Japan exports post largest monthly gain since late 2017

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s exports posted their strongest growth in more than three years in March, led by a surge in China-bound shipments, in a sign the economy continued to recover from last year’s deep coronavirus slump. The trade data

UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement

Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday (US time) that should avert economic chaos on New Year’s and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil. Once

EU lawmakers back U.S. lobster deal after Biden election win

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers have backed a small trade deal with the United States to remove EU tariffs on U.S. lobsters following Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election.U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about health care

Kazakhstan in line for S'pore trade deal

SINGAPORE – A new services and investment agreement between Singapore and Kazakhstan will bolster trade ties that have been growing in strength in recent years. Negotiations for the pact, which is part of a deal between Singapore and the Eurasian

Digital economy pacts pave way for Singapore to keep pace with trends on global stage, spur job creation

SINGAPORE – Amid a drive for digitalisation that is already changing cities and economies, Singapore initiated discussions with like-minded trade partners to develop basic rules for digital trade and a framework for collaboration in the digital era. Formal negotiations culminated

Japan export decline slows in September as shipments recover

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s exports in September fell at a slower pace than in the previous six months as US-bound shipments of cars started to recover from Covid-19 lows, suggesting the pandemic’s pressure on the economy was easing. The slower

Digitalisation, global connections and inclusive growth vital for S'pore to emerge stronger from Covid-19: Iswaran

SINGAPORE – The pandemic has made it even more important for Singapore to maintain its global connections while continuing to innovate and digitalise, said Communications and Information Minister S. Iswaran on Wednesday (Sept 16). “With lockdowns and safe distancing measures