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      Brussels to probe €2bn in state aid for Italian steelmaker Ilva

      Brussels has waded into the increasingly contentious issue of European steelmakers’ inability to fight off low-cost...

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      January 20, 2016

      Brussels opens probe into Italian steelmaker aid

      Brussels has waded into the increasingly contentious issue of European steelmakers’ inability to fight off low-cost...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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    1. January 14, 2016

      Globalisation 2.0 — an optimistic outlook

      This is the text of a speech delivered by the editor of the Financial Times at the inaugural Nikkei-FT symposium in...

    2. January 13, 2016

      Brussels delays deciding on status of China as ‘market economy’

      The European Commission has ducked the opportunity to decide whether to grant China “market economy” status. A...

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      January 13, 2016

      EC delays call on Chinese 'market economy' status

      The European Commission has ducked the chance to take a decision on whether to grant China “market economy” status,...

    4. December 28, 2015

      US warns Europe over granting market economy status to China

      Washington has warned Brussels against granting China ‘market economy status’, saying the long-sought trade concession...

    5. December 21, 2015

      The Doha round finally dies a merciful death

      After a death scene so drawn-out it would have done credit to a Victorian melodrama, the curtain has finally come down...

    6. December 20, 2015

      Trade talks lead to ‘death of Doha and birth of new WTO’

      The World Trade Organisation is facing the biggest shake-up of its agenda in a generation after its members in effect...

    7. December 19, 2015

      World Trade Organisation moves on from stalled Doha round

      Trade ministers from around the world have put what may be the final nail in the coffin of the long-stalled Doha round...

    8. December 16, 2015

      IT tariffs slashed in biggest WTO deal since 1996

      More than 50 members of the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday concluded the biggest tariff-reduction deal in almost...

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      December 16, 2015

      IT tariffs slashed in biggest WTO deal since 1996

      Seventy-nine members of the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday concluded one of the world’s biggest tariff-reduction...

    10. December 15, 2015

      World Trade Organisation faces bleak future, says Kenyan minister

      The future of the deeply divided World Trade Organisation will be determined this week, with members either agreeing a...

    11. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      WTO gears up for negotiations over modernisation

      The World Trade Organisation will “fundamentally change” after this week’s ministerial conference in Nairobi because...

    12. December 14, 2015

      Hopes fade for Doha trade talks deal as WTO convenes in Kenya

      ​Hopes of a breakthrough in the stalled Doha trade negotiations at a World Trade Organisation gathering this week have...

    13. December 13, 2015

      US calls time on Doha trade negotiations

      The US has for the first time publicly called for the Doha Round of global trade negotiations to be abandoned, arguing...

    14. December 13, 2015

      We are at the end of the line on the Doha Round of trade talks

      This week trade ministers will gather to engage once again in the Doha Round of talks which, for all the initial hopes...

    15. December 8, 2015

      US accuses China over aircraft tax breaks

      The US has launched a new front in its trade battles with China, accusing Beijing of giving unfair tax breaks to...

    16. November 30, 2015

      Renminbi growing in stature despite residual concerns

      Nowhere in the global economy today is China more of a force than in the world of trade. That fact alone seems destined...

    17. November 29, 2015

      China learns lessons of past failures ahead of Paris climate talks

      Six years ago China was criticised as the spoiler of the climate talks in Copenhagen but this time around in Paris,...

    18. November 26, 2015

      Pope makes plea for deal at climate change summit

      Pope Francis has called on governments to use the Paris climate summit to correct the “dysfunctions and distortions” of...

    19. November 25, 2015

      Headaches on the highway slow down Nigeria’s trade

      The road from Lagos to Kano and Nigeria’s border with Niger at Jibiya runs for more than 1,200 kilometres and provides...

    20. November 24, 2015

      World trade heads for weakest year since 2009

      World trade is on track to grow at its slowest rate since the aftermath of the financial crisis, according to...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 26, 2015

      Emerging markets are fuelling financial market risks

      The mounting economic difficulties of many emerging markets – notably China, Russia, Brazil, South Africa and Turkey –...

    22. October 8, 2015

      Technology undermines conventional view of world trade

      We have become used in recent decades to a particular vision of the world economy, which comprises accelerating...

    23. October 6, 2015

      Mr Li shows CEOs how to deal with China

      Last week’s he-said, they-said war of words between Hong Kong’s richest man and Chinese state media says much about the...

    24. October 5, 2015

      US in position to write rules on trade

      The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal concluded on Monday puts the US in a place it has not been in more than two...

    25. October 4, 2015

      Italy defends EU tariffs as last defence against China

      Italy has fired the first shots in one of Europe’s most difficult impending trade decisions, arguing that the EU must...

    26. September 30, 2015

      World Trade Organisation slashes forecast for global commerce

      A steeper than expected slowdown in China is rippling through the global economy and dragging on its recovery, the...

    27. September 28, 2015

      Doha is stuck but WTO no longer paralysed, says Roberto Azevêdo

      Roberto Azevêdo has spent most of his two years at the head of the World Trade Organisation warning of “paralysis” and...

    28. September 27, 2015

      Pacific Alliance seeks leverage by joining bigger groupings

      Latin America’s rival trade blocs — the two-decades-old Mercosur anchored by Brazil and the much younger Pacific...

    29. September 20, 2015

      China revs up its bid for WTO market economy status

      Beijing is accelerating its push for World Trade Organisation market economy status (MES) despite growing international...

    30. Brussels Blog

      September 18, 2015

      Is China a market economy? The fight begins

      The gloves are coming off in the intensifying dispute over whether the EU should recognise China as a market economy. A...

    31. September 16, 2015

      BHP Billiton chief Andrew Mackenzie attacks barriers to trade

      The global economy faces a rising tide of protectionism, economic populism and resource nationalism that threatens its...

    32. September 8, 2015

      Deal hopes spring from Xi’s torrid summer

      When Xi Jinping arrives in Washington this month for his first state visit to the US, the pomp and ceremony alone will...

    33. September 3, 2015

      US trade contraction adds to global fears

      The US economy’s trade with the rest of the world contracted in the first seven months of this year, according to...

    34. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2015

      The logic behind Argentina’s heterodoxy

      By Paul Segal and Ingrid Bleynat, King’s College London Argentina’s macro-economic policy has been accused of being...

    35. August 12, 2015

      The M+ Sigg Collection: Chinese Art from the 1970s to Now, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

      An artist lies face down on a freezing cold day in Tiananmen Square, breathing on a patch of ground beneath him so that...

    36. July 24, 2015

      WTO deal to cut tariffs on IT products

      The US, China, the EU and more than 50 other members of the World Trade Organisation have sealed an agreement to reduce...

    37. July 19, 2015

      Deal reached on cuts to global IT tariffs

      The US, China and the EU are expected to sign up this week to what would be the biggest tariff agreement struck at the...

    38. July 15, 2015

      Free Lunch: The curious incident of trade in the recovery

      Where did all the trade go? One of the bigger puzzles since the global financial crisis is that, even when worldwide...

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