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  1. FT Alphaville

    3 hours ago

    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...

  2. 6 hours ago

    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...

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  1. beyondbrics

    10 hours ago

    Guest post: whatever happened to globalisation?

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

  2. 13 hours ago

    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....

  3. 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....

  4. 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,...

  5. August 28, 2014

    China issues crude import licence to group not owned by the state

    China has issued a crude import licence to a non-state-owned company after months of expectations, in a grudging first step...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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....

  14. August 18, 2014

    Dubai and South Korea sign joint investments deal

    Dubai and South Korea are teaming up to fund joint investments as the emirate cements its role as the business launch pad...

  15. August 17, 2014

    US banks plan ahead for UK exit from EU

    Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans to move some London-based activities to Ireland to address concerns that...

  16. Nick Butler

    August 17, 2014

    China’s strategic dilemma in the Middle East

    Happier days: China's Jiang Jemin, the chief executive of China National Petroleum Corporation, and BP's Tony Hayward,...

  17. August 15, 2014

    Joseph Safra, banker seeking a slice of the banana business

    Some Brazilian billionaires are known for their lavish yachts, others for their silicon-enhanced young wives and extravagant...

  18. August 14, 2014

    EU to pressure Egypt and Turkey on Russia food embargo

    Egypt and Turkey are set to join Latin American nations in facing heightened diplomatic pressure from the EU, which insists...

  19. August 14, 2014

    Rosneft asks Moscow for $42bn

    Rosneft has asked the Russian government for as much as Rb1.5tn ($42bn) in support, in a clear sign of the growing cost of...

  20. August 13, 2014

    European companies slam Chinese antitrust probes

    European companies have lashed out at the Chinese government’s renewed crackdown on alleged violations of the country’s...

  21. August 13, 2014

    Europe’s peach growers feel pain of Russian sanctions

    Josep Presseguer had already dispatched 350 tonnes of peaches and nectarines on the road to Russia when the Kremlin...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2014

    Welcome to Russia's Hunger Games

    Given that modern-day warfare must at some point involve drones or autonomous vehicles, it makes sense that modern-day...

  23. August 12, 2014

    Monopoly is a bureaucrat’s friend but a democrat’s foe

    “It takes a heap of Harberger triangles to fill an Okun gap,” wrote James Tobin in 1977, four years before winning the Nobel...

  24. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  25. August 11, 2014

    EU plans Russia sanctions talks with Latin America countries

    The EU plans to hold talks with countries such as Brazil and Chile to dissuade them from stepping in to replace Europe’s...

  26. August 10, 2014

    ‘Factory Man’ by Beth Macy

    Most people in business have a story about how China has changed their industry, how over the past 30 years it has upended...

  27. August 8, 2014

    UK business concern grows over damaging trade war with Russia

    High Street retailers are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of a damaging trade war between Britain and...

  28. August 8, 2014

    Export surge lifts China trade surplus to record high

    China recorded its biggest ever monthly trade surplus in July as exports surged and imports contracted, suggesting stronger...

  29. August 7, 2014

    Russian sanctions and the west

    Since the US and its European allies ramped up sanctions on Russia last week in response to its persistent destabilisation...

  30. August 7, 2014

    Cargill fourth-quarter profits fall 12% to cap challenging year

    Cargill has reported a 12 per cent decline in fourth-quarter profits after the commodities trader was forced to book a loss...

  31. August 7, 2014

    Africa shows potential to drive global growth

    American perceptions of Africa have long been swayed by the noisiest US constituencies with a vested interest in the...

  32. August 7, 2014

    The truth and lies of Scottish and EU secessionists

    This week’s television debate between Alex Salmond, the pro-independence Scottish first minister, and Alistair Darling,...

  33. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2014

    Guest post: Japan chases China in Latin America

    By Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas Expanding global economic engagement is an important but underappreciated...

  34. August 7, 2014

    Russia threatens to go beyond food sanctions

    Fears of a damaging trade war between Russia and the west grew as Moscow banned imports of a wide range of agricultural and...

  35. August 7, 2014

    Russian sanctions force Rheinmetall to issue profit warning

    Evidence that EU sanctions against Russia are starting to hurt European companies emerged on Thursday when Rheinmetall...

  36. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2014

    Launching in India not difficult, says UK's Britvic

    Britvic, the British drinks maker, launched its Robinsons Fruit Shoot children’s drink in India on Wednesday with a senior...

  37. August 6, 2014

    Multinationals fret as China’s antimonopoly probes intensify

    A growing number of the world’s most powerful brands, from Microsoft to Mercedes, are being targeted in antimonopoly...

  38. August 5, 2014

    Johnson to challenge Cameron on Europe exit

    London mayor Boris Johnson, a likely future contender for the Conservative leadership, will on Wednesday challenge the prime...

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