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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. December 15, 2015

      EU agrees strict new regime on data protection

      The European Union agreed strict new rules on data protection on Tuesday, heralding a new era of major fines for...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. November 3, 2015

      Full text: George Osborne speech in Berlin

      Chancellor George Osborne addressed Germany’s BDI industry body in Berlin on Tuesday. This is the pre-prepared text of...

    25. October 28, 2015

      Cameron warns against Norwegian-style settlement with Brussels

      David Cameron has said he would “guide very strongly against” the UK aspiring to a “Norway-style” deal outside the EU...

    26. October 20, 2015

      Steel industry crisis intensifies with 1,200 more job losses

      A rush of steelworks closures and thousands of job losses up and down the country have brought into sharp relief how...

    27. October 20, 2015

      Indonesia eyes new trade agreements

      Indonesia is poised to reveal a series of new trade agreements in the coming months, as Jakarta struggles to draw a...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2015

      A difference of opinion on Europe

      Former chancellor Nigel Lawson (left) and former business secretary Lord Peter Mandelson at the Institute of Directors...

    29. Brussels Blog

      September 23, 2015

      Why did the US and not EU catch Volkswagen?

      Oh dear. It’s like Fifa all over again. How was it that the Americans managed to unearth all the rottenness in...

    30. September 21, 2015

      Japan: End of the rice age

      The basin of the NP-WU10 is hand-moulded in an iron foundry for exquisitely even heating. The lid is platinum-coated to...

    31. September 21, 2015

      Now we need clarity from the eurosceptics

      The UK’s new opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has now clarified, in the FT no less , his view of British membership of...

    32. September 16, 2015

      BHP Billiton chief Andrew Mackenzie attacks barriers to trade

      The global economy faces a rising tide of protectionism, economic populism and resource nationalism that threatens its...

    33. September 10, 2015

      Nigeria bank governor defends policies

      Nigeria’s central bank governor has dismissed concerns about foreign exchange liquidity, despite JPMorgan’s removal of...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    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. July 7, 2015

      Currency skirmishes become pitched battles

      The Riksbank’s decision last week to cut its policy interest rate by 10 basis points to minus 0.35 per cent was widely...

    38. July 3, 2015

      Brussels cheese ruling grates with Italians

      The bright white balls of buffalo mozzarella soaking in water are among the main attractions at Volpetti, a gourmet...

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