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  1. September 17, 2014

    Economic soufflé at risk of implosion

    The prospect of higher interest rates remains the bête noire of financial markets, judging by their recent performance. Weak...

  2. September 16, 2014

    Advanced economies take a dim view of globalisation, survey finds

    People in key advanced economies, including the US, Japan and Germany, have become deeply sceptical about important elements...

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  1. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: the UN is not the solution for a rogue debtor

    By Arturo Porzecanski of American University José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations official and co-president with...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: $100bn from Xi's visit to India? Not likely

    By Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to India this week will likely be the most significant...

  3. September 12, 2014

    Cargill sues Syngenta over seed dispute

    Cargill, one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products and food, is seeking damages from Syngenta in a state court...

  4. beyondbrics

    September 12, 2014

    India to overtake China as world's biggest cotton producer

    Until about a decade ago India was barely producing enough cotton to meet its own needs, let alone export the stuff. But...

  5. September 11, 2014

    Russia threatens to cap western car and clothing imports

    Russia threatened to escalate a growing trade dispute between the Kremlin and the EU, saying it could cap western car and...

  6. Brussels Blog

    September 11, 2014

    The Juncker off-site: Moscovici vs Katainen

    Juncker's "key political challenges" session will feature Ukraine, EU-US trade and budget rules Fresh with their...

  7. September 10, 2014

    China’s Li assures foreign investors in wake of fines

    Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, has assured global investors they are still welcome in China and said a rash of recent fines...

  8. September 10, 2014

    UN trade body criticises free trade

    The UN’s trade body has joined a chorus of criticism of globalisation, warning that developing countries reap little value...

  9. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2014

    Guest post: the UN takes the first step to debt restructuring

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University On September 9, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to...

  10. September 10, 2014

    Campaign to deny Obama trade authority grows

    Environmental groups and labour unions are stepping up pressure on Congress to deny US President Barack Obama “fast track”...

  11. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2014

    Guest post: gas war is next phase of Russia-Ukraine conflict

    By Ben Aris of bne The chances of a lasting ceasefire in the conflict in eastern Ukraine are looking better. But the...

  12. September 5, 2014

    Business groups boost EU-US trade deal

    British and German employers have joined forces to urge politicians to deliver a transatlantic trade deal, amid fears that...

  13. September 5, 2014

    Swiss watch exporters take long view of China

    Last summer, Switzerland became the second European country to sign a free-trade agreement with China, following Iceland’s...

  14. September 5, 2014

    Diamond companies sparkle amid mining sector gloom

    A diamond’s allure is apparent long before it sparkles in a jeweller’s window. Trade buyers have come from around the world...

  15. September 4, 2014

    Germany and EU head for “war” over mobile termination fees

    The German telecoms regulator and the European Commission are set for a “war” over mobile termination fees, which generate...

  16. September 4, 2014

    The world is marching back from globalisation

    There is a mood abroad that says history will record that sanctions against Russia marked the start of an epochal retreat...

  17. September 4, 2014

    US trade gap shrinks on record exports

    Record exports helped push the US trade deficit to its lowest level in six months in July, providing the world economy with...

  18. September 2, 2014

    Standoff with west reveals splinters in Putin’s Eurasia project

    Cracks are beginning to show in Vladimir Putin’s grand project to form a Eurasian union to rival the EU as Russia’s partners...

  19. September 1, 2014

    Rosneft proposes Chinese company take stake in Russian oilfield

    Rosneft is proposing that China take a stake in one of its largest oilfields, in a deal that would further deepen energy...

  20. September 1, 2014

    Call Putin’s bluff – he will not cut off Europe’s gas

    In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, two tailors promise to make an emperor a suit that is invisible to unwise people....

  21. September 1, 2014

    Sisi bolsters nationalist appeal with $8bn Suez Canal investment

    Egypt to invest $8bn expanding Suez Canal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president, has made the Suez Canal the centrepiece...

  22. September 1, 2014

    UK hits back at transatlantic trade critics

    The UK has fired back at growing domestic criticism of a planned EU trade deal with the US, accusing unions and other...

  23. August 31, 2014

    Investors still wary of getting burnt by solar

    For the World’s Fair of 1964, Isaac Asimov wrote a depiction of the world in 2014 that was remarkably prescient in many...

  24. August 31, 2014

    More integration is still the right goal for Europe

    Ideally, Europe would be a political union. As such it would be best placed to meet the challenges of the 21st century in a...

  25. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2014

    More on the US-China bilateral trade balance

    As a brief follow-up to yesterday’s post on the impact of US trade with China on US employment and incomes, we thought it...

  26. August 29, 2014

    US thirst for craft beers refreshes British hop growers

    As Kent hop grower Tony Redsell prepares for September’s harvest, he reminisces about the days when the beer ingredient was...

  27. beyondbrics

    August 29, 2014

    Guest post: whatever happened to globalisation?

    By Eric Lascelles of RBC Global Asset Management Globalisation was an unstoppable force over the past quarter century,...

  28. August 29, 2014

    Rouble hits record low against the dollar

    Russia’s rouble hit a record low against the dollar on Friday, as the conflict between Moscow and Ukraine intensified....

  29. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2014

    Mexico-China trade spat reveals rising tension

    Free-trade champion Mexico is on a reform drive that promises new openness in key sectors of its economy, especially energy....

  30. FT Alphaville

    August 28, 2014

    Bretton Woods II, the India phase?

    This retrospective on predictions made in the 2003 Essay on the Revived Bretton Woods System by Deutsche’s Dooley,...

  31. August 27, 2014

    Proposals for UN development goal face criticism

    Proposals for a new set of UN development goals, used to shape national and international policies for raising living...

  32. August 26, 2014

    US slaps duties on Mexican sugar imports

    Washington plans to slap duties on $1bn in sugar imports from Mexico, taking the side of its powerful domestic sweetener...

  33. August 26, 2014

    Hollande replaces firebrand economy minister with former banker

    President François Hollande has unveiled a rehashed Socialist government, stripped of leftwing dissidents, charged with...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    August 26, 2014

    Walking past Tunku Abdul Rahman

    Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty A Malaysian girl walks near a painting of the country’s first Prime Minister from independence in...

  35. August 22, 2014

    WTO rules against Argentine import curbs

    The World Trade Organisation has added to Argentina’s woes just weeks after Buenos Aires was forced into a selective default...

  36. August 20, 2014

    Russia helps lower crude prices

    Russia, the self-styled humanitarian nation trucking aid to Ukraine, is affecting the oil price. However, the effect is not...

  37. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2014

    Guest post: China's infrastructure boom to be exported to Asia

    By John Zhu, HSBC China has been a favoured destination for foreign direct investment since its economy opened up more than...

  38. August 18, 2014

    Possibility of ‘Brexit’ threatens London’s prospects

    By this time of year, wealthy bankers in the City of London have usually jetted off to their summer holiday destinations....

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