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Canada seeks Australia's help on trade war, but US and China not invited

Canada seeks Australia's help on trade war, but US and China not invited

Canada is pushing to strengthen dispute resolution and modernise the WTO and has invited Australia, among others, to a meeting dubbed the "save the WTO summit".

  • by Kirsty Needham

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China is not a currency manipulator, says the US through gritted teeth
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China is not a currency manipulator, says the US through gritted teeth

The US Treasury Department has concluded China isn't manipulating its currency, and it doesn't seem happy about that.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Josh Frydenberg tells Donald Trump's treasury chief that 'cool heads should prevail' in US-China trade war
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Josh Frydenberg tells Donald Trump's treasury chief that 'cool heads should prevail' in US-China trade war

Australian Treasurer tells Steve Mnuchin that any further escalation would not "be in Australia's or the world's best interest".

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
What's in sweeping new NAFTA deal between US, Canada and Mexico
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What's in sweeping new NAFTA deal between US, Canada and Mexico

Goodbye, NAFTA. Hello, ‘USMCA.’ The deal has a new name, new rules for cars and trucks, and labour and IP protections.

  • by Heather Long
'Urgent challenge': WTO, IMF, World Bank call for change
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'Urgent challenge': WTO, IMF, World Bank call for change

The call comes after President Donald Trump harshly criticised globalism in general and questioned America's participation in multilateral institutions like the WTO.

  • by Bryce Baschuk
Britain keen to join Australia in Trans-Pacific Partnership

Britain keen to join Australia in Trans-Pacific Partnership

The United Kingdom will “plant a flag” and signal its interest to join an Australian-led Trans Pacific Partnership after it withdraws from the European Union.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
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Does Donald Trump have a point on China's trade practices?

Does Donald Trump have a point on China's trade practices?

US President Donald Trump has legitimate grievances with China over trade, Australia's Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw & Matthew Knott
US-China tariffs: what's behind them, and who stands to be hurt?
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US-China tariffs: what's behind them, and who stands to be hurt?

President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American companies and consumers.

  • by Paul Wiseman
Australia ranks in bottom three rich countries for environmental policies
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Australia ranks in bottom three rich countries for environmental policies

High per capita greenhouse gas emissions have contributed to the poor result in a global report.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Trump has put a gun to China's head and we're in the crossfire
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Trump has put a gun to China's head and we're in the crossfire

Donald Trump's simplistic view of trade is dangerous not only to China, Australia and the rest of Asia, it's going to hurt his own country too.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Apple's new phones shine, but Trump could take gloss off its future
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Apple's new phones shine, but Trump could take gloss off its future

Amid all the excitement about the tech giant's latest gadgets, CEO Tim Cook could be forgiven for having some concerns about the global economy in the back of his mind.

  • by John McDuling