Posts from category Business

Investment Threshold Makes Ghana No Entry for Businesses

on September 13, 2010 by admin in Africa News, Business, Trade News, Comments Off

An analysis on investments in Ghana finds that an old law is restricting foreign investments to that country as it prescribes unreasonable minimum investment limit while leaving out domestic ones from the legal periphery. The business entities mainly run by… Continue reading

Dubai Free Zone Firms Pick up Pace on Global Recovery Cues

on September 13, 2010 by admin in Bahrain News, Business, China Business News, Dubai News, Export News, Trade News, Comments Off

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in its latest release said that the firms within Dubai’s free zones had traded $30.5bn worth of exports and re-exports last year to register a whopping 40.7 percent growth in 2009. Thus proving… Continue reading

Dolphin Exports from Solomons Invite Protest ‚Äď Trader Defends Sale

on September 11, 2010 by admin in Australian Business, Australian News, Business, China Business News, Export News, New Zealand News, Trade News, Comments Off

The dolphin trading by one of the Solomon Islands’ exporter has not gone well with a leading animal right organization. Solomons dolphin activist Lawrence Makili who is the Earth Island Institute’s Pacific Regional Director has told AAP that despite the… Continue reading

Thailand Urges its Investors and Exporters to Cash in on Brazil

on September 11, 2010 by admin in Bilateral Trade, Business, Global Export News, News, Panama News, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) has suggested that the country should capitalize on business opportunities in South America, particularly Brazil as the Latin America leading economy is preparing to host 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The TCC… Continue reading

Switzerland Prepares for a Historic FTA with China

on August 17, 2010 by admin in Bilateral Trade, Business, China Business News, Economy, Swaziland News, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

The Swiss President Doris Leuthard’s week-long visit to China is likely to make Switzerland once again a first mover from Europe to sign an FTA with China as it had established diplomatic ties 60 years ago. The Swiss Embassy to… Continue reading

Philippines is after Casino Biz amid Opposition

on August 13, 2010 by admin in Blog, Business, China Business News, News, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

The Philippines aims to become Asia’s next big gambling hub by building casinos and related entertainment zones across the country amid controversy. According to Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), an “Entertainment City” will come up in Manila to rival… Continue reading

US Trade Delegation Makes SOS Trip to Columbia

on August 11, 2010 by admin in Business, Canada News, Latin American Business, Trade Deals, Trade News, US Business News, World Business News, Comments Off

More than 100 industrialists from the US are touring Columbia to identify potential areas of trade, and maximize their business prospects under the new regime before it is too late as the new president of Columbia is equi-distant in ideology… Continue reading

Australian Opposition Unfurls Trade Map Ahead of Polls

on August 9, 2010 by admin in Australian Business, Australian News, Business, Economy, Export News, News, Trade News, Comments Off

The Nationals’ leader Warren Truss revealed that a Coalition government at the centre would restore funding to exporters and appoint an ambassador for trade reforms and specialist trade representatives for Australia’s manufacturing and service Industries. An Abbott government would increase… Continue reading

Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan Sign Quadripartite FTA

on August 8, 2010 by admin in Business, Economy, Export News, Comments Off

Turkey will join an economic bloc comprising of the Middle Eastern states such as Syria, Lebanon and Jordan ahead of the protracted accession to the EU. Last weekend, the four nations jointly agreed to follow up on creating a free… Continue reading

Tourism Primed to Spur Economic Growth of UK for a Decade

on August 2, 2010 by admin in Business, News, Tourism News, Travel News, Comments Off

The finding of a report on the UK tourism industry reveals that the tourism revenue of the country is set to rise by more than 60 percent to ¬£188bn by 2020, and one of the main draws of the next… Continue reading

Staunch Trade Ties Do Not Vouch Chinese to Invest in N-Korea

on July 28, 2010 by admin in Bilateral Trade, Business, China Business News, North Korea News, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

A Chinese trade expert in an interview to the Global Times, a Chinese newspaper and arm of People‚Äôs Daily told many Chinese companies had lost money while trading and investing in North Korea as the country often changed its policies.… Continue reading

Your Drink Can Help Some Farmers Get Living Wages

on July 27, 2010 by admin in Africa News, Business, Economy, Mexico and the US, People, Comments Off

TransFair USA, a non-profit organization and a third-party certifier of Fair Trade (FT) products in the US has now launched FT-labelled vodka which ensures farmers from Bolivia to fetch commensurate earnings for their produce. The organization has added on Fair… Continue reading

Mercosur-Egypt FTA Likely to Exclude Sensitive Poultry Trade

on July 26, 2010 by admin in Africa News, Business, Latin American Business, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

The Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and Egypt is expected to label poultry in the sensitive category as the latter fears it may adversely impact the domestic industry. According to the Al-Masry Al-Youm, an Egyptian daily, Egypt has asked for… Continue reading

