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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. August 10, 2015

      Aluminium: Meltdown fears

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

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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 –...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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