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      Free trade will not have an ally in the White House next year

      When Donald Trump rode down his golden escalator and announced his run for the US presidency last summer, few may have...

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      June 24, 2016

      US trade chief cautious on EU trade deal after Brexit

      President Barack Obama famously warned British voters earlier this year that the UK would be at the “back of the queue”...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      US to hike duties on Chinese steel to over 500%

      The US will slap duties of more than 500 per cent on imports of certain steel products from China after a ruling that...

    2. June 22, 2016

      US risks future of low growth, says IMF

      The US faces economic “headwinds” and “pernicious” trends including a shrinking middle class that could slow growth in...

    3. June 20, 2016

      Election rhetoric weighs on investment in US

      A presidential campaign tinged with protectionist rhetoric and fears about the impact of globalisation is hampering US...

    4. June 17, 2016

      Oil prices see biggest weekly decline since early May

      Oil prices rose for the first time in seven trading sessions on Friday as the US dollar eased, but still saw their...

    5. June 15, 2016

      US business leaders lower growth forecast for American economy

      US business leaders have offered a bleak view of the American economy, lowering their growth forecast for this year and...

    6. June 7, 2016

      China warned over hostility to foreign business

      Foreign multinationals feel increasingly unwelcome in China, American officials and European business executives said...

    7. June 6, 2016

      Trump’s tough talk on trade faces legislative hurdles

      Donald Trump and his plans to impose punitive tariffs on imports from China and Mexico and rip up trade agreements have...

    8. June 6, 2016

      China rails against global ‘hype’ on overcapacity

      A war of words between China and the US over management of the Chinese economy escalated on Monday when Beijing...

    9. June 5, 2016

      Biggest US rail operator slams trade politics

      The biggest US rail operator has criticised presidential candidates’ reluctance to support bilateral trade agreements,...

    10. June 3, 2016

      Peru hits back at US hedge fund over $1.6bn claim

      Peru has accused a US hedge fund of “threats and blackmail” after it filed a $1.6bn legal claim against the Andean...

    11. June 3, 2016

      US Steel given green light to seek China import ban

      The US has given the go-ahead for the country’s largest steel producer to seek a ban on imports from Chinese rivals, in...

    12. May 31, 2016

      Europe and US in race to keep TTIP on track

      Washington and Brussels are scrambling to rebuild momentum for a landmark trade accord, amid signs that it is faltering...

    13. May 31, 2016

      Washington threatens to undermine the WTO

      The last thing the World Trade Organisation needs is another threat to its authority. Last year it saw the so-called...

    14. May 30, 2016

      German activists plan legal action in bid to halt trade deal

      German activists are poised to take their protest over an EU-Canada trade deal to the country’s constitutional court as...

    15. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      David Cameron: EU helps Britain 'stand up' to the US

      Britain’s clout as part of the European Union helps the UK “stand up” to the United States to defend its trade...

    16. May 25, 2016

      Obama’s pivot to Asia remains unfinished

      Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia” was always well founded. The world’s gravity is shifting eastward and it makes sense for...

    17. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      US crude inventories fall sharply

      US crude stocks declined far more than expected last week as energy groups continue to cut back on drilling in response...

    18. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to follow Wall St higher, oil gains

      US crude prices rose to their highest level since October, but it was strong gains for financial and technology stocks...

    19. May 23, 2016

      Donald Trump’s retreat from American greatness

      Donald Trump loves to say that he will “make America great again”. But Mr Trump’s foreign policy ideas actually amount...

    20. May 23, 2016

      VietJet signs $11bn Boeing order in demand growth bet

      Vietnam’s VietJet has agreed an $11.3bn order for 100 Boeing aircraft in the latest gambit by an Asian airline to tap...

    21. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Obama watches on as VietJet agrees $11.3bn Boeing deal

      Barack Obama was on hand on Monday to witness Vietnam’s biggest ever commercial aviation deal as VietJet, the country’s...

    22. May 22, 2016

      US wields biggest stick in trade dumping fight

      The US has overtaken India as the leading user of anti-dumping and other trade defence cases, with China and its steel...

    23. May 19, 2016

      Obama fights back against Trump over US trade deals

      Donald Trump may want to start a trade war with China, but first he is going to have to get through another battle —...

    24. May 19, 2016

      Pacific Rim trade deal would barely nudge US growth, says report

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal being touted by US President Barack Obama would add just 0.15 per cent annually to...

    25. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Trans-Pacific pact would barely nudge US growth - ITC

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal being touted by US President Barack Obama would add just 0.15 per cent to US...

    26. May 18, 2016

      US paves way to raise duties on Chinese steel

      The US has paved the way for the imposition of duties of as much as 500 per cent on Chinese cold-rolled steel, used to...

    27. May 18, 2016

      FT survey shows US business balks at backing Trump

      Lobby groups representing nearly 100,000 US companies would prefer Hillary Clinton in the White House over Donald Trump...

    28. May 16, 2016

      The TTIP has missed its political moment

      When US President Barack Obama landed in Germany in April he had one major economic goal on his mind: to inject more...

    29. May 16, 2016

      Globalisation of drugs manufacturing raises concerns over quality

      When the US Department of Justice imposed a $500m fine on Ranbaxy, the Indian medicines producer, in 2013, it...

    30. May 15, 2016

      Donald Trump tests strong US dollar mantra

      Donald Trump has drawn scorn from economists for his threats to launch a trade war with China and to renegotiate the...

    31. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Crude prices rise as US oil inventories drop

      Crude prices on both sides of the Atlantic climbed on Wednesday after a government report showed US oil stocks...

    32. May 10, 2016

      CMA CGM pulls mega-cargo ship from US-Asia route

      The largest container ship ever to call at US ports is to stop operating services between Asia and the US west coast...

    33. May 10, 2016

      US and China skirmish as trade clash looms

      Donald Trump may be threatening to start a trade war with China, but it is becoming clear that the US and its...

    34. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets weigh payrolls, oil, China trade

      US jobs and oil are front of mind for traders this morning, after some weak US labour market figures prompted some...

    35. Gavyn Davies

      May 8, 2016

      When secular stagnation meets protection

      One of the surprises of the Great Recession period since 2008 has been that global protection against free trade has...

    36. May 6, 2016

      Investment focus: US presidential election

      The spectre of Donald Trump winning the US presidency this year looms larger with every victory in the race for the...

    37. April 29, 2016

      US adds China, Germany and Japan to new currency watchlist

      The US Treasury has placed China, Germany and Japan on a new currency watchlist, warning that all three faced extra...

    38. April 29, 2016

      Trump or Clinton? What would they mean for investors?

      The misplaced fears of early recession in February have given way to a better mood, as I hoped would happen. The...

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