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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. April 11, 2014

    World Trade Organisation takes on food security conundrum

    When the Indian government introduced a plan to buy vast amounts of grain from its farmers and sell it at a heavily...

  3. April 8, 2014

    WTO chief Roberto Azevêdo warns on trade recovery

    Global trade has failed to rebound as sharply as expected in the first three months of this year because of the eurozone’s...

  4. April 3, 2014

    Europe turns to WTO over Russia’s ban on pork products

    The EU plans to take Russia to the World Trade Organisation as early as next week over a ban on European pork products as...

  5. April 2, 2014

    China craves invitation to join global trade club

    To understand the geopolitics of trade these days just look at the contrasting visits by Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to...

  6. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance captures zeitgeist in era of ‘mega’ trade agreements

    Once upon a time, had four Latin American countries signed a deal to reduce tariffs, lower other trade barriers, integrate...

  7. March 26, 2014

    WTO rules against China on ‘rare earths’ export restrictions

    The World Trade Organisation has ruled against China and its export restrictions on rare minerals vital to the production of...

  8. March 10, 2014

    International treaties can once again help China advance

    Twenty years ago Zhu Rongji, China’s former premier, shrewdly used negotiations over his country’s accession to the World...

  9. March 10, 2014

    New chill in Russia’s tepid economic ties with US

    Marcy Kaptur has no doubt that the US should consider trade sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Crimea. “I do...

  10. February 28, 2014

    Popular sentiment is hardening against free trade

    “An educated consumer,” the New York haberdasher Sy Syms used to boast in his television commercials, “is our best...

  11. February 18, 2014

    Enforcer of Obama’s trade agenda seeks consensus

    At a town-hall meeting in his home state of Oregon last month, Ron Wyden, the veteran Democratic senator, spoke like an...

  12. February 17, 2014

    ‘Fast track’ is a slow route to a trade deal

    To some, the prospects for the proposed transatlantic and transpacific trade pacts appear to have dimmed. Harry Reid, who...

  13. February 13, 2014

    Fears grow over another bad year for global trade

    When forecasters at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in January laid out their expectations for the global...

  14. February 10, 2014

    US issues new challenge to India over solar power

    The US has intensified a trade row with India over its national solar programme by launching a new challenge and accusing...

  15. February 10, 2014

    Trade: Pacts of strife

    If Barack Obama’s ambitious trade agenda falls apart, the US president could blame the likes of Richard Ochs, a 74-year-old...

  16. January 23, 2014

    WTO asks if Bali deal was a big commitment or just a tropical fling

    When the 159 members of the World Trade Organisation managed to forge an agreement for the first time in the body’s 18-year...

  17. January 23, 2014

    China joins Davos drive to cut green trade barriers

    China has joined the US, EU and Japan in a new push to lower tariffs and other trade barriers on the $1tn global annual...

  18. January 13, 2014

    US challenges China over compliance with WTO ruling

    The United States has for the first time challenged China’s compliance with a World Trade Organisation ruling, claiming the...

  19. FT Data

    January 10, 2014

    China and US battle for trade leadership

    Chinese exports increased by 4.3 per cent in December compared to the same month last year, while imports rose by 8.3 per...

  20. beyondbrics

    January 8, 2014

    Hello 2014: biting the bullet in China

    The 14th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Andy Xie The third plenum of the 18th Party Congress...

  21. beyondbrics

    January 1, 2014

    Hello 2014: the tricks of trade - weak global growth isn't the only problem

    The 9th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Bhanu Baweja of UBS Most people accept by now that...

  22. December 23, 2013

    Russia targets EU in WTO suit over energy policy

    Russia has made the EU the target of its first World Trade Organisation suit, claiming that Brussels has unfairly thwarted...

  23. December 23, 2013

    Mike Froman upbeat on US effectiveness in global trade talks

    Mike Froman, the top US trade official, barely had time to celebrate the groundbreaking deal among members of the World...

  24. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Global markets maintained a broadly positive tone as investors digested the US Federal Reserve’s decision to start...

  25. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The long farewell to Quantitative Easing. - Eichengreen on the consequences of reducing LSAPs for...

  26. December 19, 2013

    EU launches trade dispute against Brazil

    The EU has launched a potentially explosive trade case against Brazil, filing papers in the World Trade Organisation against...

  27. December 17, 2013

    Follow ‘#tpp’ to discover the trade netherworld

    When tens of thousands of anti-globalisation protesters stormed the barricades at the World Trade Organisation meeting in...

  28. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2013

    EM trade: don't get excited by WTO Bali deal

    “For the first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered”. So said WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on the...

  29. December 9, 2013

    Pacific Rim trade talks make progress but no deal expected

    Ministers pursuing a 12-country Pacific Rim trade deal will signal they have made good progress at the end of a crucial...

  30. December 8, 2013

    Business salutes trade deal as WTO ‘delivers’

    Business leaders have welcomed the first global trade deal in the WTO’s 18-year history as a boost to the bottom line and...

  31. December 8, 2013

    Bali breathes life into global trade

    After more than a decade, the Doha round of global trade talks finally produced a deal. The package agreed in Bali on...

  32. December 8, 2013

    Global deal shows ‘coming alive’ of WTO

    Trade negotiations in recent years have had a reputation for being subdued affairs that go nowhere. And, indeed, when you...

  33. December 7, 2013

    WTO approves global trade deal

    Ministers from around the world sealed the first global trade deal in a generation on Saturday in a move hailed as a tonic...

  34. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Aluminium is still in full carry: Bored with zero interest in the bank? The world’s...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equities and currencies were mostly on hold as markets looked to Friday’s looming release of US jobs data....

  36. December 6, 2013

    WTO global trade deal nears approval

    Ministers from around the world were set on Saturday to seal the first global trade deal in almost two decades in a move...

  37. December 5, 2013

    China signals shift towards plurilateral trade deals

    When Gao Hucheng, China’s commerce minister, stepped up to the podium at the World Trade Organisation meeting in Bali this...

  38. December 4, 2013

    India defiant as World Trade Organisation battle rolls on in Bali

    India refused to back down on Wednesday from its threat to block the first global trade deal in a generation as efforts to...

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