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Singapore first non-Middle East country with GCC FTA

September 3, 2013
The Gulf Cooperation Council - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) entered into on September 1. Singapore is the first non-Middle East country to have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the GCC.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Everything open, nothing closed

September 2, 2013
Negotiators from 12 Pacific countries concluded a week of talks in Brunei on a free-trade agreement but announced no breakthroughs in discussions that one official called difficult.

Businesses coming back to Maine

September 2, 2013
Governor Paul LePage said there is good news for Maine's economy: Businesses are expanding their operations and adding many new jobs in the state. He applauded last week's announcement that Barclaycard will add 100 new jobs by the end of the year at its customer contact center in Wilton.

Europe to protect nature with even stronger regulation

September 2, 2013
A new regulation on biocidal products applying from September 1 will significantly increase the safety and simplify the authorisation procedure of biocides used and placed on the market in the EU.

Iran to make a revision of oil contracts

September 2, 2013
Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has ordered a structural revision of oil contracts in Iran. Until revision is completed, domestic contractors are consulting Iranian and foreign experts in order to make the oil contracts more attractive for foreign investors.

Central America increases trade with Mexico after FTA signed

September 2, 2013
In September, Central American countries will celebrate the first anniversary of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Mexico and the region, which has led to an increase in trade.

Europe pushes own digital cloud in wake of U.S. spying scandal

August 30, 2013
The European Commission will redouble efforts to promote EU-based cloud services this autumn amid mounting evidence that the US Prism spying scandal may damage the global market share of US-based tech companies involved in the cloud computing sector.

Canadian airliners to fly to Bangladesh

August 30, 2013
Canada announced its first air transport agreement with Bangladesh, allowing direct scheduled air services between the two countries. The agreement allows airlines to offer new services immediately.

Costa Rica: We won't give up our sugar rights

August 30, 2013
Costa Rica will not transfer to another country its share of sugar exports to the European Union (EU) agreed in the Partnership Agreement, which is now in force only in Panama, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Romania: Nabucco is Gazprom hegemony, we want compensation

August 30, 2013
Romanian President Traian Basescu has asked for compensation from the EU for the abandoned Nabucco pipeline project which had been planned to carry Azeri gas to Austria through Romanian territory.

Obama: Obamacare will be cheaper than a cell phone bill

August 30, 2013
President Barack Obama said that the cost of enrolling in the Affordable Care Act will for a lot of people be cheaper than a cell phone bill and that people will be getting free prevention, free checkups.

Pence: We're starting to see some good signs

August 30, 2013
Governor Mike Pence told the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors that a steady fiscal discipline, fewer regulations, lower taxes, better roads and effective job training programs should attract businesses to Indiana.