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      Free trade will not have an ally in the White House next year

      When Donald Trump rode down his golden escalator and announced his run for the US presidency last summer, few may have...

    2. June 24, 2016

      Brexit and the making of a global crisis

      Brexit was a British decision, but a global shock. The most powerful effects will be felt at the centre of the storm —...

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    1. The New Trade Routes: Brazil

      Brazil is undergoing a deep shift in trade flows with the end of the commodity supercy...
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    1. June 23, 2016

      Protectionism may bark but it still has no bite

      Despite many warnings of an imminent attack ever since the global financial crisis, the dog of traditional trade...

    2. June 21, 2016

      WTO warns on rise of protectionist measures by G20 economies

      The surge in antitrade rhetoric around the world is being accompanied by a rise in the introduction of protectionist...

    3. June 6, 2016

      Trump’s tough talk on trade faces legislative hurdles

      Donald Trump and his plans to impose punitive tariffs on imports from China and Mexico and rip up trade agreements have...

    4. Gavyn Davies

      May 8, 2016

      When secular stagnation meets protection

      One of the surprises of the Great Recession period since 2008 has been that global protection against free trade has...

    5. April 11, 2016

      If anti-globalisation prevails, what should investors do?

      Worldwide stocks plunged again on Friday, completing the worst month on record as trade wars with both China and Mexico...

    6. The World

      April 6, 2016

      White House Countdown: Say cheese

      After a 10-day lull in the primary calendar, we are back to the races with Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican...

    7. April 5, 2016

      Donald Trump’s protectionism has a good pedigree

      The central feature of Donald Trump’s economic philosophy is protectionism. He supports a variety of measures to...

    8. March 17, 2016

      US presidential candidates’ focus on trade deals is misleading

      The US presidential campaign trail, and particularly the primaries, frequently witness a lot of ripe nonsense about...

    9. March 12, 2016

      Protectionism a big threat to global economy, says Larry Fink

      ​T​he spectre of protectionism and the destructive impact of negative interest rates, pose serious threats to the world...

    10. beyondbrics

      March 7, 2016

      Globalisation is whimpering. Is EM to blame?

      This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. T S Eliot, “The Hollow Men”, 1925. Actually when it comes...

    11. February 29, 2016

      Donald Trump, Viktor Orban and the west’s great walls

      Tear down this wall” demanded Ronald Reagan in Berlin in 1987. “Build the wall” demands Donald Trump, the man poised to...

    12. February 18, 2016

      Rising tide of protectionism imperils global trade

      A rising tide of protectionism — led by emerging market nations — is undermining global trade and threatening to extend...

    13. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Draghi: Both EU, UK must gain from renegotiation

      European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has stressed that both the UK and other members of the European Union...

    14. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Ukraine bans Russian truck freight in tit-for-tat move

      Ukraine’s pro-western ruling coalition may be on the verge of collapse, but that has not stopped the war-scarred and...

    15. February 6, 2016

      EU governments call on Brussels to tackle China over steel

      A group of governments including the UK and Germany have urged the EU to step up its fight against cheap steel from...

    16. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Portugal's "anti-austerity" budget just passes test

      The new Portuguese government narrowly avoided having its first “anti-austerity” budget rejected by the European...

    17. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Czech Republic gives green light to UK/EU deal

      Prague has voiced its support for the UK’s EU renegotiation proposals, the first Eastern state to back the plans in a...

    18. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      EU imposes new tariffs on Chinese steel imports

      The European Union has signaled a tougher approach to the bloc’s growing steel industry crisis announcing the...

    19. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      EU slams Greece over flouting border controls

      The European Commission has slammed Greece for flouting EU rules requiring it to properly manage its borders. Valdis...

    20. January 26, 2016

      Protectionism at play in Sharp takeover drama

      For the first time in a long while, it looked like investors in Sharp had reason to cheer. Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision...

    21. January 25, 2016

      Fears flurry of claims over UK’s EU membership will dismay public

      A confusing flurry of claims and counter claims about the benefits of Britain’s membership of the EU will only serve to...

    22. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Brussels opens probe into Italian steelmaker aid

      Brussels has waded into the increasingly contentious issue of European steelmakers’ inability to fight off low-cost...

    23. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Tata Steel confirms further job losses in UK

      Tata Steel has urged Europe to step up its response to “unfairly traded” steel imports as the Indian group confirmed...

    24. January 17, 2016

      Tata’s Port Talbot faces 750 job cuts

      The crisis in Britain’s steel industry deepened with news that Tata Steel is planning about 1,000 job cuts, as cheap...

    25. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      EC delays call on Chinese 'market economy' status

      The European Commission has ducked the chance to take a decision on whether to grant China “market economy” status,...

    26. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      EU takes step towards censuring Polish govt

      Brussels will take the first step towards censuring Warsaw for a series of controversial reforms affecting its...

    27. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      EC presses Belgium to recoup €700m from multinationals

      The European Commission has called on Belgium to recoup €700m from 35 multinational companies that have benefited from...

    28. December 28, 2015

      Europe split over whether to grant China market economy status

      At the end of October, Li Keqiang, China’s premier, toasted Angela Merkel. He and the German chancellor cheerily...

    29. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      IT tariffs slashed in biggest WTO deal since 1996

      Seventy-nine members of the World Trade Organisation on Wednesday concluded one of the world’s biggest tariff-reduction...

    30. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      WTO gears up for negotiations over modernisation

      The World Trade Organisation will “fundamentally change” after this week’s ministerial conference in Nairobi because...

    31. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2015

      Is China's cost advantage over Turkish steel being eroded?

      There has been much focus on the price of iron ore recently, and understandably so. Cooling Chinese demand at a time of...

    32. November 10, 2015

      Mandelson to back Cameron’s EU wishlist

      David Cameron’s four-point plan to reform the EU will is to be given a cautious welcome on Tuesday by Peter Mandelson,...

    33. November 9, 2015

      EU states call for action against China steel dumping

      The EU’s member states have called on Brussels to deploy “the full range” of its trade defence instruments to support...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      November 9, 2015

      Protesters interrupt Cameron's speech

      Staff attempt to move protesters during Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech at the annual conference of the CBI...

    35. November 9, 2015

      EU steelmakers call for tougher action against Chinese imports

      Europe’s steel industry is pushing for tough action against Chinese imports and a relaxation of environmental rules in...

    36. November 4, 2015

      Pacific trade deal takes aim at Chinese hacking

      Pacific Rim countries will be required to criminalise hacking attacks on companies under a new regional trade pact that...

    37. November 3, 2015

      Osborne’s two-speed Europe plan meets Berlin’s approval

      George Osborne has set out for the first time the grand bargain he believes Britain can strike with its 27 European...

    38. Brussels Blog

      November 3, 2015

      Operation Guilt Trip: Brussels heaps pressure on member states over refugees

      After a string of bad-tempered, late-night summits, leaders from across the EU agreed an ambitious programme of...

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