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First Hyatt Place Hotel Opens in Panama
Hospitality Net, October 31, 2014

Trade Policy

From the World Trade Organization

Poorest landlocked nations must be heard on trade facilitation,
DG tells UN meeting

Azevêdo urges members to continue talking about ways
to move forward beyond Bali impasse

EU files dispute against Russia over tariffs on agricultural
and manufactured goods

Montenegro and New Zealand to join the WTO’s Agreement
on Government Procurement

From the White House

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Asia

Advance Estimate of GDP for the Third Quarter of 2014

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

Statement by Canada, United States and Mexico on
the North American Competitiveness and Innovation Conference

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Discusses
U.S.-Canada Trade and Commercial Relationship in Ottawa

Statement from U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
on the Advance Estimate of GDP in the Third Quarter of 2014

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Readout of Ambassador Froman’s Call with EU Commissioner
for Trade Cecilia Malmström

Trade Agreements

Republican gains could aid Obama's Asia trade pact
Associated Press, November 3, 2014

U.S.-EU trade agreement could benefit agriculture
Capital Press, October 29, 2014


US grows at annual rate of 3.5% in third quarter
BBC News - UK, October 30, 2014

U.S. businesses urge action on fast-track trade authority
Reuters, October 29, 2014


California to strengthen its ties to China
China Daily USA, October 30, 2014

GO-Biz Launches New Web Page - Breaking Barriers
to Doing Business

GO-Biz, October 29, 2014

California ranking improves dramatically
in business-climate survey

Sacramento Business Journal, October 29, 2014

California Seismic Safety Commission and California Small Business Development Centers Disaster Resource Guide
California Seismic Safety Commission, 2014

More International Articles

Kerry to Stress U.S.-Chinese Cooperation Before Trip
Bloomberg, November 4, 2014

AP survey: China slowdown to bruise global economy
Associated Press, November 3, 2014

EU-Singapore Finalize Free Trade Agreement
Asean Briefing, October 31, 2014

Russia Raises Interest Rates
The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2014

U.S., Mexico reach sugar agreement
West Central Tribune, October 30, 2014

Euro-Area Slump Concerns Ease as Confidence Improves
Bloomberg, October 30, 2014

Singapore tops World Bank business ranking for ninth year
BBC News, October 28, 2014

Japan Output Rises Most in Eight Months as Abe Weighs Tax
Bloomberg, October 28, 2014

U.S., Mexico sign deal to end sugar spat, avert import duties
Reuters, October 28, 2014



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