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  1. July 20, 2014

    Commerce becomes a casualty of Sino-Japanese political spats

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group has been waiting for years to get permission to open a branch in Dalian, the coastal Chinese...

  2. July 20, 2014

    South Africa warns of cracks in landmark Bali trade agreement

    South Africa has warned the concerns of developing countries are being sidelined under a global trade deal due for...

  3. July 18, 2014

    Putin’s credibility lies amid the wreckage of flight MH17

    When Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was blown out of the clear sky over Ukraine by a surface-to-air-missile it was, without...

  4. July 18, 2014

    G20 urged to implement Bali trade deal

    Jamie Smyth in Sydney Global business has urged the world’s leading economies to rapidly implement a deal struck by trade...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

    By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

  6. July 17, 2014

    Adapt trade policy to reflect globalisation, economic bodies warn

    Countries need to do more to adapt trade policies to reflect the 21st century realities of globalisation and international...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    Smoothing rough trade without the WTO

    Some things in life happen often enough that they take on a reassuring familiarity. Germany win the World Cup. Belgium...

  8. July 16, 2014

    US port strike fears hit supply chains

    Fears of a strike or lockout at the west coast ports that handle more than 40 per cent of all container imports to the US...

  9. July 16, 2014

    Emerging economies: Taking a stand

    The airport of Fortaleza, Brazil’s northeastern beachside city, looked like a parking lot this week for the powers that are...

  10. July 16, 2014

    China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week. On Monday, she hosted a meeting of...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2014

    Guest post: polyethylene, shadow banking and China's 'collateral trade'

    By Paul Hodges of International eChem Strange things are happening in China’s polyethylene (PE) market. Despite a slowdown...

  12. July 15, 2014

    Shanghai wins race to host new Brics bank

    Leaders of the Brics group of large emerging countries have named Shanghai as the headquarters of their new development bank...

  13. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David finds two very different interpretations of the Chinese macro data. Dan has a...

  14. July 15, 2014

    WTO rules against US on China state companies

    The World Trade Organisation has struck a blow to US efforts to challenge the role in global commerce of state-owned...

  15. July 13, 2014

    India threatens WTO trade deal over food security dispute

    The Indian government is threatening to block the implementation of a deal struck in Bali last year by trade ministers from...

  16. July 11, 2014

    The logic behind Reynolds-Lorillard merger

    Consolidation is one of the few options left for Big Tobacco as it seeks to address its longstanding existential dilemma of...

  17. July 11, 2014

    ICE at pains to take cotton global

    Almost monthly, commodity exchanges announce plans for a new futures contract. Not all of them work. Some take forever to...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    Opinion: a summit of Brics without straw

    If you’re an emerging market and there’s a geoeconomic grouping you’re looking for, you’ve got a few to choose from. In Asia...

  19. July 10, 2014

    US and EU unions criticise transatlantic trade deal

    The largest trade unions in the US and EU are calling for protections for online privacy and the dropping of special...

  20. July 7, 2014

    Green goods trade talks set to start

    The world’s leading economies are due on Tuesday to launch negotiations to reduce tariffs and other barriers to the global...

  21. July 6, 2014

    France hits out at dollar dominance in international transactions

    France’s political and business establishment has hit out against the hegemony of the dollar in international transactions...

  22. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

  23. July 6, 2014

    China begins to take great power role in world trade negotiations

    Ever since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the criticism from the US and other major powers has been...

  24. July 6, 2014

    Put American foreign policy back on the pitch

    Sports coaches know that there is nothing more dangerous for a team than retreating into passivity for fear of making a...

  25. July 6, 2014

    US warns China over tech trade deal

    The top US trade official has warned China that a proposed bilateral investment treaty and other global negotiations could...

  26. July 3, 2014

    China and South Korea poised for bilateral trade deal

    Chinese and South Korean leaders have pledged to sign a bilateral trade agreement by the end of this year and introduce...

  27. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2014

    Gazprom shakes up export division in bid to improve "cooperation with foreign partners"

    Medvedev out Gazprom has been struggling to adapt to the tectonic changes in global gas markets and has finally decided a...

  28. July 2, 2014

    AFL-CIO finds hope in inequality debate

    The largest US labour union federation is a stalwart of the Democratic party, but on the desk of its head, Richard Trumka,...

  29. July 2, 2014

    EEF urges UK to push for EU reform ‘from within’

    Britain needs to push for EU reform from within the bloc or risk losing millions of jobs and investment, the head of UK...

  30. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    Growth in Asean: in the shadow of China

    Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, is so pleased that his country’s currency, the ringgit, is at its strongest level...

  31. July 2, 2014

    Xi’s Seoul visit leaves Pyongyang in the cold

    China may count North Korea as its only treaty ally, but President Xi Jinping will on Thursday become the first Chinese...

  32. July 2, 2014

    BNP Paribas’s record fine highlights double-edged sword for US

    With the record fine levied on BNP Paribas for evading sanctions, the US authorities have unleashed a powerful weapon to...

  33. June 30, 2014

    Pro-EU strategy at risk of failing, warns head of Siemens UK

    Politicians and business people who want Britain to stay in the EU are in danger of losing the battle because their...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    June 30, 2014

    The morning after the night before

    Matt Cardy/Getty Images Litter-pickers clear the rubbish left in front of the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival, hosted...

  35. June 30, 2014

    Middle East sales fuel UK aerospace boom

    UK aerospace companies see big opportunities to export components to Chinese aircraft makers, and are also benefiting from a...

  36. June 29, 2014

    Gulf states forge links with Asia as building boom drives imports

    At the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa, the Middle East has long been an important trading hub. But the emerging markets of...

  37. June 29, 2014

    South Korea’s rice farmers prepare for rough ride from free trade

    Lee Sang-gyu is a struggling rice farmer who fears his lot is about to get even worse as South Korea – with its long...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2014

    Guest post: Ukraine sets course for Europe

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank Ukraine, along with Georgia and Moldova, has signed far-reaching free trade and association...

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