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    1. Andrew Smithers

      September 24, 2014

      'True' and published profits: part two

      In my previous post I showed why it seems likely that profits published by US companies are currently overstated by much...

    2. August 26, 2014

      US plans duties on Mexican sugar imports

      Washington plans to slap duties on $1bn in sugar imports from Mexico, taking the side of its powerful domestic sweetener...

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    1. July 25, 2014

      Visa falls after cut to sales guidance

      Visa, which has found itself uncomfortably stuck in the middle of political wranglings between the US and Russia, was forced...

    2. July 24, 2014

      Builders slide as profits and home sales dip

      US homebuilders slumped on Thursday as two of the sector’s largest companies reported second-quarter profits shy of Wall...

    3. June 4, 2014

      US to levy fresh tariffs of up to 35% on Chinese solar panels

      Beijing said the US had “ignored the facts” as it responded on Wednesday to US plans to impose additional import duties of...

    4. May 8, 2014

      White House ‘taking an active look’ at crude oil export ban

      The White House is examining the longstanding US ban on exports of crude oil, a senior official has said, offering the Obama...

    5. March 14, 2014

      US relinquishes control of internet’s addressing system

      The Obama administration said on Friday that it would give up control of the internet’s addressing system, marking one of...

    6. January 23, 2014

      US to probe solar panel dumping claims

      The US is reigniting a trade battle over solar panels by launching a probe into allegations that Chinese manufacturers have...

    7. January 7, 2014

      Alaska senator calls for end to curb on crude exports

      A senator from oil-rich Alaska has called for the US to lift decades-old curbs on crude exports as growing output from shale...

    8. December 5, 2013

      US growth in the third quarter revised upwards to 3.6%

      US gross domestic product figures for the third quarter were revised sharply higher on Thursday, with much of the rise...

    9. June 27, 2013

      Border: Bottleneck at frontier chokes opportunities to boost trade

      Borders are always strange places and few are stranger than the US-Mexico border, the busiest in the world. More than $1bn...

    10. June 25, 2013

      Obama looks to expand visa-free travel in immigration bill

      The Obama administration is urging Congress to expand the number of countries whose citizens can visit the US without a visa...

    11. June 2, 2013

      US China solar duties fail to halt imports as EU prepares its move

      When the US Department of Commerce was deciding last year whether to impose import duties on Chinese solar cells, both sides...

    12. May 17, 2013

      Macy’s: the strongest link

      Macy’s For US retailers, the recovery is over. So one would have to conclude, at any rate, looking at the numbers from the...

    13. beyondbrics

      February 21, 2013

      India seeks to block tax-dodging on gold jewellery imports

      Gold jewellery has a special place in Indian culture – it plays a part in weddings, in prayer and – most importantly – in...

    14. February 6, 2013

      US shale boom at risk, watchdog warns

      The boom in US oil production unleashed by new shale drilling techniques is in jeopardy unless Washington urgently reverses...

    15. January 17, 2013

      Tourism: Officials work to win back travel bucks

      For foreigners, travelling to the US during the post 9/11 years was hardly considered to be a pleasant experience. On...

    16. October 11, 2012

      Oil groups set to export US crude

      Some of the world’s biggest oil companies and traders are poised to export substantial amounts of crude from the US for the...

    17. October 8, 2012

      Cisco cuts ties with ZTE after Iran sales

      Cisco said it had cut ties with ZTE after an internal probe revealed that the Chinese company had sold Cisco’s equipment to...

    18. beyondbrics

      September 27, 2012

      Mexico-US tomato dispute turns rotten

      Metaphorical but very rotten tomatoes were being hurled over the Rio Grande on Thursday night as growers in Mexico and...

    19. beyondbrics

      September 27, 2012

      Kenya: the great mobile switch-off

      Talk about being cut off. Millions of users of counterfeit mobile phones in Kenya will have their handsets disconnected this...

    20. beyondbrics

      September 11, 2012

      Guest post: solar energy trade wars - enough is enough

      By Zhengrong Shi of Suntech While nations united to celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics in London, the world’s...

    21. The World

      August 29, 2012

      China-bashing and the GOP

      Much wonkery is going on as academics pore over the Republican platform for November’s elections, adopted by the convention...

    22. August 23, 2012

      New US home sales match two-year high

      New home sales rebounded in July to match a two-year high last seen in May, pointing to a recovery in the US housing market....

    23. beyondbrics

      August 1, 2012

      US-Mexico trade spat: chickening out

      The US Commerce Department on Monday proposed to impose anti-dumping tariffs of up to 72 per cent on washing machines made...

    24. July 25, 2012

      US new home sales remain volatile

      New home sales in the US had their biggest fall of the year in June, while the previous months’ numbers were revised up,...

    25. July 16, 2012

      US retail sales fall for third straight month

      US retail sales declined for a third straight month in June as demand for cars, electronic goods and building materials...

    26. June 25, 2012

      New US home sales hit two-year high

      New home sales in the US rose in May to a two-year high, offering the latest sign of momentum in the recovery of the housing...

    27. June 11, 2012

      US commerce chief probed over car crash

      John Bryson, US commerce secretary and a member of Barack Obama’s cabinet, said he was taking a “medical leave of absence”...

    28. beyondbrics

      May 31, 2012

      It'll all come out in the wash: Whirlpool wins small victory over SK rivals

      An apparent victory for Whirlpool, the US appliance manufacturer, over South Korean rivals on Wednesday. In a preliminary...

    29. May 17, 2012

      Trade war fears over US solar duties

      The US Department of Commerce has proposed anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar cells, raising the threat of a...

    30. May 9, 2012

      US wholesalers keep stockpiles steady

      US wholesalers increased their stock at the slowest pace in four months in March as companies ensured that stockpiles stayed...

    31. April 3, 2012

      US new factory orders rise in February

      Demand for US manufactured goods lifted in February, boosted by desire for business equipment. New factory orders rose 1.3...

    32. March 30, 2012

      US consumer spending hits 7-month high

      US consumer spending, the biggest driver of economic growth, posted its biggest monthly rise for seven months in February as...

    33. March 28, 2012

      US durable goods orders rebound 2.2%

      US durable goods orders rebounded in February on rising aircraft demand, but the increase was smaller than analysts had...

    34. March 21, 2012

      Gas pipeline sparks hope for Alaska

      “Growing up in the 1970s, it was like the Wild West there,” says Susan Bell, commissioner in the Alaska state government’s...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 21, 2012

      Chinese solar panels: temporary relief

      Phew. Chinese solar panel stock prices jumped after news that the US had imposed a lower-than-expected import tariff on...

    36. March 20, 2012

      US sets tariffs for Chinese solar cells

      The Obama administration has imposed tariffs of up to 4.73 per cent on Chinese manufacturers of solar panel cells, judging...

    37. March 20, 2012

      US housing starts slip in February

      Construction of new homes in the US fell in February but the figure for previous month was revised upwards in another...

    38. March 13, 2012

      Car deals help boost US retail sales

      US retail sales rose in February to their highest in five months, with gains led by robust car sales even as petrol prices...

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