Trade war, customs duties, down with free trade! More and more countries are seeking to protect their domestic economies and imposing trade barriers. We currently hear a lot of talk of "protectionism" - but what does that really mean?
The free trade deal is the EU's first with a member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The European Parliament's approval will clear the path for the deal to come into force as early as this year.
With the clock ticking inexorably closer to the date for the UK's official departure from the EU, the UK parliament starts to vote on options. DW's Rob Mudge takes a look at the key Brexit scenarios.
Almost all tariffs on trade between the European Union and the world's third-biggest economy have been removed. European companies could save around a billion euros in duties each year.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a "special strategic and global partnership" with Japan, the second-largest economy in Asia. Japan is aiming to expand free trade relations amid US' protectionist policies.
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