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    1. June 12, 2017

      Asia and Europe set to bear the burden of US trade protectionism

      Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to take on China and its trade practices. But according to a new study, it is US...

    2. June 12, 2017

      Germany’s initiative on Africa must be seized

      Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is to be applauded for placing a new G20 Partnership with Africa on the agenda of...

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    1. May 14, 2017

      G7 finance chiefs pin hopes on Sicily meeting after trade deadlock

      Financial officials from some of the world’s largest trading powers have pinned their hopes of a breakthrough in...

    2. April 25, 2017

      Ivanka Trump has awkward first foray into global diplomacy

      Ivanka Trump’s first official overseas trip was overshadowed on Tuesday as the US president’s eldest daughter was asked...

    3. Fast FT

      April 25, 2017

      Ivanka Trump quizzed over women and White House role at G20 conference

      Ivanka Trump was put on the spot about her White House role as Donald Trump’s first daughter and her father’s...

    4. March 21, 2017

      Italy calls for G7 to challenge Donald Trump on trade

      Italy has called on G7 countries to reject protectionism at their summit in Sicily in May, setting up a clash with...

    5. March 21, 2017

      China and the US: an odd couple doomed to co-operation

      The future of our world heavily depends on relations between the US, a young country and the incumbent superpower, and...

    6. March 20, 2017

      Indonesia criticises US for causing trade ‘uncertainty’

      Indonesia’s finance minister criticised the US on Monday for creating uncertainty over trade that was “defeating the...

    7. March 20, 2017

      Watching and waiting for Donald Trump’s protectionism

      Over the weekend, the world’s leading economies dropped a pledge to eschew protectionist policies they had first made...

    8. March 19, 2017

      G20 ministers hit impasse with US over free trade

      Finance ministers from the world’s leading economies had gone into this weekend’s G20 meeting in the spa town of...

    9. March 19, 2017

      Call to tackle China’s soaring aluminium output

      An international coalition of aluminium trade associations has called for a global forum to be created ahead of the G20...

    10. March 18, 2017

      G20 drops vow to resist all forms of protectionism

      Finance ministers from the world’s biggest economies have dropped pledges to renounce protectionism in a meeting marked...

    11. March 17, 2017

      G20 ministers warn US against rising protectionism

      China and Europe have warned Washington not to lurch into greater protectionism as friction over global trade dominated...

    12. Fast FT

      March 17, 2017

      Resist financial 'reform fatigue', Carney urges finance ministers

      Mark Carney has urged finance ministers of the G20 countries meeting today in Germany not to give into regulatory...

    13. March 13, 2017

      Trump’s trade ethos to be challenged at G20 talks

      Officials from Europe and other leading economies are mounting a campaign to draw Donald Trump and his administration...

    14. February 21, 2017

      Engage constructively with Trump, IMF advises Europe’s leaders

      The International Monetary Fund has urged Germany and other European states to find ways of “engaging constructively”...

    15. February 17, 2017

      US secretary of state Rex Tillerson backs UN efforts on Syria

      Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, gave his backing to UN efforts to broker a political solution to the Syrian...

    16. Fast FT

      February 1, 2017

      FSB unveils guidance on 'living wills' for clearing houses

      A blueprint for the first set of worldwide, bespoke rules around “living wills” for clearing houses and other parts of...

    17. January 25, 2017

      Fintechs warned to expect tougher regulation

      The governor of the Bank of England has put banks and fintech companies on notice to expect tougher, more intrusive...

    18. Fast FT

      January 25, 2017

      Carney says to expect tougher regulation as fintech advances

      The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has put banks and fintech firms on notice to expect tougher, more...

    19. Fast FT

      January 25, 2017

      Jens Weidmann warns Trump team over protectionism

      Jens Weidmann, the president of Germany’s Bundesbank, has become the latest senior global official to warn the Trump...

    20. Fast FT

      January 19, 2017

      Schäuble says Germany not looking to punish UK over Brexit

      Germany’s finance minister has said the country does not plan to punish the UK for Brexit, although it will take steps...

    21. October 4, 2016

      There is no need to fret about deglobalisation

      China, the slowing down of the world economy and the rise of political populism dominated the headlines during last...

    22. September 18, 2016

      Putting a number on global inequality is long overdue

      In his opening speech to the G20 meeting in Hangzhou at the beginning of September, the Chinese president Xi Jinping...

    23. Brussels Blog

      September 15, 2016

      Ceci n’est pas une blacklist

      What links the US, China, Canada and Japan? No, it isn’t their membership of the G20, it’s their inclusion in an EU...

    24. Fast FT

      September 13, 2016

      Turkey requests US detention of Fethullah Gulen

      Turkey has asked the United States to detain Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric it blames for a failed coup in July,...

    25. September 9, 2016

      Theresa May’s China visit: a flight into uncharted territory

      “This is the first time I have done this, it’s the first time I have been on the plane. It’s my first time in China,...

    26. Fast FT

      September 9, 2016

      Economists react to China producer price improvements

      First trade surprised on the upside this week, now observers are abuzz about China’s least worst producer price fall in...

    27. Fast FT

      September 9, 2016

      Possible nuclear test detected in North Korea

      Seismic activity detected in the northeastern corner of North Korea is being viewed as a possible nuclear test,...

    28. Westminster Blog

      September 7, 2016

      Mark Carney faces MPs on Brexit - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 16:55 on 7 Sep 2016. Mark Carney is up in front of the Treasury Select Committee....

    29. Fast FT

      September 7, 2016

      UK will not 'reveal hand prematurely' on Brexit talks - May

      Anyone who had hoped that the return of Parliament may provide greater clarity on what a post-Brexit Britain may look...

    30. September 7, 2016

      International diplomatic incidents bring benefits for China

      The image of President Barack Obama walking, as one commentator put it, “out of the ass of Air Force One”, instead of...

    31. September 6, 2016

      BlackRock issues climate change warning

      Investors can no longer ignore climate change and should act to protect their portfolios as extreme weather events...

    32. September 5, 2016

      Saudi Arabia, Russia stop short of oil supply pact

      Saudi Arabia and Russia on Monday said they would co-operate to try and stabilise oil markets, but stopped short of...

    33. September 5, 2016

      Brexit makes Theresa May centre of attention at G20 summit

      Theresa May came to China bringing warnings of a crisis in global capitalism. She left with a resounding message from...

    34. September 5, 2016

      G20 leaders urged to ‘civilise capitalism’

      Leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies have been warned that they must “civilise capitalism” as they seek to...

    35. September 5, 2016

      Brexiters incensed by PM’s rejection of immigration shake-up

      Theresa May was accused of “backsliding” by pro-Brexit campaigners after she ruled out a switch to a points-based...

    36. Fast FT

      September 5, 2016

      May promises 'bold action' on corporate governance

      Theresa May is to launch a consultation in on corporate governance in the autumn, with the prime minister telling a...

    37. Fast FT

      September 5, 2016

      May: Points-based immigration does not give adequate control

      UK prime minister Theresa May has hit back at criticism over her opposition to a points-based immigration system,...

    38. Fast FT

      September 5, 2016

      May: Britain wants to be free trade 'leader'

      Britain wants to become a “global leader in free trade”, UK prime minister Theresa May said, as she also spelled out...

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