Brazilian President Cites Currency Concerns in White House Visit

Volume
16,
Number
14
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11 April 2012
11 April 2012
Monetary policies in rich countries are putting emerging economies at risk, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told US President Barack Obama on Monday. The comments at the high-profile White House meeting come amid growing tension between developed and emerging economies over the impact of...
11 April 2012
India is expected to launch a WTO dispute against the US in the coming days over increased visa fees for skilled workers, according to top government officials. The announcement comes a month after Washington lodged its own complaint against New Delhi regarding India's ban on imports of US poultry...
11 April 2012
The French government is urging the EU to revisit its decision to include aviation in its Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), as opposition continues to build over the controversial scheme. Meanwhile, prices of carbon permits continue to falter, raising questions over the future of the ETS as a...
11 April 2012
The debate over how to balance public health concerns against protectionism fears again featured at the WTO last week, with the Appellate Body issuing its ruling in the Indonesia-US row over clove cigarettes. Meanwhile, another dispute has also been launched against Australia's controversial...
11 April 2012
Beijing has established a rare earths industry association to regulate the sector and help respond to trade complaints, government officials announced earlier this week. The move comes a month after the US, Japan, and EU launched a WTO challenge against China's export restrictions on rare earths...
11 April 2012
The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body is set to hold a special session this Friday in order to hear the US' request that a panel review whether the EU has complied with an adverse ruling in the high-profile Airbus case ( DS316 ). "We refuse to stand by while American businesses and workers are...
11 April 2012
Coming soon 14-15 April, Cartagena, Colombia. SIXTH SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS 2012. The Sixth Summit of the Americas will address the following theme: "Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity." The summit will bring together 34 heads of state and government from the Western hemisphere, who...
11 April 2012
THE NORTH AMERICAN FOREST SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY (NAFSOS), 2006-2030: GENEVA TIMBER AND FOREST STUDY PAPER 29. Published by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (March 2012). This study provides an overview of previous studies of the forest...