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World Bank hopes Trump ‘careful’ on tariffs

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The chief executive of the World Bank urged US President Donald Trump on Thursday to be “careful” before imposing steel and aluminium tariffs and weigh up possible effects on global trade. Kristalina Georgieva said Trump should assess the “implications” before going ahead with a plan …

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Without US, 11 Asia-Pacific states to sign trade deal

Santiago, Chile | AFP | Eleven Asia-Pacific nations on Thursday are to sign a slimmed-down trade pact to lower tariffs just as US President Donald Trump seeks to raise them after withdrawing from the deal last year. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have represented 40 percent of the global economy …

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IMF chief warns trade war will harm global growth

Paris, France | AFP | The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday that a trade war US President Donald Trump apparently intends to provoke with tariffs on steel and aluminium would snuff out global growth. “If international trade is called into question by these types of measures, it …

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COMESA to boost regional seed trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, is set to introduce the use and distribution of seed labels and certificates as a way of improving access to quality seeds in the region. This is because more than 130 million people in the region …

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Trump signals controversial tariffs will go forward

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Sunday signaled his intent to move forward with controversial tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that have sparked fears of a trade war. “We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have …

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