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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 good news is Trump’s responsiveness to market movements may prevent him from doing anything too silly.Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump’s protectionist instincts have gotten the better of him lately. How worried should investors be by the prospect of trade wars? Until last(...)

Front row, from left: Nick Corcoran of Cardinal Capital, Wilbur Ross of Wilbur Ross and Co and Nigel McDermott of Cardinal Capital. Back, from left: Jim Burr of the Carlyle Group and Jim Lockhart  of Wilbur Ross and Co. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cardinal Capital Group is planning a second €300 million property development fund, after committing almost all of a previous pot a year ahead of sche(...)

US president Donald Trump gives out pens he used to sign presidential proclamations placing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to workers from the steel and aluminium industries at the White House. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

European Union trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom vowed to press for a European Union exemption from United States tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium w(...)

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(...)

White House disarray: Trump has felt isolated, angry and ready to lash out.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

The god of giant metaphors struck on Friday. Winds of 100km/h battered Washington, DC, uprooting trees, cutting power to nearly 500,000 people and for(...)

Boeing v Bombardier: workers rally at the Canadian company’s Belfast plant, which makes CSeries wings. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In an increasingly partisan bureaucracy, the decision of the United States International Trade Commission to throw out a complaint by Boeing, the Amer(...)

France’s president  Emmanuel Macron used the world’s biggest stage to press the case for EU tax harmonisation, singling out Ireland as a country that woos overseas firms through an ultra-competitive tax regime. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Europe, for so long the sick man at the annual global elite gathering at Davos, has finally got its mojo back. On the eve of the four-day conference (...)

Davos: home to 3,000 delegates and journalists for four days. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

For global business and political leaders gathered for the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, the hassle of getting to Europe’s highes(...)

“Luddites trying to keep factories from opening.” is how Wilbur Ross, US commerce secretary, described those who fear change

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has said the rise of automation will not significantly diminish jobs in the United States, and that the country will(...)

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