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    1. December 23, 2014

      Eurasian unity under strain even as bloc expands

      Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday a signed a treaty to join the Eurasian Economic Union, expanding the membership of Moscow-led project...

    2. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      The upcoming petrodollar bifurcation risk?

      One of the still to be appreciated side-effects of falling oil prices is a reduction in so-called petrodollar recycling by...

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    1. December 22, 2014

      Supply is key to commodities’ volatile year

      “Demand hasn’t been bad,” Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore, one of the world’s resource companies, told...

    2. December 22, 2014

      China and Africa: two-way trade

      China has a reputation as a reluctant global stakeholder. Born of years of foreign meddling in its affairs and what it...

    3. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      China looks to Europe - through the Balkans

      In the pale sunlight of an unseasonably warm December day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar...

    4. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Cuba and US trade: Two-minute guide to what next

      The move by US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, to announce the tentative resumption of...

    5. December 18, 2014

      Two-year limit set on UK worker claims for backdated holiday pay

      Employers’ groups have welcomed the government’s move to put a two-year time limit on claims for backdated holiday pay. Last...

    6. December 18, 2014

      Emerging markets: view to a killing

      Next year, James Bond will confront Spectre in the 24th film of the 007 series. Bond will surely have an easier battle...

    7. December 17, 2014

      Timeline: US-Cuba relations

    8. December 17, 2014

      China reopens to Syngenta corn strain

      China has approved imports of biotech corn developed by Syngenta, a senior US official said on Wednesday, after blocking the...

    9. December 17, 2014

      UK premier fights to put US-EU trade talks back on track

      David Cameron will join industry bodies and other European leaders on Thursday to demand fresh impetus in talks on a...

    10. The World

      December 17, 2014

      Cigars all round: the thaw in US-Cuba relations

      It was on February 7 1962 that John F Kennedy signed the US policy now known as the Cuban embargo into law. The day before,...

    11. December 17, 2014

      Coffee hit by higher Brazil forecasts

      Coffee prices were hit after Brazilian 2015 production forecasts from Volcafe, the Swiss trader, which were at the higher...

    12. beyondbrics

      December 17, 2014

      Hello 2015: divergence in developed markets will set the stage

      By Mohamed El-Erian One of the main challenges facing emerging countries in 2015 will be dealing with increased economic and...

    13. December 17, 2014

      US to impose solar tariffs on China and Taiwan

      The US is to impose large import duties on solar energy equipment from China and Taiwan, as a trade dispute over green...

    14. December 16, 2014

      US-Europe trade deal stuck on launch pad

      David Cameron has called for “rocket boosters” and Angela Merkel has warned there is “no time to lose”. Across the Atlantic,...

    15. December 16, 2014

      Chips are down as McDonald’s Japan rations French fries

      After having to ration McNuggets due to a meat safety scare, McDonald’s supplies of French fries are now running thin....

    16. beyondbrics

      December 15, 2014

      Guest post: the Serbia-China friendship bridge

      By Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Serbia recently began its accession talks with the EU and is...

    17. December 12, 2014

      Talks to lower IT tariffs break down

      Talks to lower tariffs on IT goods around the world and update a two-decades-old international agreement governing their...

    18. December 12, 2014

      Leighton sells John Holland to China SoE

      China Communications Construction Company is buying John Holland, one of Australia's biggest builders, in a deal that gives...

    19. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Mexico, the US and the IMF: worst-case oil price scenarios

      You don’t have to look far to see the impact on Mexico of falling oil prices (now close to a five-year low): just take a...

    20. December 11, 2014

      Trade deal on IT teeters as China digs in

      A high-profile deal struck just weeks ago by China and the US to unlock negotiations to liberalise the trade in IT goods has...

    21. December 10, 2014

      India assumes frontline position in battles over intellectual property rights

      As their cities grow more polluted, more people in India grapple with respiratory difficulties. The Swiss multinational...

    22. beyondbrics

      December 10, 2014

      Guest post: the cost of (not) bailing out Ukraine

      By Olena Bilan of Dragon Capital and VoxUkraine Despite securing sizeable financial support from western lenders in April —...

    23. December 10, 2014

      Business calls for greater say in climate talks

      Business leaders have called for a much bigger say in UN talks shaping a global climate deal in Paris next year, in a sign...

    24. December 10, 2014

      BG to sell liquefied natural gas pipeline for $5bn

      BG Group has sold a gas pipeline built as part of the company’s liquefied natural gas project in northern Australia for $5bn...

    25. December 9, 2014

      Cotton farmers hit hard as prices drop to lowest since 2009

      Evelyn Nguleka fears for Zambia’s cotton growers. The head of the farmers union in the southern African country says a...

    26. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2014

      HSBC asks: how big is China?

      When the IMF announced this year that China’s economy had overtaken the US economy at purchasing power parity, there was...

    27. December 3, 2014

      Oil price slide a mixed blessing for China

      The slide in crude prices to a new five-year low this week following Opec’s decision to maintain oil output at the current...

    28. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Stepping on the gas: Mexico gets new pipeline

      Mexico will be able to boost imports of cheap US shale gas by 45 per cent now that the first phase of a major new $2.5bn...

    29. December 2, 2014

      Mercosur fails to open doors as others seek alternatives

      When the European Union and Mercosur began discussing a trade deal in 1999 the logic seemed unavoidable and unassailable....

    30. December 2, 2014

      Competitive Embraer spreads its wings at home and abroad

      Parked on the tarmac at Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto airport, with its slightly drooping wings, is the prototype of Brazil’s...

    31. December 2, 2014

      Dealmaker in charge at the WTO faces tough fight

      Will Roberto Azevêdo be able to rescue the World Trade Organisation again? After the Brazilian head of the WTO led its 159...

    32. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2014

      Guest post: which sectors face the greatest risks of protectionism?

      By Simon J Evenett of the University of St Gallen Three reports on protectionism have recentyly been published in as many...

    33. November 27, 2014

      Germany drops opposition to EU trade deal with Canada

      Germany has dropped its opposition to an EU trade deal with Canada despite continuing concerns over the inclusion of...

    34. November 25, 2014

      Russian imports ban takes big bite out of pear production

      Europe’s producers of pears are leaving crops to rot because of retaliation by Russia, the biggest buyer of European pears,...

    35. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Guest post: Brazil's political economy under Dilma reloaded

      By Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University As Dilma Rousseff struggles to assemble a new economic team after the bitter...

    36. November 23, 2014

      Opec share of US oil imports at 30-year low

      The share of US imports of crude oil from Opec nations are at their lowest level in almost 30 years, underlining the impact...

    37. November 23, 2014

      How to respond to new patterns of world trade

      Where has all the trade gone? Looking at the figures, a casual observer might conclude that globalisation is in crisis....

    38. November 23, 2014

      Europe-US trade talks delay upsets Italy

      Italy has sounded the alarm over the pace of Europe’s landmark trade negotiations with the US, warning that they are in...

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