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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. The New Trade Routes: Brazil

      Brazil is undergoing a deep shift in trade flows with the end of the commodity supercy...
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      As China prepares to take over from the US as global top dog the success of its econom...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. June 25, 2015

      Boom in once-scarce ‘rare earth’ metals ends in US miner’s bust

      A slump in the prices of obscure metals used in advanced electronics claimed its highest-profile victim on Thursday...

    6. June 14, 2015

      Visa and MasterCard face down China techno-nationalism

      The opening of China’s bank card market to foreign companies this month appeared to signal the end of their long...

    7. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2015

      A false war fades: the end of Brazil-Mexico rivalry?

      For much of the past two decades, Brazil and Mexico seemed at times to be on a collision course. Diplomats from Latin...

    8. May 31, 2015

      China opens door for Visa and MasterCard to challenge UnionPay

      Global bank card operators including Visa and MasterCard can seek licences to clear domestic Chinese payments starting...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Senate Democrats revolted against President Barack Obama, blocking a...

    10. May 12, 2015

      The embattled future of global trade policy

      Should proposed US plurilateral trade agreements be welcomed? This is a big question, not least for those who consider...

    11. April 26, 2015

      Russia is looking for allies, not deals, in Latin America

      Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s jokes were lost in translation when she sought to win over a group of bemused...

    12. April 14, 2015

      Global trade faces poor growth, says WTO

      Global trade is poised for at least two more years of disappointing growth, according to a new forecast that will add...

    13. April 1, 2015

      Relations tepid between US and Canada

      When President Barack Obama recently vetoed a bill supporting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, it reinforced the...

    14. March 31, 2015

      The door to China’s real investment riches remains locked

      Deng Xiaoping’s historic programme of opening up to the outside world, started in the early 1980s, is also referred to...

    15. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2015

      Guest post: divisive trade blocs set to punish consumers

      By Takashi Mitachi, Boston Consulting Group The prize of a new World Trade Organisation (WTO) deal eluded negotiators...

    16. March 18, 2015

      US takes Indonesia to WTO on import curbs

      The US has escalated a trade battle with Indonesia, taking the southeast Asian nation to the World Trade Organisation...

    17. March 11, 2015

      MPs vote to stub out cigarette packaging

      Cigarettes in the UK will be sold in unbranded packaging by May next year after MPs voted to introduce the...

    18. February 12, 2015

      Q&A: US challenges China export subsidies

      The latest trade spat between the US and China is over what Washington says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for...

    19. February 11, 2015

      US challenges ‘illegal’ Chinese export subsidies

      The US has launched a new challenge to what it says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for sectors ranging from...

    20. beyondbrics

      February 10, 2015

      Guest post: Africa's role in addressing China's dominance of rare earths

      By Ian Coles of Mayer Brown Mining professionals are gathered in Cape Town this week for Indaba, one of the largest...

    21. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      Currency manipulation: not that one again

      It’s been a few years since the guns of the international currency wars fell silent, or at least until the main...

    22. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Rare earths and China's self-correcting folly

      This week, a trade war that was supposed to tear the world of high-tech manufacturing apart ended peacefully, quietly...

    23. January 5, 2015

      China axes rare earths export quotas

      China has axed quotas on rare earths exports and will probably replace them with a resources tax, eliminating a policy...

    24. December 12, 2014

      Talks to lower IT tariffs break down

      Talks to lower tariffs on IT goods around the world and update a two-decades-old international agreement governing...

    25. December 2, 2014

      Mercosur fails to open doors as others seek alternatives

      When the European Union and Mercosur began discussing a trade deal in 1999 the logic seemed unavoidable and...

    26. December 2, 2014

      Dealmaker in charge at the WTO faces tough fight

      Will Roberto Azevêdo be able to rescue the World Trade Organisation again? After the Brazilian head of the WTO led its...

    27. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2014

      Guest post: which sectors face the greatest risks of protectionism?

      By Simon J Evenett of the University of St Gallen Three reports on protectionism have recentyly been published in as...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Global metal trading becomes more difficult to regulate

      Global metals markets are becoming more difficult to regulate as manipulation takes more subtle forms and new trading...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2014

      'Peak Trade' and China's role in 5 charts...

      An article in today’s FT quotes some new research in which economists at the IMF and the World Bank warn that – in the...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2014

      The US and India: a trade truce with a twist

      Last week was a bad week for us sceptics of global governance, or so it seemed. The US and China struck a deal on...

    31. November 16, 2014

      WTO breakthroughs fail to mask serious structural problems

      When India and the US last week ended a dispute that had paralysed the World Trade Organisation, it drew cheers from...

    32. beyondbrics

      November 15, 2014

      Guest post: US / India food deal and the WTO

      By Kavaljit Singh of Madhyam After months of stalemate, India and the US have agreed to resolve their differences over...

    33. November 13, 2014

      US and India end WTO stand-off

      India and the US have ended their stand-off at the World Trade Organisation over New Delhi’s vast food security...

    34. November 12, 2014

      Protectionism rising as growth slows

      Many more protectionist measures have been introduced into the global economy since the 2008 financial crisis than...

    35. November 11, 2014

      China and US look to the future with IT trade agreement

      China and the US on Tuesday reached an agreement that paves the way for the slashing of tariffs globally on high-tech...

    36. October 31, 2014

      EU steps up trade fight with Brazil over local content rules

      The European Union has escalated a dispute with Brazil over the country’s local content programmes in the auto and...

    37. October 23, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

      Jean-Claude Juncker has secured parliamentary support for his European Commission, but the president has sent an odd...

    38. October 23, 2014

      Mexico warns US of retaliation in sugar war

      “All hell will break loose” if the US triggers anti-dumping duties on Mexican sugar in the coming days, Mexico’s...

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