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Trade war: China halts introduction of new tariffs on US goods

Beijing holds fire on duties of 5 and 10 per cent that were set to take effect at noon on Sunday Move comes after US also shelves new tariffs and agrees to halve...

Argentina’s new government hikes export taxes on disgruntled farmers

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s new government has hiked export levies on soy, wheat and corn, according to an official decree on Saturday, hitting farmers in the grains exporting nation to raise revenue needed...

Shipping at COP25: Full speed ahead towards full decarbonisation

Today at COP 25, the UN Climate Change Conference, in Madrid, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), and the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE) organised an event dedicated to...

China welcomes preliminary deal in trade war it blames on US

BEIJING (AP) — China put a positive face Saturday on a first-step trade agreement that dials down a trade war it blames the U.S. for starting. Chinese experts and news media joined government officials in...

Digital Trade, Cyber Intrusions to Be Part of US-China Phase 2 Trade Talks –...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Varied issues ranging from digital trade to cross border data sharing and cyber intrusions will be addressed by the "phase two" trade agreement negotiations between the United States and China, a...

Trump Denies Rumours on Tariff Rollback Under ‘Limited’ Trade Deal With China

The United States and China has been trying for month to negotiate a trade agreement, with President Trump teasing for a “big deal” any time soon. A report in the Wall Street Journal on...

New U.S. energy secretary slams NY for blocking gas pipelines

New U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette slammed New York state regulators on Thursday for blocking pipelines that would bring natural gas from Appalachia to New England, but did not specify whether the Trump administration...

Global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law

The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, became international law on December 5 last week. This amendment,...

U.S. Senate committee backs Russia energy bills, delays vote on sanctions ‘from hell’

Underscoring U.S. lawmakers’ continuing unhappiness with Russia, a Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation seeking to hamper Russian energy pipelines and boosting NATO but delayed voting on a measure nicknamed the “sanctions bill from...

US Senate hearing plays down IMO 2020 impact

The impact of IMO 2020 — the requirement promulgated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that ships begin using lower-sulfur fuel on Jan. 1 or equip their ships with scrubbers to remove sulfur from...