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    1. 23 hours ago

      Commodities fall saves China’s blushes

      China’s economy would have grown at less than 6 per cent in the first quarter of the year were it not for the collapse in...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Brussels cheese ruling grates with Italians

      The bright white balls of buffalo mozzarella soaking in water are among the main attractions at Volpetti, a gourmet...

    3. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Designing a new EU-Turkey strategic gas partnership

      The 2014 Ukraine crisis reinforced the EU’s quest for security of gas supply. The European Commission released an Energy...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      July 2, 2015

      Anti EU protest

      Anti-EU protesters are seen through a burned and torn European Union flag during a protest at the northern city of...

    5. July 1, 2015

      Brazil hails long-awaited EU trade breakthrough

      Mercosur and the EU appear set to exchange formal offers on tariffs by the end of the year, raising hopes that the South...

    6. July 1, 2015

      Meat eating set to drive growth in grain demand

      Livestock feed will drive demand for grains and other cereals in the next decade as human grain consumption and the use of...

    7. June 29, 2015

      Time for Arab world to join era of trade liberalisation

      There is a temptation these days to talk about the peaking of globalisation. Growth in world trade has slowed since the 2008...

    8. June 25, 2015

      Spain replaces Italy as top exporter of wine by volume

      As the cargo train pulled out from Madrid in late May, Santiago Vivanco thought to himself: “Por favor, por favor, let it...

    9. June 24, 2015

      Obama’s big Pacific trade gambit: What comes next

      The US Congress on Wednesday put the final stamp on legislation giving President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority to...

    10. June 24, 2015

      Crown Estate: minted imperial

      Lombard’s royal correspondent Regina Plaudit has been honoured with an audience with the Queen*. I was fortunate to visit...

    11. Brussels Blog

      June 24, 2015

      The long path to a migration summit deal

      Brussels may be obsessed with the prospect of Grexit, and much of the focus of the two-day EU summit that starts on Thursday...

    12. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2015

      A Goldman proxy for (stumbling) Chinese growth

      Quite obviously, not many people take China’s own statistics at face value. Also quite obviously, China is a hard economy to...

    13. June 23, 2015

      Russia takes over as top oil supplier to China

      Russia was China’s largest supplier of crude oil for the first time on record in May, as Moscow looks beyond Europe for...

    14. June 21, 2015

      US-China: Shifting sands

      The satellite images of bright strips of sand rising from turquoise waters and surrounded by an intricate network of support...

    15. June 21, 2015

      President and his party trade blows

      The way Keith Ellison tells it, decades of bad trade policy and globalisation are responsible for the devastation of the...

    16. June 19, 2015

      Congress’s fast track to discord on free trade

      Congress last week blocked the “fast-track” trade promotion authority (TPA) that would have given President Barack Obama the...

    17. June 17, 2015

      White House turns up heat in Trans-Pacific Partnership battle

      The Obama administration is telling Democrats that a failure to deliver a trade deal with Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim...

    18. June 16, 2015

      Obama wins more time over trade fight

      US lawmakers on Tuesday voted to give themselves and Barack Obama an extra six weeks to find a solution to an impasse on...

    19. June 15, 2015

      US looks to reassure partners after trade rebuff

      Barack Obama has dispatched a senior international negotiator to reassure trading partners concerned that Congress will...

    20. beyondbrics

      June 15, 2015

      China's "soft power" is the power of money

      A month ago, in the largest military parade held on Red Square since the days of Stalin, one foreign guest drew as much...

    21. June 14, 2015

      A setback to American leadership on trade

      The Senate’s rejection of Pre­sident Woodrow Wilson’s commitment that the US would join the League Of Nations was the...

    22. June 14, 2015

      Africa sets deadline for free-trade area as regional blocs come together

      For years African leaders have been touting the dream of greater continental integration, with a vision of people and goods...

    23. June 12, 2015

      Obama reaps the whirlwind over trade

      Two decades ago Bill Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement would create 1m US jobs within five...

    24. June 12, 2015

      Obama’s fast-track trade bill stumbles in House

      President Barack Obama’s ambitious trade agenda suffered a serious blow on Friday after Democrats in the US Congress...

    25. June 12, 2015

      Airline margins widest since mid-1960s but rivalry casts shadow

      Projectors beamed black and white film clips of aviation scenes from the 1950s and 1960s at the annual meeting this week of...

    26. June 12, 2015

      Free Lunch: The long game for the euro

      Four presidents and a currency Forget for a moment, if you can, the high drama around Greece. Whatever happens, there is a...

    27. June 11, 2015

      Sunny Chinese optimism woos a tough US crowd

      This week marked a striking milestone in the long commercial dance between China and the US. Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba,...

    28. June 10, 2015

      Emerging markets: Trading blow

      It was only five years ago, but it feels like a different era. Roger Agnelli, the then chief executive of Vale, the...

    29. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2015

      A false war fades: the end of Brazil-Mexico rivalry?

      For much of the past two decades, Brazil and Mexico seemed at times to be on a collision course. Diplomats from Latin...

    30. June 9, 2015

      National borders globalisation cannot erase

      It is 40 years since Edward Fox, the villainous hero of the movie The Day of the Jackal, smuggled his gun across the...

    31. June 8, 2015

      Lower China imports from two big suppliers support iron ore price

      Iron ore held firm at its highest level in almost four months after government figures showed that imports of the...

    32. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2015

      Techcrunch discovers finance may be technological

      If you ever needed proof that California-based techies live in a bubble of self-deluded superciliousness, where (to their...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      June 8, 2015

      Selfie protection

      Chinese tourists wearing face masks pose for a “selfie” at the Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday....

    34. June 8, 2015

      China trade shrinks amid slowing demand

      China’s trade continued to shrink in May, underlining the slowdown in the world’s largest economy in purchasing power terms...

    35. June 8, 2015

      Rates, exits and China dominate the luxury market’s economic scene

      What can we expect of the world economy over the coming couple of years? Looking into their crystal balls are Willem Buiter,...

    36. June 8, 2015

      Currency swings create inequalities for buyers in the luxury market

      A price war is raging among the world’s largest luxury groups. Aggressive currency headwinds have battered parts of the...

    37. June 3, 2015

      US labour unions step up attacks on Obama’s trade supporters

      The music is ominous and so too is the voiceover. “Congressman Ami Bera will do anything to keep his job, including shipping...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      June 3, 2015

      Greek lightning

      Lightning strikes over the Greek island of Pserimos near Kos, Greece. About 30,000 migrants have entered Greece, many from...

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