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Finance Minister Warns Against FX Speculation: Korea Seeks to Resume FTA Talks With Japan | 9-February-2006

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy Han Duck-soo Wednesday said that the Korean won’s current strength against the dollar will not last long.

FTA Talks With Japan: Positive But Prudent Approach Needed | 9-February-2006

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy Han Duck-soo said on Wednesday that the government would seek to resume free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Japan soon. Han said that recent developments have created a favorable climate for Korea to resume the FTA talks with Japan.

China established nine FTAs in past five years | 9-February-2006

China has established nine free trade areas (FTA) with different partners during the "Tenth Five Year Plan" period (2001-2005), covering one fourth of China’s total foreign trade, according to Ministry of Commerce.

Chinese food makes Thais uneasy | 9-February-2006

A free-trade agreement (FTA) that Thailand signed with China a little over two years ago has begun to worry politicians and academics, who say it has proved disastrous for the Southeast Asian country’s farmers.

Asia risks spaghetti bowl trade deal mess: ADB | 9-February-2006

A proliferation of bilateral free trade deals in Asia risks creating a "spaghetti bowl" of overlapping measures that could actually harm companies, the head of the Asia Development Bank (ADB) said today.

US delivers studies on six strategic economic sectors for FTA | 9-February-2006

United States ambassador to the country, Hans Hertell, handed over to Industry and Commerce minister Francisco Javier Garcia, six studies that focus on strengthening competitiveness of equal number of productive sectors, with a view on the Free Trade Agreement. “I am here to deliver these six studies by sector, which describe new and ample opportunities,” said Hertell.

Bogota Mayor: People Should Settle FTA | 9-February-2006

Bogota Mayor Luis Eduardo Garzon insisted Thursday on a referendum to finally resolve the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Washington because of its upshots in the Colombian people.

Don’t rush to sign FTA, Nesac warns | 9-February-2006

The National Economic and Social Advisory Council yesterday warned the prime minister not to let the immediate gains from opening trades with the US blind him to the latent risks of rushing into an economic partnership.

Korea to Have Strong Say at FTA Talks With US: MOFE | 9-February-2006

Vice Finance and Economy Minister Kwon Tae-shin Thursday said Korea shouldn’t be shy at the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiation table with the United States.

FTA Watch adamant Thailand-US FTA must be stopped | 9-February-2006

On 7 February 2006, the FTA Watch warned about the catastrophe that would arise from the US’s FTA proposal to Thailand on Intellectual Property Rights which was submitted in the sixth round of negotiations.

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