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Trade Agreement Data at Odds with Political Rhetoric?

No wonder President Harry Truman was looking for a “one-handed economist.” So is AutoInformed, and we suspect millions upon millions of workers. Continue reading

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World Trade to Remain Weak in 2013 as Eurozone Drags on Economy

Projected trade growth of 3.3% in 2013 is well below the 20-year average of 5.3% and even further below the pre crisis trend of 6% during the 1990-2008 period. Continue reading

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Politics or Finally a Policy? Obama Administration Protests at WTO over Chinese Auto and Parts Subsidies. China Instantly Fights Back

The Obama Administration filed a complaint against the Communist Chinese government at the World Trade Organization today. Continue reading

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U.S. Wins WTO Dispute with China Over Steel Duties

The United States has prevailed in a World Trade Organization or WTO dispute over China’s imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on flat-rolled electrical steel from the United States. The duties affected a substantial amount of United States trade in U.S. steel products. After talks with the Chinese failed to resolve the matter, the WTO established the panel in March 2011. Continue reading

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General Motors Sets Sales Record in China. Ford Up too

Both General Motors and Ford Motor finished 2011 with strong performances in China, the world’s largest automarket for the past three years. GM and its joint ventures sold a record 2,547,171 vehicles up 8.3% from the previous high of 2,351,610 … Continue reading

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Saab Files for Bankruptcy. It’s All Over Except for Mourning

The end of Saab was practically assured last Saturday when General Motors reiterated a long-standing position against Saab transferring GM intellectual property to the Chinese and having Chinese companies build a rebadged Cadillac SRX as a Saab in China. GM is the largest automaker in China, albeit with communist government dictated partners. Continue reading

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