At the Havana International Trade Fair, the island nation's Foreign Trade Minister has unveiled 326 projects in need of billions of dollars in investment from overseas. A thaw in relations with the US has intensified competition to invest in Cuba.
The two-day gathering in Argentina comes at a tense moment, just a few days before the US will impose higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and new US trade measures reportedly targeted at China.
A Chinese company is the leader in patent applications in Europe. And for the first time, China has received more patent filings than the USA, EU, Japan and South Korea combined. What does this all mean?
The US Commerce Department has upheld tariffs imposed on imports of Chinese aluminum foil, after concluding that the country’s producers are receiving unfair subsidies and dumping the product in the American market.
In 2016, Chinese investors took over more companies in Europe than in the previous four years combined, most of them in Germany. The trend did not continue in 2017 but that was not due to any tightening of Chinese belts.
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