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    Russia threatens US with WTO action over Crimea sanctions

    Pro-Russia forces on the move Russia has threatened to take the US to the World Trade Organisation over sanctions imposed in...

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    US and Mexico producers spar over sugar and steel duties

    Moves by US sugar and steel producers to seek anti-dumping duties against Mexican imports have led to a flare-up in trade...

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  1. New Trade Routes: Pacific Alliance

    In the short space of two years, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – the founder member...
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  1. April 10, 2014

    Contract sanctions plan seen as threat to £25bn legal market

    Proposals by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to introduce new contract sanctions have sent a chill through the UK’s...

  2. April 10, 2014

    US-Japan deadlock points to no April TPP deal for Obama

    An impasse between the US and Japan over import tariffs means Barack Obama’s visit to Tokyo this month looks unlikely to...

  3. April 9, 2014

    Transatlantic trade deal draws public scepticism

    US and EU officials are struggling to gain public backing for the goals of a large transatlantic trade deal – with Americans...

  4. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance takes pragmatic approach to integration

    So far this year, it has mostly been bad news from Latin America, as it has from many emerging markets. There have been...

  5. March 27, 2014

    EU commissioner attacks China’s telecoms subsidies

    Karel De Gucht, the EU’s top trade official, has attacked China’s subsidising of its mobile telecommunications equipment...

  6. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    Crimeanomics favours the West

    This guest post on the Ukraine crisis is from Jorge Mariscal and Alejo Czerwonko, emerging markets chief investment officer...

  7. 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...

  8. March 18, 2014

    China and EU step towards trade peace

    China and the EU have resolved a dispute over the pricing of a key component in solar panels, bringing an end to another...

  9. March 10, 2014

    EU and US pressed to drop dispute-settlement rule from trade deal

    Faced with an increasingly vocal opposition to a landmark EU-US trade agreement, a growing number of backers of the deal are...

  10. March 6, 2014

    FDA warns India on drugs standards

    America’s top drugs watchdog has urged New Delhi to work with US regulators to help raise standards in the Indian...

  11. The World

    February 28, 2014

    'Tanks or Cars': Why Krugman is missing the point on trade deals

    Paul Krugman joins the heated debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations with a column on Friday that...

  12. February 23, 2014

    Online agents cut luxury bills for Chinese buyers

    May Liu earns about $2,500 a month as an office worker in Hong Kong, but she spends about 10 to 15 times that on luxury...

  13. February 17, 2014

    ‘Fast track’ is a slow route to a trade deal

    To some, the prospects for the proposed transatlantic and transpacific trade pacts appear to have dimmed. Harry Reid, who...

  14. February 16, 2014

    Novartis puts pressure on India over patent abuse

    Novartis has urged US and European governments to “apply pressure” on India to respect intellectual property and warned New...

  15. 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...

  16. January 27, 2014

    Tenaris: oil pipes on the up

    Boring can be good. Tenaris, which makes premium oil drilling pipe, has certainly been dull – the shares have gone sideways...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. January 13, 2014

    US challenges China over compliance with WTO ruling

    The United States has for the first time challenged China’s compliance with a World Trade Organisation ruling, claiming the...

  20. December 23, 2013

    Russia targets EU in WTO suit over energy policy

    Russia has made the EU the target of its first World Trade Organisation suit, claiming that Brussels has unfairly thwarted...

  21. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Global markets maintained a broadly positive tone as investors digested the US Federal Reserve’s decision to start...

  22. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    The Closer

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

  23. December 19, 2013

    EU launches trade dispute against Brazil

    The EU has launched a potentially explosive trade case against Brazil, filing papers in the World Trade Organisation against...

  24. December 8, 2013

    Bali breathes life into global trade

    After more than a decade, the Doha round of global trade talks finally produced a deal. The package agreed in Bali on...

  25. 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...

  26. December 4, 2013

    India defiant as World Trade Organisation battle rolls on in Bali

    India refused to back down on Wednesday from its threat to block the first global trade deal in a generation as efforts to...

  27. December 3, 2013

    Indonesia backs calls for world trade deal

    Indonesia’s president on Tuesday called for world trade ministers to strike a deal to save the “credibility” of the World...

  28. 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...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2013

    Guest post: Russian roulette in Ukraine's hands

    By Ievgen Vorobiov of the Polish Institute of International Affairs Ukraine’s decision to “suspend preparations” for signing...

  30. November 14, 2013

    Sino-US stand-off threatens trade talks

    A stand-off between China and the US over agricultural quotas is threatening to scupper efforts to secure a deal the World...

  31. November 6, 2013

    Simon Evenett, St Gallen

    Every week a business school professor, an expert in his or her field, defines a key term on FT Lexicon, our online...

  32. beyondbrics

    October 7, 2013

    Russia: now picking fight with Lithuania as summit nears

    Onishchenko: he say no Yet another conflict is brewing between Russia and one of its post-Soviet neighbours. On Monday...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 7, 2013

    Further reading: who would be a Chinese doctor?

    Monday’s treats from the BB team: is the rupee a Cinderella or ugly sister? Investing in Iraq; China rejoins US trade...

  34. October 7, 2013

    Solar seeks its day in the Indian sun

    The mango-seller has one glinting in the sun above his stall. So do the shopkeepers selling tea and shampoo. In the fertile...

  35. The World

    September 30, 2013

    In the Picture: solar panels 1

    Solar panels in Xinjiang (Getty) By Catherine Contiguglia The solar sector could be on its way back to centre stage. The...

  36. The World

    September 30, 2013

    In the Picture: solar panels 1

    Solar panels in Xinjiang (Getty) By Catherine Contiguglia...

  37. beyondbrics

    September 23, 2013

    Russia adds pressure to Ukraine with predictions of default

    Sergey Glazyev piles on the pressure An advisor to Russia’s president warned that Ukraine’s already troubled economy would...

  38. September 19, 2013

    Government accused of double standards over tax avoidance

    After months of championing the global crackdown on tax avoidance by multinationals, the UK government is facing mounting...

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