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    1. May 26, 2016

      EU warns China to expect new steel tariffs

      The EU has warned China that it faces new anti-dumping tariffs on steel, amid growing pressure for the west to block...

    2. May 25, 2016

      WTO warns on tortuous Brexit trade talks

      Britain would face tortuous negotiations to fix the terms of its membership of the World Trade Organisation if it votes...

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    1. FT Health: Transatlantic Healthcare

      Drug regulators and producers are responding to the globalisation of the industry by l...
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    1. May 16, 2016

      Trojan horse or inflated threat — what does the TTIP mean for the NHS?

      Of all the concerns raised about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the UK, the potential...

    2. May 13, 2016

      Britain after Brexit would sacrifice access for independence

      Something important has emerged from the debate on the EU referendum in Britain: membership of the European Economic...

    3. May 11, 2016

      The City would have a strong hand to play post-Brexit

      If there is a vote for Brexit on June 23, the UK government would face the task of negotiating a new settlement with...

    4. May 6, 2016

      What Brexit means for trade

      As President Barack Obama has made clear, the debate about the UK’s membership of the EU largely comes down to trade....

    5. May 4, 2016

      A risible case for Brexit based on dubious data

      It is obvious. As the fifth-largest economy in the world, of course Britain would get a good trade deal with the EU and...

    6. May 2, 2016

      A vote to leave the EU will make Britain poorer

      Since its conception, the EU has pursued economic integration as the means to secure the peace and prosperity of its...

    7. April 28, 2016

      Economists for Brexit dismiss trade fears

      The UK should be prepared to walk away from the EU and adopt a policy of unilateral free trade, according to one of the...

    8. April 27, 2016

      The City of London can survive and thrive after Brexit

      Those campaigning for Britain to leave the EU are not bigoted little Englanders. The accusations made by the Remain...

    9. April 26, 2016

      Arguments for Brexit do not add up

      If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would almost certainly be outside the arrangement organising the life of our...

    10. April 22, 2016

      UK after Brexit: options for trade deals if voters elect to leave

      It is the morning of June 24 and the UK has voted to leave the EU. The government must act quickly to contain economic...

    11. April 20, 2016

      Barack Obama tells home truths over Brexit

      This week, President Barack Obama’s trip to London will represent that rare thing, a politician supporting continued UK...

    12. April 18, 2016

      Treasury model weighs up the Brexit options

      The reaction from the Leave campaign to the Treasury’s dossier on the costs of leaving the EU was immediate and...

    13. April 8, 2016

      Grim manufacturing data dent UK recovery

      It was another grim month for Britain’s factories in February, with the largest fall in output for more than two years....

    14. The Exchange

      April 8, 2016

      Real risk from the UK’s current account deficit is not what you think

      On March 31, the Office for National Statistics released its latest balance of payments figures for the UK. They make...

    15. April 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing hit by weak export orders

      Activity in Britain’s manufacturing industry has stalled, with companies cutting jobs as export orders continue to...

    16. March 31, 2016

      EU states point finger over Tata Steel and anti-dumping tariffs

      Britain blocked attempts to strengthen EU trade defences against imports of cheap Chinese steel that have devastated...

    17. March 31, 2016

      Britain must not give investors cause for flight

      It was Britain’s dependence on foreign financing that sealed its national humiliation in the Suez crisis of 1956: the...

    18. March 31, 2016

      Current account deficit hits postwar high

      Britain’s current account deficit has hit a new postwar high, underlining the country’s reliance on foreign capital. In...

    19. March 6, 2016

      New global trade under old national rules

      If world trade were behaving the way it used to, the global economy would be in crisis rather than just looking a touch...

    20. March 3, 2016

      The Wentworth golf dispute could drive investors into the rough

      Prospects for growing business links between the UK and China have never been brighter. Last year’s visit to Britain by...

    21. March 2, 2016

      Ireland: the other EU state most affected by Brexit

      Paul Vallely is worried about being stranded if Britain leaves the EU. As the joint owner of a rug distribution...

    22. March 2, 2016

      British food exports fall for the first time in 11 years

      British food exports have fallen for the first time in 11 years but the weakness in the pound could help companies...

    23. February 25, 2016

      Sterling’s fall brings winners and losers across the economy

      Sterling remained stuck around the $1.39 mark on Thursday, after the heavy toll taken on the pound by Brexit fears this...

    24. February 24, 2016

      What has the EU done for the UK?

      Mike Matthews, the gritty managing director of a car parts company that once came close to collapse, has seen at first...

    25. February 10, 2016

      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...

    26. February 9, 2016

      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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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