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      November 18, 2014

      Kiev and Brussels warm to each other as Putin cold-shouldered in Brisbane

      Leaders from Kiev and Brussels were busy this weekend warming up their energy ties as Vladimir Putin bailed out early from...

    2. November 16, 2014

      Cameron rejects claims that EU-US trade deal is threat to NHS

      David Cameron dismissed as “nonsense” claims that a transatlantic trade deal could lead to the National Health Service...

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    1. November 16, 2014

      Putin leaves G20 early over Ukraine

      Vladimir Putin walked out early from the G20 summit on Sunday after two days of tensions with fellow leaders over the crisis...

    2. November 12, 2014

      Land sale bolsters Tata Steel

      A one-off land sale helped Tata Steel to report a 36 per cent increase in post-tax profits in the second quarter, boosting...

    3. November 11, 2014

      Irrational fear risks depriving Europe of the benefits of trade

      The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership now being hammered out between the US and the EU is shaping up to be one...

    4. November 10, 2014

      China and South Korea trade talks ‘settled’

      South Korea said on Monday it had “effectively settled” terms on a trade pact with China, and expected to confirm...

    5. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 5

      The UK’s current account deficit is at its widest level in decades, and over the previous four posts we’ve managed to narrow...

    6. November 5, 2014

      Republicans nominate trade as area of co-operation with Obama

      Senior Republicans have vowed to work with the Obama administration on trade in the wake of sweeping election victories for...

    7. November 4, 2014

      Polish campaigners bite back at import ban on apples from Russia

      Russia’s ban on importing EU agricultural products will cause the loss of more than 300,000 tonnes of apples grown in...

    8. November 3, 2014

      China needs to be placed at the top of the European Commission’s ‘to do’ list

      Ukraine will undoubtedly be the main foreign policy focus for the European Commission’s newly appointed leaders. The...

    9. October 31, 2014

      EU steps up trade fight with Brazil over local content rules

      The European Union has escalated a dispute with Brazil over the country’s local content programmes in the auto and other...

    10. October 27, 2014

      Transatlantic trade negotiators should own up to their ambition

      American cars have bigger bumpers than European ones. That may sound like a trivial detail but it, and others like it, have...

    11. October 23, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

      Jean-Claude Juncker has secured parliamentary support for his European Commission, but the president has sent an odd signal...

    12. October 23, 2014

      Russia faces a decline like that of the Brezhnev era

      Sir, Sergei Guriev, in “Russia cannot withstand lower oil prices forever” (October 20) cogently points out that, while the...

    13. October 22, 2014

      EU states tell Juncker not to water down trade deal

      Fourteen EU countries have fired a warning shot at Jean-Claude Juncker, incoming president of the European Commission,...

    14. October 22, 2014

      Canada accuses US of protectionism

      Canada has criticised the growing number of US “Buy America” policies that require state and federal government contracts to...

    15. October 21, 2014

      Reform alone is no solution for the eurozone

      Might the policies of the eurozone result in a robust recovery? My answer is: no. Since the eurozone generated 17 per cent...

    16. October 20, 2014

      EU and China agree truce on trade disputes

      The EU has dropped an anti-subsidies case against two Chinese telecoms companies as Brussels seeks to repair trade relations...

    17. October 17, 2014

      Geopolitics cast shadow over New Silk Road

      When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he...

    18. October 17, 2014

      Europe’s dairies jostle for China foothold ahead of milk flood

      The green fields of Ireland’s County Kerry are a long way from a stuffy Beijing hotel room, but a Chinese man playing the...

    19. October 16, 2014

      WTO head Roberto Azevêdo urges shake-up of organisation

      The head of the World Trade Organisation warned on Thursday that the body had descended into “paralysis” and called for an...

    20. October 15, 2014

      Ukraine fears frozen conflict could yield winter energy crisis

      At the Foxtrot appliance store in Kiev, the must-have product these days is a Delonghi electric heater. “This is the last...

    21. October 15, 2014

      Europe’s big comeback will shake up sugar

      Even by their own admission, not many sugar traders think about events beyond a week. But the big shake-up for European...

    22. October 14, 2014

      Can Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

      The night shift at Agropolychim, Bulgaria’s biggest fertiliser plant, received a fax at 4.30am on January 6 2009 warning...

    23. October 13, 2014

      Time to rethink the way WTO takes its decisions

      It has been a tough decade for the World Trade Organisation. Six years ago the so-called Doha round of multilateral talks...

    24. October 12, 2014

      Big European groups expect boost from weak euro

      The biggest European companies are expected to report a boost from the weak euro as third-quarter results season kicks off....

    25. October 12, 2014

      Analysts strike positive earnings note amid eurozone gloom

      Amid increasing gloom over the eurozone’s economic prospects, expectations for companies’ third-quarter results...

    26. October 10, 2014

      Too many unanswered questions over Chinese growth

      Millions of Chinese are planning to leave China. Why? Where are they going? What do they plan to do? The FT is running a...

    27. October 10, 2014

      Harder push for trade deals needed to spur global growth

      As the International Monetary Fund and World Bank convene their annual meetings today, we face an uncertain global economic...

    28. 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...

    29. October 9, 2014

      Manufacturers need more tax credits, says CBI boss

      British business is calling on the main political parties to commit to expanding research tax credits to support the...

    30. October 7, 2014

      Czech Republic hopes for a future built on technology

      Tomas Sedlacek, the fiery-haired Czech economist, has a theory about the four big central European economies. The Czech...

    31. October 7, 2014

      Grain rallies as traders rush to buy

      Grain prices rallied as traders closed their bearish positions ahead of a key monthly production report, with wheat jumping...

    32. October 6, 2014

      Trade deals: Toxic talks

      Australia’s insistence that cigarettes be sold in drab olive packaging with warning labels featuring tar-stained lungs and...

    33. Brussels Blog

      September 30, 2014

      Malmström vs Selmayr: the tale of the track changes

      Malmstrom makes a point during her unexpectedly contentious hearing on Monday It is rare that an obscure bit of...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. September 25, 2014

      Putin demands reopening of EU trade pact with Ukraine

      Vladimir Putin has demanded a reopening of the EU’s recently-ratified trade pact with Ukraine and has threatened “immediate...

    37. September 25, 2014

      Germany expresses concerns about US and Canada trade deals

      Germany has put new barriers in the way of the EU’s proposed trade deals with Canada and the US by declaring outright...

    38. 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...

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