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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2014

    More on the US-China bilateral trade balance

    As a brief follow-up to yesterday’s post on the impact of US trade with China on US employment and incomes, we thought it...

  2. August 26, 2014

    US slaps duties on Mexican sugar imports

    Washington plans to slap duties on $1bn in sugar imports from Mexico, taking the side of its powerful domestic sweetener...

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  1. August 22, 2014

    WTO rules against Argentine import curbs

    The World Trade Organisation has added to Argentina’s woes just weeks after Buenos Aires was forced into a selective default...

  2. August 18, 2014

    Dollar stores: no knockouts

    Dollar stores “Everyone’s got a plan . . . until they get punched in the mouth,” said Mike Tyson, a noted expert on the...

  3. August 17, 2014

    US banks plan ahead for UK exit from EU

    Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans to move some London-based activities to Ireland to address concerns that...

  4. August 13, 2014

    America’s view of China is fogged by liberal ideas

    Do the events that led to the outbreak of the first world war carry lessons for the Sino-American relationship? A century...

  5. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    EM export surge reveals split in fortunes

    Emerging market (EM) economies are rebounding from an export malaise that has marred their fortunes since early 2012 and...

  6. August 7, 2014

    Russian sanctions and the west

    Since the US and its European allies ramped up sanctions on Russia last week in response to its persistent destabilisation...

  7. August 7, 2014

    Cargill fourth-quarter profits fall 12% to cap challenging year

    Cargill has reported a 12 per cent decline in fourth-quarter profits after the commodities trader was forced to book a loss...

  8. August 7, 2014

    Africa shows potential to drive global growth

    American perceptions of Africa have long been swayed by the noisiest US constituencies with a vested interest in the...

  9. August 5, 2014

    Africa hopes US will build on existing trade deal

    The factory in Maseru, capital of Lesotho, is buzzing with activity. On one side, men load box after box of ladies’ hooded...

  10. beyondbrics

    August 4, 2014

    Guest post; US should scrap trade barriers with Africa

    Nearly fifty African heads of state are due to kick off the first U.S.-Africa leaders’ summit in Washington DC today. Over...

  11. August 4, 2014

    GE warns that closing ExIm Bank would hit US-Africa trade

    A US Congress decision to close the country’s Export-Import Bank would damage American companies trying to do business in...

  12. August 3, 2014

    US-Africa oil trade wanes after shale revolution

    There used to be a joke in the oil industry that you could walk from the US to Nigeria without getting your feet wet – just...

  13. July 31, 2014

    Toscafund joins UK hedge funds in setting up US office

    Toscafund has become the latest London hedge fund to open an office in the US as the $3bn manager seeks to build on American...

  14. July 27, 2014

    Europeans urge US to push power button on trade deal

    Ask anyone in European business what the most daunting longer-term issues confronting them are and it is unlikely to take...

  15. July 23, 2014

    US crude prices gain on stocks reduction

    US oil prices moved higher on Wednesday after official data showed a further reduction in stocks at the country’s biggest...

  16. July 22, 2014

    The errors of conservatives obscure the case for trade

    Twenty years after Bill Clinton, former US president, signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, its very name chills...

  17. July 20, 2014

    Amazon: murky waters

    Remember when Amazon was mainly a bookseller? Five years ago, media accounted for more than half of the company’s revenues....

  18. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

    By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

  19. July 16, 2014

    US port strike fears hit supply chains

    Fears of a strike or lockout at the west coast ports that handle more than 40 per cent of all container imports to the US...

  20. July 15, 2014

    Energy: The indispensable country

    In the sleepy farmland of south Texas, near the ghost town of Helena, the 18 gleaming towers of ConocoPhillips’ oil...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David finds two very different interpretations of the Chinese macro data. Dan has a...

  22. 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...

  23. July 11, 2014

    Germany’s sense of betrayal takes it away from US patron

    These are tough times for Atlanticists in Berlin. Opinion polls show public trust in the US is plunging while former...

  24. July 11, 2014

    The logic behind Reynolds-Lorillard merger

    Consolidation is one of the few options left for Big Tobacco as it seeks to address its longstanding existential dilemma of...

  25. July 11, 2014

    ICE at pains to take cotton global

    Almost monthly, commodity exchanges announce plans for a new futures contract. Not all of them work. Some take forever to...

  26. July 10, 2014

    Congress nears deal on road funding

    A deal is taking shape in Congress to renew highway funding for at least a few months, as lawmakers scrambled to resolve a...

  27. July 9, 2014

    Tech sector caught in war of words over US-China spying claims

    Since May, Chinese officials have been counselling, cajoling and sometimes outright banning its state companies and...

  28. 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...

  29. July 6, 2014

    China begins to take great power role in world trade negotiations

    Ever since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the criticism from the US and other major powers has been...

  30. July 6, 2014

    US warns China over tech trade deal

    The top US trade official has warned China that a proposed bilateral investment treaty and other global negotiations could...

  31. July 2, 2014

    BNP Paribas’s record fine highlights double-edged sword for US

    With the record fine levied on BNP Paribas for evading sanctions, the US authorities have unleashed a powerful weapon to...

  32. June 26, 2014

    US business groups attack Russia sanctions

    Leading US business groups are going public with their opposition to the unilateral imposition of new sanctions by the White...

  33. June 26, 2014

    US gas push wins eastern Europe praise

    Eastern European governments have praised US lawmakers for advancing efforts to expedite American natural gas exports, as...

  34. June 25, 2014

    Pioneer and Enterprise to export light US oil

    Two Texas companies have been given permission to export very light oil from the US with only minimal processing, showing a...

  35. June 24, 2014

    Australia races to seal China trade pact

    Australia’s trade minister expects to reach a free-trade agreement with China before a rival pact championed by the US is...

  36. June 23, 2014

    Ukip’s trade policy would leave Britain isolated and vulnerable

    Say what you like about the UK Independence party, but do not call them economic isolationists. Ukip is mustard-keen on free...

  37. June 23, 2014

    Q&A: The US Export-Import Bank

    Founded by Roosevelt in the aftermath of the Great Depression in 1934, the US Export-Import Bank’s founding mission was to...

  38. June 22, 2014

    Threat to survival of US export credit agency

    Kevin McCarthy, the newly elected majority leader of the US House of Representatives, said on Sunday he was opposed to...

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