How long until China cranks up the debt engine?

Its economy’s steady first-quarter growth masks some worrying signs   Cherry blossoms are blooming in Asia—and so is the Chinese economy. Growth was 6.8 % in the first quarter, the government announced Tuesday, just a hair lower than in 2017 as a whole. Key indicators like electricity output and construction investment ticked up as companies … More How long until China cranks up the debt engine?

WTO members discuss ways of improving the transparency of regional trade agreements

WTO members discussed how to improve work on enhancing the transparency of regional trade agreements (RTAs) at a meeting of the Committee on RTAs on April 9-10, 2018 at the WTO, the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland. They reviewed five RTAs covering countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The new chair of the committee, … More WTO members discuss ways of improving the transparency of regional trade agreements

Finnish Marimekko plans a campaign for equality

More than 62 million school-aged girls around the world miss out on education because of poverty and discrimination. Plan International Finnish design brand Marimekko and humanitarian organisation Plan International are organising campaigns together to support children’s rights and education of girls in developing countries. Plan International Finnish design brand Marimekko and humanitarian organisation Plan International … More Finnish Marimekko plans a campaign for equality

Clariant’s China strategy on track to deliver growth

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that the company is making good progress with the implementation of its dedicated China strategy. After announcing this strategy in 2016, Clariant continued its commitment to innovation and sustainability in combination with improvements in governance, increased production capacity and more local cooperation. These regional growth initiatives … More Clariant’s China strategy on track to deliver growth