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    1. February 6, 2016

      EU governments call on Brussels to tackle China over steel

      A group of governments including the UK and Germany have urged the EU to step up its fight against cheap steel from...

    2. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Portugal's "anti-austerity" budget just passes test

      The new Portuguese government narrowly avoided having its first “anti-austerity” budget rejected by the European...

    3. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    4. February 4, 2016

      As Pacific trade deal is signed pharma holds key to US ratification

      US President Barack Obama’s plan to get a vast Pacific Rim trade deal through Congress this year is taking flak from...

    5. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Czech Republic gives green light to UK/EU deal

      Prague has voiced its support for the UK’s EU renegotiation proposals, the first Eastern state to back the plans in a...

    6. February 1, 2016

      Switch to services bodes ill for emerging world

      In 2014, for the first time since records began and almost certainly for the first time in human history, services,...

    7. January 31, 2016

      Global steel industry expected to return to growth

      The global steel industry is expected to edge back into growth this year in spite of waning Chinese demand, at a time...

    8. January 29, 2016

      Brussels puts tariffs on Chinese rebar steel

      Brussels has imposed tariffs on a type of steel from China to try to defend Europe’s manufacturers from a flood of...

    9. January 29, 2016

      Iran is back in business

      Iran is moving quickly to shake off the effects of a decade of international isolation and years of crippling sanctions...

    10. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      EU imposes new tariffs on Chinese steel imports

      The European Union has signaled a tougher approach to the bloc’s growing steel industry crisis announcing the...

    11. January 28, 2016

      Pistachio market faces return of ‘king of nuts’ from Iran

      It is not just the world of oil which is bracing itself for the impact of Iran’s return to the market after the recent...

    12. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      EU slams Greece over flouting border controls

      The European Commission has slammed Greece for flouting EU rules requiring it to properly manage its borders. Valdis...

    13. January 26, 2016

      Protectionism at play in Sharp takeover drama

      For the first time in a long while, it looked like investors in Sharp had reason to cheer. Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision...

    14. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      South Korea: neither one thing nor the other

      This week brings a set of major corporate earnings from South Korea, adding to the GDP data out this morning. Good not...

    15. January 25, 2016

      Fears flurry of claims over UK’s EU membership will dismay public

      A confusing flurry of claims and counter claims about the benefits of Britain’s membership of the EU will only serve to...

    16. January 22, 2016

      Central bankers need to look beyond oil volatility

      At some point in 2016, the world’s financial and commodity markets will no doubt have a quiet week. That week was not...

    17. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2016

      China and traditional industrialisation-led development: the world was not enough

      Earlier this month at the annual meetings of the American Economic Association in San Francisco, Justin Yifu Lin argued...

    18. January 20, 2016

      Law firms prepare for Brexit bonanza

      The City’s largest law firms have assembled dedicated teams to advise on the widespread consequences of Britain’s...

    19. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Brussels opens probe into Italian steelmaker aid

      Brussels has waded into the increasingly contentious issue of European steelmakers’ inability to fight off low-cost...

    20. January 20, 2016

      Hyundai Merchant Marine’s liquidity worries deepen

      Shares in Hyundai Merchant Marine sank on Wednesday on growing concern about its liquidity after a failed asset sale...

    21. January 19, 2016

      Sheffield steelmaker cuts up to 100 jobs amid oil and gas slowdown

      Britain’s last independent steelmaker is cutting up to 100 jobs as the crisis in the industry deepens. Sheffield...

    22. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Tata Steel confirms further job losses in UK

      Tata Steel has urged Europe to step up its response to “unfairly traded” steel imports as the Indian group confirmed...

    23. January 17, 2016

      Tata’s Port Talbot faces 750 job cuts

      The crisis in Britain’s steel industry deepened with news that Tata Steel is planning about 1,000 job cuts, as cheap...

    24. January 17, 2016

      Foreign law firms rap South Korea over new bill

      South Korea has become embroiled in a diplomatic dispute with the US and the UK over planned restrictions on foreign...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      January 15, 2016

      Ganges arrivals

      An Indian Hindu devotee arrives early morning at the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical...

    26. January 14, 2016

      Shipping’s globalisation woes

      This week, the eyes of investors have been fixed on tumbling oil prices. Little wonder: with oil now costing as little...

    27. January 14, 2016

      Free Lunch: Barking up the wrong tree

      Join us over a glass of wine on the evening of February 1 when Martin Sandbu discusses “From textbook to Red Book: does...

    28. January 14, 2016

      Gulf currency pegs: Oman, Bahrain seen as most under threat

      The dramatic slide in crude prices has led to a surge in speculation that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      January 13, 2016

      Holy smokers

      Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, smeared with ash, pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps near the...

    30. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      EC delays call on Chinese 'market economy' status

      The European Commission has ducked the chance to take a decision on whether to grant China “market economy” status,...

    31. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      EU takes step towards censuring Polish govt

      Brussels will take the first step towards censuring Warsaw for a series of controversial reforms affecting its...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 12, 2016

      Ukraine in 2016: good news and bad news

      This year, Ukrainians can look forward to progress in their favour in relations with Russia and with the European...

    33. January 12, 2016

      Closer Pakistan-China military ties irk west

      When Pakistan’s military claimed its first attack in October using a home-built drone to hit a Taliban stronghold,...

    34. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      EC presses Belgium to recoup €700m from multinationals

      The European Commission has called on Belgium to recoup €700m from 35 multinational companies that have benefited from...

    35. January 10, 2016

      Free capital flows can put economies in a bind

      When Margaret Thatcher took power in Britain in 1979, one of her first decisions as prime minister was to scrap capital...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2016

      Guest post: Peter Doyle on China

      By Peter Doyle, former IMF official and economist. The line of China Bulls is that “things really aren’t that bad or...

    37. January 7, 2016

      South Africa and US resolve agricultural products trade dispute

      South Africa and the US said on Thursday they had resolved a long-running dispute over beef, pork and poultry that had...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2016

      Laying Brics: a not-so-happy future

      For much of the early 2000s, Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the Brics) were seen not just as “the engine of new...

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