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Lopez: Philippines-US econ relations to remain stable under Trump

MANILA, Philippines – Prospects of Philippine trade and investment relations with the US under the regime of Republican Donald Trump are still looking good s.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2016

Canada, China aim to strike free-trade dea

OTTAWA: Canada and China have agreed to begin talks for a possible free-trade accord with an aim of doubling bilateral commerce by 2025, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. &'8220;We've agreed to launch exploratory talks towards a p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Canada, China aim to strike free-trade deal

OTTAWA: Canada and China have agreed to begin talks for a possible free-trade accord with an aim of doubling bilateral commerce by 2025, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. &'8220;We've agreed to launch exploratory talks towards a p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Chinese express doubts about US relations under Trump

BEIJING — People in Beijing expressed doubts yesterday about President Donald Trump's ability to steer the US economy and manage China-American relations, un.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Envoy: Economics, trade will be key driver of Philippines-China ties

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte's new approach in its foreign policy mean that economics and trade would be the key driver of its relations w.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

China’s richest man warns Trump against trade war

China’s richest man warns Trump against trade war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

DTI chief: Trump priorities align with Duterte platform

MANILA, Philippines - Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez is seeing similarities in the economic priorities of the incoming administration of US president-elect Dona.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

US envoy meets Duterte, vows support to PH

Just a few days before the assumption of US President-elect Donald Trump, the United States has pledged to continue supporting the Philippines in the areas of maritime security, law enforcement, and development aid to Mindanao, among others, as part of their solid bilateral relations......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Outgoing CIA chief rips Trump

The outgoing Central Intelligence Agency director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the President-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump’s relations with American intelligence agencies......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Rody gov’t open to better ties with US under Trump

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is expected to have better relations with the United States under the administration of incoming president Donald Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Trump’s son-in-law named top adviser

President-elect Donald Trump appointed his influential son-in-law Jared Kushner as a White House senior adviser Monday, putting the young real estate executive in position to exert broad sway over both domestic and foreign policy, particularly Middle East issues and trade negotiations......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

US senator meets Taiwan president

The Republican from Texas, who lost in the US primary elections to President-elect Donald Trump, said in a statement that the two discussed arms sales, diplomatic exchanges and economic relations during the meeting in Houston......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Russia-US relations: What will it be like under Trump?

In less than two weeks, Donald John Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, marking what could be a new era in American politics......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

Canada not afraid of Trump-induced US investor flight

Canada not afraid of Trump-induced US investor flight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Amid trade reports, Hawks' Korver sits in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver has not played through more than half Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) against the New Orleans Pelicans amid trade reports involving the Cleveland Cavaliers. Korver has averaged nearly 28 minutes of action per game this season and has shot nearly 43 percent from three-point range for his career. He was in uniform and participated in warm-ups as media reports that he could be traded began to circulate shortly before tip-off. Hawks public relations officials said they were aware of media reports regarding Korver but could not confirm that the club was considering a trade and had no comment on why he was not playing. Korver shook teammates' hands during the final warm-up session before tip-off and spent the first half sitting on the bench, where he remained after the third quarter began. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Trump names protectionist as US trade rep

Trump names protectionist as US trade rep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

A trade war in the works

ANAHEIM, California – One of the biggest fears for this new year is a trade war in the works as the Trump administration takes office......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

US seen selectively imposing trade restrictions – think tank

MANILA, Philippines – The US, under a Trump administration could selectively impose trade restrictions on products that are vital for Asian economies such as.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2016

Trump vows new tack in global relations

Trump vows new tack in global relations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 17th, 2016