FREE trade seems to have few supporters these days. Though actual trade volumes are recovering from the post-crisis recession and drop in commodity prices, globalisation has become increasingly...

[DANANG, Vietnam] Asia-Pacific ministers struggled Thursday to agree on a joint statement on free trade in a rare wrangle over a usually routine document as US negotiators dug in over protectionism,...

IRELAND wants to position itself as a top destination for foreign investors in a post-Brexit world, said the country's Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald...

[MEXICO CITY] Trade between the United States and Mexico would not end if the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) was terminated, Mexico's foreign minister said on Friday, after a new US...

[WASHINGTON] The US, Mexico and Canada ended the first round of talks on a new North American Free Trade Agreement saying they're committed to wrapping up the negotiations quickly with a far-...

[BRUSSELS] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and top EU officials agreed Thursday to the broad outline of a landmark trade deal, presented as a direct challenge to the protectionism championed by...

[SYDNEY] Australia and New Zealand each announced on Saturday the start of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc.

BENEATH the patchwork quilt of opposing free trade agreements in Asia, two major powers are "in bed together (geographically) but dreaming different dreams", while a third has jumped out of...

AUSTRALIA and Hong Kong began talks to secure a free trade agreement (FTA), Australia's trade minister Steven Ciobo said on Tuesday, that he said would focus on securing increased access for...

CHINESE President Xi Jinping positioned himself as the champion of free trade, and called on global leaders to fight against protectionism in his speeches delivered during the one-belt-one-road...