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Huge potential to boost Arab-Africa trade
Arab-African trade has enormous potential but is held back by a number of bottlenecks. The Second Arab-Africa Trade Forum in Cairo revealed new ways to take trade forward.
S. Korea, Arab nations agree to resumption of free trade talks
South Korea and a group of Arab countries have agreed to push for the resumption of their free trade talks that have been suspended for a decade in a move to forge deeper economic ties, Seoul’s industry ministry said.
Less than a third of UK public would support a Saudi Arabia trade deal
Government data, released after pressure from Labour, shows just 27% would be in favour of such a deal as Liz Truss visits Gulf state.
Pakistan seeks trade deals with Saudi, UAE, Oman - official says
Pakistan will pursue individual trade deals with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, a Pakistani official said on Sunday, as talks with the Gulf Cooperation Council remain stalled.
Saudi Arabia plans FTA with Pakistan, 10 other countries
Saudi Arabia is looking for more trading partners under free trade agreement as the country aims at increasing non-oil exports share in its gross domestic product.
UK and UAE, Saudi trade agreements could be ’hammered out’ this year
UK Trade Secretary was in the UAE and Saudi Arabia last month to work on the UK-GCC Joint Trade and Investment Review
Pakistan to ink MoU on free trade agreement with Saudi Arabia
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are also going to sign memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for a Free Trade Agreement.
Saudi Arabia, Indonesia eye trade deals
Indonesia is currently proposing to have a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the GCC countries
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to negotiate FTA
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia agreed to negotiate a free trade agreement for trade liberalisation and increasing the volume between the two countries.
Chinese FM: China sees Saudi Arabia as an important partner in Belt and Road construction
China has always regarded Saudi Arabia as a priority in its Middle East diplomacy as well as an important cooperation partner in Belt and Road construction, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.
Saudi investment sought for gas pipeline
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have accelerated negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty.
Samsung Engineering files ISDS suit over Saudi power plant
Samsung Engineering has filed an investor-state dispute settlement suit against Saudi Arabia over changes made to its power plant construction contracts for Yanbu Industrial City.
China reaches Belt Road milestone with Eurasian Economic Union trade agreement
Agreement directly meets Belt Road objectives by liberalizing trade and investment along Eurasian landmass.
China, Saudi Arabia vow to enhance cooperation
China sees Saudi Arabia as an important strategic partner and stands ready to speed up the China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) FTA talks with Saudi Arabia.
New Zealand, Gulf states renew efforts to seal free trade pact
New Zealand and the Gulf Cooperation Council will work to get a stalled free trade pact back on track after trade ministers from the Pacific nation and Saudi Arabia agreed to deepen trade ties.
India, Saudi Arabia signed five agreements to boost bilateral co-operation
India and Saudi Arabia inked five agreements to boost the bilateral cooperation between the two nations.
Trade ministry defends Saudi sheep farm
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is defending a controversial sheep farm in Saudi Arabia, saying that the project has helped nudge New Zealand closer to a free trade deal with the Gulf states.
Saudi sheep farm sparks "bribery" calls in New Zealand Parliament
New Zealand’s Auditor General has been asked to investigate government spending of 11 million NZ dollars (US$7.96m) on a sheep farm in Saudi Arabia in what has been labeled a bribe to secure a free trade agreement with the Arab Gulf states.
Trade first, then talk human rights, with Saudi Arabia — Key
New Zealand’s John Key has defended his upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia, saying a free-trade agreement with the kingdom will allow the two parties to talk about a ‘range of issues’ including human rights abuses.
Arabs agree to establish a free trade zone by 2015
The agreement to create a customs union to establish a free trade area in 2015 stands out among the results of the Third Summit of Arab Economic and Social Development, which closed here today.