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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 —...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      US trade deficit narrows to lowest in a year

      The US posted a narrower-than-expected trade deficit in March to the lowest level in more than year. An advance reading...

    23. April 25, 2016

      US shale gas producers bet Mexico is next bonanza

      Donald Trump wants a wall along Mexico’s northern border. Energy companies are perforating it with pipelines.  They are...

    24. April 25, 2016

      EU-US trade: Five reasons why a deal looks difficult

      US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday called for negotiations for a controversial new...

    25. April 22, 2016

      Obama gives powerful warning against Brexit

      Barack Obama has delivered a stinging rebuke to supporters of a British exit from the EU, saying that if the UK left...

    26. April 21, 2016

      US businesses warn of Brexit’s impact on UK investment

      More than seven out of ten US businesses in Britain that responded to a ­survey have said a British exit from the EU...

    27. April 21, 2016

      US says Britain’s EU referendum threatens transatlantic pact

      The US is concerned that Britain’s June referendum on EU membership and political problems elsewhere in Europe are...

    28. 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...

    29. April 20, 2016

      Why Trump is the natural choice for China

      Donald Trump is almost as obsessed with China as he is with building a wall and making Mexico pay for it. The...

    30. April 18, 2016

      Bill Gates hits out at protectionist rhetoric in US elections

      Microsoft founder Bill Gates has attacked Donald Trump’s brand of protectionist politics, arguing that as “the biggest...

    31. April 18, 2016

      Only economics matters in the Brexit debate

      Barack Obama’s speeches trace a picture of the world as it could be if only people had the vision and moral depth of,...

    32. April 14, 2016

      China eliminates subsidies for its exporters

      China has agreed to eliminate a wide range of subsidies for its exporters following a US complaint to the World Trade...

    33. April 11, 2016

      Cheap imports put US Steel under pressure

      The sign at the exit of US Steel’s Fairfield steelworks seeks to give those leaving a last, feel-good boost. “Our...

    34. April 10, 2016

      US Steel says EU and UK ‘negligent’ over China dumping

      The head of US Steel, the US’s biggest steelmaker, has accused the EU and UK of being “negligent” in their approach to...

    35. April 7, 2016

      US politics is closing the door on free trade

      Donald Trump wants to slap punitive tariffs on China. Hillary Clinton opposes the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership...

    36. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to slide after Wall St drop

      Renewed unease about the health of the US economy and financial markets handed Wall Street its biggest drop in a month,...

    37. April 5, 2016

      Ford’s Mexico move risks election backlash

      Ford on Tuesday reignited the smouldering US election controversy over the effects of bilateral trade agreements when...

    38. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Trade deficit drags on US Q1 growth forecasts

      Fears of a US recession may have been allayed but the latest string of data suggest that growth in the first three...

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