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Cause and Effect: Russian Sanctions

Posted August 18, 2015 by Tamara Thorhallsson

The United States and the European Union have imposed several tough sanctions on Russia since March 2014, in response to its annexation of Crimea, which have had a tremendous political and economic impact on the country... Read more

Under Examination: South Korea

Posted July 15, 2015 by Tamara Thorhallsson

As many of you know by now, earlier this year the Trade Alliance board approved 10 new target markets for staff to accomplish proactive efforts in over the next three years. One of these target markets is South Korea, with a primary focus on agriculture and secondary focus on information & communications technology (ICT). Because of this and with Governor Inslee's upcoming trip, we decided to delve deeper into the country's economic relationship with Washington State and share our findings with you... Read more

Hong Kong's Gaw Capital to buy Columbia Center Tower

Posted June 03, 2015 by Tamara Thorhallsson

Seattle's tallest building is about to have a new owner, according to the Real Estate Alert trade publication. Gaw Capital, a Hong Kong private equity fund management company, has reached an agreement to buy the Columbia Center Tower for $725 million. Read more

Israel Today: An Economic Overview

Posted March 19, 2015 by Tamara Thorhallsson

As Sam Kaplan overviewed in his President's report last month, the Trade Alliance has recently approved 10 new target markets for the Trade Alliance to accomplish proactive efforts in over the next three years... Read more

A Closer Look: India's Clean-tech Economy

Posted January 21, 2015 by Tamara Thorhallsson

Washington State's cleantech industry is thriving, employing over 90,000 workers in the state and featuring more than 100 companies. Read more

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