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East African trade wars

Petty rivalries blamed for endless regional trade disputes Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | East African Community economies might be growing at an unprecedented rate but experts say emerging nationalism and protectionism policies could hurt integration in the long run. Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are currently locked in several trade disputes …

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Key points of the US-China trade deal

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday struck a deal at working dinner on the sidelines of the G20 summit to effectively stall their trade war. Trump hailed what he described as “an amazing and productive meeting with unlimited possibilities” …

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Trump sets up stormy G20 with Putin snub

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP |  US President Donald Trump headed to Argentina Thursday for a fractious weekend of G20 summitry, cancelling planned talks with the Russian leader and boasting that his trade war with China was paying off. Rumblings of resistance to Trump’s assault on the international order were …

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Protectionism ‘doomed to failure’: China’s Xi

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | AFP | Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday ahead of an APEC summit at which US-China trade tensions are likely to take centre stage. “Attempts to erect barriers and cut close economic ties work against the …

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APEC summit host urges respect for trade rules

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | AFP | The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year’s APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by “countries large and small” as spats between the US and China threatened to overshadow the gathering. As leaders from Asian Pacific nations …

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COMMENT: Potential of EU-Africa trade

Research suggests for Africa to avoid losses, focus should be on strengthening AfCFTA and EPAs die COMMENT | CARLOS LOPES | China’s use of trade and investment links to expand its influence in Africa is fueling growing concern in some European capitals. But, instead of complaining about China’s activities, the European …

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With US absent, world’s exporters turn attention to China

Shanghai, China | AFP | There is a notable no-show among the dozens of national pavilions at Shanghai’s massive import fair — the United States — a metaphor for isolationist Trump policies that attendees say are pushing them closer to China. The China International Import Expo opened Monday with thousands …

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Japan’s Abe to make rare China visit as relations thaw

Beijing, China | AFP | Japan’s Shinzo Abe is due to arrive in China Thursday, the first visit to the Asian giant by a Japanese prime minister since relations between the two countries soured six years ago over a territorial row. Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping are expected to …

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