[HANOVER] German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who both face trade tensions with US President Donald Trump, on Sunday praised an EU-Mexico deal to boost economic...

[WASHINGTON] Nafta talks will continue through the weekend before ministers regroup Tuesday, as negotiations take on new urgency while Mexico cautions nothing is imminent.

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Is the global trading system under serious threat? How should Singapore businesses gird themselves for an environment of tariffs and possibly trade wars?...

[SYDNEY] The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Australia reject protectionism and embrace free trade, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Singapore counterpart Lee...

RECENT moves by the United States to protect domestic industries have raised the spectre of tit-for-tat trade wars, warned Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday as he urged countries to continue...

COMMENTARY

THE signing in Chile of the new trade pact between 11 Pacific Rim nations is a harbinger for the 500 million individuals and businesses within the countries it serves.

[SHANGHAI] China's foreign minister said on Friday that the world's second largest economy would look to open up wider access to its markets this year, amid growing trade tensions with the...

FREE trade has been the dominant ideal model for international business exchange since the end of the Second World War, when the architecture of the global economy was reshaped and the IMF and World...

[BRUSSELS] A new free-trade deal between the European Union and Mexico is "very close" to agreement but there are still issues such as agricultural access to hammer out, senior officials...

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...