Trade

Should Liam Fox withdraw from Saudi trade summit?
Liam Fox
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Should Liam Fox withdraw from Saudi trade summit?

UK trade secretary under mounting pressure amid growing diplomatic scandal
18 Oct 2018
Canada, US and Mexico reach deal to replace Nafta
US, Canada and Mexico agree on Nafta replacement at eleventh hour
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Canada, US and Mexico reach deal to replace Nafta

Canada signs on just hours before self-imposed midnight deadline
1 Oct 2018
Brexit: what is Plan A+ and do its numbers add up?
Jacob Rees-Mogg looks on as David Davis unveils Plan A+
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Brexit: what is Plan A+ and do its numbers add up?

Leading Brexiteers unveil post-Brexit trade plan they claim will ‘set Britain free’ as critics question the maths
25 Sep 2018
Radical right-wing US-UK post-Brexit trade plan revealed
LIam Fox greets Donald Trump during his visit to the UK in the summer
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Radical right-wing US-UK post-Brexit trade plan revealed

Think tanks linked to Trump and Liam Fox want foreign competition in NHS and regulations bonfire
19 Sep 2018
EU and Japan sign free trade deal
Donald Tusk, Shinzo Abe and Jean-Claude Junker sign the trade deal on Tuesday
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EU and Japan sign free trade deal

Both sides hope wide-ranging agreement will act as counterweight to Trump’s protectionist forces
18 Jul 2018
Brexit: why is the government favouring goods over services?
Much attention has focused on what will happen at UK ports after Brexit
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Brexit: why is the government favouring goods over services?

Business leaders write to PM urging her to protect professional services after Brexit
4 Jul 2018
Leading economists warn Donald Trump of ‘ruinous’ trade war
Donald Trump vowed to bring jobs back to the American 'rust-belt' during his presidential campaign
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Leading economists warn Donald Trump of ‘ruinous’ trade war

All those polled said tariffs would hurt far more Americans than they would help
19 Mar 2018
TPP brings 500m people into Pacific trade deal
Protesters have rallied against the Trans-Pacific Partnership for years
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TPP brings 500m people into Pacific trade deal

Despite US withdrawal, Pacific rim countries forged ahead with trade agreement
8 Mar 2018
Levi levy: EU threatens 25% tax on iconic US brands
Donald Trump talks with Harley Davidson executives at the White House in 2017
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Levi levy: EU threatens 25% tax on iconic US brands

European Commissioner for Trade says Levi jeans, Harley Davidsons and bourbon whiskey could face tariffs
6 Mar 2018
Donald Trump’s team ramps up trade war rhetoric
Donald Trump campaigned on a protectionist 'America First' platform
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Donald Trump’s team ramps up trade war rhetoric

US Commerce Secretary says ‘US troops are now coming to the ramparts’ - but denies protectionist shift
25 Jan 2018
Davos: China promises bank rescue to avert financial crisis
China has ballooning household debt
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Davos: China promises bank rescue to avert financial crisis

Lessons learned from Lehman collapse prompt ‘blanket guarantee no major institution will be allowed to fail’
24 Jan 2018
Trump prepares to sanction China as trade war escalates
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and Donald Trump
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Trump prepares to sanction China as trade war escalates

Conflict between world’s two biggest economies coming to the boil, with ‘potentially disastrous’ consequences
16 Jan 2018
Saudis and UAE form exclusive trade and military partnership
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Saudis and UAE form exclusive trade and military partnership

Kuwaitis likely to view agreement as ‘offensive’ to their efforts to unite region
5 Dec 2017
Trans-Pacific Partnership to go ahead without US
The TPP has sparked huge protests around the Pacific
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Trans-Pacific Partnership to go ahead without US

11 remaining Pacific-rim countries agree core elements to revive the controversial trade deal
13 Nov 2017
US imposes 300% import tariff on Bombardier
Flags at the Bombardier factory in Northern Ireland
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US imposes 300% import tariff on Bombardier

Chamber of Commerce rules in favour of Boeing over claims of illegal state subsidies
9 Oct 2017
Nafta negotiations begin
Mexican farmers protest against Nafta
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Nafta negotiations begin

Three-way summit gets underway between Canada, Mexico and US to renegotiate trade deal
16 Aug 2017
Theresa May defiant over Trump state visit despite outcry
Theresa May Donald Trump
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Theresa May defiant over Trump state visit despite outcry

Invite has put the Queen in a 'very difficult position', says former head of the Foreign Office
31 Jan 2017
Theresa May defiant over Trump state visit despite outcry
Theresa May Donald Trump
In Depth

Theresa May defiant over Trump state visit despite outcry

Invite has put the Queen in a 'very difficult position', says former head of the Foreign Office
31 Jan 2017
Theresa May meets Donald Trump: What the US press is saying
UK Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during the Congress of Tomorrow, Republican Member Retreat, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on January 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. British Pri
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Theresa May meets Donald Trump: What the US press is saying

She sees the US President as her 'global ace in the hole', but will their meeting deliver on the PM's hopes?
27 Jan 2017
Tom Hardy takes on the East India Company in BBC's Taboo
Tom Hardy Taboo
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Tom Hardy takes on the East India Company in BBC's Taboo

It's being portrayed as the 'biggest, baddest multinational corporation on earth', but what was the true story of the EIC?
4 Jan 2017
European markets rally after Japan's economy contracts
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European markets rally after Japan's economy contracts

'Bad news is good news' for investors who believe global markets have fallen as far as they are going to
15 Feb 2016
TPP: controversial trans-Pacific trade deal finally reached
Japan Prime-Minister Shinzo Abe
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TPP: controversial trans-Pacific trade deal finally reached

US and Japan among countries to agree largest trade pact in two decades
6 Oct 2015
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