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    1. April 16, 2015

      ‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

      US lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to grant President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Ford investment highlights Mexico’s booming carmaking sector

      Ford is poised to give Mexico’s carmaking sector a fresh boost on Friday with the announcement of $2.5bn in manufacturing...

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    1. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2015

      State Capitalism by stealth, the new 21st century economic reality

      Geo-economics was defined by its intellectual godfather, Edward Luttwak, as a contest defined by the grammar of commerce...

    2. April 15, 2015

      Timeline: Segway’s journey from Good Morning America to China

      December 2001 Dean Kamen, a US inventor, unveils his Segway Personal Transporter, which he dubs the world’s first electric,...

    3. April 15, 2015

      Where China’s slowdown is hitting hardest

      Slower growth for China’s $10tn economy does not only pose a problem for policy makers in Beijing — it is reverberating...

    4. April 14, 2015

      Global trade faces poor growth, says WTO

      Global trade is poised for at least two more years of disappointing growth, according to a new forecast that will add what...

    5. April 14, 2015

      Business gives lukewarm verdict on Conservative manifesto

      Business has raised questions over David Cameron’s flagship election pledges, even while praising the Conservative party’s...

    6. April 13, 2015

      China will react with displeasure if America tries to weaponise trade

      Selling a free-trade agreement at home is hard work, given public scepticism about their effect on American jobs. So as...

    7. April 13, 2015

      Market globalisation to stall under regulatory weight

      Geopolitics and regulation will throw the globalisation of capital markets decisively into reverse in the next five years,...

    8. April 13, 2015

      China: feeding the animals

      China bears are getting fat dining on headlines; but details feed the bulls. On Monday, China announced weak trade data....

    9. April 13, 2015

      Miners take toll on FTSE after broker downgrades

      Mining stocks took a heavy toll on the FTSE 100 on Monday after a series of downgrades from Citigroup. The shakedown on...

    10. Nick Butler

      April 13, 2015

      The EU is quietly shaping its energy union

      An intriguing process has begun in the EU, almost unnoticed outside the small world of Brussels and the shrinking circle of...

    11. April 12, 2015

      Far-right surge in France keeps statist values alive

      Manuel Valls keeps repeating his fear that France may “fall into the hands of the National Front” (FN). The anti-EU,...

    12. April 9, 2015

      Ukraine opens gas sector to investors with anti-monopoly law

      Ukraine’s parliament approved a law on Thursday intended to break monopolies and lure badly needed investment into the...

    13. April 9, 2015

      Emerging markets grow at slowest pace since 2009 slump

      Emerging market economic growth has slipped to its slowest pace since the 2009 slump, new figures suggest, as developing...

    14. April 9, 2015

      Weak rand fails to ease South African manufacturers’ woes

      At the Multotec factory in the heart of a Johannesburg industrial area, workers carefully mould “screen panels” that help...

    15. April 5, 2015

      Time US leadership woke up to new economic era

      This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic...

    16. April 5, 2015

      FAO makes 15% upward revision of China corn stocks

      Concerns that China’s import needs for corn may have been vastly overestimated have been reinforced after the country’s...

    17. April 1, 2015

      Round two in America’s battle for Asian influence

      In the sparring between China and the US over leadership in Asia, Beijing recently landed a tidy, if almost accidental,...

    18. March 31, 2015

      The door to China’s real investment riches remains locked

      Deng Xiaoping’s historic programme of opening up to the outside world, started in the early 1980s, is also referred to as...

    19. March 30, 2015

      Japan calls on Obama to step up personal involvement in TPP deal

      Japan’s economy minister has called on US President Barack Obama to ramp up his lobbying of Democrats to secure...

    20. March 28, 2015

      Australia to join China-led bank despite US opposition

      Australia plans to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, it said on Sunday, reversing a previous decision to stay...

    21. March 27, 2015

      US money invades eurozone shores

      After the euro’s sharp falls in recent months, continental Europe’s tourist industry hopes for a strong season this summer....

    22. March 26, 2015

      Brussels plans competition probe into ecommerce sector

      Brussels plans to launch a competition probe into the tactics of large ecommerce companies to examine whether retailers are...

    23. March 26, 2015

      Global grain trade hits all-time high

      The global grain trade rose to an all-time high last year thanks to international buying of barley and sorghum, according to...

    24. March 26, 2015

      Lure of larger container ships fuels canal boom in Central America

      A new course for the Panama Canal Betting on a new generation of big ships to transform world trade, China, which has...

    25. March 25, 2015

      EU’s Andrus Ansip unveils plans to overhaul digital market

      Europeans should be able to watch the BBC’s iPlayer service from whatever country they like, buy cheap goods from any...

    26. The World

      March 25, 2015

      The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP

      As the Trans-Pacific Partnership does or doesn’t approach completion, arguments for and against have had another airing,...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: the west must show the Kremlin it means business in Ukraine

      By David Clark of the Russia Foundation Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s finance minister, is in London this week to drum up...

    28. March 23, 2015

      Shale oil producers blame export ban for low US crude price

      US shale oil producers are becoming increasingly concerned about the gap that has opened up between domestic and...

    29. March 23, 2015

      EU and Turkey look to deepen trade ties

      Turkey and the EU are preparing to strengthen their two-decade old customs union, in an effort to deepen ties despite...

    30. March 23, 2015

      South Korea charts its way past the big beasts of the Pacific

      In a fight between whales, South Koreans sometimes remark mournfully, the shrimp’s back is broken. The saying is often used...

    31. March 22, 2015

      Milk, pork and salmon lead UK exports drive into China

      China’s appetite for British milk, pork, Yorkshire tea and salmon led to a 12 per cent jump in food exports to the country...

    32. March 22, 2015

      US gridlock’s rising global price tag

      The magical thing about America’s federal system is that when the centre stalls, the rest keeps calm and carries on. The US...

    33. March 22, 2015

      Stronger dollar weighs on US investment sentiment

      Vioearth is a small Scottish company with big ambitions to bring its “Viosmart” energy efficient power hubs into offices...

    34. March 20, 2015

      Malcolm Fraser, former Australia PM, 1930-2015

      Malcolm Fraser, former Australia PM, 1930-2015 Malcolm Fraser, the former Australian prime minister who has died at the age...

    35. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will be to...

    36. March 18, 2015

      US takes Indonesia to WTO on import curbs

      The US has escalated a trade battle with Indonesia, taking the southeast Asian nation to the World Trade Organisation over...

    37. March 18, 2015

      Shipping finance offers attractive yields

      Could shipping finance turn out to be “floating real estate” — the next big asset class for institutional investors?...

    38. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2015

      Guest post: rocky road ahead for Asean Economic Community

      By Hugo Brennan, Verisk Maplecroft When the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launches its economic integration...

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