With the economy a top campaign issue, presidential hopefuls Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama are working to shape their stances on international trade and free-trade policies. Analysts discuss the candidates’ statements and the impact of trade policy shifts. Continue reading
As Brazil expands its manufacturing and agricultural industries, it has carved a spot as the largest exporter of coffee, beef, poultry and other food products and as the world leader in ethanol production. Simon Marks continues a series of reports from Brazil. Continue reading
- When the U.S. enters into free-trade agreements, are there any rules prohibiting manipulation of foreign exchange rates?
Question/Comment: When the U.S. enters into free-trade agreements, are there any rules prohibiting manipulation of foreign exchange rates? I thought the purpose of floating rates set by the market was to adjust for imbalances in trade. Obviously, that is not … Continue reading
- With so many consultants and service providers who essentially fly for a living, what is the trade off between efficiency and superior talent pool sourcing?
Question/Comment: I just saw your story on the Nov. 29 NewsHour and was curious about the short supply chain advantage in terms of services vs. manufacturing. With so many consultants and service providers who essentially fly for a living, what … Continue reading
House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Congressman Barney Frank, D- Mass., talks to the NewsHour about challenging economic issues Congress must face in the coming months and what they may mean for the U.S. economy. Continue reading
Conflict diamonds, gems that are illegally sold to fund civil wars and rebel conflicts, are in the spotlight this month with the release of ‘Blood Diamond,’ a movie based on this underground trade. Experts discuss the films impact on the diamond trade. Continue reading
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with President Bush in an effort to allay the war of words between the two leaders. Former officials discuss tensions between the neighboring countries, problems with Taliban fighting at the border and the U.S. war on terror. Continue reading
An expert discusses the failure of global free trade talks, known as the Doha round, and assesses what countries may do from here. Continue reading
After several months of acrimonious debate and failed negotiations, international trade representatives officially suspended the Doha round of free trade talks, marking a major setback to efforts to reduce trade barriers throughout the globe. Continue reading