Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America

Economy and Trade

FILE - A farmer plows the field in Saulawa village, on the outskirts of Nigeria's north-central state of Kaduna.

Audio Calling For More Support For Food Security

For every $2 from other donors, the United States will contribute $1 to food and agricultural security, up to a total U.S. contribution of $475 million. More

President Barack Obama drops by the first meeting of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 7, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Audio Promoting Entrepreneurship Globally

The U.S. runs and funds hundreds of programs which support entrepreneurs globally. More

Taiwan stock investors watch trading information at a trading company.

Audio 35th Anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act

“The unofficial U.S.-Taiwan relationship has never been stronger than it is today, and it underscores our firm commitment to the Taiwan Relations Act.” More

FILE - Tunisia's Speaker of the Assembly Mustapha Ben Jaafar casts his vote over the composition of an election commission that will oversee a vote later this year, Tunis, Jan. 8, 2014.

Audio U.S. - Tunisia Relations

The United States strongly supports the Tunisian people and their progress toward a future of economic prosperity and democratic government. More

U.S. President Barack Obama (front L) is escorted from Marine One to Air Force One as he departs Saudi Arabia to return to Washington, March 29, 2014.

Audio A Strong U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The United States and Saudi Arabia have been strong partners for over eighty years. More

More Economy and Trade Editorials

Audio In Support Of Moldova

We see a future for Moldova where it has equally strong relations with Europe, with Ukraine, with Russia and where in fact it is a bridge of trade and commerce and education and strength across this space.

Audio The Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program

Limited access to reliable energy and power resources represents one of the largest obstacles to economic growth in South East Asia.

Audio U.S. Supports Moldova

The United States expressed its strong support for Moldova's democratic and economic development during the recent visit of Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.

Audio Russel On U.S. - ROK, U.S.-Japan Ties

From the first days of the Obama Administration, the United States government has stepped up its commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.

U.S. - Georgia Strong Friends And Partners

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili at the White House recently.

Audio Pathways To Prosperity Innovation Challenge

We want innovators to tell us how they helped improve market access for local small and medium businesses.

Audio Kerry On U.S. - China Cooperation

“We are committed to strengthening our enduring presence in this dynamic region, and to working with our partners in order to promote long term stability and prosperity."

Audio Russel On U.S. - Asia Policy In 2014

“The U.S. is firmly committed to our engagement and our rebalance strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Audio U.S.-Mexico Economic Relations

U.S.-Mexican relations have grown on every front, said U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on a recent visit to Mexico.

Audio U.S. Relations With Vietnam

U.S.-Vietnam relations have grown rapidly over the past 20 years with two-way trade in goods sky-rocketing to more than $25 billion in 2012, compared with just $451 million in trade logged in 1995.

Audio Awards For Corporate Excellence

Award for Corporate Excellence honors U.S.-based companies that distinguish themselves as good corporate citizens in the communities where they operate.

Audio U.S. Assistance To Laos

U.S. delegation announced plans to provide $1.5 million to fight drug trafficking and crime.

Audio U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue

There are fundamental issues, including economic and security issues that both countries must unite around.

Audio U.S. And Laos Combatting Illegal Drugs

The U.S. Embassy in Laos donated a year’s worth of essential office supplies to the Drug Control Department of the Ministry of Public Security of the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR).

Audio Look South Initiative

The United States is encouraging American companies to "Look South" to do more business with Latin America.

Burns In South Korea

The United States and South Korea are celebrating more than 60 years of a strong alliance.

Audio The Necessity Of Cooperation In Space Exploration

Today, ambitious space programs are beyond the reach of most countries, and so cooperation, not competition, is the name of the game.

Audio Efforts To Combat Wildlife Trafficking

“In the course of the last [few years], we have seen dramatic escalation in wildlife trafficking.”

Audio China's Rules Regarding The South China Sea

Recent requirement by China that foreign fishing vessels need to seek approval to enter disputed portions of the South China Sea has caused concern.