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  1. The A-List

    April 17, 2014

    Putin's strategic miscalculations will cost Russia

    As the situation in Ukraine escalates the immediate focus is on the Geneva talks among Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU to...

  2. April 16, 2014

    Russia threatens US with WTO action over Crimea sanctions

    Pro-Russia forces on the move Russia has threatened to take the US to the World Trade Organisation over sanctions imposed in...

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  1. April 11, 2014

    ‘Brexit’ would mark a bright dawn of a different hue

    Imagine we are at the dawn of a new era: the British people have voted to leave the EU. What happens next? Much would hinge...

  2. April 11, 2014

    World Trade Organisation takes on food security conundrum

    When the Indian government introduced a plan to buy vast amounts of grain from its farmers and sell it at a heavily...

  3. April 9, 2014

    Transatlantic trade deal draws public scepticism

    US and EU officials are struggling to gain public backing for the goals of a large transatlantic trade deal – with Americans...

  4. Off Message

    April 9, 2014

    If this is the case for Brexit, I worry for eurosceptics

    Iain Mansfield has won the “Brexit” prize, a competition run by the Institute of Economic Affairs think-tank to find the...

  5. April 9, 2014

    Russia presses Kiev on gas as armed stand-off continues

    Russia threatened to force Ukraine’s cash-strapped government to pay in advance for its gas imports, adding fresh pressure...

  6. The World

    April 9, 2014

    The pasta theory: the snags to Britain going solo in global trade

    Could the UK go it alone in the cut-throat world of global trade? Iain Mansfield, the 30-year-old British diplomat awarded...

  7. Nick Butler

    April 9, 2014

    Why the gas price is falling despite the Ukraine crisis

    The first and easiest prediction arising from the continuing crisis in Ukraine and the deterioration of relations between...

  8. April 8, 2014

    Moldovan winemakers struggle as Russia vies with EU for influence

    After an all-night tasting session in 1966, the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin joked that he found it easier to leave earth than the...

  9. April 7, 2014

    Vagueness is a danger for eurosceptic demagogues

    If a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU ever actually happens, eurosceptics will be undone by two flaws that run...

  10. April 5, 2014

    Ukraine raises fears of gas price war with Russia

    Ukraine has warned that it may be on the verge of its third natural gas price stand-off with Gazprom in eight years, raising...

  11. Nick Butler

    April 4, 2014

    How will Putin respond to western pressure?

    The dispute over Ukraine has moved into a diplomatic phase and for the moment at least the prospect of a Russian advance...

  12. April 3, 2014

    Europe turns to WTO over Russia’s ban on pork products

    The EU plans to take Russia to the World Trade Organisation as early as next week over a ban on European pork products as...

  13. April 3, 2014

    US offers Europe hope on LNG

    As European buyers look around the world for new sources of liquefied natural gas, the most promising prospects lie in the...

  14. April 3, 2014

    Europe’s dangerous addiction to Russian gas needs radical cure

    Russian gas and Europe The way America sees it, Europe has to kick the habit. The continent is dangerously addicted to...

  15. April 2, 2014

    China craves invitation to join global trade club

    To understand the geopolitics of trade these days just look at the contrasting visits by Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to...

  16. April 1, 2014

    Renzi dashes Cameron’s hopes on European treaty reform

    The Italian prime minister has warned David Cameron that Britain’s ambition to rewrite the EU treaties is not a priority for...

  17. April 1, 2014

    China courts EU on bilateral trade agreement

    Chinese president Xi Jinping has called for the EU and China to “actively explore” a bilateral trade agreement, arguing that...

  18. April 1, 2014

    Mercosur views Pacific Alliance with unease

    To the east of the Andes, the countries that stretch out towards South America’s Atlantic coast – which together form the...

  19. March 31, 2014

    UK exports to EU worth £211bn, says study

    Exports to EU countries help to support 4.2m UK jobs and are worth £211bn to the economy, according to new research which...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. March 27, 2014

    Brussels reforms target lending to Europe’s credit-starved SMEs

    Brussels presented a series of reforms on Thursday to unlock long-term financing in an attempt to revive lending to Europe’s...

  24. March 26, 2014

    WTO rules against China on ‘rare earths’ export restrictions

    The World Trade Organisation has ruled against China and its export restrictions on rare minerals vital to the production of...

  25. March 25, 2014

    France strives to improve its trade position with China

    France is putting its grandest palaces, finest wines and best businesses on display for President Xi Jinping this week as it...

  26. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    Crimeanomics favours the West

    This guest post on the Ukraine crisis is from Jorge Mariscal and Alejo Czerwonko, emerging markets chief investment officer...

  27. March 24, 2014

    Eastern Europe eyes US gas exports as bargaining chip

    Eastern European governments are looking to use the prospect of US natural gas exports as a bargaining chip to secure lower...

  28. March 24, 2014

    China develops taste for British food

    British food exports to China leapt by 82 per cent last year driven by a near-doubling of sales of pork and salmon, making...

  29. March 23, 2014

    Russia gas plan in doubt, says Eni chief

    Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Eni, is doubtful about the future of the South Stream project intended to pipe Russian gas...

  30. March 21, 2014

    EU and China strike deal to end wine wars

    Bordeaux lovers from Beijing to Chongqing can all breathe a sigh of oenophilic relief: the EU and China have called an end...

  31. The World

    March 21, 2014

    Russia sanctions: What comes next?

    Both the US and the EU are stepping up their sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea. So far it has all been...

  32. March 20, 2014

    Russia’s gas still a potent weapon

    In January 2009, eastern Europe slipped back two centuries. For an icy fortnight, people reverted to foraging for wood to...

  33. March 19, 2014

    UK urges EU to cut energy reliance on Russia

    The British government is pushing EU leaders to back a new energy security plan to wean Europe off Russian energy over the...

  34. March 18, 2014

    Crude oil rebounds from six-week low

    Oil prices bounced back from a six-week low as traders took advantage of a sharp drop in the previous session to open fresh...

  35. March 18, 2014

    Chile economy shrinks, Italy exports drop

    There was a mixed bag of data on Tuesday as Chile GDP missed forecasts slightly and Germany’s wholesale price index dropped....

  36. March 17, 2014

    Divisions in Europe could limit sanctions’ scope

    The US and the EU may have imposed sanctions on a group of senior Russian and Ukrainian officials, but political divisions...

  37. March 14, 2014

    UK suffers sharp decline in exports

    A sharp fall in exports widened Britain’s trade deficit in January and underlined that the country’s recovery remains...

  38. March 13, 2014

    Crimea focuses minds on geopolitical undercurrent in US-EU trade talks

    In Brussels this week negotiators from the EU and the US have been mulling a host of awkward questions as they try to...

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