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Iraq has announced it would ban tomato imports from Turkey as of May 21 to protect its own producers, according to an official statement from the Turkish Economy Ministry.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will pay a visit to Istanbul on May 22 to attend a summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Cooperation (BSEC) and hold talks with senior Turkish officials amid expectations that Moscow will soon lift all sanctions imposed on Turkish agricultural goods.
NEW DELHI - Reuters
China invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and six cabinet colleagues to its “new Silk Road” summit this month, even offering to rename a flagship Pakistani project running through disputed territory to persuade them to attend, a top official in Modi’s ruling group and diplomats said.
RIYADH - The Associated Press
U.S. President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome on May 20 as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The Trump administration on May 18 launched a 90-day countdown to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, part of its aggressive stance towards trade that it charges has hurt U.S. workers.
HANOI - Reuters
The United States ruled out returning to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and said on May 21 it only wanted bilateral agreements in Asia, as Japan and other members agreed to more talks on pressing ahead themselves.
Trade and travel restrictions left over from a diplomatic spat with Turkey over a year ago will be lifted within a week, Russia’s deputy prime minister said May 17, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
AMSTERDAM - Reuters
The Netherlands government on May 20 said it is considering a law that would give Dutch publicly listed companies a one-year period of “thinking time” during which they could freely reject any approach by a foreign buyer.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan encouraged approximately 40 international investors he met during his visit to the U.S. on May 15 and 16 to intensify investments in Turkey
Nearly one-third of U.S. adults face financial difficulties or are “just getting by,” despite a slight improvement in well-being in the overall population, according to Federal Reserve report released on May 19.
Consumer confidence rose to its highest in seven months in May, up to 72.8 points from 71.3 points a month earlier, official data showed on May 18.
MOSCOW - Doğan News Agency
Turkish Airlines is expecting to carry more than 2 million passengers from Russia to Turkey in the upcoming six-month tourism season, hitting a new record, as bilateral ties between the two countries normalize after the crisis over Ankara’s downing of a Russian jet in November 2015
Turkish companies’ foreign direct investment (FDI) outflow has increased by 10 times over the past 15 years, according to an index released on May 17.