‘ AUSTRALIA & CHINA SIGNED PRELIMINARY FREE TRADE AGREEMENT ‘

#AceNewsServices – Nov.17 – Australia and China have signed a preliminary deal after almost a decade of free-trade negotiations, CHFTA said.

' AUSTRALIA & CHINA SIGN PRELIMINARY FREE TRADE AGREEMENT '

‘ AUSTRALIA & CHINA SIGN PRELIMINARY FREE TRADE AGREEMENT ‘

The agreement will give Australia’s service industry unsurpassed access to the Chinese market and agriculture advantages over competitors from the US, Canada and the EU.

A declaration of intent signed by trade ministers and witnessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday concluded negotiations that began in 2005.

Trade Minister Andrew Robb says the pact would be signed next year.

It will take effect as early as March if endorsed by the Australian Parliament.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ GOP THREATEN TO BLOCK OBAMA’S OWN TERMS IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL ‘

#AceWorldNews – Republicans are flexing their muscles and threatening to block President Obama from cutting a nuclear deal with Iran on his own terms.

International negotiators have until Nov. 24 under an interim agreement to reach a deal with Tehran that would curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, or seek another extension of talks.

By Kristina Wong @ The Hill

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” Switzerland will not be able to sign a `Labour Market Pact’ with Croatia following a Shock Referendum”

#AceWorldNews says after immigration vote, Swiss have to rework Croatia labour deal according to ZURICH (Reuters).
Switzerland has told the newest European Union member, Croatia, that it will not be able to sign a labour market pact as planned on July 1, following a shock referendum vote in favour of immigration curbs.

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