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      Export-led growth and the false promise of TPP

      Casting around for a good reason to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership into which Barack Obama’s administration has put so...

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      Irish Yes to Aer Lingus bid gives Ryanair the whip hand over IAG

      Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary must be relishing this moment. In his hands he holds the fate of the €1.35bn bid for Aer Lingus...

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    1. May 26, 2015

      US should not negotiate free trade behind closed doors

      Many Americans who think free trade can be good for them nevertheless doubt whether the same can be said for the...

    2. May 25, 2015

      Europe steps up fight over cheap steel imports

      Steelmakers in Europe are counting on stronger protective measures in the fight against cheap imports of steel, especially...

    3. May 25, 2015

      Frugal US consumers hit Panama Canal trade

      The volume of shipping containers transiting the Panama Canal is unlikely to return to 2007 pre-crisis boom levels, thanks...

    4. May 23, 2015

      US Senate backs ‘fast-track’ trade push

      The US Senate voted on Friday to give President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to complete the largest...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2015

      Tied up at the EU summit

      European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) makes a joke with tie-less Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L)...

    6. May 22, 2015

      Surge in US workers employed by Chinese companies

      Chinese investments now support about 80,000 full-time jobs in the US, a fivefold increase in the past five years and an...

    7. The World

      May 19, 2015

      Five arguments against the self-defeating secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

      If you think that getting fast-track authority from Congress to negotiate trade agreements is hard, just wait for the deal...

    8. May 15, 2015

      The tribes are locked in battle over trade deals

      Normally the small group of wonks who analyse trade agreements go quietly about their business in the crepuscular half-light...

    9. May 14, 2015

      Senate deal puts Obama trade plan back on track

      Republicans and pro-trade Democrats voted to open debate on crucial trade legislation on Thursday, deflecting an attempt to...

    10. May 14, 2015

      US fears over China clampdown on sorghum

      The surging US sorghum trade with China could face a clampdown from authorities in Beijing, who are trying to reduce...

    11. May 13, 2015

      Senate compromise gives Obama ‘fair’ Pacific trade deal

      Less than a day after delivering a firm rebuke to President Barack Obama over the trade legislation he needs to seal a...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2015

      Bent over backwards in Cannes

      Director Emmanuelle Bercot poses during a photocall for the film “La tete haute” out of competition before the opening of...

    13. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Senate Democrats revolted against President Barack Obama, blocking a...

    14. May 12, 2015

      Democrats knock back Obama trade push

      Senate Democrats handed US President Barack Obama a major rebuke on Tuesday, blocking a bill granting him the congressional...

    15. May 12, 2015

      The embattled future of global trade policy

      Should proposed US plurilateral trade agreements be welcomed? This is a big question, not least for those who consider the...

    16. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: Barack Obama’s fight for fast-track authority

      Barack Obama is engaged in one of the ugliest legislative fights of his political career and it just happens to be one he is...

    17. May 11, 2015

      Tory MPs cheer as David Cameron vows to fight for better EU deal

      David Cameron on Monday began his fight to “get a better deal” in Europe to resounding cheers from 330 newly elected...

    18. May 10, 2015

      The end of the Golden Arches doctrine

      Nearly two decades ago, Thomas Friedman came up with his “Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention”. No two countries...

    19. May 10, 2015

      Huawei chief calls for treatment like European company

      Chinese telecommunications group Huawei would invest more in Europe if it were treated like a European company by...

    20. May 10, 2015

      China oil imports surpass those of US

      China overtook the US as the world’s biggest importer of crude oil in April, the culmination of a seismic shift in global...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Renzi urges Europe to stop ‘hesitating’ over trade deal with US

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, chided fellow European leaders for “hesitating” and “stuttering” on negotiations over...

    22. May 8, 2015

      Market relief tempered by realisation of vote on EU membership

      The initial sense of relief in the markets at a clear election result has been tempered by the realisation that a vote on...

    23. May 8, 2015

      Nike promises more US investment and jobs to back Obama on TPP

      President Barack Obama on Friday took his case for a wide-reaching Pacific Rim trade deal to Oregon where he stressed at...

    24. May 8, 2015

      Diversity drives Indian Ocean region

      After centuries dominated by the Atlantic, and then the ascendancies of the Pacific Rim, it is the nations on the rim of the...

    25. The Exchange

      May 8, 2015

      Markets must temper relief at UK poll result

      We do not have the uncertain outcome to the UK general election that pretty much everyone expected. A bit of market relief...

    26. May 7, 2015

      US accuses EU of undermining global food security

      The US has accused the EU of undermining efforts to improve global food security by proposing new rules that would allow any...

    27. May 7, 2015

      Former military chiefs press US Congress on trade deals

      Some top US former military leaders have called for Congress to give President Barack Obama the fast-track authority he...

    28. May 6, 2015

      Chinese manufacturers look to Rwanda as wages rise at home

      Rwanda may be landlocked in central Africa and saddled with prohibitive energy costs, but it has become the latest...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Oil topped $68 a barrel after falling to a five-year low near $45 in January....

    30. May 5, 2015

      EU calls for global investment court

      The EU has called for the establishment of a global arbitration court to hear disputes between foreign investors and...

    31. May 3, 2015

      Life looks sweeter for RGF as it offloads sugar business

      Real Good Food group’s name is a nightmare for lovers of the English language. As a sugar merchant and maker of cake...

    32. May 3, 2015

      Republicans push Barack Obama to rally Democrats for TPP vote

      The top Republican lawmaker on trade has called for US President Barack Obama to work even harder to build support among...

    33. May 1, 2015

      Italy pins hopes for economic revival on Milan Expo

      After a run-up marred by corruption scandals, delays and fights over costs, the Expo 2015 world fair in Milan opened to the...

    34. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2015

      Huge solar projects in north Africa target Europe, but will Brussels help?

      One of the most interesting solar projects around, TuNur, hopes to generate two nuclear power plants’ worth of renewable...

    35. April 29, 2015

      Abe vows to tackle Japan’s farmers over trade pact

      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe made an impassioned pitch for a Pacific Rim trade deal before the US Congress, calling...

    36. April 29, 2015

      Abe stops short of apology in speech to US Congress

      American lives lost in the second world war were “sacrifices in defending freedom”, Shinzo Abe told the US Congress in an...

    37. April 29, 2015

      Race begins for dominance in EU sugar market

      The starter’s gun for consolidation of the European sugar industry has been fired — ahead of the introduction of reforms —...

    38. April 28, 2015

      Pacific trade pact sails past a drifting transatlantic deal

      When President Barack Obama and his top officials discuss his trade agenda they are at pains to mention two big sets of...

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