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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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 over...

    2. 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...

    3. 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, but in...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 the...

    6. 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 blow...

    7. 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 about...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 threat of...

    10. 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 Brazil’s...

    11. 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 many...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 British...

    14. 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 contracts to...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 fines...

    19. 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 that...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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 energy....

    22. 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 permission...

    23. 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 financial...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. June 26, 2014

      World Bank: Emerging nations have borne brunt of protectionism

      Manufacturers from emerging economies have borne the brunt of protectionist measures introduced since the 2008 global...

    27. The World

      June 24, 2014

      'Transgender' Juncker shows his humorous side

      After all the UK press has written about him over the past few weeks, it is good to see Jean-Claude Juncker still has a...

    28. June 18, 2014

      WTO warns of creeping protectionism

      G20 economies have introduced more measures to restrict trade than encourage it over the past six months even as the global...

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2014

      FTAV off-grid on Genel? Maybe. A bit

      Small Kurdistan-related storm on Wednesday (aside from the headline news of the Isis overthrow of Mosul)… @NatRothschild1...

    30. April 30, 2014

      Defend the City’s vaults from raids by foreign courts

      The UK banking sector still produces golden eggs: a great deal of tax, foreign exchange and employment. It is to be hoped...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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