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    1. May 26, 2015

      US should not negotiate free trade behind closed doors

      Many Americans who think free trade can be good for them nevertheless doubt whether the same can be said for the...

    2. May 23, 2015

      US Senate backs ‘fast-track’ trade push

      The US Senate voted on Friday to give President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to complete the largest...

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    1. May 22, 2015

      Surge in US workers employed by Chinese companies

      Chinese investments now support about 80,000 full-time jobs in the US, a fivefold increase in the past five years and an...

    2. May 21, 2015

      US sanctions Iraq airline for alleged link with Iran’s Mahan Air

      The US government has added Iraq’s second airline, al-Naser, to a punitive terrorism-linked sanctions list for allegedly...

    3. May 21, 2015

      US Senate boosts Obama in trade fight

      The US Senate took Barack Obama a step closer to an important win on trade on Thursday, skirting in a dramatic vote another...

    4. May 20, 2015

      Battle for Export-Import Bank signals Republican trade tensions

      Jeb Hensarling is a man of moral clarity with a simple target. To hear the Texan tell it, the US Export-Import Bank is an...

    5. May 18, 2015

      Obama’s Pacific trade deal will not tame China

      Why is Barack Obama so desperate to secure a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal? The long-winded official answer is that...

    6. May 17, 2015

      Saudi turns to China as oil exports to US drop

      Saudi Arabia’s oil exports to the US have fallen to the lowest level since the financial crisis, showing the impact of the...

    7. May 17, 2015

      Boeing steps up pressure in fight to save US Export-Import Bank

      Boeing is stepping up pressure on opponents of the US Export-Import Bank with threats to shift manufacturing abroad if the...

    8. May 15, 2015

      The tribes are locked in battle over trade deals

      Normally the small group of wonks who analyse trade agreements go quietly about their business in the crepuscular half-light...

    9. May 14, 2015

      US fears over China clampdown on sorghum

      The surging US sorghum trade with China could face a clampdown from authorities in Beijing, who are trying to reduce...

    10. May 13, 2015

      Obama’s fast-track battle with the Democrats

      It is not just President Barack Obama’s trade agenda that hangs in the balance. The Senate’s rebuff to his request for a...

    11. May 13, 2015

      Senate compromise gives Obama ‘fair’ Pacific trade deal

      Less than a day after delivering a firm rebuke to President Barack Obama over the trade legislation he needs to seal a...

    12. May 12, 2015

      Democrats knock back Obama trade push

      Senate Democrats handed US President Barack Obama a major rebuke on Tuesday, blocking a bill granting him the congressional...

    13. May 12, 2015

      The embattled future of global trade policy

      Should proposed US plurilateral trade agreements be welcomed? This is a big question, not least for those who consider the...

    14. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: Barack Obama’s fight for fast-track authority

      Barack Obama is engaged in one of the ugliest legislative fights of his political career and it just happens to be one he is...

    15. May 10, 2015

      China oil imports surpass those of US

      China overtook the US as the world’s biggest importer of crude oil in April, the culmination of a seismic shift in global...

    16. May 8, 2015

      Renzi urges Europe to stop ‘hesitating’ over trade deal with US

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, chided fellow European leaders for “hesitating” and “stuttering” on negotiations over...

    17. May 8, 2015

      Nike promises more US investment and jobs to back Obama on TPP

      President Barack Obama on Friday took his case for a wide-reaching Pacific Rim trade deal to Oregon where he stressed at...

    18. May 7, 2015

      Former military chiefs press US Congress on trade deals

      Some top US former military leaders have called for Congress to give President Barack Obama the fast-track authority he...

    19. May 5, 2015

      US trade gap widens on demand for cars and mobile phones

      The US recorded its biggest monthly trade deficit since the 2008 global financial crisis in March, fuelling concerns that...

    20. May 3, 2015

      Republicans push Barack Obama to rally Democrats for TPP vote

      The top Republican lawmaker on trade has called for US President Barack Obama to work even harder to build support among...

    21. April 29, 2015

      Abe vows to tackle Japan’s farmers over trade pact

      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe made an impassioned pitch for a Pacific Rim trade deal before the US Congress, calling...

    22. April 29, 2015

      Free Lunch: Two meetings in Washington

      Two encounters of big economic significance take place today: Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will address the US...

    23. April 28, 2015

      Shinzo Abe, Barack Obama and the TPP: what you need to know

      Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, is in Washington this week to meet US President Barack Obama and address a joint...

    24. April 26, 2015

      US should back Japan but not at any price

      When Shinzo Abe begins his week-long tour of the US on Monday, Washington will treat him as a friend. As well as being...

    25. April 23, 2015

      The EU makes a mess of bioengineered food

      Never watch laws or sausages being made: a maxim often attributed to Otto von Bismarck, one of Europe’s greatest statesmen....

    26. April 23, 2015

      America’s wobbly economic leadership

      The underlying theme of last week’s IMF/World Bank spring meetings was rising angst over retreating US leadership. The...

    27. April 21, 2015

      Obama makes fresh push for ‘fast track’ authority

      US president Barack Obama on Tuesday stepped up his efforts to win the “fast track” authority he needs from Congress to...

    28. April 20, 2015

      Pressure builds on US to ease crude export ban

      The US may be the world’s largest crude oil importer, but one of its main energy policy tussles is over oil exports....

    29. April 19, 2015

      GE executive seeks renewal of funding for Export-Import Bank

      The US risks compounding the mistake it made by not joining a new China-backed Asian infrastructure bank if Republicans in...

    30. April 16, 2015

      ‘Fast-track’ trade boost for Obama

      US lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to grant President Barack Obama the “fast-track” authority he needs to...

    31. April 16, 2015

      Ford investment highlights Mexico’s booming carmaking sector

      Ford is poised to give Mexico’s carmaking sector a fresh boost on Friday with the announcement of $2.5bn in manufacturing...

    32. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2015

      State Capitalism by stealth, the new 21st century economic reality

      Geo-economics was defined by its intellectual godfather, Edward Luttwak, as a contest defined by the grammar of commerce...

    33. April 15, 2015

      Timeline: Segway’s journey from Good Morning America to China

      December 2001 Dean Kamen, a US inventor, unveils his Segway Personal Transporter, which he dubs the world’s first electric,...

    34. April 13, 2015

      China will react with displeasure if America tries to weaponise trade

      Selling a free-trade agreement at home is hard work, given public scepticism about their effect on American jobs. So as...

    35. April 7, 2015

      US caught flat-footed over Chinese bank plan

      Washington’s response to China’s creation of an Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank has been nothing short of lamentable....

    36. April 5, 2015

      Time US leadership woke up to new economic era

      This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic...

    37. April 5, 2015

      US craft beer thrives despite strong dollar

      A strong dollar may be harming the competitiveness of US exports but it has failed to damp the world’s thirst for US-brewed...

    38. April 1, 2015

      Round two in America’s battle for Asian influence

      In the sparring between China and the US over leadership in Asia, Beijing recently landed a tidy, if almost accidental,...

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