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    1. September 1, 2014

      REC Solar: reflected glory

      Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is sunshine; sometimes, an oncoming train. In July, the US Department of...

    2. June 18, 2014

      SolarCity: The Shining

      Rent or buy: whether you are running a company or a house, it is a tough decision. If corporate executives get that decision...

    1. June 5, 2014

      A benighted policy on solar panels

      Sometimes it seems as though the different branches of the Obama administration are not on speaking terms. On Monday, the...

    2. June 4, 2014

      US to levy fresh tariffs of up to 35% on Chinese solar panels

      Beijing said the US had “ignored the facts” as it responded on Wednesday to US plans to impose additional import duties of...

    3. 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...

    4. January 26, 2014

      US solar power trade war with China heats up

      The escalation of a trade war between the US and China over solar power components threatens to do serious damage to the...

    5. January 23, 2014

      US to probe solar panel dumping claims

      The US is reigniting a trade battle over solar panels by launching a probe into allegations that Chinese manufacturers have...

    6. December 2, 2013

      Brussels snubs David Cameron’s call for EU-China trade pact

      Brussels rebuffed David Cameron’s call for an EU-China trade pact as “premature” even as Europe quietly approved a truce...

    7. August 8, 2013

      Solar energy: German sunshine

      The sun has stopped shining in Germany. This is the country that, having plunged headlong into solar energy, has investors...

    8. July 30, 2013

      Karel De Gucht: Frustrated and outflanked

      Just as Karel De Gucht was poised to deliver a historic blow against China Inc’s export juggernaut, something unexpected...

    9. July 29, 2013

      Pax Bruxellana

      The best to be said for the Beijing-Brussels compromise over the trade in solar panels is that it has averted a wider trade...

    10. July 28, 2013

      China to freeze trade probes in solar deal

      China will freeze investigations into European wine and polysilicon exports as part of a landmark settlement with Brussels...

    11. July 27, 2013

      EU and China settle trade fight over solar panels

      The EU and China have settled a trade fight over solar panels that upset relations between two of the world’s largest...

    12. July 12, 2013

      EU-China solar panel anti-dumping talks face fresh flare-up

      Efforts by the EU and China to settle a dispute over solar panels have hit an impasse, threatening to reheat simmering...

    13. June 21, 2013

      End in sight to EU-China solar spat

      The EU and China have agreed the broad outlines for a possible settlement to their trade dispute over solar panels but must...

    14. June 18, 2013

      EU trade chief heads to China amid thaw in relations

      Europe’s trade chief will travel to Beijing for high-level discussions on Friday amid signs that the EU and China are...

    15. June 9, 2013

      A trade escalation perilous for Europe

      The authority of Karel De Gucht, EU trade commissioner, to impose trade sanctions without full support from member states is...

    16. June 7, 2013

      China clash on solar panels exposes trade splits within Europe

      While Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping seek to warm US-Chinese relations in the balmy Californian sunshine this...

    17. June 5, 2013

      China takes aim at France with EU wine export probe

      Less than 24 hours after the EU said it would impose punitive tariffs on Chinese solar panels that Brussels believes are...

    18. June 4, 2013

      Industry welcomes Brussels reprieve for Chinese solar panels

      Brussels’ decision to impose an 11.8 per cent tariff on Chinese solar panels for the next two months – a quarter of the...

    19. June 4, 2013

      Brussels offers Beijing reprieve in solar panel dispute

      The European Commission on Tuesday offered Beijing a temporary reprieve from swingeing sanctions against imports of Chinese...

    20. June 2, 2013

      US China solar duties fail to halt imports as EU prepares its move

      When the US Department of Commerce was deciding last year whether to impose import duties on Chinese solar cells, both sides...

    21. May 28, 2013

      EU trade chief feels heat in China solar dispute

      Seeking to discuss a brewing fight over solar panels, on Sunday China’s ministry of commerce requested a meeting at short...

    22. May 27, 2013

      Germany thwarts EU in China solar fight

      Germany led a majority of EU members on Monday to oppose punitive duties on imported Chinese solar panels, undermining an...

    23. May 26, 2013

      China’s premier Li Keqiang warns Europe over trade war

      China’s premier has waded into an intensifying trade dispute with Europe, warning that EU investigations into Chinese-made...

    24. May 23, 2013

      Chinese solar companies seek EU and US tariff deals

      Chinese solar-panel makers are seeking separate trade settlements with the US and the EU to avoid steep tariffs in their...

    25. May 21, 2013

      Brussels plays down fears over duties on China solar panels

      Fears that imposing punitive duties on Chinese solar panels will trigger widespread European job losses are overblown,...

    26. May 19, 2013

      Germany warns EU solar tariffs would be ‘grave mistake’

      Germany’s vice-chancellor and economy minister put Berlin on a collision course with Brussels by warning that imposing...

    27. May 5, 2013

      EU levy on Chinese solar panels risks stirring wider tensions

      Europe’s trade chief is pushing to impose provisional duties of about 40 per cent on Chinese solar panels in a move that...

    28. February 28, 2013

      EU to investigate Chinese solar-panel glass

      The EU has opened an anti-dumping investigation into Chinese-manufactured glass for solar panels, broadening a trade fight...

    29. February 4, 2013

      Fresh accusations in China dumping case

      European solar glass manufacturers have accused their Chinese competitors of dumping, opening a new front in an ongoing...

    30. November 8, 2012

      EU steps up solar panel pressure on China

      The EU has ratcheted up a trade fight with China over solar panels, launching an investigation into alleged subsidies...

    31. November 5, 2012

      China takes solar power dispute to WTO

      China on Monday added to a growing global pile of trade disputes over renewable energy, starting a World Trade Organisation...

    32. November 1, 2012

      China to probe EU solar imports

      China has launched a trade investigation into imports of solar-grade polysilicon – an ingredient in solar panels – from the...

    33. September 25, 2012

      EU solar-panel makers file China lawsuit

      European solar panel manufacturers have escalated their legal campaign against Chinese rivals by filing a fresh trade...

    34. September 6, 2012

      China hits at EU solar panel dumping probe

      Beijing has lashed out at the EU’s decision to launch a trade investigation into Chinese solar panels, calling the...

    35. September 5, 2012

      EU probes China solar panel dumping claims

      EU trade authorities are to open a formal investigation on Thursday into Chinese solar panel manufacturers, according to...

    36. September 2, 2012

      Avoiding collisions over global trade

      The high-stakes game of managing relations between the world’s major economies has taken another turn – and one that...

    37. August 30, 2012

      Merkel faces EU clash over China

      A contentious EU trade case targeting Chinese solar panel companies should be resolved through negotiations, Germany’s...

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