If Americans prefer the light meat of a chicken, where does all the dark meat go? South Africa, as a matter of fact. A new trade agreement, known as AGOA, makes the shipments possible - to the chagrin of South African poultry farmers.
Chinese crime syndicates working with local South African gangs have caused stocks of abalone to be depleted at a record rate. Illegal trade in the marine mollusks extends across sub-Saharan Africa.
In the second quarter of 2018, the roaring US economy grew at an even faster pace than first reported, with new numbers showing the best performance in nearly four years, boosted by exports and strong corporate spending.
The Oktoberfest is an export hit. In Leavenworth in the USA it is celebrated in a very authentic style, as the small town is a perfect replica of a Bavarian village. A cliché that attracts one million visitors a year.
The EU and Japan have signed an unprecedented free trade agreement which will create one of the world's largest trading blocs. European Council President Donald Tusk says it is a "clear message" against protectionism.
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