The European Union and Australia have launched negotiations aimed at reaching a free trade deal. The move bucks a global trend toward protectionism.
The world's largest free trade agreement — one between the EU and Japan — is expected to go into force in February. Nearly all duties will be removed.
The Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business is the flagship event in the region for the promotion of economic relations between Germany and Asia. This year the conference takes place in Jakarta.
Another day, another deeply uncertain development in the Brexit saga. Chaos and uncertainty have become watchwords of the process, and business leaders are tired of the confusion.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuked the "America First" approach to free trade of US President Donald Trump. Meeting in Brussels, European and Asian leaders have pledged to create "win-win" situations.
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