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    1. May 25, 2016

      WTO warns on tortuous Brexit trade talks

      Britain would face tortuous negotiations to fix the terms of its membership of the World Trade Organisation if it votes...

    2. May 24, 2016

      India to bypass Pakistan on the road to Central Asia

      India, Iran and Afghanistan have agreed to develop a modern port outside the Gulf as well as road and rail links that...

    3. May 22, 2016

      US wields biggest stick in trade dumping fight

      The US has overtaken India as the leading user of anti-dumping and other trade defence cases, with China and its steel...

    4. May 19, 2016

      Container shipping lines mired in crisis

      The Deira, an 18-year-old container ship, looks serene as she steams steadily towards the Port of New York and New...

    5. May 19, 2016

      Obama fights back against Trump over US trade deals

      Donald Trump may want to start a trade war with China, but first he is going to have to get through another battle —...

    6. May 19, 2016

      Pacific Rim trade deal would barely nudge US growth, says report

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal being touted by US President Barack Obama would add just 0.15 per cent annually to...

    7. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Trans-Pacific pact would barely nudge US growth - ITC

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal being touted by US President Barack Obama would add just 0.15 per cent to US...

    8. May 17, 2016

      Decline in Scotch whisky exports starts to ease

      Scotch whisky exports fell again last year, as challenging global conditions took their toll. The falls have fuelled...

    9. May 16, 2016

      Africa has to go through its own industrial revolution

      Capitalism is failing Africa. A relatively small number of entrepreneurs have prospered on the continent in the past...

    10. May 16, 2016

      Trojan horse or inflated threat — what does the TTIP mean for the NHS?

      Of all the concerns raised about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the UK, the potential...

    11. May 16, 2016

      The TTIP has missed its political moment

      When US President Barack Obama landed in Germany in April he had one major economic goal on his mind: to inject more...

    12. May 16, 2016

      Globalisation of drugs manufacturing raises concerns over quality

      When the US Department of Justice imposed a $500m fine on Ranbaxy, the Indian medicines producer, in 2013, it...

    13. May 12, 2016

      EU legislators push back on China’s bid for market economy status

      European parliamentarians have delivered a blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a “market economy”, a status...

    14. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      EU deals blow to China market economy ambitions

      European parliamentarians have delivered a crushing blow to China’s ambition to be recognised as a market economy this...

    15. May 10, 2016

      CMA CGM pulls mega-cargo ship from US-Asia route

      The largest container ship ever to call at US ports is to stop operating services between Asia and the US west coast...

    16. May 10, 2016

      US and China skirmish as trade clash looms

      Donald Trump may be threatening to start a trade war with China, but it is becoming clear that the US and its...

    17. May 9, 2016

      How the EU single market works and the benefits it offers

      As Boris Johnson put it on Monday: “We can now see the sunlit meadows beyond.” The Leave campaign has officially...

    18. May 9, 2016

      Is Trump a closet liberal and Clinton a secret conservative?

      Donald Trump’s suggestion that he could accept higher taxes on the wealthy is the latest example of the mogul...

    19. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Boris: feta cheese is blocking TTIP deal

      Boris Johnson has claimed one of the main sticking points holding up the EU-US trade deal – the Transatlantic Trade and...

    20. May 9, 2016

      China fights for market economy status

      China is intensifying lobbying to gain “market economy status” under the World Trade Organisation despite growing...

    21. May 9, 2016

      Whisky industry warns on Brexit jobs risk

      It will be Scotch on the rocks for the whisky industry if Britain were to leave the EU, by placing in jeopardy one of...

    22. May 8, 2016

      Michael Gove says leaving EU would mean quitting single market

      Britain will quit Europe’s single market if the country votes to leave the EU, Michael Gove, the Leave campaign’s most...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      May 8, 2016

      When secular stagnation meets protection

      One of the surprises of the Great Recession period since 2008 has been that global protection against free trade has...

    24. May 6, 2016

      US Republicans: The conservative dilemma

      The way is clear for Donald Trump to become the Republican party’s nominee for the presidency of the US. In all...

    25. May 6, 2016

      Investment focus: US presidential election

      The spectre of Donald Trump winning the US presidency this year looms larger with every victory in the race for the...

    26. May 6, 2016

      What Brexit means for trade

      As President Barack Obama has made clear, the debate about the UK’s membership of the EU largely comes down to trade....

    27. May 5, 2016

      France leads EU revolt against Mercosur trade talks

      Almost half of the countries in the EU have risen up in open revolt against the European Commission’s plans to revive a...

    28. May 5, 2016

      Japan’s prime minister warns over Brexit threat to investment

      Japanese investment into Britain could fall if the country leaves the EU and ceases to be “a gateway” to Europe, its...

    29. May 4, 2016

      A risible case for Brexit based on dubious data

      It is obvious. As the fifth-largest economy in the world, of course Britain would get a good trade deal with the EU and...

    30. May 2, 2016

      ‘The City’, by Tony Norfield

      It is not every day you read a book about global finance by a banker who quotes Lenin approvingly on page two. But then...

    31. May 1, 2016

      Canadian pharma group raises price of NHS eye drug 14-fold

      The National Health Service has been stung by a Canadian drugs group that has heavily increased the prices of some...

    32. April 29, 2016

      Trump or Clinton? What would they mean for investors?

      The misplaced fears of early recession in February have given way to a better mood, as I hoped would happen. The...

    33. April 28, 2016

      Economists for Brexit challenge consensus

      The consensus among economists that Britain’s departure from the EU would damage its economy was broken on Thursday...

    34. April 28, 2016

      Brazil’s political turmoil hangs over agricultural markets

      Corruption, conspiracy accusations and an impeachment battle — the turmoil surrounding Brazilian politics has not been...

    35. April 26, 2016

      Making a late bid to make it in India

      To get to the industrial estates on the outskirts of India’s capital, the best way is by Delhi Metro, since the broad...

    36. April 25, 2016

      EU-US trade: Five reasons why a deal looks difficult

      US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday called for negotiations for a controversial new...

    37. April 24, 2016

      The revenge of globalisation’s losers

      Globalisation is failing in advanced western countries, where a process once hailed for delivering universal benefit...

    38. April 24, 2016

      Obama and Merkel unite over trade deal

      Barack Obama and Angela Merkel have called for talks over a transatlantic trade deal to be completed this year as fears...

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