Cecilia Malmstrom, the EU’s top trade official, will next week meet senior US officials to discuss the tariff issue. Photograph: Getty

Brussels has kicked off the process of applying retaliation measures against the United States over its planned steel and aluminium tariffs, in case t(...)

The Border issue is showing no signs of going away. Photograph: PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in Westminster has done its work and held its hearings and has come to the same conclusion as all the economic (...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde warned that the economic impact of US import tariffs would be serious if other countries respond with their own barriers. Photograph: Reuters

The European Union warned US president Donald Trump of a “firm” response should he trigger tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium, highlighting the pr(...)

US President Donald Trump  has said he would introduce a 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminium imports, raising the prospect of a global trade war including with the EU.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Department of Business has expressed concerns about the impact of Donald Trump’s plans to impose large tariffs on steel and aluminium imports on I(...)

Trade union members protest against Donald Trump’s import tariff on Brazilian steel outside the US consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

Will US president Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium be a temporary distraction or the start of something more serious? Swings on Wall Stre(...)

An employee cuts into an aluminium roll at the Constellium factory in the eastern French city of Biesheim. Major steel and aluminium producing states condemned US president Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on the industry. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

The announcement by President Donald Trump of tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium into the US is a worrying development. In what amounts to a pr(...)

Tariff decision: Donald Trump with American steel and aluminium executives at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

What has Donald Trump done now? He has announced that the United States plans to impose tariffs – taxes designed to protect domestic producers – on i(...)

US president Donald Trump listens during a meeting with steel and aluminium executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump doubled-down on his promise to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports coming into the United States, claiming t(...)

Steel is loaded at a plant of German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, Germany. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

The European Union’s trade chief on Friday warned of possible retaliation if US president Donald Trump’s plans to impose hefty tariffs on imported ste(...)

Cost of Brexit: Copenhagen Economics estimates that the UK’s departure from the EU will cause the value of output from key parts of the agrifood sector to fall between 10 and 20 per cent by 2030. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Debate here about Brexit so far has focused on the Irish Border. Copenhagen Economics’ report for the Government demonstrates that a lot more than thi(...)

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