A troubled EU-Canada free trade deal can be signed “next week” despite the last minute opposition of the Belgian region of Wallonia, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said on Tuesday. In a shock vote, the small Belgian region of Wallonia on Friday blocked the deal, known as CETA. Source: AFP/Yahoo
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Singapore stands ready to partner China to jointly build the Belt and Road Initiative, Singapore’s Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong said on Tuesday. Source: China Daily
Cambodian authorities have signed an $880 million contract with Chinese companies, allowing the latter to build a new international airport in Siem Reap next year. Source: People’s Daily
Israeli media are reporting that Iran is building a factory in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets. The Times said Iran was also helping Hizballah build subterranean factories in Lebanon to make Fateh-110 medium-range missiles. Source: RadioFreeEurope