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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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