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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama. File photo.


Obama: Fighting For Trade Deals That Put American Workers First – Transcript

In this week’s address, US President Barack Obama laid out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for the US economy, US businesses,  US workers, and US values. These new trade deals are vital to middle-class economics — the idea that this country does best when everybody gets their fair shot, everybody does their fair […]

US Shale plays. Source EIA.
US Shale plays. Source EIA.


Oil Price War May Benefit Both US Shale And Saudi Arabia – Analysis

By Michael McDonald Even as financial commentators on CNBC are starting to come around to the idea of a bottom in oil prices, the key question for US oil producers remains one of timing. How long will the oil price slump last? Is this a relatively short term event like 2008, or a longer term […]

Asia-Pacific region
Asia-Pacific region


ESCAP And Asian Development Bank Reinforce Partnership To Support Post-2015 Development Agenda In Asia-Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) strengthened their long-standing partnership today through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations, aimed at supporting member States in their efforts to achieve internationally agreed-development goals, including the outcomes of the post-2015 development […]

Argentina
Argentina


Russia And Argentina Sign $5 Billion In Energy Deals

Russia and Argentina signed deals which amounted to an “all-encompassing strategic partnership” during Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s visit to Moscow. Russia and Argentina signed a total of nearly $5 billion in deals on developing hydroelectric, nuclear and fossil-based energy, as well as to consider using each other’s currencies in trade. The deals are […]