WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A United States Supreme Court justice on Saturday night denied a last-ditch effort by a group of consumers and travel agents to stop the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The application was denied by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court's public information office said.
SINGAPORE - Activists accused the United States on Sunday of trying to railroad a new Pacific trade pact with 11 key partners as their trade ministers entered a second day of secretive talks.
BEIJING (REUTERS, AFP) - China's exports came in well above forecasts last month, rising 12.7 per cent from a year earlier, while imports rose 5.3 per cent, leaving the country with a trade surplus of US$33.8 billion (S$42.2 billion) for the month.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese regulators will clamp down on banks' and companies' use of foreign currency for trade finance by ensuring that trade deals are authentic and by monitoring for unusual cross-border cash flows, state media reported.
Trade ministers and officials from 12 countries arrived in Singapore on Saturday for the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministerial meeting, which will continue until Tuesday.