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    1. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      US stocks follow Europe into the red

      Not the way American investors wanted to start the day. US stocks dropped almost 1 per cent after the opening bell in...

    2. February 5, 2016

      The small but serious threat of a US recession

      Could America be heading for recession? To a casual observer, it seems improbable. Since American output bounced back...

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    1. February 4, 2016

      As Pacific trade deal is signed pharma holds key to US ratification

      US President Barack Obama’s plan to get a vast Pacific Rim trade deal through Congress this year is taking flak from...

    2. January 29, 2016

      US economic growth slows to 0.7%

      The US economy barely grew in the final three months of 2015 as a strong dollar sapped exports, manufacturing sputtered...

    3. January 28, 2016

      Pistachio market faces return of ‘king of nuts’ from Iran

      It is not just the world of oil which is bracing itself for the impact of Iran’s return to the market after the recent...

    4. January 20, 2016

      First US oil tanker arrives in Europe

      The first oil tanker to sail from the US after restrictions were lifted on the country’s crude exports has arrived in...

    5. January 17, 2016

      Foreign law firms rap South Korea over new bill

      South Korea has become embroiled in a diplomatic dispute with the US and the UK over planned restrictions on foreign...

    6. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2016

      The institutional limits to the internationalisation of the RMB

      The recent inclusion of the renminbi in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights is a major victory for the People’s Bank of...

    7. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      EU trade data highlight US/Russia split

      Europe’s trade with the rest of the world grew in November 2015, compared to the previous year, Eurostat said on...

    8. January 14, 2016

      US industry weighed down by strong dollar and weak oil price

      With the US oil industry sinking and a strong dollar affecting overseas sales, Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Co is...

    9. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: a floor forms

      Asian stocks appear poised for a gain after the US stock market had its best session of 2016. The MSCI Asia Pacific...

    10. January 11, 2016

      Oil trains sidelined by deepening slump in US shale

      The amount of oil hauled on US railways has declined steeply in the past year as refineries swallow more foreign...

    11. January 10, 2016

      Cheniere Energy’s shipment turns US into gas exporter

      The Energy Atlantic, a 290-metre tanker steaming slowly through the Gulf of Mexico, is about to make history. It is...

    12. January 7, 2016

      South Africa and US resolve agricultural products trade dispute

      South Africa and the US said on Thursday they had resolved a long-running dispute over beef, pork and poultry that had...

    13. January 7, 2016

      TransCanada seeks $15bn over Keystone

      TransCanada, the company that had hoped to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the US, is seeking more...

    14. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Transcanada files suit over Keystone XL denial

      Transcanada, the company that had hoped to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the US, has said it...

    15. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      US exports take the strain of a strong dollar

      A strong US dollar may be good news for Americans travelling abroad, but there’s fresh evidence of the pain it’s...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2016

      Laying Brics: a not-so-happy future

      For much of the early 2000s, Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the Brics) were seen not just as “the engine of new...

    17. December 28, 2015

      US warns Europe over granting market economy status to China

      Washington has warned Brussels against granting China ‘market economy status’, saying the long-sought trade concession...

    18. December 21, 2015

      The Doha round finally dies a merciful death

      After a death scene so drawn-out it would have done credit to a Victorian melodrama, the curtain has finally come down...

    19. December 19, 2015

      World Trade Organisation moves on from stalled Doha round

      Trade ministers from around the world have put what may be the final nail in the coffin of the long-stalled Doha round...

    20. December 18, 2015

      Congress insists on labels for GM salmon

      It is unlikely to say “Frankenfish”, but genetically modified salmon is about to gain a label. The US Congress on...

    21. December 17, 2015

      Lifting of America’s 40-year oil export ban

      There is nothing so permanent as a temporary government programme, said Milton Friedman. Just occasionally his quip is...

    22. Tech blog

      December 17, 2015

      #techFT - Digital America's decade of reckoning

      Digitisation could mean US job losses in double-digit millions, GM insects could help protect crops, Facebook has a...

    23. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to extend post-Fed gains

      Global markets have welcomed the Federal Reserve’s decision to lift interest rates for the first time in almost a...

    24. December 16, 2015

      End of US oil export ban brings only light relief

      Washington lawmakers’ agreement to end 40-year-old restrictions on US crude oil exports provides some cheer for...

    25. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Dead cat bounce in oil prices appears to be over

      That didn’t last long. The dead cat bounce that lifted oil prices from Monday’s lows looks to be over, writes Neil...

    26. December 14, 2015

      Cheniere Energy chief executive toppled at moment of triumph

      Charif Souki has fallen at his moment of triumph. Cheniere Energy, the company he founded, is about to begin something...

    27. December 13, 2015

      Emerging markets stoical ahead of expected US rate rise

      Nervousness has taken the place of bravado as emerging market officials prepare for the US Federal Reserve to tighten...

    28. December 8, 2015

      US accuses China over aircraft tax breaks

      The US has launched a new front in its trade battles with China, accusing Beijing of giving unfair tax breaks to...

    29. December 8, 2015

      Mexico-US frontier: the facts

      • The border is long It stretches for 1,954 miles or 3,145km through arid desert, rugged hills and river valleys from...

    30. December 3, 2015

      Dollar index remains EM-free zone

      The Chinese renminbi may have been elevated to the club of global reserve currencies this week, when the International...

    31. November 27, 2015

      Italy hopes to utilise historic Iran ties with trade mission

      Italy is poised to send a large trade delegation to Iran at a time when heightened anti-US rhetoric in the Islamic...

    32. November 16, 2015

      Free Lunch: Transpacific ambivalence

      A live Free Lunch on December 2nd will feature a conversation between the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ Paul Johnson,...

    33. November 8, 2015

      US looks to TPP to reform arbitration system

      US officials are hailing a new Pacific Rim trade agreement as a vehicle to reform the opaque international arbitration...

    34. November 6, 2015

      US threatens to suspend South Africa trade privileges

      The US has threatened to suspend trade privileges for South African agricultural products under a US-Africa trade...

    35. November 5, 2015

      Breaking down 5 big sections of the TPP

      A month after they wrapped up negotiations , 12 Pacific Rim economies led by the US and Japan released the text of the...

    36. November 5, 2015

      Pacific trade zone nations make currency vow

      The US, Japan and 10 other countries joining a new Pacific Rim trade zone have pledged not to engage in currency wars...

    37. November 5, 2015

      US aluminium industry fights for its life

      As the price of aluminium plumbs depths not seen since the financial crisis one producer, majority-owned by resource...

    38. November 4, 2015

      Pacific trade deal takes aim at Chinese hacking

      Pacific Rim countries will be required to criminalise hacking attacks on companies under a new regional trade pact that...

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