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      Germany drops opposition to EU trade deal with Canada

      Germany has dropped its opposition to an EU trade deal with Canada despite continuing concerns over the inclusion of...

    2. November 23, 2014

      Opec share of US oil imports at 30-year low

      The share of US imports of crude oil from Opec nations are at their lowest level in almost 30 years, underlining the impact...

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    1. November 23, 2014

      Europe-US trade talks delay upsets Italy

      Italy has sounded the alarm over the pace of Europe’s landmark trade negotiations with the US, warning that they are in...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Failure to reach a nuclear deal will drive Iran into Russia’s arms

      Tehran and Moscow, facing similar political and economic pressures from the west, have developed strong ties since the...

    3. November 16, 2014

      Cameron rejects claims that EU-US trade deal is threat to NHS

      David Cameron dismissed as “nonsense” claims that a transatlantic trade deal could lead to the National Health Service...

    4. beyondbrics

      November 15, 2014

      Guest post: US / India food deal and the WTO

      By Kavaljit Singh of Madhyam After months of stalemate, India and the US have agreed to resolve their differences over food...

    5. November 13, 2014

      US and India end WTO stand-off

      India and the US have ended their stand-off at the World Trade Organisation over New Delhi’s vast food security programme,...

    6. November 11, 2014

      Irrational fear risks depriving Europe of the benefits of trade

      The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership now being hammered out between the US and the EU is shaping up to be one...

    7. November 11, 2014

      China and US look to the future with IT trade agreement

      China and the US on Tuesday reached an agreement that paves the way for the slashing of tariffs globally on high-tech goods...

    8. November 10, 2014

      Obama calls on China to open up internet and reform labour laws

      Barack Obama, US president, threw down a challenge to his Chinese hosts at a speech at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation...

    9. November 10, 2014

      Obama presses for Pacific Rim trade deal

      US President Barack Obama has urged the leaders of Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim economies to help him overcome the few...

    10. November 9, 2014

      Obama and Xi seek to bridge strategic divide

      Barack Obama and Xi Jinping will meet in Beijing at the Apec leaders’ gathering, at a time when their careers are on very...

    11. November 8, 2014

      China trade area plans meet Apec resistance

      The US successfully staved off China’s efforts to accelerate the creation of a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific on...

    12. November 7, 2014

      Barack Obama pressed to include currency in Pacific trade deal

      The Obama administration faces pressure to include currency provisions in a new Pacific Rim trade pact, with Republicans and...

    13. November 7, 2014

      Obama seeks political solace in Asia after election losses

      Still licking his wounds from Tuesday’s electoral drubbing, Barack Obama travels to Asia on Saturday for an eight-day trip...

    14. FT Data

      November 7, 2014

      Datawatch: US petroleum imports

      Despite a 40-year ban on crude oil exports the US energy trade balance has steadily improved over the past few years as...

    15. November 5, 2014

      Dollar needs export revival to power rally

      The prospect of Washington becoming less politically gridlocked after the midterm elections has cheered the dollar and been...

    16. November 5, 2014

      Republicans nominate trade as area of co-operation with Obama

      Senior Republicans have vowed to work with the Obama administration on trade in the wake of sweeping election victories for...

    17. October 27, 2014

      Transatlantic trade negotiators should own up to their ambition

      American cars have bigger bumpers than European ones. That may sound like a trivial detail but it, and others like it, have...

    18. October 27, 2014

      Pacific Rim ministers positive after trade talks

      Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries said on Monday that they had made “significant progress” in advancing a...

    19. October 23, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker plays with future of EU-US trade deal

      Jean-Claude Juncker has secured parliamentary support for his European Commission, but the president has sent an odd signal...

    20. October 23, 2014

      Mexico warns US of retaliation in sugar war

      “All hell will break loose” if the US triggers anti-dumping duties on Mexican sugar in the coming days, Mexico’s economy...

    21. October 22, 2014

      Canada accuses US of protectionism

      Canada has criticised the growing number of US “Buy America” policies that require state and federal government contracts to...

    22. October 21, 2014

      China steel exports disrupt markets

      China’s leaders want to move the world’s second-largest economy away from exports. Yet, for its steelmakers, this is turning...

    23. October 20, 2014

      US trade agenda awaits midterm elections

      If Republicans seize control of the Senate in next month’s midterm elections, it would be bad news politically for Barack...

    24. October 20, 2014

      ExIm warns US of export risk from China

      US companies risk losing out in the global export battle as a proliferation of Beijing-based development banks boosts...

    25. October 19, 2014

      Orrick to open first African office in Ivory Coast

      With the world’s scrutiny trained on west Africa as the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak, now might not seem the most...

    26. October 19, 2014

      US craft beers hit the spot among British real-ale fans

      US beers, according to the stereotype, are weak, tasteless and suitable for drinking only when all other options have dried...

    27. October 15, 2014

      Oil prices: Saudi slick measures

      In April 1986, US jets bombed Libya, George Michael’s “A Different Corner” topped British pop music charts, and Chernobyl’s...

    28. October 14, 2014

      WTO sides with US in Indian poultry fight

      The World Trade Organisation handed the US a victory over India on Tuesday, ruling that a 2007 Indian ban on imports of US...

    29. October 10, 2014

      Harder push for trade deals needed to spur global growth

      As the International Monetary Fund and World Bank convene their annual meetings today, we face an uncertain global economic...

    30. October 10, 2014

      US accuses Japan of jeopardising trade pact

      The top US trade official has accused Japan of not living up to its promises and putting both its own promised structural...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      America's craven capitulation in the WTO

      Two behemoths of the global economy finally reach a deal to resolve a trade dispute that has rumbled on for a decade. Good...

    32. October 7, 2014

      Cheap natural gas lifts US manufacturing

      Cheap natural gas has delivered a significant boost to US manufacturing exports, the International Monetary Fund has found....

    33. October 6, 2014

      Trade deals: Toxic talks

      Australia’s insistence that cigarettes be sold in drab olive packaging with warning labels featuring tar-stained lungs and...

    34. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Victim of shale revolution, Nigeria stops exporting oil to US

      Nigeria has become the first country to completely stop selling oil to the US due to the impact of the shale revolution – an...

    35. October 1, 2014

      US and Brazil reach accord on cotton subsidies

      The US and Brazil agreed on Wednesday to resolve a decade-long feud over cotton subsidies, marking an end to one of the...

    36. September 29, 2014

      Arbitration may be dropped from EU-US trade deal, says Malmström

      The EU’s incoming trade chief on Monday raised the possibility that controversial investor protections which she described...

    37. September 29, 2014

      US poised to become world’s leading liquid petroleum producer

      The US is overtaking Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum, in a sign of how its booming...

    38. September 28, 2014

      The Modi reset to US-India relations

      Since the turn of this century US diplomats have invested grand ambitions in the promise of a “natural alliance” with a...

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