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Unfreezing TTIP: Why a Transatlantic Trade Pact Still Makes Strategic Sense

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Category: Government

The talks about a transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) are in the freezer, and as long as US president Donald Trump continues his protectionist and anti-EU message, they will stay there. But since Trump and the EU never formally cancelled the talks, TTIP could be brought in from the cold. Trump does not see […]

Source: Center for European Reform

Published: May 22, 2017


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U.S. Chamber expert provides insight: How will Trump impact trade?

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Category: Government

First as a candidate and then in the early days of his administration, President Donald Trump has promised to make big changes to U.S. trade policy to help bring more jobs back to the United States. One of his first actions as president was to pull the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. […]

Source: BizTimes

Published: May 22, 2017


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US Chamber of Commerce: Exploring the First Principles of Trade

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Category: Government

May is “World Trade Month,” so it’s a good moment to pause and reflect on the fundamentals of international trade and its importance to American jobs and economic growth. The facts are straightforward: more than 41 million American jobs depend on trade and exports support about half of all U.S. manufacturing jobs. In fact, one […]

Source: US Chamber of Commerce

Published: May 22, 2017


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Norway’s Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling

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Category: Energy

Norway’s Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located. Despite opposition from environmentalists, the company plans to drill five wells in the Norwegian sector of the […]

Source: Reuters

Published: May 22, 2017


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Norway’s Labor Seeks to Soothe Oil Industry Amid Lofoten Shift

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Category: Energy

Norway’s oil industry has nothing to fear from a return to power of the Labor Party in elections later this year, according to the deputy leader of the biggest opposition group. A new government led by Labor, which polls show is the likely outcome from September’s election, would continue to ensure stable and predictable terms […]

Source: Bloomberg

Published: May 22, 2017


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