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Thai FTA in trouble: US could abandon talks after six rounds | 15-January-2006

The United States could abandon free trade talks with Thailand unless Bangkok agrees to redouble efforts to reach an agreement in the next few months, a US trade negotiator Barbara Weisel said. In a telephone call with US reporters, Weisel said it was uncertain the two sides would have another round.


FTA Watch: Movement ‘is gaining strength’ | 15-January-2006

The fiery protest that disrupted free-trade talks between Thailand and the United States in Chiang Mai last week was just the first victory for a movement that is gaining strength, says a key organiser of FTA Watch.


US expects smooth talk with Malaysia on future FTA | 15-January-2006

Malaysia and United States will start preliminary discussions on free trade area (FTA) agreement in Kuala Lumpur next week with US chief negotiator expressing confident it will take place in smooth and protest-free environment.


China, Mali sign economic cooperation agreement | 15-January-2006

China will take further steps to encourage investments in Mali, while Mali will strive to increase the direct export of cotton and other products to China.


Thailand and US equally tough on insurance talks in FTA | 13-January-2006

Talks to open up market access for the insurance sector within the framework of the Thai-US Free Trade Area (FTA) agreement ended here today with the only agreement - that each side would scrutinise the other’s list of demand for further consultations.


Tough going on services, agriculture in Thai-US free talks | 13-January-2006

Thai and United States negotiators have failed to make any headway towards a pact on liberalising trade in services under the broader Thai-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations, according to Thai industry observers.


Overdrive: FTA debacle reveals PM’s declining fortunes | 13-January-2006

Like the stalled privatisation of Egat Plc, the Thai-US Free-Trade Agreement talks look like dead meat. It all boils down to the waning credibility of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.


FTA finance talks with US: BOT baulks at three-year time frame | 13-January-2006

After the sixth round of free-trade negotiations with the United States drew to a close yesterday, the Bank of Thailand said that Bangkok would continue to push for a gradual opening of its financial sector rather than within three years as the US has proposed.


Too early to tell on FTAs | 13-January-2006

Waiting, waiting. It will take time to realise the benefits of our free trade deals with Thailand and the US.


Panama anti-FTA front broadens | 13-January-2006

Panama’s government, ignoring the country’s heated atmosphere, strives Friday to show the validity of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US while a common front snubbing the eventual pact grows.


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