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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. June 8, 2014

    Maize price decline and export rise fire optimism of ethanol refiners

    For a sector on the defensive, US ethanol producers are remarkably sanguine. Motor fuel consumption is stagnating inside the...

  12. June 5, 2014

    A benighted policy on solar panels

    Sometimes it seems as though the different branches of the Obama administration are not on speaking terms. On Monday, the...

  13. FT Alphaville

    June 4, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: Tickets to nerdstock available here. Markets: Asia-Pacific equities fell back from Tuesday’s...

  14. June 4, 2014

    US to levy fresh tariffs of up to 35% on Chinese solar panels

    Beijing said the US had “ignored the facts” as it responded on Wednesday to US plans to impose additional import duties of...

  15. May 23, 2014

    US claims victory over China in WTO car dispute

    Washington claimed victory in a World Trade Organisation case challenging the decision by China to impose duties on about...

  16. May 8, 2014

    US and EU politics fuels anxieties over slow progress in transatlantic talks

    The vision is compelling. If all goes to plan, Americans and Europeans alike will become part of a vast and virtually...

  17. April 16, 2014

    US and Mexico producers spar over sugar and steel duties

    Moves by US sugar and steel producers to seek anti-dumping duties against Mexican imports have led to a flare-up in trade...

  18. April 10, 2014

    Contract sanctions plan seen as threat to £25bn legal market

    Proposals by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to introduce new contract sanctions have sent a chill through the UK’s...

  19. April 10, 2014

    US-Japan deadlock points to no April TPP deal for Obama

    An impasse between the US and Japan over import tariffs means Barack Obama’s visit to Tokyo this month looks unlikely to...

  20. April 9, 2014

    Transatlantic trade deal draws public scepticism

    US and EU officials are struggling to gain public backing for the goals of a large transatlantic trade deal – with Americans...

  21. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance takes pragmatic approach to integration

    So far this year, it has mostly been bad news from Latin America, as it has from many emerging markets. There have been...

  22. March 27, 2014

    EU commissioner attacks China’s telecoms subsidies

    Karel De Gucht, the EU’s top trade official, has attacked China’s subsidising of its mobile telecommunications equipment...

  23. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    Crimeanomics favours the West

    This guest post on the Ukraine crisis is from Jorge Mariscal and Alejo Czerwonko, emerging markets chief investment officer...

  24. March 21, 2014

    EU and China strike deal to end wine wars

    Bordeaux lovers from Beijing to Chongqing can all breathe a sigh of oenophilic relief: the EU and China have called an end...

  25. March 18, 2014

    China and EU step towards trade peace

    China and the EU have resolved a dispute over the pricing of a key component in solar panels, bringing an end to another...

  26. March 10, 2014

    EU and US pressed to drop dispute-settlement rule from trade deal

    Faced with an increasingly vocal opposition to a landmark EU-US trade agreement, a growing number of backers of the deal are...

  27. March 6, 2014

    FDA warns India on drugs standards

    America’s top drugs watchdog has urged New Delhi to work with US regulators to help raise standards in the Indian...

  28. The World

    February 28, 2014

    'Tanks or Cars': Why Krugman is missing the point on trade deals

    Paul Krugman joins the heated debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations with a column on Friday that...

  29. February 23, 2014

    Online agents cut luxury bills for Chinese buyers

    May Liu earns about $2,500 a month as an office worker in Hong Kong, but she spends about 10 to 15 times that on luxury...

  30. February 17, 2014

    ‘Fast track’ is a slow route to a trade deal

    To some, the prospects for the proposed transatlantic and transpacific trade pacts appear to have dimmed. Harry Reid, who...

  31. February 16, 2014

    Novartis puts pressure on India over patent abuse

    Novartis has urged US and European governments to “apply pressure” on India to respect intellectual property and warned New...

  32. February 10, 2014

    US issues new challenge to India over solar power

    The US has intensified a trade row with India over its national solar programme by launching a new challenge and accusing...

  33. January 27, 2014

    Tenaris: oil pipes on the up

    Boring can be good. Tenaris, which makes premium oil drilling pipe, has certainly been dull – the shares have gone sideways...

  34. January 26, 2014

    US solar power trade war with China heats up

    The escalation of a trade war between the US and China over solar power components threatens to do serious damage to the...

  35. January 23, 2014

    US to probe solar panel dumping claims

    The US is reigniting a trade battle over solar panels by launching a probe into allegations that Chinese manufacturers have...

  36. January 13, 2014

    US challenges China over compliance with WTO ruling

    The United States has for the first time challenged China’s compliance with a World Trade Organisation ruling, claiming the...

  37. December 23, 2013

    Russia targets EU in WTO suit over energy policy

    Russia has made the EU the target of its first World Trade Organisation suit, claiming that Brussels has unfairly thwarted...

  38. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Global markets maintained a broadly positive tone as investors digested the US Federal Reserve’s decision to start...

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