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Economy and Trade

APTOPIX Britain Anti Corruption Summit

Audio Working Against Corruption

“By crippling basic functions of the state, like security and justice, corruption creates a frustration and vacuum that violent extremists eagerly fill with false promises of a better deal. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, along with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, left, speaks to reporters at Carlton Gardens in London Thursday, May 12, 2016, after meeting with key European bankers. Kerry is working to reassure European b

Audio Clarifying Legitimate Business With Iran

To clarify what business is now permitted under the JCPOA, Secretary of State John Kerry and representatives of the U.S. Treasury Department met in London with several top executives from European banks. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his remarks at the 45th annual Washington Conference on the Americas on "U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere" at the State Department in Washington, April 21, 2015.

Audio Kerry at Council of the Americas

Continued economic growth in the Western Hemisphere will require making the right choices now, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. More

Map of proposed land and maritime trade routes referred to as the New Silk Road.

Audio U.S. Vision for New Silk Road

The countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia are uniquely positioned to take advantage of their geographic location, abundant natural resources and the skills of their people to enter a new period of economic growth. More

FILE - Hong Kong Customs Divisional Commander of Intellectual Property Transnational Investigation Cheuk Tak-wai, left, and Police Assistant Divisional Commander of Operations Ho Siu-tung display suspected counterfeit products during a press conference in Hong Kong.

Audio Intellectual Property Day 2016

Stealing a person’s idea, invention, or creative expression, is no less of a crime than is stealing another person’s car, or breaking into their home and making off with their valuables. More

More Economy and Trade Editorials

Audio Expanding Trade with Ukraine

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and Kharkiv Oblast Governor Ihor Rainin signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 8th to broaden and deepen trade and investment ties.

Audio U.S. Wants Nigeria to Succeed

Nigeria is a diverse country with a large and assertive civil society, a rich culture and huge potential.

Audio Low Energy Costs for Kyrgz Homeowners

UNISON’s five-month campaign, supported by the United States through USAID, conducted 575 workshops across the country, teaching over 25,000 households low-cost techniques to lower their electricity and heating bills.

Audio U.S. - Argentina Trade Cooperation

“In less than 100 days, President Macri has demonstrated a remarkable and courageous commitment to policies that will strengthen Argentina’s investment climate."

Audio India and America Friendship

2015 was a very strong year in U.S.-India relations.

Audio U.S., South Korea Cooperate on Nuclear Energy

The first meeting of a High-Level Bilateral Commission will take place in Seoul next month.

Audio Improving Quality of Life in Central America

Through USAID and the State Department, the United States is working with the Northern Triangle governments to eliminate obstacles to growth and create an environment in which these countries are able to thrive.

Audio U.S. - Pakistan Strategic Dialogue

The United States and Pakistan continue to share a fundamental desire for stability, peace, and regional and global economic development.

Audio Boosting Women Entrepreneurs Through Access to Finance

Recently launched Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund will help expand access to finance for women in 83 countries.

Audio Assisting Sri Lanka Customs to Develop Trade

“The United States is working at all levels in Sri Lanka – government, private sector, and development groups – to help strengthen the economy."

Audio Meeting Economic Challenge in Cote d'Ivoire

Officials from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, the MCC, visited Côte d’Ivoire this month to congratulate the government on its eligibility to develop an MCC compact program.

U.S. - ASEAN Summit

President Barack Obama recently opened the U.S.-ASEAN summit in Sunnylands, California, stating that few regions present more opportunity to the 21st century than the Asia Pacific.

Audio Supporting Trade With and Investment in East Africa

Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the beginning of her visit to that country in late January, discussed the commitment of the United States toward strengthening economic trade with the East African Community.

Audio Kerry on Laos

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s January 24 and 25 visit to Vientiane emphasized the deepening ties between the United States and Laos.

Audio Kerry on Corruption

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the need to fight corruption at all levels of society.

Audio Assessing U.S. - Uzbekistan Relations

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal welcomed an Uzbek government delegation to Washington.

Audio New Chapter in U.S.-Lao Relationship

Partnership on issues vital to both of our nations spans inclusive economic growth, health, education, and environmental protection.

First Anniversary of U.S. Engagement with Cuba

A year ago this month [in December], the United States announced that it would begin to normalize its relations with the Cuban government.

U.S.- Sri Lanka Partnership in Development

“The United States wants to see a strong Sri Lanka, one that is a leader in the international community, contributing to the global economy, promoting human rights, justice, and democracy abroad, and helping to uphold international law."

Audio U.S. - Angola Dialogue

The meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Chikoti was the second ministerial level meeting of the U.S.-Angola Strategic Partnership Dialogue.