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    1. August 11, 2016

      Clinton economic speech pledges tougher line on trade

      Hillary Clinton sought to press home her polling advantage over Donald Trump’s misfiring campaign on Thursday by...

    2. July 20, 2016

      Brussels prepares market economy compromise for China

      Brussels is drawing up a plan to treat China as a market economy in trade disputes, but only in tandem with US-style...

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    1. July 13, 2016

      Obama steps up trade battle with China

      Barack Obama has escalated the US’s trade battle with China, launching a formal complaint against Beijing as both of...

    2. July 13, 2016

      China agrees EU deal to assuage steel dumping concerns

      China and the EU have agreed to set up a bilateral steel “platform” to address European concerns over Chinese steel...

    3. June 23, 2016

      Protectionism may bark but it still has no bite

      Despite many warnings of an imminent attack ever since the global financial crisis, the dog of traditional trade...

    4. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      European court backs UK over child benefit limits

      Britain can use strict “right to reside” rules to limit access to child benefit for non-UK citizens, according to a...

    5. June 9, 2016

      Coping with a world of too much Chinese steel

      The problem of industrial overcapacity has been troubling manufacturers across the world for years. Of late their...

    6. June 6, 2016

      Trump’s tough talk on trade faces legislative hurdles

      Donald Trump and his plans to impose punitive tariffs on imports from China and Mexico and rip up trade agreements have...

    7. June 6, 2016

      China rails against global ‘hype’ on overcapacity

      A war of words between China and the US over management of the Chinese economy escalated on Monday when Beijing...

    8. June 5, 2016

      The economic consequences of a Donald Trump win would be severe

      On June 23, the UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU. On November 8, the US will vote on whether to elect Donald...

    9. June 3, 2016

      US Steel given green light to seek China import ban

      The US has given the go-ahead for the country’s largest steel producer to seek a ban on imports from Chinese rivals, in...

    10. June 1, 2016

      Steel: Industry feels the heat

      Through the din of machinery and clouds of hissing steam, there is a rumbling sound. A slab of red-hot metal thunders...

    11. May 30, 2016

      US accused of undermining WTO

      The US has been accused of being a bully and undermining the World Trade Organisation’s dispute system after vetoing...

    12. May 18, 2016

      US paves way to raise duties on Chinese steel

      The US has paved the way for the imposition of duties of as much as 500 per cent on Chinese cold-rolled steel, used to...

    13. May 10, 2016

      US and China skirmish as trade clash looms

      Donald Trump may be threatening to start a trade war with China, but it is becoming clear that the US and its...

    14. May 9, 2016

      China fights for market economy status

      China is intensifying lobbying to gain “market economy status” under the World Trade Organisation despite growing...

    15. April 11, 2016

      If anti-globalisation prevails, what should investors do?

      Worldwide stocks plunged again on Friday, completing the worst month on record as trade wars with both China and Mexico...

    16. April 10, 2016

      US Steel says EU and UK ‘negligent’ over China dumping

      The head of US Steel, the US’s biggest steelmaker, has accused the EU and UK of being “negligent” in their approach to...

    17. April 10, 2016

      China says its steel overcapacity will remain

      Significant overcapacity will remain in China’s steel sector even after planned restructuring, industry executives said...

    18. April 7, 2016

      US politics is closing the door on free trade

      Donald Trump wants to slap punitive tariffs on China. Hillary Clinton opposes the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership...

    19. April 6, 2016

      China’s role in the global steel downturn

      With steel plants from Wales to Australia threatened with closure, China has been accused of destroying other nations’...

    20. March 31, 2016

      EU states point finger over Tata Steel and anti-dumping tariffs

      Britain blocked attempts to strengthen EU trade defences against imports of cheap Chinese steel that have devastated...

    21. March 30, 2016

      Brexit campaigners blame steel crisis on EU

      The crisis at Port Talbot has been held up by pro-Brexit campaigners as proof that EU membership has inflicted a heavy...

    22. March 23, 2016

      Zhongwang in complex deal to set up Shanghai listing

      China Zhongwang Holdings, the aluminium products maker at the centre of a trade dispute in the US, has entered a...

    23. February 23, 2016

      China speaks out on EU steel tariffs

      China’s government hit out at EU steel anti-dumping penalties on Tuesday, saying it would defend Chinese business and...

    24. February 22, 2016

      EU businesses warn China on trade strains from overcapacity

      China’s crushing overcapacity risks inflaming trade tensions as well as swamping the country’s companies with debt, the...

    25. February 6, 2016

      EU governments call on Brussels to tackle China over steel

      A group of governments including the UK and Germany have urged the EU to step up its fight against cheap steel from...

    26. February 4, 2016

      EU pushes China to cut back steel sector

      The EU’s top trade official has called on Beijing to cut overcapacity in its steel industry, promising new measures to...

    27. January 29, 2016

      Brussels puts tariffs on Chinese rebar steel

      Brussels has imposed tariffs on a type of steel from China to try to defend Europe’s manufacturers from a flood of...

    28. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      EU imposes new tariffs on Chinese steel imports

      The European Union has signaled a tougher approach to the bloc’s growing steel industry crisis announcing the...

    29. December 8, 2015

      US accuses China over aircraft tax breaks

      The US has launched a new front in its trade battles with China, accusing Beijing of giving unfair tax breaks to...

    30. November 22, 2015

      Ukraine adapts trade links to soften Russian economic blow

      At Kiev’s Boryspil airport, Igor, a 28-year-old Russian returning from what he calls an “excellent” trip to the...

    31. November 8, 2015

      US looks to TPP to reform arbitration system

      US officials are hailing a new Pacific Rim trade agreement as a vehicle to reform the opaque international arbitration...

    32. November 5, 2015

      US aluminium industry fights for its life

      As the price of aluminium plumbs depths not seen since the financial crisis one producer, majority-owned by resource...

    33. November 2, 2015

      China aluminium supply adds to US tensions

      China’s continued production of aluminium is raising tensions with US rivals as prices for the lightweight metal trade...

    34. October 27, 2015

      Global steelmakers face cocktail of challenges

      For employees at Scotland’s last two steelworks, the timing of the Chinese president’s visit to Britain will have left...

    35. October 20, 2015

      Tata Steel confirms 1,200 UK job cuts

      Britain’s biggest steelmaker has confirmed that it will cut 1,200 jobs at plants in northern England and Scotland,...

    36. October 16, 2015

      Xi flies into steel storm as job cuts are blamed on China imports

      President Xi Jinping will fly into Britain next week amid criticism at the way alleged unfair dumping by China is...

    37. September 29, 2015

      Obama’s Pacific trade deal success poised in Atlanta

      Again and again over the past week, even as he hosted China’s president and went head to head with Vladimir Putin over...

    38. August 10, 2015

      Aluminium: Meltdown fears

      When the US government slapped anti-dumping tariffs on China Zhongwang Holdings four years ago, the world’s...

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