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  1. 19 hours ago

    Q&A: Last-ditch efforts to save WTO deal

    Diplomats were scrambling to find a compromise that would satisfy Indian demands and allow the World Trade Organisation to...

  2. July 29, 2014

    Business presses India to drop objections to trade deal

    Business groups have called on India to drop its objections to an international deal to ease the flow of goods through...

  3. July 25, 2014

    India stands firm in opposition to WTO deal

    The US accused India of bringing the World Trade Organisation to the “brink of crisis” after New Delhi said it would block a...

  4. July 25, 2014

    India’s ‘cereal economy’ threatens WTO deal

    It is 1951, just four years after independence from British colonial rule, and India is facing a serious food crisis after...

  5. July 24, 2014

    WTO scrambles to rescue Bali trade deal

    The head of the World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevêdo, and other senior officials were engaged in a furious last-ditch...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  7. July 20, 2014

    South Africa warns of cracks in landmark Bali trade agreement

    South Africa has warned the concerns of developing countries are being sidelined under a global trade deal due for...

  8. July 18, 2014

    G20 urged to implement Bali trade deal

    Jamie Smyth in Sydney Global business has urged the world’s leading economies to rapidly implement a deal struck by trade...

  9. July 17, 2014

    Adapt trade policy to reflect globalisation, economic bodies warn

    Countries need to do more to adapt trade policies to reflect the 21st century realities of globalisation and international...

  10. July 17, 2014

    Australia smoking rates tumble after plain packaging shift

    Smoking rates in Australia fell at their fastest pace in more than two decades, following the introduction of the world’s...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    Smoothing rough trade without the WTO

    Some things in life happen often enough that they take on a reassuring familiarity. Germany win the World Cup. Belgium...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David finds two very different interpretations of the Chinese macro data. Dan has a...

  13. July 15, 2014

    WTO rules against US on China state companies

    The World Trade Organisation has struck a blow to US efforts to challenge the role in global commerce of state-owned...

  14. July 7, 2014

    Green goods trade talks set to start

    The world’s leading economies are due on Tuesday to launch negotiations to reduce tariffs and other barriers to the global...

  15. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Afghanistan’s election put in peril | Abdullah Abdullah, one of the candidates, is threatening to reject...

  16. July 6, 2014

    China begins to take great power role in world trade negotiations

    Ever since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the criticism from the US and other major powers has been...

  17. July 2, 2014

    CNPC and Total in talks to transfer stake in joint venture

    China National Petroleum Corp and French oil major Total are in talks to transfer a stake in a joint venture oil refinery in...

  18. June 30, 2014

    BAE Systems restructures Saudi operations

    BAE Systems is restructuring part of its operations in Saudi Arabia to allow greater local participation as part of a...

  19. June 29, 2014

    South Korea’s rice farmers prepare for rough ride from free trade

    Lee Sang-gyu is a struggling rice farmer who fears his lot is about to get even worse as South Korea – with its long...

  20. June 26, 2014

    WTO chief attempts to breathe life into Doha talks

    When members of the World Trade Organisation launched the Doha round of negotiations after the September 11 2001 terrorist...

  21. June 22, 2014

    Global trade makes a slow start in 2014

    World trade had an anaemic start to 2014 according to figures that confirm the faltering state of the global economic...

  22. June 18, 2014

    WTO warns of creeping protectionism

    G20 economies have introduced more measures to restrict trade than encourage it over the past six months even as the global...

  23. The A-List

    June 3, 2014

    Arresting China’s slowdown: the search for sustainable growth

    There are no signs that China’s slowdown has bottomed out. A turnround would require some combination of a pickup in...

  24. May 30, 2014

    Trade is not about winners and losers

    From Prof Sungjoon Cho. Sir, Clyde Prestowitz made an intriguing analogy of a “game” when he described some of the current...

  25. May 27, 2014

    OECD warns on global trade slowdown

    Exports from both advanced and leading emerging economies slowed sharply in the first three months of this year, according...

  26. May 25, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – May 26 Study in Qatar As part of a partnership with the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros, HEC Paris is showcasing...

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    May 23, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Military summons ousted Thai leaders | Former PM Yingluck Shinawatra and her family members summoned to meet...

  28. May 23, 2014

    US claims victory over China in WTO car dispute

    Washington claimed victory in a World Trade Organisation case challenging the decision by China to impose duties on about...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Erdogan faces public anger on mine visit | Prime minister promises full investigation as he seeks to contain...

  30. May 14, 2014

    Russia tussle risks exposing WTO weakness

    When, after almost two decades of negotiations, Russia became in 2012 the last major economy to join the World Trade...

  31. May 14, 2014

    US urges China to revive tech trade talks

    The US has urged China to help revive talks to update the 1996 agreement governing the $2tn annual global trade in IT...

  32. The A-List

    May 14, 2014

    Tiny Kyrgyzstan feels the heat from the Ukraine crisis

    The five central Asian republics, tied to Russia’s overlordship through a welter of economic and social ties, are all...

  33. May 5, 2014

    Ukraine crisis hardens Brussels stance on Gazprom pipeline

    The EU’s energy chief warned Moscow on Monday that the Ukraine crisis was hardening Brussels’ stance on a gas pipeline that...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2014

    By some measures, China is far from a behemoth

    This news that China is poised to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy in purchasing power parity terms has...

  35. April 30, 2014

    Barack Obama’s fast-track hopes on trade remain stuck in the slow lane

    When US President Barack Obama set off for a long-delayed tour of Asia last week, he had one overwhelming economic priority....

  36. April 16, 2014

    Russia threatens US with WTO action over Crimea sanctions

    Pro-Russia forces on the move Russia has threatened to take the US to the World Trade Organisation over sanctions imposed in...

  37. April 14, 2014

    WTO raises global trade forecasts

    The World Trade Organisation has raised its forecast for growth in global trade this year to 4.7 per cent, while warning...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    Guest post: the zombie political economy of Algeria

    By Dalibor Rohac and Nouh El-Harmouzi Campaigners for Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the 76-year old Algerian president who is...

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