US-EU trade tensions risk triggering a transoceanic battle

US-EU trade tensions risk triggering a transoceanic battle

NDO – The long-lasting confrontation between the United States and the European Union (EU) concerning alleged subsidies to aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus has escalated to a new level following the ruling of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The risk of a “tariff battle” between the two economies on the two coasts of the Atlantic Ocean is becoming more evident than ever, “overshadowing” the world economy and global trade picture. (Oct 07, 2019 16:37:12)


WEF Africa 2019 an opportunity to arouse potential of “Dark Continent”

  Sep 09, 2019 17:01:36
NDO – More than 1,000 African and international leaders operating in the fields of politics, economy and society, as well as global scholars, recently gathered in the South African city of Cape Town to attend the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa 2019). 

Trade instability hinders US economy: experts

  Sep 08, 2019 15:23:58
NDO – Forecasts and statistics have shown that "dark clouds" have begun to cover the prospects of the world's leading economy. 

The “heat” from Amazon rainforest wildfires

  Aug 31, 2019 18:08:46
NDO – The growing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have become a “hot” topic for the media and occupied the whole agenda of many forums in the world over recent times. The international community is concerned about not only the serious impacts of the wildfires, but also the search of a consensus to address the common global challenges. 

G7 Summit 2019: Differences between members yet to be bridged

  Aug 27, 2019 18:13:49
NDO – Anticipating difficulties in reaching a consensus on many of the world’s current pressing issues, the host country of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit 2019, France, adjusted the traditional format as it had not drafted the conference’s Joint Declaration. However, resolving disagreements between the most developed countries in the world still remains an “impossible mission”. With G7 members not looking towards the same direction, it is difficult for the group to maintain its influence in global governance. 

Diplomatic efforts

  Aug 26, 2019 17:18:01
NDO - Iranian Foreign Minister M. Zarif has just concluded his visits to four countries including Finland, Sweden, Norway and France to promote diplomatic efforts to reduce the negative impact of US sanctions. Iran wanted to seek European support to remove the current economic difficulties, as well as reduce pressure from the US, amid France's plan to ease escalating tensions in the Gulf. 

Improving Russia-France relations

  Aug 21, 2019 17:03:46
NDO – Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to France on August 19. The visit takes place ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit 2019, scheduled to be held in France’s Biarritz from August 24-26. The relations between Moscow and Paris are gradually warming again when meetings between the two sides, especially at a high level, have become more regular.  

Unstable security a major challenge to Afghanistan

  Aug 20, 2019 17:19:29
NDO - A bloody terrorist attack recently took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 63 people and injuring nearly 200, for which the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility. 

Unstable oil prices

  Aug 19, 2019 17:31:25
NDO - The world oil market currently reamains unsteady before the developments of the trade war between the US and China, as well as the geopolitical tensions between Iran and the West. Experts recently warned that the “black gold” market is on the verge of crisis. 

Concern about double crisis

  Aug 16, 2019 17:08:41
NDO - The stagnant and unpredictable Brexit process (the UK leaving the European Union - EU) is negatively affecting the UK and other European countries. Analysts are concerned about the risk of the double crisis both in the economy and politics in the UK in the coming time. 

Difficult signal

  Aug 13, 2019 14:11:16
NDO - The US-China trade war and the gloomy future of Brexit (Britain’s split from the European Union) have had a negative impact on Europe's two leading economies, Germany and France. This has also “darkened” the economic growth prospects of the entire Eurozone. 

Unpredictable consequences

  Aug 09, 2019 16:31:48
NDO - Once regarded as the greatest success in arms control efforts during the Cold War, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was cancelled by signatories. The fact that both the US and Russia put an end to the validity of this document has created a dangerous effect, shaking global security commitments. 

African efforts for integration and development

  Aug 07, 2019 17:20:21
NDO - The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum has recently concluded in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Co-hosted by the US and Côte d’Ivoire, the event brought together a number of senior government officials from the US and the 39 AGOA-eligible sub-Saharan African countries to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation and trade between the US and Africa.  

International efforts accelerated to relieve US-Iran tensions

  Aug 01, 2019 14:11:04
NDO – French President Emmanuel Macron recently had a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, during which he repeated his call to ease tensions between Iran and the United States and the United Kingdom.  

For an equal "playground"

  Jul 30, 2019 15:43:39
NDO - The foreign ministers of the BRICS emerging economies (BRICS include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) has just met in Brazil where they once again affirmed their view on upholding multilateralism and trade liberalisation as well as opposing unilateralism and trade protection.