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    1. December 23, 2014

      Drinks industry: Low spirits

      The Spotted Pig, a Michelin star gastropub in New York’s trendy west Village, is heaving. The walls, adorned with enough pig...

    2. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      The upcoming petrodollar bifurcation risk?

      One of the still to be appreciated side-effects of falling oil prices is a reduction in so-called petrodollar recycling by...

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    1. The World

      December 18, 2014

      Cuba and US trade: Two-minute guide to what next

      The move by US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, to announce the tentative resumption of...

    2. December 17, 2014

      Timeline: US-Cuba relations

    3. December 17, 2014

      China reopens to Syngenta corn strain

      China has approved imports of biotech corn developed by Syngenta, a senior US official said on Wednesday, after blocking the...

    4. December 17, 2014

      UK premier fights to put US-EU trade talks back on track

      David Cameron will join industry bodies and other European leaders on Thursday to demand fresh impetus in talks on a...

    5. The World

      December 17, 2014

      Cigars all round: the thaw in US-Cuba relations

      It was on February 7 1962 that John F Kennedy signed the US policy now known as the Cuban embargo into law. The day before,...

    6. December 17, 2014

      US to impose solar tariffs on China and Taiwan

      The US is to impose large import duties on solar energy equipment from China and Taiwan, as a trade dispute over green...

    7. December 16, 2014

      US-Europe trade deal stuck on launch pad

      David Cameron has called for “rocket boosters” and Angela Merkel has warned there is “no time to lose”. Across the Atlantic,...

    8. beyondbrics

      December 11, 2014

      Mexico, the US and the IMF: worst-case oil price scenarios

      You don’t have to look far to see the impact on Mexico of falling oil prices (now close to a five-year low): just take a...

    9. December 11, 2014

      Trade deal on IT teeters as China digs in

      A high-profile deal struck just weeks ago by China and the US to unlock negotiations to liberalise the trade in IT goods has...

    10. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2014

      HSBC asks: how big is China?

      When the IMF announced this year that China’s economy had overtaken the US economy at purchasing power parity, there was...

    11. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Stepping on the gas: Mexico gets new pipeline

      Mexico will be able to boost imports of cheap US shale gas by 45 per cent now that the first phase of a major new $2.5bn...

    12. November 27, 2014

      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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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