Russia to export beef to Brazil for first time

Major Russian meat producer Miratorg has announced that the first delivery of 13 tons of beef will soon be supplied to Brazil. The company says the product will be distributed among the country’s hotel chains and restaurants. “The company’s strategy is aimed at increasing exports of high value-added products that are competitive in price and […]

Opinion | The U.S.-China Trade Deal Was Not Even a Modest Win

So there we have it. The long-awaited shiny new trade deal with China, inked at a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday in the interstitial space before the Senate impeachment trial dominates the news cycles. If you detect a note of skepticism already creeping in, it’s because this pseudo-deal deserves not just skepticism but […]

Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions “like they’ve never seen before” if it asks U.S. to leave

President Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Sunday the U.S. wouldn’t leave the joint U.S. air base with Iraq “unless they pay us back,” and he doubled down on his threat to target 52 Iranian sites. If they do ask us to leave, if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis. We […]

Trump says deal with China will be signed within days after gruelling trade war

The president has spent more than a year trying to negotiate the deal, and will likely present it as a signature achievement in an election year Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/us-china-trade-war-trump-beijing-visit-xi-jinping-dollar-yen-latest-a9265866.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Dave Maclean

Mexico fumes over labor enforcement details in trade bill

Mexico’s top trade negotiator plans to return to Washington on Sunday to express his outrage over language in the U.S. bill to implement the new North American trade agreement, potentially complicating the House’s plans to pass the USMCA this week. Mexico was blindsided by the inclusion of language in the implementing bill that would allow […]

US, Mexico and Canada ink new trade agreement replacing NAFTA

Officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States have finalized a trade deal that will replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new pact, called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), was agreed on more than a year ago but needed approval by the legislatures in the three countries before it could move forward. […]

China bans all government departments from using US-made technology

It was only a matter of time before China started offering trade bans to US companies in return for the ban on Huawei’s gear. The Financial Times is reporting that Beijing has ordered all government institutions and public bodies to get rid of their… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/09/china-bans-all-government-departments-from-using-us-made-technol/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with […]

Donald Trump hits Brazil and Argentina with steel tariffs, while attacking Federal Reserve

US president accuses countries of ‘massive devaluation’ of currencies Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/trump-tariffs-argentina-brazil-twitter-steel-federal-reserve-a9229351.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Ben Chapman

Russia & China mull dozens of joint investment projects worth $112 billion

A joint Russia-China investment body is considering 70 projects totaling $112 billion, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has announced after an intergovernmental commission meeting in Beijing. On Tuesday, delegations from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and a private equity fund established by the RDIF and China Investment Corporation (CIC) called Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) joined […]

The U.S. takes aim at Chinese drones

Driven by fears of spying, the U.S. is taking dramatic steps toward weaning local, state and federal agencies off products made by DJI, the Chinese small-drone giant. Yes, but: The company’s defenders say the moves are motivated as much by hard-line politics toward China as an attempt to head off a genuine security threat. Driving […]