# Trade

Brexit supporters wave Union flags as they watch the big screen in Parliament Square in central London on January 31, 2020. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
Brexit supporters wave Union flags as th […]

Close-run Brexit talks underline political dilemma for UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's brinkmanship has brought UK-EU talks down to the wire and his choice boils down now to a barebones deal or serious economic disruption in the middle of the pandemic
Then US Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with then EU President Donald Tusk (unseen) at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 6, 2015. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP
Then US Vice-President Joe Biden speaks […]

EU must ‘learn to live without’ US global leadership under Biden

The EU will once again have a cooperative US partner when Joe Biden becomes president, but Europeans should have no illusions: Washington will be no globo-cop nor NATO's big protector, analysts say
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier reports on last week's European summit during plenary session at European Parliament in Brussels on October 21, 2020. Photo: Olivier Hoslet / Pool / AFP
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnie […]

UK-EU Brexit talks back on as clock ticks to trade deadline

European Union negotiators headed to London on Thursday to resume Brexit trade talks after Britain called off a boycott, with both sides vowing to work round the clock to seal a deal in the time left
epa05558458 British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox delivers his speech during the WTO Public Forum 'Inclusive Trade', at the headquarters of the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 September 2016. EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI
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EU, US urge each other to forgo massive tariffs in aircraft spat

The World Trade Organization in Geneva announced that the European Union has the right to impose nearly $ 4 billion in tariffs on US imports annually in retaliation for unfair US support for Boeing.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen outside 10 Downing Street in central London on January 8, 2020, ahead of a meeting. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson a […]

UK PM to talk to EU chief as Brexit talks run out of time

Britain's PM Boris Johnson will talk to EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday as both sides blame each other for blocking progress in post-Brexit trade talks ahead of a key EU summit
24.05.2018, China, Beijing: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
24.05.2018, China, Beijing: German Chanc […]

EU, China to hold talks on stalled investment deal

Chancellor Angela Merkel representing Germany, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, is to negotiate with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of high-level talks concerning an investment deal between Beijing and the European Union.
The aerial view shows parked airplanes at the airport Duesseldorf, western Germany, on May 8, 2020. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)
The aerial view shows parked airplanes a […]

Aviation, autos and other virus victims

What has been the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation, retail and automobile sectors? A recap of some major casualties amid layoffs, bankruptcies and rescue plans
British PM Boris Johnson waves as he leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020, to attend Prime Minister's Question at the House of Commons. Photo: Ben Stansall / AFP
British PM Boris Johnson waves as he lea […]

UK’s controversial new Brexit powers law explained

The UK government is set for showdown talks with the EU after unveiling a new bill that will override parts of the divorce deal it signed with the bloc last year - the new bill explained