Israel sucked into US-China trade war while India waits in the wings

US-China trade war: Israel has turned down a Hong Kong firm’s $1bn investment bid for the…

‘Travel bubbles’ give trade and tourism grounds for hope

The global tourist industry is estimated to account for more than 10% of the world’s GDP…

Huwaei wins Russian 5G contract as Trump pushes Xi and Putin into each others’ arms

Huawei is to build Russia’s first 5G wireless network after it struck a deal with MTS…

A clash of symbols: Li pledges to open China up to foreign ownership as Trump slaps on steel import tariffs

Within days of US President Donald Trump declaring his intention to impose tariffs on steel imports, …

World Bank spells out dangers of Russia’s pivot towards the east

The economic transformations taking place in China and India are having subtle and indirect impacts on…

Putin and Erdogan bury hatchet – but no sign of Rosneft boss

Uncertainty surrounded the outcome of yesterday’s late-night talks between Vladimir Putin and his Turkey’s Recep Tayyip…

Fruit and veg rots on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border as EEU threatens to unravel

Hundreds of tons of vegetables and fruit that have been piling up at customs posts on…

EU and India ready to resume BTIA talks

EU and India BTIA: A delegation of senior EU officials is to visit Delhi next month…

China looks to Saudi Arabia to protect Maritime Silk Road route

This March, the Saudi Monarch King Salman embarked on a six-week tour of Asia, the highlight of…

EEU doomed, predicts Bzhezinsky

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will be dead and buried within in ten years or as…

Trade with Iran surges – but tensions in Gulf threaten to spoil Tehran’s party

Trade with Iran: Germany became the latest country to report  a jump in exports to Iran yesterday…

Pakistan export drive targets UAE

Pakistan export drive: Pakistan  has set aside $170m to trigger a 10% – or $35bn – annual increase in  exports, according…

Juncker plays WTO card over steel row as Li calls for more EU-China trade

EU-China trade:The president of the European commission has warned China that it must stop dumping cheap…

Turkic Council draws up proposals for common customs procedures

The member states  of the Turkic Council — Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey  – are in…

Merkel proposes economic zone stretching from ‘Lisbon to Vladivostok’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this weekend put forward the idea of creating a common economic zone…

Moscow and Beijing pledge to treble Sino-Russian trade in next five years

Moscow and Beijing have agreed to increase bilateral Sino-Russian trade from $65bn last year to $200bn by…

US-Russian trade drops 28% in first full year of sanctions

US-Russian trade: Russia’s  trade turnover with the US dropped by nearly 28% last year compared to 2014, the first…

Russian-EU trade down as Switzerland pushes its way into top three

Russian-EU trade: The volume of trade flowing from Russia to  the EU dropped down to 6% of the…

Trans-Pacific Partnership ratified as protestors rage on outside

The US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), one of the biggest trade deals in history, was signed in…

2015 Sino-Russian trade down 28% with more of the same expected

Sino-Russian trade: Trade turnover between China and Russia dropped by 27.8% to $64.2bn last year according…

Russia aiming to double Pacific Rim agricultural exports by 2020

Pacific Rim agricultural exports: Despite experiencing growing food shortages and price inflation at home due to the embargoes…

Renova signs $2bn herbicide plant deal at Volga-Yangtze meet

Russia’s  Renova  has signed an agreement with two Chinese companies for the construction of a $2bn herbicide plant in the…

Russia considers banning European flower imports

European flower imports:  Russia’s  agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is considering slapping a ban on the import of flowers and other…

Ukraine and Belarus switch from dollar to hryvnia for bilateral trade

Ukraine and Belarus  have agreed to use the hryvnia instead of the dollar for bilateral trade transactions,…