These are some of the major trade and development headlines and analysis across the Caribbean region and the world for the week of September 25-October 1, 2016. 

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CARICOM Urged to Expand US-Caribbean Trade 

SFCN: Member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) need to collectively engage the United States in discussions designed to expand the trade in services from the Caribbean region as well as seek to have the problem of Caribbean rum exports to the U.S. resolved soon. Read more 


EU Sets Belgium Monday Deadline to Back CETA

CBC Canada: The European Union has given Belgium until late on Monday to overcome opposition to a free trade deal with Canada from its French-speaking region or a summit to sign the pact that could boost both economies is off, EU sources said on Sunday. Read more

Increase in World Trade the tonic the world economy needs

Times of Malta: The world economy needs international trade to pick up, according to Reuters polls of hundreds of economists who see no end yet to the aggressive monetary stimulus through which central banks have tried to prop up inflation.Read more

Inuit to address world shipping group on Arctic Trade

CTV News: A delegation of Arctic aboriginals that includes Canadian Inuit will use its first appearance before the group that regulates global shipping to argue that it shouldn’t be its last. Read more

Brexit Puts Britain in Need of Trade Expertise

WSJ:  In their heyday, British trade negotiators fanned out to Japan, Peru, the Soviet Union and elsewhere, hashing out such delicate arrangements as securing access for English biscuits in return for allowing in a Russian perfume called “Lenin’s Tomb.” Read more