June 12, 1995 in Nation/World

U.S.-Japan Trade Conflict On Group Of Seven’s Agenda

Compiled By Business Staff
 

World leaders meet this week for a final debate on the U.S.-Japan auto trade conflict.

The Group of Seven nations - Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States - will gather Thursday for the economic summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia. President Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama are expected to attend.

Murayama and British officials likely will gang up on Clinton to oppose his threat to impose 100 percent tariffs on $5.9 billion in Japanese luxury cars. The tariffs would double the sticker price on 13 Japanese imports.

The administration plans to add the tariffs June 28, unless Japan agrees to open its market to U.S. cars and auto parts.

In other events this week:

Today

Phyllis Campbell, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bank of Washington, speaks at 4 p.m. to the Leadership Spokane 13th annual graduation. Cost: $16. Call 459-4116.

American Management Association hosts a seminar on the legal aspects of human resources at Cavanaugh’s River Inn. Cost: $139. Call 1-800-255-7744.

President Clinton addresses White House Conference on Small Business.

Conference on global economy opens in Montreal.

Tuesday

Ray Cui will speak on the opportunities and pitfalls of doing business in China to the Inland Northwest Trade Council luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Kaylon Garden Restaurant, 2819 N. Division. Cost: $10 members; $12 non-members. Call 625-6190.

Spokane Restaurant Association meets at 2:30 p.m. at the Longhorn Barbecue, 7611 W. Sunset Highway. Call 467-7766.

Idaho Wheat Commission meets at 9 a.m. in Boise. Call Don Ball, 208-875-0665.

U.S. Department of Labor issues consumer prices for May.

U.S. Department of Commerce releases retail sales figures for May.

Wednesday

Spokane Home Builders Association meets at 5 p.m. at 2026 N. Washington. Call 328-3602.

Commerce Department reports on business inventories for April.

Transportation Secretary Federico Pena tours Denver International Airport.

Thursday

Business After Hours begins at 5:15 p.m. at Pounder’s Jewelers, 3131 N. Division. Cost: $5. Call 459-4111.

Washington State Investment Board meets in Olympia.

National Assembly of Purchasing Management meets for two-day leadership workshop at the WestCoast Ridpath Hotel. Call 624-1341.

Friday

Nick Hallett, associate professor of educational administration at the University of Idaho, speaks at 7 a.m. to the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Red Lion Inn.

Phil Batt of the Washington Farm Bureau speaks at noon to the Spokane Ag Bureau at the Stockyards Inn.

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Graphic: Aluminum prices

MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, June 12: If you think debate over budget cuts is heated, just wait until tax reform cranks up. Business Week offers a guide to the proposals. Forbes, June 19: Just in case you win the Lottery, Forbes offers its advice on how to keep the kids from becoming rich brats.

Paying the price Cost-of-living rankings of major world cities for people spending U.S. dollars, with New York as a base of 100. Survey conducted during the first week of March by the Corporate Resource Group, Geneva. 1. Tokyo, 220 2. Osaka, Japan, 206 3. Zurich, Switzerland, 143 4. Geneva 141 5. Oslo, Norway, 137 6. Copenhagen, Denmark, 133 6. Vienna, Austria, 133

This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, June 12: If you think debate over budget cuts is heated, just wait until tax reform cranks up. Business Week offers a guide to the proposals. Forbes, June 19: Just in case you win the Lottery, Forbes offers its advice on how to keep the kids from becoming rich brats.

Paying the price Cost-of-living rankings of major world cities for people spending U.S. dollars, with New York as a base of 100. Survey conducted during the first week of March by the Corporate Resource Group, Geneva. 1. Tokyo, 220 2. Osaka, Japan, 206 3. Zurich, Switzerland, 143 4. Geneva 141 5. Oslo, Norway, 137 6. Copenhagen, Denmark, 133 6. Vienna, Austria, 133

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