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Hungry for High Net Worth Clients? Platform in Hong Kong and Take a Bite From the DimSum Bond Market

April Rudin | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business
April Rudin

What does Hong Kong have in common with Facebook, business intelligence software, and new mobile medical diagnostic technologies for physicians workin...

South American Oil Pipeline Is Of 'Transcendent Importance'

AP | By PATRICIA RONDON ESPIN | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The presidents of Venezuela and Colombia said Monday that they plan to boost trade and are looking to build a pipeline to carry ...

Trade and Public Health: a Decade of Double Standards

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

Today, the U.S. government is using negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement to demand aggressive intellectual property provisions that undermine the Doha Declaration and the safeguarding of public health. These harmful provisions must be removed.

Why Free Trade Isn't Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

The U.S. continues to lurch down the rubble-strewn path of free-trade fantasy economics, signing yet more trade agreements when the ones we already have haven't delivered as promised.

The Puzzling Persistence of APEC

Walden Bello | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Walden Bello

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation has just concluded its annual summit in Honolulu, once President Obama's home turf. It will probably be most rem...

Cuba's Economic Reforms Herald New Resolve by Castro; Time for US to Reform Relationship

Michael Shank | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Michael Shank

The US can make some important contributions by acknowledging that Cuba's reforms are real and by ensuring Cubans are getting the cash and credit they need to make use of the newfound freedom to start small businesses.

Carbon Trade Wars: Why U.S. Should Accept EU Rules on Aviation Emissions

Jonas Meckling | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Jonas Meckling

The EU's move on aviation emissions is leading the way on climate, potentially triggering an upward spiral of climate regulation.

For Peace in Kashmir, Look to Dublin

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

The decision by the government of Pakistan to grant Most Favoured Nation status to India is a significant step towards improving not only economic opportunity in the region, but bilateral relations between the two South Asian powers.

It's the Trade Deficit!

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

A huge part of the reason we can't get out of this unemployment slump is the trade deficit. We don't buy American and neither do our "trade partners....

NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

Laura Carlsen | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Corporate control of the food system locked in by NAFTA not only starves people in Mexico. It locks in a profoundly unhealthy food system for the entire region. No one expects the situation to get better by itself.

Working Together for a Safe and Prosperous Cyberspace

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
Nigel Sheinwald

UK-US partnership on cyber issues goes back to the very beginnings of the Internet. In fact, the Internet may never have come to be without collaboration between UK and US researchers.

Zach Carter

Why Rupert Murdoch Lobbied For Closer Ties With Panama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate News Corp. lobbied in favor of the new Panama free trade pact, according to federal lobbying disclos...

Job-Killing Trade Deals Pass Congress Amidst Record Democratic Opposition

Lori Wallach | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

With 9 percent unemployment and Americans desperate for job creation, it is unconscionable that President Obama and House Republicans just shoved through a trio of NAFTA-style job-killing trade agreements.

Obama Hosts Close Ally After Trade Agreement Passes

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON and ERICA WERNER | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised a just-completed trade deal with South Korea on Thursday as he welcomed the country's president to t...

Ryan Grim

Congress Somehow Figures Out How To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Congress -- if you listen to pundits and Washington politicians -- is completely broken. But when multinational corporate interests are a...

Free Trade Deals Will Export American Jobs, Not American Products

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

In the midst of unprecedented long-term unemployment, I cannot support trade agreements that repeat the mistakes of previous trade deals that shipped millions of American jobs overseas.

Zach Carter

Free Trade Pact Advances Despite Rampant Murder

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

Colombia FTA: Blood Won't Easily Be Washed Away

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Voting for the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is a vote for violent union-busting, for driving people from their land, and setting the American working man and woman up to compete on an uneven playing field that will cost jobs and livelihoods.

Is Herman Cain Any Good on Trade? You Try Figuring It Out

Ian Fletcher | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Maybe Herman Cain, the latest boomlet in the GOP presidential race, will be elected president. Or maybe his 15 minutes of fame have just arrived. Either way, it behooves us to see what he thinks about America's trade mess.

Obama Seeing Bipartisanship on Trade Deals... Finally

Edward J. Black | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Edward J. Black

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are expected to work together next week to pass the long awaited trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.

Zach Carter

Big Pharma Wins, AIDS Patients Lose In New Trade Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

National Cashew Day: More Than Nuts

Joe Amon | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Vietnam advertises itself as a tourist paradise and low-cost hub for manufacturing. But unless the government ends the torture and forced labor of drug users in the name of "treatment," it may be equally well known as well as the source of "blood cashews."

The Losses of Trade

Clyde Prestowitz | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Clyde Prestowitz

A new report on trade with China says that the adjustment costs like rising unemployment and the food stamps, declining tax receipts, reduced school budgets, and other expenses arising from trade with China wipe out up to two-thirds of the gains from trade.

Zach Carter

Bill Daley Brings Big Pharma History To Trade Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

This piece is a continuation of The Huffington Post's collaboration on trade issues with The Dylan Ratigan Show, called Trading Our Future. WASHING...

Trade With China Destroys American Jobs, Drags Down U.S. Wages: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

The explosion in Chinese exports in recent years has resulted in a flood of inexpensive goods for American consumers. It may have also come at a large...