Lighthizer, Japan’s Motegi ato meet again on trade
21 April 2019 | 9:25 am
Japan’s economy minister says that a good start has been made to the trade negotiations with the U.S., with both sides keen to strike an early agreement.
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It was meant to be the jewel in the Brexit crown, but the UK has, so far, failed to sign a free trade agreement with the US.
Brussels says the bloc's trade with New Zealand could now grow by 80%. In a first for an EU trade pact, there is a section that commits both sides to targets to tackle climate change.
Economists set a gloomier outlook for the coming months, as official data showed Germany's GDP stayed flat in the three-month period between April and June.
A new study has shown that Germans still find tackling climate change important, but the data also revealed discrepancies over what people are actually willing to do about it.
Germany's economy is in decline. Now the main opposition party, the center-right CDU, has presented an emergency program to combat the recession, stepping up pressure on Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
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The German economy emerges from recession, but is still in a phase of weakness. From April to June, it recorded zero growth compared to the previous quarter.
Europe's largest economy has flatlined recently, showing no signs of recovery from a winter recession. The International Monetary Fund has predicted Germany will be the only major advanced economy to shrink in 2023.
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