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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. July 30, 2014

      Microsoft raid highlights US trade troubles in China

      When government investigators raided Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities on Monday, it underlined the increasingly dire...

    28. July 28, 2014

      First Solar shines on rivals’ tariffs

      US solar manufacturers were buoyed by new Commerce Department duties targeting rivals in China and Taiwan that will see...

    29. July 25, 2014

      Far from the madding crowd – and better for it

      Forty years ago on a train journey from Manchester to London, I was in discussion with a couple of friends. As frequently...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. July 15, 2014

      WTO rules against US on China state companies

      The World Trade Organisation has struck a blow to US efforts to challenge the role in global commerce of state-owned...

    33. July 13, 2014

      India threatens WTO trade deal over food security dispute

      The Indian government is threatening to block the implementation of a deal struck in Bali last year by trade ministers from...

    34. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2014

      Opinion: a summit of Brics without straw

      If you’re an emerging market and there’s a geoeconomic grouping you’re looking for, you’ve got a few to choose from. In Asia...

    35. 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...

    36. June 30, 2014

      Pro-EU strategy at risk of failing, warns head of Siemens UK

      Politicians and business people who want Britain to stay in the EU are in danger of losing the battle because their...

    37. June 11, 2014

      US Chamber of Commerce voices concern over potential BNP fine

      The US Chamber of Commerce, the powerful American business lobby, has voiced concern about the potential scale of a fine on...

    38. June 10, 2014

      China to probe car market competition

      China is conducting a review of potentially anti-competitive behaviour in the world’s largest car market, the commerce...

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