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    1. 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, ending a...

    2. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2015

      Guest post: the need for a business friendly India budget

      By Sanjeev Prasad, Kotak Institutional Equities The Indian government’s annual budget – to be announced on Saturday – will...

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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...
    2. The Future of the European Union

      With elections to the European Parliament in the offing, the mainstream parties are un...
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    1. February 18, 2015

      Severstal: rub the right way

      Heard about the new Russian diet? The west eats your lunch every day. That joke probably gets few laughs in Moscow. Some...

    2. February 12, 2015

      Q&A: US challenges China export subsidies

      The latest trade spat between the US and China is over what Washington says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for...

    3. February 6, 2015

      British tastebuds caught in crossfire of chocolate war

      Chocolate from the UK has long been a source of comfort for homesick British expatriates in America. But now Brits living in...

    4. February 4, 2015

      Strong dollar revives old currency angst

      When Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, sits down on Thursday to brief the august members of the Senate finance committee...

    5. February 3, 2015

      Petitioners’ fears over EU-US trade deal well-grounded

      More than 1m people in Europe have signed petitions against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. In Britain,...

    6. February 2, 2015

      US trade chief Mike Froman sees prize within reach

      If all goes to plan in the coming months, Mike Froman, US trade representative, is set to land arguably the biggest prize in...

    7. beyondbrics

      January 8, 2015

      Rare earths and China's self-correcting folly

      This week, a trade war that was supposed to tear the world of high-tech manufacturing apart ended peacefully, quietly and...

    8. January 2, 2015

      A new push is needed on multilateral co-operation

      Over the past year a co-operative world order — built around trade and the rule of law — has begun to creak and strain....

    9. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Gordievsky defection chilled Anglo-Soviet ties

      Margaret Thatcher’s personal relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev had been setting the tone for a marked improvement in...

    10. December 17, 2014

      US to impose solar tariffs on China and Taiwan

      The US is to impose large import duties on solar energy equipment from China and Taiwan, as a trade dispute over green...

    11. December 9, 2014

      Cotton farmers hit hard as prices drop to lowest since 2009

      Evelyn Nguleka fears for Zambia’s cotton growers. The head of the farmers union in the southern African country says a...

    12. 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...

    13. beyondbrics

      November 19, 2014

      The US and India: a trade truce with a twist

      Last week was a bad week for us sceptics of global governance, or so it seemed. The US and China struck a deal on reducing...

    14. November 16, 2014

      Putin leaves G20 early over Ukraine

      Vladimir Putin walked out early from the G20 summit on Sunday after two days of tensions with fellow leaders over the crisis...

    15. 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...

    16. October 27, 2014

      Pacific Rim ministers positive after trade talks

      Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries said on Monday that they had made “significant progress” in advancing a...

    17. beyondbrics

      October 24, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * US accuses allies of buying Isis oil | US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund...

    18. October 23, 2014

      Mexico warns US of retaliation in sugar war

      “All hell will break loose” if the US triggers anti-dumping duties on Mexican sugar in the coming days, Mexico’s economy...

    19. October 20, 2014

      China’s grip over rare earths market wanes

      China is unlikely to retain control of the global market for rare earths, because users have become more efficient in their...

    20. October 20, 2014

      EU and China agree truce on trade disputes

      The EU has dropped an anti-subsidies case against two Chinese telecoms companies as Brussels seeks to repair trade relations...

    21. October 10, 2014

      Australia hit by China coal tariff move

      Canberra has warned that China’s decision to reinstate tariffs on imported coal is unhelpful as Australia scrambles to...

    22. October 9, 2014

      EU trade envoy seeks to draw a line under China dispute

      Karel De Gucht, EU trade commissioner, is seeking to lay to rest a festering trade dispute with Beijing before he steps down...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      America's craven capitulation in the WTO

      Two behemoths of the global economy finally reach a deal to resolve a trade dispute that has rumbled on for a decade. Good...

    24. October 6, 2014

      Trade deals: Toxic talks

      Australia’s insistence that cigarettes be sold in drab olive packaging with warning labels featuring tar-stained lungs and...

    25. 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...

    26. October 1, 2014

      EU slaps down Putin bid to revise Ukraine trade deal

      The EU has delivered a sharp personal rebuff to Russian President Vladimir Putin, flatly rejecting his attempts to revise...

    27. September 25, 2014

      EU trade chief faults Washington and Berlin for deal stalemate

      When President Barack Obama announced he would seek a sweeping trade deal with Europe in his State of the Union address...

    28. September 11, 2014

      Russia threatens to cap western car and clothing imports

      Russia threatened to escalate a growing trade dispute between the Kremlin and the EU, saying it could cap western car and...

    29. September 2, 2014

      Standoff with west reveals splinters in Putin’s Eurasia project

      Cracks are beginning to show in Vladimir Putin’s grand project to form a Eurasian union to rival the EU as Russia’s partners...

    30. 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...

    31. August 26, 2014

      US plans duties on Mexican sugar imports

      Washington plans to slap duties on $1bn in sugar imports from Mexico, taking the side of its powerful domestic sweetener...

    32. August 15, 2014

      Joseph Safra, banker seeking a slice of the banana business

      Some Brazilian billionaires are known for their lavish yachts, others for their silicon-enhanced young wives and extravagant...

    33. August 13, 2014

      Europe’s peach growers feel pain of Russian sanctions

      Josep Presseguer had already dispatched 350 tonnes of peaches and nectarines on the road to Russia when the Kremlin...

    34. beyondbrics

      August 11, 2014

      Guest post: has doing business in China just got too risky?

      By Roy Williams of Vendigital The latest wave of anti-trust investigations in China – first Qualcomm and now Microsoft and...

    35. August 10, 2014

      ‘Factory Man’ by Beth Macy

      Most people in business have a story about how China has changed their industry, how over the past 30 years it has upended...

    36. 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...

    37. August 5, 2014

      Canadians held in China on suspicion of stealing state secrets

      Two Canadian citizens who ran a coffee shop in a city on China’s border with North Korea are being investigated on suspicion...

    38. August 4, 2014

      Arbitration cases heard in London surpass financial crisis peak

      A London court that settles complex commercial disputes saw a rise in the number of cases last year that surpassed the...

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