US not `bullying` Malaysia over trade pact: Obama

President Barack Obama today denied that America was `bullying` Malaysia in the ongoing negotiations for a US-led free trade initiative involving 12 Pacific rim economies.

Ukraine bailout an act of `brotherly love`, not connected to EU talks: Putin

After averting a major economic crisis in Ukraine by granting a $15bn bailout, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended the assistance saying it was done for the sake of a “brotherly” nation and ruled out any connection with European Union talks.

Ukraine holds key to Putin`s dream of a new union

Ukraine`s refusal to sign a trade pact drawing it into Europe`s orbit marked a victory for Vladimir Putin.

Free trade pact between US and Europe possible: Biden

Vice President Joe Biden has offered the US government`s support to create a transatlantic free trade zone.

Pak-Afghan transit trade pact held back due to differences

The implementation of the
Pakistan-Afghanistan transit trade agreement has been
postponed indefinitely after differences emerged on the
interpretation of key clauses of the pact on the day it was
meant to become operational.

India, Nepal discuss extradition treaty, trade pact

Seeking a stable, peaceful and
developed Nepal, India on Thursday assured Nepalese leaders of its
support to their Constitution-drafting process as the two
sides discussed issues like signing of an extradition treaty.

Pak-Afghan ink new transit trade pact

Pakistan and Afghanistan have
inked a new transit trade agreement that will provide Afghan
goods access to India through the Wagah land border route and
Karachi and Qasim ports.

Pak-Afghan ink new transit trade pact

The pact will give Afghan goods access to India through Wagah and two ports.

Left to launch campaign against ASEAN trade pact: Karat

Accusing UPA govt of pursuing a "neo-liberal" agenda, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat said the Left would launch a campaign against India`s free trade agreement with ASEAN.

Global trade revival key to recovery: WTO chief

A swift conclusion to a new world trade pact could serve as a powerful stimulus for recovery from the global financial crisis, WTO chief Pascal Lamy said in an interview Tuesday.