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    1. 3 hours ago

      Outgoing Waitrose boss Mark Price named trade minister

      Mark Price, the outgoing managing director of Waitrose, has been named by David Cameron as Britain’s new trade...

    2. 22 hours ago

      Maude leaves ‘stretch target’ as he quits as trade minister

      Francis Maude is to step down as Britain’s trade minister after less than a year in the job, insisting he has put in...

    1. February 9, 2016

      UK export failures highlight difficulties in rebalancing economy

      The UK’s trade deficit in goods widened to a new record last year in another illustration of the country’s failure to...

    2. January 28, 2016

      UK manufacturing retains bright spots despite overall gloom

      It is a refrain as familiar as a factory tour made by a politician in a hard hat and a hi-visibility vest: why has...

    3. January 27, 2016

      Chinese turmoil teaches three basic truths about Brexit

      Talk does not cook rice. Invoking this Chinese proverb last week, George Osborne urged action not words to mitigate a...

    4. January 8, 2016

      UK current account worries awake from their slumber

      Britain’s trading position with the rest of the world has gone in a few decades from an issue that could torpedo...

    5. January 8, 2016

      Fall in oil price narrows UK trade deficit

      Cheaper oil imports helped narrow the UK’s trade deficit marginally in November, but with exports still lacklustre...

    6. January 6, 2016

      Britain’s struggle to forge a balanced economy

      When the UK economy started to recover from the global financial meltdown of 2009, there were hopes that the new growth...

    7. December 10, 2015

      UK trade gap widens to worse than expected £4.1bn in October

      Britain’s trade deficit widened further in October as exports stagnated and imports surged, underlining how reliant the...

    8. December 6, 2015

      From Adele to Coldplay, ‘Hello’ to bland British pop

      The UK trade deficit is the hole that can never be filled, but one sector of the nation’s export economy is doing its...

    9. November 25, 2015

      Exports face setback as trade funding loses £42m

      The government has cut the budget of the body that supports the UK’s exporters, even as forecasts for export growth...

    10. November 18, 2015

      All the tea in China needs is a humble British digestive biscuit

      The humble British digestive has become one of the world’s best-travelled biscuits after an export drive and now evens...

    11. November 13, 2015

      UK and India increase defence ties but big deals remain elusive

      Narendra Modi’s UK visit The UK and India have agreed to strengthen ties on defence, anti-terror tactics and dealing...

    12. November 13, 2015

      Trade no longer follows the flag, prime minister

      Another month, another leader of an emerging market country visits London amid claims that a trail of trade and...

    13. November 12, 2015

      UK trade blow as number of exporters falls

      The number of UK companies who sell their goods and services abroad fell last year, dealing a fresh blow to the...

    14. November 11, 2015

      Visa dispute looms over Modi’s UK visit

      Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK risks being overshadowed by a row over Britain’s strict rules on student visas, as...

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      November 11, 2015

      The UK and India: a match not made in trade

      India should be a good strategic trade partner for the UK. With an economic growth faster then China – set to top seven...

    16. November 11, 2015

      UK’s unrequited love for India hangs in air amid Modi visit

      David Cameron declared in 2010 that he wanted Britain to be India’s “partner of choice”; five years later, as Indian...

    17. November 6, 2015

      UK groups ready deals and complaints for Narendra Modi visit

      British multinationals hope to unveil $15bn of trade and investment deals with India when Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

    18. November 6, 2015

      UK manufacturing and trade bounce back

      Manufacturing output bounced back in September and international trade was stronger, mitigating fears that the UK’s...

    19. November 5, 2015

      Brexit could cut Anglo-Irish trade by a fifth, warns institute

      Ireland could face a fall in trade with the UK and higher import and energy prices if Britain votes to leave the EU,...

    20. November 5, 2015

      Scotch whisky toasts signs of growth after two years’ decline

      After two years of sobering decline, the Scotch whisky industry appears to be preparing to cheer a recovery. Scotch is...

    21. November 3, 2015

      UK strengthens ties with India ahead of Narendra Modi visit

      The UK and India are set to announce financial sector agreements during next week’s official visit by the Indian prime...

    22. November 3, 2015

      Economist points finger at HQ moves amid UK current account woes

      The incoming governor of Ireland’s central bank has suggested that corporate financial engineering lies behind the...

    23. November 2, 2015

      UK’s current account deficit opens wide

      The UK has a long and unhappy relationship with deficits on its current account. In the past half-century, the...

    24. November 1, 2015

      Poor returns from overseas investment hit UK current account

      The drop in oil prices and poor returns from overseas investments in the extractive industry have combined to swell...

    25. October 28, 2015

      Top US trade official warns on Brexit

      A British exit from the EU would see it lose its chance to strike a preferential trade relationship with the US, and...

    26. October 27, 2015

      Do not rule out a run on sterling

      Is sterling riding for a fall? The UK’s current account deficit is certainly worryingly large. From less than 2 per...

    27. October 26, 2015

      Risk to Saudi Typhoon jet contract after prison row

      A delicate negotiation to sell UK-built fighter jets to Saudi Arabia could be at risk after the Saudi ambassador...

    28. October 23, 2015

      China and the UK: Pomp and circumstance

      No institution does pomp and pageantry quite as well as the British royal family, and probably no institution...

    29. October 22, 2015

      Number 10 coy over deal inflation after Xi’s state visit

      Sajid Javid, the business secretary, on Tuesday announced that President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Britain would be...

    30. October 20, 2015

      Awkward moments for Xi in ‘mother of parliaments’

      President Xi Jinping began his four-day state visit to London amid carefully choreographed attempts to minimise public...

    31. October 20, 2015

      China President Xi Jinping’s UK tour: pomp and protest

      China’s President Xi Jinping on Tuesday kicked off the first full day of his state visit to the UK with plenty of pomp...

    32. October 19, 2015

      UK urged to simplify visa regime for Chinese tourists

      UK efforts to attract Chinese tourists resulted in a 33 per cent year-on-year rise in arrivals between April and June,...

    33. 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...

    34. October 9, 2015

      UK posts worse than expected trade deficit in August

      In a double-dose of bad news on the economy, the UK posted a worse than expected trade deficit in August, while output...

    35. September 30, 2015

      UK recovery continues but rebalancing remains elusive

      A notable improvement in two of the weakest elements of the UK recovery, workers’ incomes and the current account...

    36. September 24, 2015

      Osborne garners favour with China — at a price

      This week’s visit to China by George Osborne marked a departure from the signing ceremonies to open the country to...

    37. September 24, 2015

      George Osborne sets sights on trade delegation to Iran

      George Osborne ended a controversial visit to China on Thursday, declaring that next year he wanted to take what might...

    38. September 24, 2015

      Britain bets the bank on a pivot to China

      Here is the question. Can a state that counts itself America’s most reliable military ally also be China’s special...

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