Asia's closer to getting on board the regional trade pact bus, as Japan's Prime Minister...

Asia's closer to getting on board the regional trade pact bus, as Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda boards a flight to Beijing and says he'll speed up negotiations on a trade structure with China and South Korea. The so-called FTA would match up in size with NAFTA and the EU.

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  • Econdoc
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    12 May 2012, 04:29 PM Reply Like
  • The Geoffster
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    The Japanese don't always tell you when they're flying over to pay you a visit.
    12 May 2012, 09:13 PM Reply Like
  • Teutonic Knight
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    The 3 of them just about make everything except maybe airplanes. Now what else they need to buy from us? Besides, they could just barter with each other with their own currencies, and skip the USD.


    12 May 2012, 11:15 PM Reply Like
  • Machiavelli999
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    ^^^^ No clue about how world trade works.


    Why does everyone, conservative & liberal, think that self-sufficiency is something to aim for. Has no one read Ricardo or heard of comparative advantage? Basic econ here folks.
    14 May 2012, 01:48 AM Reply Like
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