Hockey attacks 'detractors' of free trade

Hockey attacks 'detractors' of free trade

AAP Treasurer Joe Hockey has used a global forum to take aim at "detractors" of free trade agreements. Mr Hockey told a B20 business leaders forum in Ankara, Turkey, that bilateral free deals such as that between Australia and China were the key to prosperity and jobs. "Those that stand in the way of free trade are standing in the way of higher growth and job creation," Mr Hockey told the forum,…

Australian Markets

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Company Finances

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