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Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free trade deal

Written by Matt Siegel (Reuters) – China and Australia on Monday sealed a landmark free trade agreement more than a decade in the making, significantly expanding ties between the world’s second largest economy and one of Washington’s closest allies...

Emily O’Reilly seeks public opinion on EU trade deal

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened a public consultation process on the EU-US trade deal negotiations, arguing that the process could have “a significant impact” on the lives of EU citizens. Ms O’Reilly yesterday opened a six-week consultation process,...

Apple ‘forced sweetheart tax deal with jobs threat’

Carl Levin, a powerful member of the US Senate, said yesterday that the tax rate levied on the computer giant was based on what it was prepared to accept. The comments came after the European Commission (EC) accused Ireland of striking a tax arrangement with Apple...