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    1. July 13, 2016

      Obama steps up trade battle with China

      Barack Obama has escalated the US’s trade battle with China, launching a formal complaint against Beijing as both of...

    2. July 13, 2016

      Global trade slowdown worse than thought

      The slowdown in world trade has been much worse than previously reported, with global trade volumes plateauing over the...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
    2. Investing in Nigeria

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    1. July 12, 2016

      Brexit and the WTO option: Key questions about a looming challenge

      As the UK and the rest of the world adjust to last month’s historic vote to leave the EU, a big issue remains far from...

    2. July 10, 2016

      Voters deserve responsible nationalism not reflex globalism

      It is clear after the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s victory in the Republican presidential primaries that voters are...

    3. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      IMF says Brexit will hit eurozone growth

      The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its projections for growth in the euro area, saying that the UK’s...

    4. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Brexit, and what’s wrong with the WTO option. - Steve Keen and Alex White on Brexit — both to...

    5. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2016

      Guest post: Brexit in the echo chamber

      This guest post on the issue of the wider global impact of Brexit is from Paul Donovan, Global Economist at UBS in...

    6. June 23, 2016

      Protectionism may bark but it still has no bite

      Despite many warnings of an imminent attack ever since the global financial crisis, the dog of traditional trade...

    7. 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...

    8. MBA blog

      June 22, 2016

      Vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity - the 'vuca' life of a MBA student

      If you are in business, you may have heard about how we are living in a “vuca” world. Call it by name or not, it is...

    9. June 21, 2016

      WTO warns on rise of protectionist measures by G20 economies

      The surge in antitrade rhetoric around the world is being accompanied by a rise in the introduction of protectionist...

    10. June 18, 2016

      IMF says Brexit will permanently lower UK incomes

      A decision by Britain to leave the EU would result in a “negative and substantial” hit to the economy, “permanently...

    11. June 9, 2016

      Brexiters’ idea of unilateral free trade is a dangerous fantasy

      Has the Brexit campaign put forward a proposal that delivers both more self-determination and greater prosperity than...

    12. June 7, 2016

      Economic and trade uncertainty is the biggest Brexit threat

      In recent weeks, I have spoken to many of HSBC’s mid-market UK clients about the upcoming EU referendum. The responses...

    13. June 2, 2016

      China steps up investment in Hollywood

      A young Chinese-US company backed by internet group Tencent and two mainland media firms is to buy control of IM...

    14. June 1, 2016

      What bosses can learn from the Remain campaign

      A few weeks ago, a Financial Times reader attacked the UK’s Remain campaign for its timidity, lack of aggression and...

    15. May 31, 2016

      Washington threatens to undermine the WTO

      The last thing the World Trade Organisation needs is another threat to its authority. Last year it saw the so-called...

    16. May 30, 2016

      US accused of undermining WTO

      The US has been accused of being a bully and undermining the World Trade Organisation’s dispute system after vetoing...

    17. May 25, 2016

      WTO warns on tortuous Brexit trade talks

      Britain would face tortuous negotiations to fix the terms of its membership of the World Trade Organisation if it votes...

    18. May 22, 2016

      US wields biggest stick in trade dumping fight

      The US has overtaken India as the leading user of anti-dumping and other trade defence cases, with China and its steel...

    19. May 16, 2016

      Africa has to go through its own industrial revolution

      Capitalism is failing Africa. A relatively small number of entrepreneurs have prospered on the continent in the past...

    20. May 13, 2016

      Britain after Brexit would sacrifice access for independence

      Something important has emerged from the debate on the EU referendum in Britain: membership of the European Economic...

    21. May 12, 2016

      EU legislators push back on China’s bid for market economy status

      European parliamentarians have delivered a blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a “market economy”, a status...

    22. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      EU deals blow to China market economy ambitions

      European parliamentarians have delivered a crushing blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a market economy this...

    23. May 10, 2016

      US and China skirmish as trade clash looms

      Donald Trump may be threatening to start a trade war with China, but it is becoming clear that the US and its...

    24. May 9, 2016

      China fights for market economy status

      China is intensifying lobbying to gain “market economy status” under the World Trade Organisation despite growing...

    25. May 4, 2016

      Australia hails plain packaging on tobacco

      When Australia introduced plain packaging for tobacco products in December 2012, the industry funded an advertising...

    26. April 28, 2016

      Economists for Brexit challenge consensus

      The consensus among economists that Britain’s departure from the EU would damage its economy was broken on Thursday...

    27. The Exchange

      April 22, 2016

      Reconciling divergent views on China's economy

      Never have views on China’s growth prospects been so tentative. For Beijing — and a shrinking share of optimists — the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      April 20, 2016

      On HM Treasury's Brexit analysis...

      A guest post by Peter Doyle, economist and former IMF staffer _______ I very much hope—and expect—that Brexit will be...

    29. April 20, 2016

      Correction: WTO only Brexit scenario

      • The Brexit scenario shown in a front-page illustration on Tuesday indicating a 9.5 per cent reduction in GDP by 2030...

    30. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Gove sets out post-Brexit 'relationship of free trade'

      Remain campaigners have repeatedly called on eurosceptics to set out their vision of what Britain’s relationship with...

    31. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      EU: Osborne attacks 'economically illiterate' Leave campaign

      The idea of Britain negotiating a deal to have full access to the European single market while not being a member of...

    32. April 16, 2016

      Iran seeks EU leverage to get financial concessions from US

      DUBAI/BRUSSELS, April 16 — Iran, seeking European leverage to secure better terms from the US following last year’s...

    33. April 15, 2016

      How an activist approach on trade could stimulate global demand

      The debate on trade has taken an ominous turn. In many countries trade is under siege, raising the threat of a spike in...

    34. April 14, 2016

      China eliminates subsidies for its exporters

      China has agreed to eliminate a wide range of subsidies for its exporters following a US complaint to the World Trade...

    35. April 14, 2016

      Globalisation is changing, not going into reverse

      Trade growth is slowing and international financial flows are stuttering. Are we seeing the demise of globalisation? I...

    36. April 10, 2016

      US Steel says EU and UK ‘negligent’ over China dumping

      The head of US Steel, the US’s biggest steelmaker, has accused the EU and UK of being “negligent” in their approach to...

    37. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      European bank stocks skid

      European bank shares rose for the first time in 11 sessions yesterday, but any hopes of a sustained rally were dashed...

    38. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      European equities retreat; bank stocks slide

      After edging up at the open, European stocks have retreated sharply as the strengthening Japanese yen hints at nervous...

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