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    1. August 27, 2015

      Free Lunch: The trade that matters

      Net out the round-tripping The slowdown in global trade had already got people worried. The latest number showing that...

    2. The Exchange

      August 26, 2015

      Beijing's drive to make the renminbi a global currency is misguided

      China wants the renminbi to be part of the International Monetary Fund’s basket of elite currencies — the Special...

    Special Reports

    1. FT Wine: Bordeaux

      Bordeaux prices are gradually picking up as demand for the French region’s best-known ...
    2. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      Despite widespread unrest in the region, countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt are ...
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    1. August 25, 2015

      World trade suffers biggest fall in 6 years

      World trade recorded its biggest contraction since the financial crisis in the first half of this year, according to...

    2. August 20, 2015

      Australia-China trade deal faces hurdles

      It took a decade to negotiate, offers benefits to Australian businesses and is arguably the flagship achievement of...

    3. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2015

      The logic behind Argentina’s heterodoxy

      By Paul Segal and Ingrid Bleynat, King’s College London Argentina’s macro-economic policy has been accused of being...

    4. August 19, 2015

      Currencies lose firepower as an effective trade weapon

      When China’s central bank last week triggered the two biggest single-day falls in the renminbi since the 1990s, plenty...

    5. beyondbrics

      August 14, 2015

      Don't be too pessimistic over Mexico's reforms

      By Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas July was bad for Mexico, the month ending with news of a gangland-style...

    6. FT Alphaville

      August 14, 2015

      What are Chinese capital controls really? - Part 1

      To understand what happened in China this week we think the best financial analogy for China’s management of its...

    7. August 13, 2015

      AP Møller-Maersk cuts global trade growth forecast

      AP Møller-Maersk cut its forecast for global trade growth and abandoned a slew of medium-term profit forecasts but the...

    8. August 13, 2015

      Global companies hurt by slowing China

      A surprise devaluation of the renminbi has raised the stakes of an economic slowdown in China for global companies that...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      August 5, 2015

      Edinburgh Fringe Festival

      Morph-suited performers David Labanca wearing an orange suit and Gianmarco Pozzoli wearing a green suit from Italian...

    10. August 4, 2015

      Brussels seals trade accord with Vietnam

      The EU concluded a major trade agreement with Vietnam on Tuesday, opening up one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies...

    11. beyondbrics

      August 3, 2015

      Europe must wake up before Iran falls into the arms of Russia and China

      Everybody seems to be greedily eyeing potential business deals with Iran after the nuclear deal reached with six world...

    12. August 1, 2015

      Trade talks fail to break TPP deadlock

      US-led plans to seal a landmark Pacific Rim trade deal by the end of this year suffered a major blow on Friday as trade...

    13. July 31, 2015

      Short seller attacks Chinese aluminium maker

      The world’s second-largest aluminium products maker, Zhongwang Holdings, suspended its shares in Hong Kong after a...

    14. July 31, 2015

      The price is right as Russian oil heads west

      US-Russian relations have been dominated by two major trends over the past few years: the vast rise in US oil output...

    15. July 30, 2015

      Blue-chip groups face China slowdown hit

      Global blue-chip companies have navigated choppy waters of late, enduring falling energy and commodity prices in...

    16. July 29, 2015

      ExIm Bank to stay shut for the summer

      The House of Representatives passed a highway funding bill on Wednesday that excludes a measure to save the US’s export...

    17. July 28, 2015

      The warning signs of trade stagnation

      With Greece out of the spotlight, global investors have returned to worrying about a future rise in US interest rates...

    18. Nick Butler

      July 28, 2015

      The energy implications of China's downturn

      The Chinese economy is clearly going through its most serious downturn in more than 30 years. After three decades of...

    19. July 26, 2015

      Negotiators inch towards historic trade deal

      If the 12 trade ministers gathering at a beachside hotel and spa on the Hawaiian island of Maui this week to put the...

    20. July 24, 2015

      WTO deal to cut tariffs on IT products

      The US, China, the EU and more than 50 other members of the World Trade Organisation have sealed an agreement to reduce...

    21. July 24, 2015

      The Ethiopia paradox

      In the heart of Addis Ababa’s old Italian quarter is a wood-clad restaurant resembling a private members’ club. In one...

    22. July 24, 2015

      Free Lunch: China, commerce and co-operation

      Economic wobbles raise age-old debate Recent events have demonstrated how China is becoming an increasingly...

    23. July 23, 2015

      Where Barack Obama treads US business plans to follow

      Barack Obama’s first visit to Kenya as US president is not only significant because of his family roots. When the son...

    24. July 23, 2015

      Do not fight free trade — it makes countries richer

      In the middle of the 19th century Johan Gripenstedt realised something that his countrymen, like other Europeans, are...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      July 23, 2015

      Palestinian ire

      Palestinian protesters from the village of Beit Ummar near Hebron, West Bank, clash with Israeli soldiers in the...

    26. July 23, 2015

      Indonesia boosts taxes on imported goods

      Indonesia has boosted import duties on a range of consumer goods, in an effort to support local industry as economic...

    27. July 22, 2015

      Industrial metals decline on China worries

      Industrial metals from copper to zinc fell again on Wednesday, buffeted by a strengthening US dollar and nagging...

    28. July 21, 2015

      Emerging market unemployment rises sharply

      Unemployment across emerging markets has risen sharply this year, reversing a six-year slide, even as it has continued...

    29. July 20, 2015

      Increased Iran oil output puts other exporters under pressure

      The lifting of sanctions against Iran is likely to prompt an increase in the Islamic Republic’s oil output and heap...

    30. July 19, 2015

      Deal reached on cuts to global IT tariffs

      The US, China and the EU are expected to sign up this week to what would be the biggest tariff agreement struck at the...

    31. July 17, 2015

      Free Lunch: Getting down to business of ending poverty

      Quarrels belie improved consensus The third global conference on financing economic development concluded on Thursday...

    32. July 15, 2015

      Free Lunch: The curious incident of trade in the recovery

      Where did all the trade go? One of the bigger puzzles since the global financial crisis is that, even when worldwide...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      July 14, 2015


      Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla performs a pass during a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona     ...

    34. July 13, 2015

      Saudi Arabia’s crude oil output hits 10.6m b/d record in June

      Saudi Arabia has told Opec it has raised crude oil output to the highest level on record, as the country prepares for...

    35. beyondbrics

      July 13, 2015

      The Brics' export competitiveness - even worse than previously thought?

      That export performance of the Brics has been disappointing in recent years is well known. What hasn’t been appreciated...

    36. July 11, 2015

      PM ‘seeking EU employment law opt out’

      Downing Street has described as “noise and speculation”, but has not denied, reports that David Cameron is seeking to...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2015

      The real engine of the Brics is China

      The leaders of the Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held their seventh annual summit amid deep...

    38. July 10, 2015

      Sour Bordeaux wine market sweetens as exports grow

      Bordeaux prices are picking up as demand for the French region’s best-known wines is rising — driven by a limited...

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