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      China – FTCR Exports Index falls in May despite volume increase

      FT Confidential Research is an independent research service from the Financial Times, providing in-depth analysis of...

    2. May 26, 2016

      EU warns China to expect new steel tariffs

      The EU has warned China that it faces new anti-dumping tariffs on steel, amid growing pressure for the west to block...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      China soybean import prices rise to 17-month high

      It’s a good time to sell soybeans to China. Or at least a better one. Spot prices for imported soybeans in the Chinese...

    2. May 24, 2016

      China – FTCR Freight Index falls to nine-month low in May as profits dive

      FT Confidential Research is an independent research service from the Financial Times, providing in-depth analysis of...

    3. May 22, 2016

      US wields biggest stick in trade dumping fight

      The US has overtaken India as the leading user of anti-dumping and other trade defence cases, with China and its steel...

    4. May 18, 2016

      US paves way to raise duties on Chinese steel

      The US has paved the way for the imposition of duties of as much as 500 per cent on Chinese cold-rolled steel, used to...

    5. May 12, 2016

      EU legislators push back on China’s bid for market economy status

      European parliamentarians have delivered a blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a “market economy”, a status...

    6. May 12, 2016

      The Queen’s microphone gaffe, part two: the China tapes

      The British media has been treated to two unguarded moments from those in power. First David Cameron was caught on...

    7. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      EU deals blow to China market economy ambitions

      European parliamentarians have delivered a crushing blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a market economy this...

    8. May 11, 2016

      China’s flawed case for market economy status

      Tension over trade between Europe and the US on one side and China on the other has been high and rising in recent...

    9. May 10, 2016

      US and China skirmish as trade clash looms

      Donald Trump may be threatening to start a trade war with China, but it is becoming clear that the US and its...

    10. May 9, 2016

      How the Silk Road plans will be financed

      “If you want to develop, build a road,” runs the Chinese phrase. Beijing’s grand design to construct transport links...

    11. May 9, 2016

      China seeking to revive the Silk Road

      The ancient trade in silk, spices and slaves between China and Europe turned central Asian oases into wealthy business...

    12. May 9, 2016

      India watches anxiously as Chinese influence grows

      Talk of a new Silk Road may be intended to evoke romantic, non-threatening images of desert caravans, ancient ships and...

    13. May 9, 2016

      New Silk Road will transport laptops and frozen chicken

      If the ancient Silk Road developed to enable trade in fine cloths and spices, the new one will transport computer...

    14. May 9, 2016

      Map: Connecting central Asia

      China’s “One Belt, One Road” project aims to make central Asia more connected to the world, yet even before the...

    15. May 9, 2016

      Commodities fall back to earth on China worries

      Commodities from copper to iron ore fell sharply on Monday, as a speculative rally lost steam over fresh worries about...

    16. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Commodities rally loses steam

      Commodities, from copper to iron ore, fell on Monday after a speculative rally lost steam amid dampened hopes for...

    17. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Taiwan's export contraction eases in April

      Taiwan’s dependence on trade with China remains a serious issue but its exports have at least stopped notching...

    18. May 9, 2016

      China fights for market economy status

      China is intensifying lobbying to gain “market economy status” under the World Trade Organisation despite growing...

    19. May 8, 2016

      China’s exports and imports fall in April

      China reported a decline in exports and imports in April, a reversal of figures the previous month that indicated a...

    20. May 5, 2016

      Exporters sound gloomy note at China’s biggest trade fair

      A recent surge in the price of garlic, the result of bad weather and fervent speculation, ought to be good news for...

    21. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      Beijing taps emergency pork reserves as prices hit record high

      The spot price for a kilo of pork in China has surpassed even a 2011 peak as a shortage of breeding sows and growing...

    22. April 27, 2016

      The growing effects of China’s failure to reform

      The surge in trading on China’s commodity exchanges is the latest example of speculative frenzy in an economy awash...

    23. April 26, 2016

      US Steel eyes recovery despite $340m quarterly loss

      US Steel on Tuesday became the third domestic producer in recent days to hint at a recovery in the crisis-hit market...

    24. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Drop in Hong Kong exports contradicts China import data

      The contraction in Hong Kong’s external trade eased in March, but discrepancies with cross-border trade data from...

    25. Nick Butler

      April 25, 2016

      Lithium: is the hype justified?

      After two years of unrelenting gloom it is good to see that at least one part of the global energy business is booming....

    26. April 20, 2016

      Why Trump is the natural choice for China

      Donald Trump is almost as obsessed with China as he is with building a wall and making Mexico pay for it. The...

    27. April 19, 2016

      China’s AIIB seeks to pave new Silk Road with first projects

      China’s flagship international development bank is hoping to pave a new Silk Road, with at least three of its initial...

    28. Nick Butler

      April 18, 2016

      Will China transform the world's energy market?

        Could China become an energy exporter? The thought is certainly counter intuitive. Because China is one of the...

    29. April 14, 2016

      China eliminates subsidies for its exporters

      China has agreed to eliminate a wide range of subsidies for its exporters following a US complaint to the World Trade...

    30. April 14, 2016

      Turnbull punts on ‘footy diplomacy’ in China

      As Xi Jinping tries to shoot China into the ranks of world football superpowers, Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday began his...

    31. April 13, 2016

      Nigeria agrees $6bn loan and currency swap deal with China

      Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, has negotiated a $6bn loan and a currency swap deal with China, as he continues...

    32. April 13, 2016

      China export surge points to improving economic outlook

      China reported stronger than expected trade data on Wednesday, the latest sign of a tentative revival in fortunes that...

    33. April 10, 2016

      US Steel says EU and UK ‘negligent’ over China dumping

      The head of US Steel, the US’s biggest steelmaker, has accused the EU and UK of being “negligent” in their approach to...

    34. April 10, 2016

      China says its steel overcapacity will remain

      Significant overcapacity will remain in China’s steel sector even after planned restructuring, industry executives said...

    35. April 8, 2016

      Greece sells controlling stake in Piraeus port

      Greece has sold a controlling stake in the country’s largest port to Cosco, the Chinese state shipping group, as Athens...

    36. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      The end of China's e-commerce duty free era?

      Internet shopping in China just got more expensive. Friday saw the introduction of a new tax regime for cross-border...

    37. April 6, 2016

      China’s role in the global steel downturn

      With steel plants from Wales to Australia threatened with closure, China has been accused of destroying other nations’...

    38. April 1, 2016

      China’s steelmakers face own trouble at mill

      This year, the future looked bleak for Baosteel, the listed arm of China’s state-owned Baosteel Group, the country’s...

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