The German foreign minister is on a charm-offensive through Southeast Asia. Guido Westerwelle is seeking to strengthen ties with the world's fourth leading financial centre.
Canada and South Korea have signed a free trade agreement to ensure companies better access to each other's markets. The deal serves as a gateway for Canadian businesses into the Asia-Pacific region.
Analysts say that Hong Kong's ongoing pro-democracy protests are unlikely to affect the city's economy. They admit, however, that a protracted conflict may force the companies to move their businesses out of the city.
German discontent has threatened to derail a monumental trade deal between the European Union and Canada as dignitaries from both economies meet in Ottawa to celebrate the accord's finalization.
Elmar Brok, the German chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, explains the implementation process for the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine.
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