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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. Brussels Blog

      June 24, 2015

      The long path to a migration summit deal

      Brussels may be obsessed with the prospect of Grexit, and much of the focus of the two-day EU summit that starts on...

    5. June 8, 2015

      Qatar CEO: industry must repudiate campaign against Gulf carriers

      The chief executive of Qatar Airways on Monday demanded the industry repudiate a campaign against the Gulf carriers by...

    6. May 25, 2015

      Europe steps up fight over cheap steel imports

      Steelmakers in Europe are counting on stronger protective measures in the fight against cheap imports of steel,...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2015

      Tied up at the EU summit

      European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) makes a joke with tie-less Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras...

    8. May 11, 2015

      Tory MPs cheer as David Cameron vows to fight for better EU deal

      David Cameron on Monday began his fight to “get a better deal” in Europe to resounding cheers from 330 newly elected...

    9. April 23, 2015

      China ends export tax on rare earths and other metals

      China will eliminate its export tariffs on rare earths and other metals, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday,...

    10. April 8, 2015

      Renault reform: hostage to government

      The things the French government will do to retain control over its national champions. This week it temporarily lifted...

    11. March 25, 2015

      EU’s Andrus Ansip unveils plans to overhaul digital market

      Europeans should be able to watch the BBC’s iPlayer service from whatever country they like, buy cheap goods from any...

    12. March 23, 2015

      EU and Turkey look to deepen trade ties

      Turkey and the EU are preparing to strengthen their two-decade old customs union, in an effort to deepen ties despite...

    13. March 18, 2015

      US takes Indonesia to WTO on import curbs

      The US has escalated a trade battle with Indonesia, taking the southeast Asian nation to the World Trade Organisation...

    14. March 8, 2015

      A trade deal must work for America’s middle class

      Over the next few months the question of US participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is likely to be...

    15. March 5, 2015

      Cyber security rules raise fears of digital protectionism

      Talk of protectionism once meant bemoaning barriers being erected in far-off lands for offcuts of beef or steel rods,...

    16. February 19, 2015

      Concerns persist over Asean economic bloc

      When Google recently tried to move some engineers urgently from Malaysia to Thailand, the search engine titan hit a...

    17. February 16, 2015

      Obama attacks Europe over technology protectionism

      European officials have hit back at Barack Obama for suggesting that efforts to restrain Silicon Valley companies on...

    18. beyondbrics

      February 4, 2015

      Russian, Chinese influences add to Ukrainian steel's conflict woes

      Fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Kiev’s military units in south-eastern Ukraine has inflicted a painful...

    19. January 27, 2015

      Ministers aim to quash claims that trade talks threaten NHS

      The government is seeking concessions over a proposed US-EU trade deal in an attempt to douse growing public concerns...

    20. January 18, 2015

      FT City Network transcript: what are the biggest risks for 2015?

      The FT City Network was established in the autumn of 2014 as an invitation-only panel of more than 50 of the City’s top...

    21. January 1, 2015

      Europe’s best days on the internet could lie ahead

      “Don’t get mad, get even,” advised Robert F Kennedy. European governments have been doing both in response to the...

    22. December 2, 2014

      Competitive Embraer spreads its wings at home and abroad

      Parked on the tarmac at Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto airport, with its slightly drooping wings, is the prototype of...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 28, 2014

      Guest post: which sectors face the greatest risks of protectionism?

      By Simon J Evenett of the University of St Gallen Three reports on protectionism have recentyly been published in as...

    24. November 12, 2014

      Protectionism rising as growth slows

      Many more protectionist measures have been introduced into the global economy since the 2008 financial crisis than...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2014

      Nick Clegg at the CBI

      Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gestures as he speaks at the Confederation of...

    26. October 22, 2014

      Canada accuses US of protectionism

      Canada has criticised the growing number of US “Buy America” policies that require state and federal government...

    27. October 15, 2014

      Europe’s big comeback will shake up sugar

      Even by their own admission, not many sugar traders think about events beyond a week. But the big shake-up for European...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      Guest post: which countries are most vulnerable to EM sell-off?

      By Michael Power, Investec Asset Management “Are we nearly there yet?” Most of us have faced – and in our younger days...

    29. October 1, 2014

      US and Brazil reach accord on cotton subsidies

      The US and Brazil agreed on Wednesday to resolve a decade-long feud over cotton subsidies, marking an end to one of the...

    30. September 10, 2014

      China’s Li assures foreign investors in wake of fines

      Li Keqiang, Chinese premier, has assured global investors they are still welcome in China and said a rash of recent...

    31. September 8, 2014

      Asean chiefs fear rising protectionism

      The chief executives of some of the biggest companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have warned...

    32. beyondbrics

      August 29, 2014

      Guest post: whatever happened to globalisation?

      By Eric Lascelles of RBC Global Asset Management Globalisation was an unstoppable force over the past quarter century,...

    33. beyondbrics

      August 28, 2014

      Mexico-China trade spat reveals rising tension

      Free-trade champion Mexico is on a reform drive that promises new openness in key sectors of its economy, especially...

    34. August 6, 2014

      Multinationals fret as China’s antimonopoly probes intensify

      A growing number of the world’s most powerful brands, from Microsoft to Mercedes, are being targeted in antimonopoly...

    35. August 3, 2014

      US should end energy protectionism

      US energy policy passed a milestone of sorts earlier this month after two companies revealed they had been given...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 23, 2014

      Guest post: the Brics Bank and Bretton Woods

      By Lucy O’Carroll of Aberdeen Asset Management The Bretton Woods conference aimed to reshape the international...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 23, 2014

      Opinion: domesticating Russia

      Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

    38. 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...

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