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  1. 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...

  2. September 10, 2014

    UN trade body criticises free trade

    The UN’s trade body has joined a chorus of criticism of globalisation, warning that developing countries reap little value...

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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....

  4. August 14, 2014

    EU to pressure Egypt and Turkey on Russia food embargo

    Egypt and Turkey are set to join Latin American nations in facing heightened diplomatic pressure from the EU, which insists...

  5. 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...

  6. July 31, 2014

    Swiss to get vote on EU links

    Switzerland’s voters will be offered a chance to vote again on the country’s often-strained relationship with the EU, the...

  7. July 29, 2014

    UK parties compete on immigration

    Labour entered into a bidding war with David Cameron on Tuesday over immigration, after the prime minister announced the...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. July 22, 2014

    Bank union seen as risk to voice at EU

    Britain and other non-euro states are at risk of losing their influence over financial legislation as single currency...

  11. 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...

  12. July 6, 2014

    China begins to take great power role in world trade negotiations

    Ever since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the criticism from the US and other major powers has been...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. June 12, 2014

    No shelter for Britain in European halfway houses

    The UK is, has been and always will be a European country. The EU remains far and away the UK’s biggest trading partner and...

  17. 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...

  18. April 30, 2014

    Court dashes drive to resist tax on City

    George Osborne’s bid to shield the City of London from EU rules has suffered its second blow this year, after a court threw...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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 -...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    The Closer

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

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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