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    1. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      US first quarter growth revised higher

      The US economy expanded at a slightly quicker rate in the first quarter than economists forecast, however, consumption...

    2. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      ZTE granted extension of US sanctions reprieve

      The US Department of Commerce has extended a sanctions reprieve for ZTE granted after the Chinese telecom equipment...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      US to hike duties on Chinese steel to over 500%

      The US will slap duties of more than 500 per cent on imports of certain steel products from China after a ruling that...

    2. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      US stocks poised to slide on BoJ jitters

      US stock-index futures pointed to a solidly lower open after the Bank of Japan surprised some investors by holding...

    3. April 5, 2016

      ZTE changes management after US probe

      ZTE, the Chinese telecom equipment maker, has chosen a new top management team as it seeks to mend relations with the...

    4. March 22, 2016

      ZTE to inform US about sales to Iran and North Korea

      ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, has agreed to provide information about sales it made to North...

    5. FT Alphaville

      March 8, 2016

      Has the cold US-Sino trade war just got piping hot?

      One of the go-to guys on trade litigation between the US and China is Bill Perry, a Seattle-based attorney who spent...

    6. March 7, 2016

      Shares in China’s ZTE suspended amid US probe

      Trading of shares in ZTE was suspended in Hong Kong and Shenzhen on Monday after news of a US investigation into...

    7. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Expectations for Fed rate rise in 2016 leap

      A round of stronger US economic data data on Friday has sharply increased bets the Federal Reserve will lift rates at...

    8. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Europe and US reach 'safe harbour' data deal

      Brussels and Washington have reached a deal on “safe harbour” — the crucial transatlantic data sharing deal that was...

    9. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      US durable goods orders show further weakness

      A measure of US business spending showed further weakness in December, underlining the mixed nature of the data from...

    10. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      US stocks climb as Nike races higher; Oil rises

      Wall Street was in a cheerful mood on Wednesday as Nike shares jumped and oil prices pushed higher. The S&P 500 climbed...

    11. Fast FT

      December 22, 2015

      S&P 500 faces negative year as stocks drift

      It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas on Wall Street. US stocks edged higher on Tuesday morning as traders...

    12. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Flood of US data, Spain elections: Week ahead

      After a hectic week on Wall Street, investors get something of a reprieve next week, with a shortened trading calendar...

    13. November 2, 2015

      China aluminium supply adds to US tensions

      China’s continued production of aluminium is raising tensions with US rivals as prices for the lightweight metal trade...

    14. October 25, 2015

      Chinese group accused over US metal duty

      An American trade association has brought a case against China Zhongwang Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed aluminium...

    15. August 14, 2015

      US approves oil exports to Mexico

      The Obama administration has approved the first exports of US crude to Mexico as the strains of a low oil price...

    16. June 24, 2015

      US slowdown less than earlier estimate

      The economic contraction in the US during the first three months of the year was smaller than previously estimated,...

    17. June 23, 2015

      UK universities under scrutiny over China ties

      High-tech collaboration between British universities and China’s aerospace sector is under scrutiny as US authorities...

    18. May 10, 2015

      US leads 20 groups on cyber security mission

      A top US Department of Commerce official is leading a cyber security trade mission to Romania and Poland this week to...

    19. March 12, 2015

      US retail sales fall knocks bond yields

      US retail sales fell for a third month in a row in February, suggesting American consumers remain wary of splashing out...

    20. January 14, 2015

      Retail sales fall shakes confidence in US recovery

      A surprise fall in US consumer spending knocked equities and sent bond yields down sharply on both sides of the...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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 –...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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