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    1. August 10, 2015

      Aluminium: Meltdown fears

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

    2. July 31, 2015

      Short seller attacks Chinese aluminium maker

      The world’s second-largest aluminium products maker, Zhongwang Holdings, suspended its shares in Hong Kong after a...

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      The energy industry is facing a new set of challenges as the United States prepares fo...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2015

      Techcrunch discovers finance may be technological

      If you ever needed proof that California-based techies live in a bubble of self-deluded superciliousness, where (to...

    2. May 25, 2015

      Europe steps up fight over cheap steel imports

      Steelmakers in Europe are counting on stronger protective measures in the fight against cheap imports of steel,...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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 –...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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