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    1. March 3, 2015

      Obama seeks reboot of China cyber laws

      US President Barack Obama has lashed out at new Chinese cyber security regulations, elevating the increasingly contentious...

    2. February 19, 2015

      Hapag-Lloyd sailings cancelled into May as slowdown drags on

      One of the world’s largest shipping lines has cancelled most sailings from Asia to the US west coast for the next three...

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    1. The Future of Nafta

      Nafta, the pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico, signed 20 years ago, set...
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      With elections to the European Parliament in the offing, the mainstream parties are un...
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    1. February 19, 2015

      US farmers forecast to plant less

      US farmers will plant less land with major crops this year as grain and oilseed prices grind lower, the US government said....

    2. February 17, 2015

      Unbalanced hopes for the world economy

      why is the dollar so strong? It has soared 25 per cent on a real trade-weighted basis in the past four years, evoking...

    3. February 12, 2015

      Q&A: US challenges China export subsidies

      The latest trade spat between the US and China is over what Washington says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for...

    4. February 11, 2015

      US west coast ports face 4-day shutdown

      Port employers on the US west coast are to halt vessel loading and unloading for four of the five next days, as the...

    5. February 11, 2015

      US challenges ‘illegal’ Chinese export subsidies

      The US has launched a new challenge to what it says are illegal Chinese export subsidies for sectors ranging from...

    6. FT Alphaville

      February 10, 2015

      What's driving the Canadian peso?

      Canada is a large, diversified economy in which commodity extraction plays a (relatively) small role. Yet historically its...

    7. February 10, 2015

      US Congress threatens trade deals with currency debate

      We have seen this film before. The US Congress is threatening a trade war to punish “currency manipulators”, those it deems...

    8. February 10, 2015

      US bill would tax ‘currency manipulators’

      Foreign products from places such as China and Japan will be subject to punitive US import taxes if their governments are...

    9. February 9, 2015

      US coal: at the top, looking down

      Being ranked first is a glorious feeling. Falling to second, as the US coal industry is discovering, is altogether more...

    10. February 9, 2015

      Obama to raise trade talk concerns with Merkel

      US President Barack Obama is expected to raise concerns about the pace of trans-Atlantic trade talks with Angela Merkel when...

    11. February 8, 2015

      Uncertainty for US west coast ports after two-day stoppage

      Customers of US west coast ports face the most uncertain week of a months-long stand-off between unions and employers after...

    12. February 6, 2015

      British tastebuds caught in crossfire of chocolate war

      Chocolate from the UK has long been a source of comfort for homesick British expatriates in America. But now Brits living in...

    13. February 5, 2015

      Costly lockout looms on US ports

      The US economy could lose $2bn a day in economic activity during a work stoppage at west coast ports, retailers have warned...

    14. February 4, 2015

      Strong dollar revives old currency angst

      When Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, sits down on Thursday to brief the august members of the Senate finance committee...

    15. February 4, 2015

      Toyota heads for record profit on cost-cutting and yen weakness

      Toyota has raised its target for full-year earnings after surging demand in the US eclipsed flagging sales in three of its...

    16. February 3, 2015

      Petitioners’ fears over EU-US trade deal well-grounded

      More than 1m people in Europe have signed petitions against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. In Britain,...

    17. February 2, 2015

      US trade chief Mike Froman sees prize within reach

      If all goes to plan in the coming months, Mike Froman, US trade representative, is set to land arguably the biggest prize in...

    18. February 1, 2015

      The perils of a strong US dollar

      First things first. We are not about to replay the 1930s. The world’s big economies are not deliberately indulging in...

    19. February 1, 2015

      Weak global economy worries US officials

      For decades, Texas-based Air Tractor has built agricultural planes to battle forest fires and spray crops, selling many of...

    20. January 28, 2015

      Oil slips as US inventories increase

      Oil prices fell after US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 8.9m barrels from the previous week to 406.7m barrels...

    21. January 28, 2015

      German fear of tribunals threatens EU-US trade deal

      The red-brick neo-Gothic villas on Hamburg’s waterfront are a vivid reminder of the prosperity that maritime trade has...

    22. January 27, 2015

      Delivering on the Obama and Modi ‘bromance’

      Let us not be too excited about the nuclear “breakthrough” between Barack Obama and Narendra Modi. The deal aims to cap the...

    23. January 27, 2015

      US trade chief says Pacific deal is close

      An ambitious Pacific Rim trade pact between the US, Japan and 10 other economies is nearing completion, the top US trade...

    24. January 26, 2015

      A calm moment in a stormy US-India marriage

      It was 15 years ago that US president Bill Clinton came to India on a five day, five city trip that felt like a new dawn in...

    25. beyondbrics

      January 26, 2015

      Guest post: India / US bilateral investment treaty will be no easy ride

      By Kavaljit Singh of Madhyam It’s official: India and the US will resume negotiations on a high-standard bilateral...

    26. January 25, 2015

      Obama’s savvy bet on India’s rise

      With the big exception of India, all the Brics economies are slowing. For the first time since China’s cultural revolution,...

    27. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Businesses rally support for transatlantic trade deal

      Business executives are rallying support in Davos for a controversial transatlantic trade deal after being caught on the hop...

    28. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      US shale revolution must force Davos energy rethink

      This guest post is from the co-authors of UBS’s white paper for the WEF meeting 2015 in Davos, which started on Wednesday. ...

    29. January 22, 2015

      Obama and Modi bury hatchet to strengthen US-India ties

      Barack Obama and Narendra Modi — one a former lawyer, the other a former tea-seller, both consummate politicians — seem to...

    30. January 18, 2015

      Obama steps up battle to win fast-track trade deal authority

      Barack Obama drew raucous cheers from the left of his Democratic party and powerful unions when the then presidential...

    31. January 18, 2015

      Irish beef farmers eye stake in lucrative US market

      Standing inside one of the sheds that are the winter homes for his 550-strong herd of Limousins and Belgian Blues, Robin...

    32. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    33. January 18, 2015

      Carmakers face fresh China import threat

      Multinational carmakers already under pressure from Chinese regulators and dealers face a new challenge in the world’s...

    34. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2015

      The one chart bull case for US stocks

      There is a ripost to our one chart bear case for US stocks. The latter was an eye catcher from Jeffrey Gundlach, showing...

    35. January 13, 2015

      Public backlash threatens EU trade deal with the US

      The EU has been hit by a stinging public backlash against its landmark trade deal with the US, making it increasingly...

    36. January 8, 2015

      Obama must grasp the chance for deals on trade

      A year ago President Barack Obama called on the US Congress to give him fast track authority to negotiate big trade deals in...

    37. January 8, 2015

      US export economy fails to import jobs

      This month, brace yourself to hear plenty of rhetoric coming out of Washington about “exports” and “jobs”. As a new...

    38. January 7, 2015

      US export code adds to bearish oil outlook

      As excess supply chokes the world oil market, another serving of hydrocarbons is on the way. The US last week published...

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