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  1. January 9, 2014

    Congress push on fast-track authority boosts trade deal hopes

    The prospects of big US trade deals in Asia and with the EU got a boost on Thursday as Congress launched a bipartisan push...

  2. March 13, 2013

    Heavy lift needed to close US tax loophole

    The post-mortems on the 2012 election have almost without exception pinpointed when the poll turned in Barack Obama’s favour...

  1. September 22, 2011

    US government shutdown looms again

    The US government has been put at risk of a possible October 1 shutdown because of a partisan fight on Capitol Hill over...

  2. July 29, 2011

    US debt drama enters theatre of absurd

    You go to the cinema or the theatre to see the stars perform. What happened on Thursday in the US House of Representatives...

  3. February 10, 2011

    US lawmakers revive China currency bill

    A group of US lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to punish China for holding down its currency, a bill likely to...

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 23, 2010

    Congress takes aim at renminbi

    Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives will move ahead with a bill allowing the US to retaliate against China...

  5. September 23, 2010

    US Congress to attack renminbi valuation

    Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives will move ahead with a bill allowing the US to retaliate against China...

  6. September 20, 2010

    Former officials oppose US renminbi bill

    Eight former US trade representatives and commerce secretaries have implored the leadership on Capitol Hill not to use...

  7. Money Supply

    September 20, 2010

    Renminbi: the elders pile in

    Eight former US trade representatives and commerce secretaries pop up in the renminbi debate, warning Congress against...

  8. September 19, 2010

    US treads legal tightrope to tackle China

    Congressional leaders debating the wisdom of direct legislation against China over its currency interventions are trying to...

  9. Money Supply

    September 16, 2010

    The Geithner verdict

    Somewhat as predicted, or at least predicted by me, Tim Geithner went as far as he could go in suggesting that various...

  10. September 16, 2010

    US considering ways to push up renminbi

    The US is considering a range of tools to push China into allowing its currency to appreciate faster, Tim Geithner, Treasury...

  11. July 9, 2010

    US welcomes loosening of renminbi peg

    The US declined to name China as a currency manipulator in a politically sensitive report on Thursday, citing Beijing’s...

  12. June 28, 2010

    US pledges to revise South Korea free trade agreement

    The US said at the weekend it will seek to complete a long-stalled trade deal with South Korea, while the Group of Eight...

  13. June 27, 2010

    US pledge to revise S Korea trade deal

    The US said on Sunday it will seek to complete a long-stalled trade deal with South Korea, while the Group of Eight...

  14. June 25, 2010

    China’s currency plans remain unclear

    China announced a significant revision to its exchange rate policy last weekend but the modest appreciation in the level of...

  15. June 17, 2010

    Congress threat grows of China currency law

    A senior US lawmaker yesterday stepped up warnings to China against holding down its exchange rate, threatening to resort to...

  16. June 17, 2010

    Lawmaker warns of US law on renminbi

    A senior US lawmaker on Wednesday stepped up warnings to China against holding down its exchange rate, threatening to resort...

  17. March 29, 2010

    Washington braced for tricky debate over renminbi

    Congress heads into the Easter recess this week with one big piece of business - healthcare reform - largely out of the way....

  18. March 28, 2010

    Washington braced for renminbi debate

    Congress heads into the Easter recess this week with one big piece of business – healthcare reform – largely out of the way....

  19. March 25, 2010

    China rejects US complaints on currency

    WASHINGTON, March 24 – A Chinese official said on Wednesday China would reform its currency policy gradually and keep the...

  20. March 4, 2010

    New York Democrat steps down from congressional role amid ethics probe

    Charlie Rangel, the New York Democrat at the centre of an ethics investigation, yesterday said he would temporarily step...

  21. March 3, 2010

    Rangel to step aside from key US tax post

    Charlie Rangel, the New York Democrat at the centre of an ethics investigation, on Wednesday said he would temporarily step...

  22. February 4, 2010

    Fresh spat over 'cash for clunkers' scheme

    The US yesterday criticised guidelines issued by Japan for its "cash for clunkers" programme, as a disagreement over...

  23. February 4, 2010

    Fresh spat over ‘cash for clunkers’ scheme

    The US on Wednesday criticised guidelines issued by Japan for its “cash for clunkers” programme, as a disagreement over...

  24. December 10, 2009

    US private-equity tax rise approved

    The US House of Representatives voted to hit private-equity executives with higher taxes as part of a piecemeal legislation...

  25. December 10, 2009

    US private-equity tax rise approved

    The US House of Representatives voted to hit private-equity executives with higher taxes as part of a piecemeal legislation...

  26. November 10, 2009

    US leader urged to fix policy vacuum

    In a meeting with President Barack Obama last week, Lee Kuan Yew, the veteran former prime minister of Singapore, said he...

  27. November 9, 2009

    Obama urged to fix trade policy vacuum

    In a meeting with President Barack Obama last week, Lee Kuan Yew, the veteran former prime minister of Singapore, said he...

  28. January 20, 2009

    China and US can cross-fertilise

    From Prof Sungjoon Cho. Sir, Zbigniew Brzezinski’s insightful policy prescription on US-China relations (“The Group of Two...

  29. November 8, 2008

    GM warns it will run out of cash next year

    General Motors warned yesterday that it will run out of the cash necessary for its business to function in the first half...

  30. November 7, 2008

    GM warns of cash shortage

    General Motors warned on Friday that it will run out of the cash necessary for its business to function in the first half of...

  31. July 18, 2008

    Democrats in move to tighten US trade regime

    Democrats in the House of Representatives last night introduced a bill intended to toughen the enforcement of US trade...

  32. April 18, 2008

    S Korea to resume US beef imports

    Democratic lawmakers on Friday dashed hopes that a South Korean agreement to end a ban on US beef imports would quickly lead...

  33. November 9, 2007

    US House approves bilateral agreement with Peru

    George W. Bush's trade agenda yesterday received a boost as the US-Peru free trade agreement was approved with solid...

  34. November 9, 2007

    House approves trade agreement with Peru

    George W. Bush's trade agenda yesterday received a boost as the US-Peru trade agreement was approved with solid bipartisan...

  35. November 8, 2007

    Go-ahead for US-Peru free-trade deal

    President George W. Bush’s trade agenda got a big boost on Thursday as the US-Peru free trade agreement was approved with...

  36. September 20, 2007

    US-Peru deal seen as ‘a breakthrough’

    The proposed US-Peru trade agreement represents more than a somewhat limited deal with one of America’s smaller trading...

  37. July 29, 2007

    Debate hots up over preferential treatment

    When Doug Lowenstein, a former video-game industry lobbyist, began representing the largest US private equity groups in...

  38. March 6, 2007

    Worker rights offers litmus test on trade

    A stand-off between the Bush administration and congressional Democrats over writing minimum standards for workers into...

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