trade

A US-UK free trade agreement will bring benefits on both sides of the Atlantic

30 November 2019 9:00 am

A free trade agreement with the US will bring benefits on both sides of the Atlantic, says Matthew Lynn

Man’s first instinct has always been to return to the sea

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Even before the ancient Greeks, men rejoiced in the sea as a source of food, trade, adventure, conquest and plunder, Horatio Clare discovers

Why Britain, like Iceland, will thrive outside the EU

24 August 2019 9:00 am

The UK should become a temporary member of the EEA

Trade deals can destroy native industries – but they still boost wealth creation

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Comments by the former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers this week, claiming that Britain will come off poorly in negotiations…

Playing chicken: Trade deals with the US will make Britain stronger

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Why is it that free trade, which almost everyone agrees is good when conducted with other European countries, suddenly becomes…

Adam Smith would have approved of Trump’s trade tariffs

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Adam Smith might have approved of America’s tariffs

China is winning the new scramble for Africa. Brexit could change that

1 September 2018 9:00 am

On her tour of South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, Theresa May finally made a positive case for Brexit. For too…

How bad is the drugs problem in British jails?

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Cultured tastes Dawn Butler accused Jamie Oliver of ‘cultural appropriation’ for coming up with his own recipe for jerk rice.…

The First Opium War: The East India Company’s Nemesis and other boats destroy the Chinese war junks in Anson Bay, 7 January 1841 [Bridgeman Art Library]

Global Britain was built as a narco-empire

4 August 2018 9:00 am

China, wrote Adam Smith, is ‘one of the richest, that is, one of the most fertile, best cultivated, most industrious…

Australia’s choice: Chinese trade – or American security?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Chinese trade or American security? It may be hard to have both

Why Mark Carney’s successor is likely to be woman

26 May 2018 9:00 am

If Ben Broadbent’s Daily Telegraph interview last week was the launch of a bid for the governorship of the Bank…

I’m an optimist for trade despite the idiocies of politicians

21 April 2018 9:00 am

I’m proud to be a member of the 661-year-old Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York, having qualified…

Call this US-China tit-for-tat a trade war?

7 April 2018 9:00 am

‘Stocks plunge as China hits US goods with tariffs,’ said a headline after the long weekend, and the FTSE100 duly…

A £50 billion Brexit ‘divorce bill’ is a price worth paying

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Quitting the EU was never just about cash: most people who voted Leave were prepared for a costly, painful process

Stop playing chicken with Britain’s free-trade future

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

Petrol and diesel cars and vans to be banned in Britain from 2040

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, invited the media to take a photograph of her beginning a holiday with her…

Congratulations to Rod for predicting the election result

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Divining Rod Sir: Please congratulate Rod Liddle on being the only commentator who accurately forecast the uncertain general election result…

An early super yacht supplied with prostitutes: an artist’s impression of Caligula’s royal barge, 18th century

The allure of shipwrecks

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Daisy Dunn investigates the allure of shipwrecks – from Caligula to Damien Hirst

Britain and the EU probably will reach a trade deal. Here’s why

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Despite the bluster, both sides need one

The threat of protectionism has put world business leaders on the defensive

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Globalisation has apparently been going too fast. It is blamed for benefiting managers and owners of capital — and emerging-market…

Now we'll find out who's really serious about free trade

28 January 2017 9:00 am

After any other US election it would cause little comment that the new president had chosen the British Prime Minister…

Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has pledged to reward Britain for leaving the EU, and the signs are promising

Brexit is a revolution – and it’ll be decades before we know it’s worked

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…

Theresa May's passage to India

5 November 2016 9:00 am

When a Prime Minister flies off abroad with a few business-leaders it is seldom worthy of comment. