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  1. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: don't discount risks of trade protectionism

    By William R. Rhodes, William R Rhodes Global Advisors Political and economic conditions are evolving in ways that could...

  2. Off Message

    April 9, 2014

    If this is the case for Brexit, I worry for eurosceptics

    Iain Mansfield has won the “Brexit” prize, a competition run by the Institute of Economic Affairs think-tank to find the...

  1. The World

    April 9, 2014

    The pasta theory: the snags to Britain going solo in global trade

    Could the UK go it alone in the cut-throat world of global trade? Iain Mansfield, the 30-year-old British diplomat awarded...

  2. April 1, 2014

    Renzi dashes Cameron’s hopes on European treaty reform

    The Italian prime minister has warned David Cameron that Britain’s ambition to rewrite the EU treaties is not a priority for...

  3. March 21, 2014

    EU and China strike deal to end wine wars

    Bordeaux lovers from Beijing to Chongqing can all breathe a sigh of oenophilic relief: the EU and China have called an end...

  4. The World

    March 21, 2014

    Russia sanctions: What comes next?

    Both the US and the EU are stepping up their sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea. So far it has all been...

  5. March 14, 2014

    The business of borders

    This Sunday, the Ukrainian region of Crimea will vote over whether to become the Russian region of Crimea. The circumstances...

  6. March 12, 2014

    Europe wants to make its marriage to Britain work

    I love the UK! Not only because I am married to a Brit, nor because my children are dual nationals of the UK and Finland,...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    February 20, 2014

    Battleground in Kiev’s Independence Square

    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Anti-government protesters continue to clash with police in Independence Square, despite a truce...

  8. February 19, 2014

    Shoe and textile companies hope tariffs will fall out of fashion

    For companies such as Ricosta, a family-run manufacturer of children’s shoes based in Germany’s Black Forest, trying to...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    February 19, 2014

    Violence continues to intensify in Kiev

    Brendan Hoffman/Getty Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, early on...

  10. February 10, 2014

    US issues new challenge to India over solar power

    The US has intensified a trade row with India over its national solar programme by launching a new challenge and accusing...

  11. February 10, 2014

    Swiss-style immigration cap will bite into UK’s wealth

    “The single market is not a Swiss cheese,” Viviane Reding told the Financial Times on Sunday. Ms Reding, vice-president of...

  12. The World

    February 10, 2014

    Should the Swiss be punished?

    An electoral poster opposing the "Stop Mass Immigration" referendum Getty Images The result of the Swiss referendum -...

  13. January 14, 2014

    European laws that we, the people, did not ordain

    The Union determined to see its law implemented at the local level. Doughty partisans fighting for the sovereignty of their...

  14. FT Alphaville

    January 13, 2014

    US protectionism, or what happens when there's too much of a good thing

    Ah, technology. You’ve got to love it. Or hate it. Especially if you’re an auto dealer or a US refiner at the moment. Both...

  15. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The long farewell to Quantitative Easing. - Eichengreen on the consequences of reducing LSAPs for...

  16. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2013

    EM trade: don't get excited by WTO Bali deal

    “For the first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered”. So said WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo on the...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2013

    Bhutan: is free trade compatible with national happiness?

    Even when the World Trade Organisation’s relevance is being questioned as it is today, it is not much fun to be a small...

  18. December 5, 2013

    France could do little to stave off ArcelorMittal closures

    A year ago Lakshmi Mittal rushed to Paris on his private plane for an emergency meeting with the French president, after a...

  19. beyondbrics

    December 2, 2013

    Armenians protest in support of Ukraine, against "USSR"

    There have been noisy and occasionally violent protests in Yerevan to mark a visit by Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, on...

  20. October 24, 2013

    Trade: Into uncharted waters

    The Tangerine Island, a bulk carrier sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands, is moored in the Gulf of Panama after...

  21. September 19, 2013

    Hank Paulson warns of regulatory conflict

    Hank Paulson has warned that competing financial regulations could “devolve into financial protectionism”, serving narrow...

  22. beyondbrics

    July 4, 2012

    Guest post: Time to restructure Brazil's foreign trade

    By Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University The global crisis may cause the development strategies of China and Brazil to embark...

  23. January 29, 2012

    Cameron to nod through EU treaty

    David Cameron will reignite tensions in the Tory party over Europe when he nods through a treaty intended to strengthen...

  24. January 29, 2012

    Europe’s carmakers hit out at India trade deal

    Europe’s carmakers are crying foul over a proposed trade agreement between the European Union and India, which they say...

  25. December 4, 2011

    US-China trade ties: A heated exchange

    Europe’s economic conflagration is generating more than just horrified fascination from the world’s policymakers. The...

  26. November 14, 2011

    Quick View: BM&FBovespa’s mis-step

    For lobbyists shopping around for evidence of anti-competitive behaviour by exchanges silos, Brazil has just produced a...

  27. October 30, 2011

    ‘Reshoring’ jobs from China won’t happen

    Reshoring is the economic idea of the moment. The idea is simple. The costs saved by manufacturing goods in China will...

  28. October 30, 2011

    Business to press for G20 unity

    Business leaders from the world’s leading economies are set to press for firm action on growth, trade and social issues at...

  29. October 19, 2011

    Emerging protectionism hits trade, EU warns

    Emerging economies, including Brazil, Russia, India and China, are stepping up protectionist trade measures, increasing the...

  30. October 16, 2011

    Free trade: agreements are cause for hope

    Very occasionally, common sense soars above political partisanship and economic short-termism to inspire hope even in the...

  31. October 14, 2011

    Japan in WTO move over Brazil car import tax

    Japan is taking Brazil to the World Trade Organisation over the Latin American country’s decision to raise taxes on imported...

  32. October 12, 2011

    Eurozone ‘outs’ must support single market

    One of the European Union’s greatest achievements has been to scrap non-tariff barriers to trade in goods and services. But...

  33. October 9, 2011

    Cameron wants ‘safeguards’ for financial services

    David Cameron is to demand “safeguards” to prevent France and other eurozone countries from distorting the European Union’s...

  34. October 6, 2011

    Severstal chief eyes US expansion

    Alexei Mordashov, chief executive of Severstal, Russia’s second biggest steelmaker, wants to build up his company’s business...

  35. October 3, 2011

    Turbulence hits EU airline pollution scheme

    Airlines face being caught up in a global trade war as opposition grows to the European Union’s controversial plan to make...

  36. October 3, 2011

    Telecoms chiefs warn Kroes over access charges

    Top European telecoms executives have warned Neelie Kroes, the European Union’s telecoms commissioner, that mooted changes...

  37. September 21, 2011

    Brazil will fight back against the currency manipulators

    We are living in turbulent days. The financial crisis of 2008 is not over, especially in advanced economies. With growth...

  38. September 14, 2011

    Canada protests against Obama’s jobs act

    Canada has protested against “Buy America” provisions in President Barack Obama’s proposed job-creation law that would block...

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