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Australia to fast-track trade pact in event of no-deal Brexit

Minister pours cold water on UK’s ambition to join Trans-Pacific [...]

Week ahead: Trade, Fed minutes, Walmart results

Wall St maintains gains after Trump declares border emergency

New York manufacturing gauge rises for first time in 3 months

How much could a net wealth tax bring in?

It is an untapped source of government funding that could also improve [...]

China stocks bounce back despite trade tensions with US

Beijing’s stimulus measures and Fed’s pause on interest rates spur market [...]

US-China trade war: who has the upper hand?

At look at relative advantages for Donald Trump and Xi [...]

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

Your daily briefing on the day’s news from the FT and [...]

Little progress in US-China trade talks

Teams scrambling to produce an agreement to facilitate a Xi-Trump [...]

Asia wobbles as trade talks make little progress

Weak US retail and German GDP data rattle investors worried about global [...]

The Hong Kong property bubble that won’t burst

A cooling Chinese economy has not been enough to seriously dent property [...]

Norway’s central bank chief warns on low rates

Oystein Olsen says ultra-low rates leave few options for next [...]

Improving employment rates helps tackle inequality

Countries that offer both flexible job markets and social protection tend to [...]

US and China resume talks to resolve trade impasse

The US officials argue government backing of Chinese companies distorts [...]

Leveraged loan warnings are not fear-mongering

New dangers emerging in the credit markets should not be [...]

Germany avoids slipping into recession by a whisker

Largest eurozone economy shows GDP stayed same size in fourth [...]

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

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Venezuela’s collapse eclipses post-Soviet crash

A 54% plunge in economic output exceeds previous communist [...]

Trump likely to take his time regarding auto tariffs

Decision could come months after US commerce department’s report over security [...]

China exports return to growth despite trade tensions

Rebound undercut by likely lunar new year distortions and trade [...]

Asia equities drift as US-China trade update looms

The Debt Machine: the best of your comments

FT readers give their feedback on our series about lenders outside conventional [...]

Huawei accuses US of ‘political’ campaign

Chairman says US is using ‘government machine’ against weak ‘sesame-seed [...]

Career ups and downs of Trump’s World Bank pick

David Malpass has had stints in Washington and was chief economist at Bear [...]

Swiss solutions to wealth tax conundrums

Why the levy on fortunes is as enduring as the ultra-democratic nation [...]

No-deal Brexit can still be averted, Varadkar says

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

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Wednesday, February 13

Chief Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins has suggested that Theresa May is bluffing [...]

Markets should be careful what they wish for

Investors and policymakers ought to be concerned about damaging side-effects of [...]

Asia stocks gain after Trump weighs China trade truce extension

Energy stocks rally after oil rises on Saudi minister’s comments to [...]

Tentative deal to avoid shutdown hands stocks biggest gain this month

Trump weighs extending China trade deadline

US president says he could let talks go past March 1 deadline without raising [...]

The libertarian fantasies of cryptocurrencies

Digital money needs certainlytough regulation rather than bleating in favour of [...]

Brexit a test of trade conflict trend, Carney warns

BoE governor says UK exit from EU an ‘indicator’ of pressure to reorder [...]

Dutch banker calls on ECB to pause plan to ditch stimulus

Klaas Knot’s shift in position underlines steep deterioration in eurozone [...]

Pakistan set to secure funding from Saudi Arabia and IMF

News of Mohammed bin Salman’s visit comes as minister announces progress on IMF [...]

Trump’s plan to revive US solar industry falls short

Tariffs boost new domestic investment but fail to add large number of [...]

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

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Brexit: no-deal fears fuel Irish business anxiety

Ireland stands to lose out from Brexit with some predicting recession if there is no EU-UK [...]

Argentina trails far behind Turkey in cutting external deficit

Structural differences drive two-speed recovery from currency [...]

China stocks soften as trade-talk concern lingers

Japan and Australia push higher, shrugging off weak Wall Street [...]

Watch out for China’s trade red lines as anniversaries loom

US push to ditch support for Chinese state monopolies seen as one step too [...]

Hanging your hat on a late-year turnround

Mike Mackenzie’s daily analysis of what’s moving global [...]

Canadian beef producers enjoy TPP trade boost in Japan

Surge in imports illustrates consequences of US decision to withdraw from [...]

Brexit delivers a shuddering blow to UK economic data

Figures reveal that the economy is even weaker than expected, as contraction fears [...]