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Is BRICS or China challenging the Washington Consensus?

Edited by Diana Jean Evite

After several years of negotiations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — known collectively as the BRICS — established a new international financial institution as an attempt to transform the international economic and political order that has been favorable to Western interests for decades.

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China

Now Is a Critical Moment to Stop Some Scary Global Corporate Deals That Are in the Works | Alternet

The moment facing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its sibling the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (known as ‘TAFTA’) and the future approach to trade is reaching a critical stage. 203 more words

USA

Putin Say No Export for You

Ol’ man Putin don’t take too kindly to all them new sanctions ‘gainst Russia.

He’s banning food exports from every nation that agree to sanction Russia. 1,298 more words

Opinion

Jonathan Kay: Sell milk in 3L jugs? Not until our socialist milk czars perform a 'pilot project'

When Canada finally gets around to reforming its dairy supply-management system — which effectively operates as a government-mandated scheme to transfer $2.6-billion per year from consumers to milk producers — economic historians may identity this year’s ludicrous battle over 3-litre milk bottles as a turning point. 863 more words

Full Comment

RT: EU may consider WTO appeal over Russian food bans - Lithuanian FM

Published time: August 07, 2014 09:48
Edited time: August 07, 2014 10:52

Lithuanian Foreign minister Linas Linkevicius.(AFP Photo / Raigo Pajula)

The European Union is likely to consider filing appeals with the World Trade Organization (WTO) after Russia announced import bans on products from the EU, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Thursday. 313 more words

Illuminati/Terrorism/Corruption

WTO: India’s hollow rhetoric and needless posturing - Virendra Parekh

“The government may … regard India’s single-handed blockage of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) before its agreed deadline of 31st July 2014 as an act of nationalist courage and a diplomatic victory. 1,118 more words

India

Insurance Bill Struggle Pokes Another Hole in the Notion of Modi Magic - India Real Time - WSJ

The new government in New Delhi is struggling this week to get an insurance-industry liberalization bill— an important part of its campaign to revamp the economy—to the floor of the upper house of Parliament. 666 more words

Economics