 days ago
US challenges five WTO members for imposing retaliatory trade tariffs

Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US on Monday launched a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging five WTO member countries for applying trade tariffs in retaliation for US President Trump's recent actions on the aluminum and steel trade. According to a US Department of Commerce statement, the US has launched separate disputes at the WTO against China, the European Union, ...

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Nation has accepted GST, says minister

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla on Monday said the nation had accepted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) just one year after its implementation despite the initial reluctance due to its perceived complexity. He said even those who were earlier critical of the new tax regime now accept it to be a good and simple tax. The Minister added tha...

7 days ago
Yvonne Strahovski happy about Emmy nominations

Los Angeles, July 13 (IANS) Actress Yvonne Strahovski is happy about scoring an Emmy nomination for her role as Serena Joy Waterford in The Handmaid's Tale, and says she hasn't stopped smiling since then. The Television Academy announced the nominations on Thursday. Strahovski is nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category. Strahovski will compete f...

8 days ago
Brazil mulls filing WTO complaint over Chinese restrictions

Brasilia, July 12 (IANS) Brazil announced that it was conducting a study that may lead the government to issue a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China's decision to impose restrictions on the South American nation's chicken and sugar imports. In May 2017, China imposed restrictions on sugar imported from Brazil. Later in June 2018, it also adopted anti-dump...

9 days ago
China calls US trade actions 'shocking', 'totally unacceptable'

Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China on Wednesday expressed shock and solemn protest against the US' announcement of fresh tariffs, calling it totally unacceptable. The US on Tuesday listed $200 billion worth of additional products it intended to place tariffs on as soon as September. The move followed just days after the two countries imposed tit-for-tat tariffs of $34 billion on each other's ...

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Switzerland moves WTO against US tariffs on steel, aluminium

Geneva, July 10 (IANS) Switzerland has moved the World Trade Organization (WTO) disputing the unjustified US tariffs on steel and aluminium, the Swiss Economy Ministry said on Tuesday. From Switzerland's point of view, the additional duties, which according to the US have been introduced to protect national security, are unjustified, according to the official statement cited by Xinhua ne...

10 days ago
I Sacked Newton: Spoil yourself with Beer-Rita, hearty appetisers at this pub

Noida, July 10 (IANS) He is a wise man who invented beer is a quote that is often wrongly credited to the philosopher Plato. But you cannot but agree with it. And when beer is served in the form of a delicious concoction -- Beer Rita -- in a quirky set-up, it instantly lifts up one's spirits! I Sacked Newton not only offers this, but also boasts of a lavish spread of global delicacies and a sushi...

12 days ago
Misconception that India is subsidising exporters: Prabhu

Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) AUnion Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said there is misconception that India is providing subsidies to its exporters, noting what the government gives is to minimise the adversities they suffer in entering the global markets. This is a misconception that we subsidise our exports... actually we don't subsidise the exports. What we give to the exporters...

13 days ago
WTO under threat, challenging times for global trade: Prabhu

Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Holding that global trade is passing through challenging times, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the existence of World Trade Organisation (WTO) was under threat. According to him, WTO is a must and in its absence, there will be chaos in the global trade. Today, it is the most challenging time for global trade... we never ...

13 days ago
WTO under threat, challenging times for global trade: Prabhu

Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Saying that global trade is passing through challenging times, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the existence of World Trade Organisation (WTO) was under threat. According to him, WTO is a must and in its absence, there will be chaos in the global trade. Today, it is the most challenging time for global trade... we never h...

13 days ago
US, China trade war begins

Beijing July 6 (IANS) A trade war between China and the US -- the world's largest economies -- began on Friday as the two sides started slapping additional tariffs on each other's goods, worth nearly $70 billion, a development that could impede global economic recovery. As planned, Washington began taxing 818 Chinese goods worth $34 billion early on Friday to punish Beijing for allegedly...

14 days ago
US, China trade war begins

Beijing July 6 (IANS) A trade war between China and the US - the world's largest economies - began on Friday as the two sides started slapping additional tariffs on each other's goods, worth nearly $70 billion, a development that could impede global economic recovery. As planned, Washington began taxing 818 Chinese goods worth $34 billion early on Friday to punish Beijing for allegedly p...

14 days ago
Trade war: China says will hit back in kind

Beijing, July 6 (IANS) China on Friday said it will hit back the US with the same amount of tariffs after Washington imposed 25 additional duties on Chinese goods worth $34 billion. Even if the Chinese Commerce Ministry said it was forced to respond in kind to the US, which has waged largest trade war in economic history, it did not specify about the date and timing of the tariffs.

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