Zimbabwe to Buy Small Denominations to Fix Currency Crisis

on July 20, 2010 by admin in Africa News, Business, Economics, News, Politics, South Africa News, US Business News, Comments Off

The Finance Minister of Zimbabwe has announced that his country would import small change to stave off worsening currency problems. The day to day lives of the Zimbabweans have become difficult ever since the country experienced severe shortage of small… Continue reading

Portugal and Turkey Ink Landmark Visa Exemption Deal

on July 18, 2010 by admin in Business, EU News, Tourism News, Trade Deals, Trade News, Travel News, Turkey News, Work, Comments Off

Turkish Foreign Minister’s one day visit to Portugal has culminated in the signing of a mutually beneficial partial visa exemption agreement. According to the deal, citizens of both countries who have special or service passports will be able to travel… Continue reading

Viet Nam Eyes Robust Myanmar Market

on July 15, 2010 by admin in ASEAN News, Bilateral Trade, Blog, Business, Export News, Import News, Politics, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

The Viet Nam Ambassador to Myanmar feels that Myanmar has all the trappings of providing big returns for investments ranging from mining, forestry management, agriculture and aquaculture to telecommunication, tourism and health-care services. Myanmar had a population of 56mn, and… Continue reading

Kuwait Out-reaches to South America for Bettering Ties

on July 15, 2010 by admin in Business, Economy, Export News, Latin American Business, Comments Off

A high profile delegation headed by the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Nasser Al Mohammed will begin its tour of South America on Wednesday. The three-week trip to nine countries including Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico… Continue reading

EAC Common Market Likely to Slash Cost of Consumables

on July 12, 2010 by admin in Africa News, Business, Export News, Import News, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

The East African Common Market (EACM) which came into force on July 1 is expected reduce prices of household items as the new ‘competitive’ market environment will trigger some price shake-up on many consumables. Though the EACM may take almost… Continue reading

Indo-Bhutan Power Trade to Reciprocally Obviate Dearth

on July 10, 2010 by admin in Bilateral Trade, Business, Economy, Export News, Import News, India, India News, Indian Exports, News, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

India’s plan to create over $1bn sovereign-backed fund to boost trade and investment for domestic power utilities in South Asia will largely benefit Bhutan to fund its power distribution projects to its remote areas. Riding high on generating 45 percent… Continue reading

Foul German Cheese Savour Protests from Italian Farmers

on July 9, 2010 by admin in Bilateral Trade, Business, Dairy News, Dairy Trade, Export News, Import News, Trade Deals, Comments Off

A multitude of Italian farmers converged on the Austrian border to protest at the importation of tainted cheese from Germany with Italian-sounding brand names. The demonstration was held on account of last month‚Äôs seizure of a consignment of 70,000 German… Continue reading

Jabulani Controversy May Favour Dwindling Pakistani Exports

on July 2, 2010 by admin in Africa News, Business, Export News, Global Export News, Import News, Pakistan News, Trade News, Comments Off

The hullabaloo over Jabulani, the official FIFA World Cup football may help the failing exports of Pakistan if the soccer governing body opted for Pakistan‚Äôs hand-stitched footballs over the Chinese thermally bonded ones after the tournament. Last week, FIFA stated… Continue reading

Normalcy in Kyrgyzstan Weigh beyond Parliamentary Democracy

on June 30, 2010 by admin in Business, Economy, EU News, Kazakhstan News, Opinion, Politics, Russia News, Trade News, US Business News, Comments Off

Despite a referendum for parliamentary democracy, the future of Kyrgyzstan depends a lot on the foreign policy for the country by Russia and the US. Russia along with the US backed the decision to go ahead with the referendum from… Continue reading

Unproductive Rubber Tree Rejuvenation a Success in Liberia

on June 25, 2010 by admin in Africa News, Business, Canada News, Cheap Energy, Economy, Environment, EU News, Trade News, Comments Off

An initiative to make use of old rubber trees by a Canadian renewable energy firm in Liberia is reaping rich dividends to the country‚Äôs economy. The project is reported to have helped the farmers to get cleared of the old… Continue reading

Lewis Turning Point of Chinese Economy May Improve Quality

on June 21, 2010 by admin in ASEAN News, Business, Economics, Economy, Global Export News, News, Trade News, Tradeoff, World Business News, Comments Off

The recent strikes at Honda and other factories in China for pay hike have to be construed as the fallout of the dearth in obtaining ‘qualified’ workers and the rapidly changing mores of the Chinese workforce. Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong… Continue reading

Serbian Businesses Find Croatian Markets Unwelcome

on June 18, 2010 by admin in Bilateral Trade, Business, Economy, Export News, Import News, Trade Deals, Trade News, Comments Off

The Serbian businesspeople feel that though their country has opened doors to the Croatian firms and products since 2000, the Serbian companies are still not welcome in Croatia. According to a story appeared in the Politika, a Belgrade daily and… Continue reading