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Africa: AU Plans Free Trade Area in Five Years

allAfrica.com February 1, 2012 By John Kulekana Addis Ababa — AFRICAN leaders have resolved to establish a continental free trade area (FTA) by the year 2017, in a move designed to boost intra-African trade. This is among several resolutions adopted by the 18th African Union (AU) Summit which ended here early on Tuesday, after very […]

Africa: East, Southern African Leaders to Launch Talks on Free Trade Area

allAfrica.com / Southern Africa News Features (Zimbabwe) By Kizito Sikuka June 9, 2011 allafrica.com After many years of planning and coordination, Africa can now move another step closer to its long-conceived goal of a united African Economic Community. The continent is expected to make this giant stride at the forthcoming 2nd Tripartite Summit of southern […]

The Pacific players go to market

The Economist April 7, 2011 www.economist.com An incipient new club proclaims that Brazil is not South America’s only game IF ALL goes well, next month traders on the stockmarkets of Chile, Colombia and Peru will be able seamlessly to buy and sell the shares of companies listed on the other two. Born after two years […]

Southern Africa: Region Moves to Set Up Free Trade Area

allAfrica.com January 25, 2011 http://allafrica.com The year 2011 will move southern Africa another step closer to becoming a regional community, as one of the building blocks of a united Africa with its African Economic Community. This has been the vision of the continent's leaders for the past 60 years, and was agreed in writing 20 […]

China-ASEAN FTA to be completed in 2010 – Asean envoy

The Phillippine Star January 16, 2009http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=432231 BEIJING (Xinhua) — The China-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Free Trade Area (FTA) will be completed in 2010 as scheduled, said China’s ASEAN envoy here yesterday. "The China-ASEAN FTA means to establish a huge market covering 1.9 billion people," said Xue Hanqin, the first Chinese ambassador to ASEAN. […]

Officials, experts expect dramatic shift in trade strategy under Obama, new Congress

The Miami Herald December 7, 2008WASHINGTON — U.S. trade strategy probably will change dramatically when the Obama administration and new Congress take power in January, with U.S. negotiators forgoing the kinds of bilateral free-trade agreements popular with the Bush administration, according to Democratic officials and experts. Such a switch could put at risk agreements with […]

Global Area Under Transgenic Crops To Double In 10 Yrs-Expert

Dow Jones NewswireNew Delhi – The area under cultivation with transgenic crops across the world should double in 10 years, as farmers realize the economic benefits of such crops, a spokesman of a group promoting transgenic seeds in developing countries said Tuesday. “Our assessment is that area under transgenic seeds would double from the current […]

Global Biotech Area Surges Past 100 Million Hectares on 13 Percent Growth

ISAAADelhi, India – Farmers continued rapid adoption of biotech crops around the globe in 2006 driving multiple adoption milestones for the technology-enhanced crops that produce greater yields of food, feed, fiber and fuel, according to an annual report released today by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA). At the beginning of […]

ASEAN Economic Ministers Push Freer Trade

With the Doha Round of WTO trade policy negotiations suspended, a logical question is what happens next. The Economic Ministers of the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia gave a clear answer by committing to achieving internal free trade by 2015 rather than the earlier target […]

Unapproved Rice Strain Found in Wide Area

The New York TimesAn unapproved genetically engineered strain of rice has been found in trace amounts in commercial supplies over a wide area in the nation’s southern rice-growing region, the country’s largest marketer of rice said yesterday. The marketer, Riceland Foods, a farmer-owned cooperative, said samples from its five-state growing region — Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, […]

$1 million from Monsanto finances biotech education

Des Moines RegisterAmes, Ia. — Monsanto Co. announced Tuesday that it will give $1 million to establish the Monsanto Center for Biotech Education at the FFA Enrichment Center to be built on the Ankeny campus of Des Moines Area Community College. Ted Crosbie, Monsanto`s vice president of global plant breeding, made the announcement at the […]

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