TPP Countries Gear Up for Ratification Push After Auckland Signing Ceremony

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11 February 2016
11 February 2016
Signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact are ramping up their efforts to build domestic support for the agreement, as they prepare to launch their domestic ratification procedures. Trade ministers from the 12 TPP countries signed the accord in Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday...
11 February 2016
US President Barack Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella publicly urged for finalising a major trade and investment pact between the United States and the European Union, just weeks before the trading giants are set to hold their first negotiating round of the New Year. “We agreed that...
11 February 2016
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday put forward a series of clean energy finance proposals as part of his final annual budget request before leaving office. The proposed US$4.1 trillion fiscal budget includes a plan for a “21 st century clean transportation system,” to be funded by a new fee...
11 February 2016
Efforts to conclude a new settlement aimed at keeping the UK in the 28-member European Union are ramping up, as leaders prepare to meet next week to debate European Council President Donald Tusk’s recent proposal on the subject. “I deeply believe that our community of interests is much stronger...
11 February 2016
The UN’s civil aviation organization announced on Monday that it had reached a deal on global, binding standards for airplane carbon dioxide emissions, bringing to a close a six-year negotiating process. The news came during a 1-12 February meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s...
11 February 2016
Coming Soon 15-19 February, Manila, Philippines. THE SECOND INCLUSIVE BUSINESS (IB) FORUM FOR ASIA. This forum is being organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in order to explore various possibilities in which businesses can develop creative solutions to generate jobs for low-income and poor...
11 February 2016
PETERSON PERSPECTIVES INTERVIEW: MAKING SENSE OF MARKET MAYHEM. Published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics (January 2016). In this interview, senior fellow Ángel Ubide analyses the current growth outlook for China, along with the recent developments in global oil prices, and...