Monthly Archives: November 2012

U.S. – EU Free Trade Agreement, Sovereign Debt and New Global Landscape — New DNA in Trade Relations?

Here are three items concerning the EU (and the U.S.), the multilateral trading system, and Argentina (sovereign debt restructuring) indicating how global trade issues are changing every day and how important they are to be understood by policy makers in … Continue reading

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Dramatic New Trade Developments, They Keep Happening.

Developments keep happening demonstrating how global trade is dramatically changing and encompassing a broad range of newer topics. For example, the issue of foreign corporate ¬†corruption continues to get top treatment by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, U.S. – Russia … Continue reading

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State Universities and Economic Development — A New Top Priority, Long Overdue.

Professor Stuart Malawer (left) and Visiting Scholar Dr. Li Fenning, Wuhan University of Technology (right), with Jim Cheng, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia, discussing trade and investment strategies for increasing China – Virginia commercial relations. At George … Continue reading

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National Security and Direct Investment — Canadian Style — Same as U.S.?

Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned oil company, is battling the Canadian government to allow its proposed $5.3bn acquisition of Progress Energy Resolution. Also waiting approval is China’s CNOOC’s¬†proposed $15bn acquisition of Nexen, another Canadian company. The issues raised by the Canadian government … Continue reading

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