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    1. David Allen Green

      17 hours ago

      Brexit requires more than political will — it needs to be capable of happening

      Wanting something to happen is never enough. More than mere desire is needed. This simple truth is obvious in the...

    2. 18 hours ago

      France urges Brussels to halt TTIP talks

      France has called for the European commission to end talks on a transatlantic trade deal, amid mounting frustration...

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      Regulators are using powerful algorithms to spot market manipulation. Meanwhile, we lo...
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      Tanzania has long been seen as a country of unfulfilled promise. But its new president...
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    1. Fast FT

      21 hours ago

      French trade minister calls for end to current EU-US trade talks

      France’s trade minister has called for an end to the current round of talks between the EU and US over an ambitious...

    2. August 29, 2016

      Mexico’s Carstens warns on protectionism

      Protectionist trends in leading economies are threatening the world’s already laggardly growth potential, the head of...

    3. August 28, 2016

      Trump campaign benefits from criticism of trade imbalances

      Both US and European policymakers have misdiagnosed what ails the global economy. It is not a short-run, cyclical...

    4. August 26, 2016

      Japan looks to boost trade with Africa

      For many years, the motorcycles on the streets of Dar es Salaam were almost exclusively Japanese. Now it is hard to...

    5. August 23, 2016

      Markets: don’t follow the money

      Markets analysis is infected by watery metaphors. Yet it is a mistake to try to make broad market predictions on the...

    6. August 13, 2016

      UK to guarantee EU subsidies

      Westminster will pick up the bill for £6bn in annual EU payments to British farmers, academic researchers and poorer...

    7. August 11, 2016

      Commodities: The milk industry cowed

      It is calving season in Waikato, New Zealand’s biggest dairy region, and Nicola Kloeten, a farmer, is delivering a new...

    8. The Exchange

      August 9, 2016

      Brexit: Two-track trade talks are best for UK

      There is general confusion over who is in charge of Britain’s trade negotiations with the EU. The trio of ministers...

    9. August 4, 2016

      EU announces fresh anti-dumping duties on Russian and Chinese steel imports

      The European Commission has imposed more anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Russian steel imports and has applied the...

    10. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      EU hits Russian, Chinese steel with anti-dumping duties

      Brussels has imposed “definitive” anti-dumping duties on specific steel products from China and Russia, following up on...

    11. August 3, 2016

      US to retake centre stage in world grain markets

      After several years of being overshadowed by rising grain exporting rivals, the US is set for a comeback. The country’s...

    12. August 2, 2016

      Obama vows to make the case for Pacific trade deal

      President Barack Obama and a key Asian ally, Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong, fought back on Tuesday against critics of a...

    13. beyondbrics

      August 2, 2016

      The end of the world as we know it? Part 1

      A hundred years from now, will students learning 21st Century history be taught that the Brexit vote – which saw an...

    14. David Allen Green

      August 1, 2016

      Brexit and the challenges of reality

      In the days after the Brexit vote, a favourite taunt of Leavers was to tell those who were warning of the difficulties...

    15. August 1, 2016

      Bavarian protest shows mood turning against free trade

      Karl Bär was not expecting much interest when he set up his information stand in Holzkirchen earlier this month to...

    16. July 29, 2016

      Vietnam the big winner from China’s move up the value chain

      China’s ongoing transition from low-wage manufacturer to budding high-tech hothouse is creating waves across the rest...

    17. The Exchange

      July 29, 2016

      Brexit risks unravelling UK's role in the web of trade

      In the late 1970s and into the 1980s, if British FT readers had played a game of word association, the phrase “balance...

    18. July 27, 2016

      US-led globalism is dying with the TPP

      It is time to pronounce the Trans-Pacific Partnership clinically dead. Hillary Clinton had already put Barack Obama’s...

    19. July 27, 2016

      Britain’s premature bid for global trade deals

      Eager to prove they can forge a new and independent way in the post-Brexit world, Theresa May’s ministers have been out...

    20. July 27, 2016

      Theresa May is yet to stamp her authority on Brexit vision

      “All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall,” the Three Musketeers proclaimed. Our three modern-day...

    21. July 26, 2016

      Fox presses May to pull out of EU customs union

      Theresa May is under growing pressure from Liam Fox, the trade secretary, to pull out of the EU customs union, a move...

    22. July 26, 2016

      Ethiopia seen as hottest market for exporters

      Ethiopia is likely to be one of the fastest growing markets for western exporters in the next five years, while...

    23. July 26, 2016

      Whitehall split on a UK exit of EU customs union

      Liam Fox travelled from Washington to Chicago on Tuesday as he continued a three-stop US tour, determined to prove that...

    24. July 25, 2016

      May rules out Irish ‘borders of the past’

      Theresa May has promised that Brexit will not lead to a restoration of “the borders of the past” in Ireland, but her...

    25. July 24, 2016

      Donald Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

      Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that the US could pull out of the World Trade Organisation and said the EU had been...

    26. July 22, 2016

      Latam forex weakness yet to boost exports

      Latin American currencies have suffered a torrid time since the bursting of the commodity bubble in 2014, falling...

    27. July 22, 2016

      Brexit fears of market contagion look overdone

      It is a month since the Leave result in the UK referendum on membership of the EU delivered a jolt to financial markets...

    28. July 19, 2016

      Donald Trump and Mike Pence in conflict on trade

      The American politician arrived in Beijing bearing homespun gifts of Amish quilts and wooden bowls carved from fallen...

    29. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      EU-US trade deal to help counter Brexit - John Kerry

      The United States is on course to conclude talks over an ambitious free trade agreement with the EU, in a deal that...

    30. July 17, 2016

      Independent US oil producers seek limit on crude imports

      Months after the US energy industry triumphed in overturning an oil export ban, a group of independent producers wants...

    31. July 17, 2016

      Leaders must make the case for globalisation

      An ugly EU referendum campaign has led to an even uglier aftermath. Historians will see the largest popular revolt...

    32. July 15, 2016

      Britain ponders its role in the world beyond Europe

      Ever since the UK voted to leave the EU, the subject of Britain’s place in a globalised economy has been elevated from...

    33. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2016

      India overhauls its investment treaty regime

      In a surprising recent move, India has served notices to 57 countries including the UK, Germany, France and Sweden...

    34. July 14, 2016

      Washington trade official reveals early talks on UK trade deal

      The Obama administration has begun preliminary discussions with senior UK officials about how they might pursue a trade...

    35. July 13, 2016

      Global trade slowdown worse than thought

      The slowdown in world trade has been much worse than previously reported, with global trade volumes plateauing over the...

    36. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Wetherspoon writes 'New Magna Carta'

      Hot on the heels of a beermats-for-Brexit campaign, pub chain Wetherspoon has penned its own “New Magna Carta” for this...

    37. July 13, 2016

      Companies pin hopes on domestic spending

      Nearly half of all companies worldwide expect their sales to rise in the next 12 months — but they are relying on...

    38. July 13, 2016

      Tanzania’s new president promises to shake things up

      For years, the image of Tanzania was that of an economic backwater: a peaceful and stable nation by Africa’s volatile...

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