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    1. October 9, 2014

      EU trade envoy seeks to draw a line under China dispute

      Karel De Gucht, EU trade commissioner, is seeking to lay to rest a festering trade dispute with Beijing before he steps down...

    2. September 29, 2014

      Arbitration may be dropped from EU-US trade deal, says Malmström

      The EU’s incoming trade chief on Monday raised the possibility that controversial investor protections which she described...

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    1. Investing in South Korea 2011

      What should be done to encourage foreign financial institutions to go to South Korea?...
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    1. September 28, 2014

      Berlin rejects Moscow efforts to unpick EU-Ukraine trade pact

      Germany will reject any attempt by Russia to force a renegotiation of the EU-Ukraine trade deal. But Berlin is ready to...

    2. September 25, 2014

      EU trade chief faults Washington and Berlin for deal stalemate

      When President Barack Obama announced he would seek a sweeping trade deal with Europe in his State of the Union address...

    3. September 8, 2014

      Russia aims to choke off gas re-exports to Ukraine

      Moscow is seeking to prevent its European customers re-exporting Russian gas to Ukraine, threatening to choke off a crucial...

    4. beyondbrics

      July 17, 2014

      One year on from Rana Plaza, little has changed in Bangladesh's factories

      In the aftermath and shock of the Rana Plaza disaster, in which more than 1,100 people died, many promises were made. Yet...

    5. 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...

    6. March 28, 2014

      EU can cope with Russian retaliation, says trade official

      Europe’s top trade official struck a defiant stance against Moscow on Thursday and argued that the EU would have a strong...

    7. March 27, 2014

      Official warns EU-US trade deal at risk over investor cases

      Negotiations to create a transatlantic free trade zone risk collapsing if the EU has to drop a provision giving investors...

    8. March 27, 2014

      EU commissioner attacks China’s telecoms subsidies

      Karel De Gucht, the EU’s top trade official, has attacked China’s subsidising of its mobile telecommunications equipment...

    9. March 18, 2014

      China and EU step towards trade peace

      China and the EU have resolved a dispute over the pricing of a key component in solar panels, bringing an end to another...

    10. March 16, 2014

      Free flow of labour stemmed as Belgium cracks down on migrants

      Three years ago, 28-year-old Fatima Donaire thought she was living the European dream. Born and raised in the Andalucían...

    11. March 10, 2014

      EU and US pressed to drop dispute-settlement rule from trade deal

      Faced with an increasingly vocal opposition to a landmark EU-US trade agreement, a growing number of backers of the deal are...

    12. March 5, 2014

      EU plans voluntary rules on conflict mineral imports

      The EU on Wednesday proposed voluntary rules to prevent European companies importing conflict minerals, saying America’s...

    13. February 24, 2014

      US farmers attack Europe on trade talks impasse

      The powerful US farm lobby is souring on trade talks with the European Union, charging that Brussels is unwilling to...

    14. February 18, 2014

      Sticking points remain in trade talks, say officials

      US and European officials vowed to give negotiations on a transatlantic trade agreement a jolt to allay fears that they...

    15. February 16, 2014

      No time to waste on transatlantic trade

      Today in Washington, Michael Froman, the US trade representative, will sit down with Karel De Gucht, his opposite number at...

    16. 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...

    17. January 21, 2014

      Brussels seeks to curb investor litigation under trade deals

      The European Commission is pushing to include strict constraints on investors’ ability to take legal action against...

    18. 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...

    19. October 16, 2013

      Europe warns South Korea over trade pact

      Karel De Gucht, the European trade commissioner, has expressed concerns about South Korea’s implementation of its trade...

    20. Brussels Blog

      October 10, 2013

      An EU-Russia trade fight escalates

      What has become an increasingly touchy EU-Russia trade relationship took another tit-for-tat turn on Thursday when Brussels...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 3, 2013

      Ukraine: EU beckons, but investors still getting a rough ride

      Ukraine stands a chance to achieve much more than a pivotal westward shift away from Moscow’s grip by signing historic...

    22. August 16, 2013

      EU steps up trade fight with China over steel tubes

      Brussels escalated a trade fight with Beijing on Friday when it asked the World Trade Organisation to resolve a dispute over...

    23. August 5, 2013

      EU defers China telecoms trade case ahead of key mobile contract

      The EU will hold off making a decision on whether to launch an incendiary trade case against Chinese telecoms companies...

    24. July 30, 2013

      Karel De Gucht: Frustrated and outflanked

      Just as Karel De Gucht was poised to deliver a historic blow against China Inc’s export juggernaut, something unexpected...

    25. July 29, 2013

      Pax Bruxellana

      The best to be said for the Beijing-Brussels compromise over the trade in solar panels is that it has averted a wider trade...

    26. July 28, 2013

      China to freeze trade probes in solar deal

      China will freeze investigations into European wine and polysilicon exports as part of a landmark settlement with Brussels...

    27. July 27, 2013

      EU and China settle trade fight over solar panels

      The EU and China have settled a trade fight over solar panels that upset relations between two of the world’s largest...

    28. Brussels Blog

      July 25, 2013

      Brussels and Beijing aim for a solar settlement

      Brussels and Beijing appear to be nearing a settlement in a trade fight over solar panels that is the EU’s biggest ever...

    29. beyondbrics

      July 14, 2013

      Week ahead, July 15-19

      All eyes will be on China’s second quarter GDP figures, to be published early on Monday. Meanwhile, President Thein Sein of...

    30. July 9, 2013

      EU takes Russia to WTO over vehicle recycling fees

      The EU has filed its first-ever case against Russia at the World Trade Organisation, challenging vehicle recycling fees that...

    31. July 8, 2013

      US and EU open talks on transatlantic trade pact

      US and European officials have taken the first steps in high-stakes negotiations to craft a transatlantic trade agreement,...

    32. July 5, 2013

      Couture vs culture

      It’s too bad EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wasn’t at the couture shows last week. It would have given him lots of...

    33. June 21, 2013

      End in sight to EU-China solar spat

      The EU and China have agreed the broad outlines for a possible settlement to their trade dispute over solar panels but must...

    34. June 18, 2013

      EU trade chief heads to China amid thaw in relations

      Europe’s trade chief will travel to Beijing for high-level discussions on Friday amid signs that the EU and China are...

    35. June 14, 2013

      Paris rejects culture concession in EU-US trade talks

      Paris dug in its heels against the EU opening trade talks with the US without exempting France’s film and music industries,...

    36. June 13, 2013

      China is giving Europe a harsh lesson in geopolitics

      From time to time a small coincidence throws up a salutary reminder of the new geopolitical constellation. This happened the...

    37. June 13, 2013

      Paris rejects culture concession in EU-US trade talks

      Paris has rebuffed a last-minute concession over its cultural industries intended to overcome French objections to the...

    38. June 9, 2013

      A trade escalation perilous for Europe

      The authority of Karel De Gucht, EU trade commissioner, to impose trade sanctions without full support from member states is...

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