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      Currency manipulation: not that one again

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    1. January 28, 2015

      German fear of tribunals threatens EU-US trade deal

      The red-brick neo-Gothic villas on Hamburg’s waterfront are a vivid reminder of the prosperity that maritime trade has...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2015

      Chasing the dove

      A flock of coloured pigeons take flight during a pigeon-breeding competition in the southern Spanish village of Bollullos de...

    3. January 27, 2015

      Ministers aim to quash claims that trade talks threaten NHS

      The government is seeking concessions over a proposed US-EU trade deal in an attempt to douse growing public concerns about...

    4. January 27, 2015

      US trade chief says Pacific deal is close

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade pact between the US, Japan and 10 other economies is nearing completion, the top US trade...

    5. beyondbrics

      January 26, 2015

      Guest post: India / US bilateral investment treaty will be no easy ride

      By Kavaljit Singh of Madhyam It’s official: India and the US will resume negotiations on a high-standard bilateral...

    6. January 25, 2015

      Venezuela offers China tough lending lessons

      “God will provide!” So said Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, last week following his apparently empty-handed return...

    7. January 25, 2015

      Obama’s savvy bet on India’s rise

      With the big exception of India, all the Brics economies are slowing. For the first time since China’s cultural revolution,...

    8. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Businesses rally support for transatlantic trade deal

      Business executives are rallying support in Davos for a controversial transatlantic trade deal after being caught on the hop...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      US shale revolution must force Davos energy rethink

      This guest post is from the co-authors of UBS’s white paper for the WEF meeting 2015 in Davos, which started on Wednesday. ...

    10. January 23, 2015

      UK car production climbs for fifth year

      Carmakers in the UK staged a late rally in 2014, clocking up the best December production for a decade and ensuring that the...

    11. January 22, 2015

      Global trade won’t return to pre-crisis levels, says Maersk CEO

      The chief executive of the world’s biggest shipping group has warned that global trade will never return to scorching...

    12. January 22, 2015

      Obama and Modi bury hatchet to strengthen US-India ties

      Barack Obama and Narendra Modi — one a former lawyer, the other a former tea-seller, both consummate politicians — seem to...

    13. January 18, 2015

      Obama steps up battle to win fast-track trade deal authority

      Barack Obama drew raucous cheers from the left of his Democratic party and powerful unions when the then presidential...

    14. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    15. January 18, 2015

      US premium marques snapped up in China’s parellel imports market

      On January 12, Zhao Lei took a 13-hour flight from Brussels to Beijing. A day later, the construction entrepreneur was...

    16. January 18, 2015

      Carmakers face fresh China import threat

      Multinational carmakers already under pressure from Chinese regulators and dealers face a new challenge in the world’s...

    17. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2015

      The one chart bull case for US stocks

      There is a ripost to our one chart bear case for US stocks. The latter was an eye catcher from Jeffrey Gundlach, showing...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      3D art in Beijing

      A visitor poses for a photograph in front of a 3D painting depicting a Japanese Imperial Army soldier at an art gallery in...

    19. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2015

      The risks of deflation in China

      Or the risk of “lethal damage” if you’re into that sort of thing. As said before, we’ve had 34 months and counting of...

    20. January 14, 2015

      Dairy stocks: milk, but no honey

      The ads with Rihanna and David Beckham showing white moustaches are not working. Milk drinking in the west is on the wane....

    21. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Sanctions on Russia: the all-round impact

      “Sanctions are like exposure to radioactive materials,” says Stanislaw Secrieru, an analyst at the Polish Institute for...

    22. January 13, 2015

      Public backlash threatens EU trade deal with the US

      The EU has been hit by a stinging public backlash against its landmark trade deal with the US, making it increasingly...

    23. January 11, 2015

      Japan targets Southeast Asia in jostle for regional economic sway

      Japan is stepping up an economic charm offensive in Southeast Asia in the latest sign of rival efforts by leading powers to...

    24. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Rare earths and China's self-correcting folly

      This week, a trade war that was supposed to tear the world of high-tech manufacturing apart ended peacefully, quietly and...

    25. January 8, 2015

      China’s courtship of Latin America tested

      Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced $20bn worth of investment from China. But left unsaid was whether he got...

    26. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Guest post: promoting the renminbi will drive China's financial reforms

      By Candy Ho, HSBC For the renminbi to go truly global it needs more than just cross-border trade flows. China needs to make...

    27. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Venezuela: was Maduro's China trip a success?

      Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro had many words of praise for his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, after their meeting...

    28. January 7, 2015

      US export code adds to bearish oil outlook

      As excess supply chokes the world oil market, another serving of hydrocarbons is on the way. The US last week published...

    29. January 7, 2015

      Angela Merkel to back EU reform but rule out treaty change

      Angela Merkel will join David Cameron on Wednesday in calling for reforms to the EU. But the German chancellor will urge the...

    30. January 6, 2015

      Sausage row reveals German disquiet over trade talks

      A small grilled sausage from Bavaria has become the unlikely symbol of German resistance to the transatlantic trade deal...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 6, 2015

      Introducing the priceless Sandra Rupp

        Alternatively, official Davos comedy is available here. Related link: The Yin & Yang of Leadership — Sandra Rupp’s Davos...

    32. January 5, 2015

      US to resume importing beef from Ireland

      The European Commission is pressing the US to allow all EU countries to resume exporting beef to the American market after...

    33. January 5, 2015

      China axes rare earths export quotas

      China has axed quotas on rare earths exports and will probably replace them with a resources tax, eliminating a policy that...

    34. January 5, 2015

      Step back to go forward on global growth

      As 2015 dawns the prospect looms of another year of disappointing global growth. Broken growth models litter the economic...

    35. January 2, 2015

      A new push is needed on multilateral co-operation

      Over the past year a co-operative world order — built around trade and the rule of law — has begun to creak and strain....

    36. January 1, 2015

      Europe’s best days on the internet could lie ahead

      “Don’t get mad, get even,” advised Robert F Kennedy. European governments have been doing both in response to the threat of...

    37. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2014

      Guest post: Venceremos! Cuba's lessons from eastern Europe

      By Piroska Mohácsi Nagy, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development An historic thawing of ties between Cuba and the...

    38. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Gordievsky defection chilled Anglo-Soviet ties

      Margaret Thatcher’s personal relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev had been setting the tone for a marked improvement in...

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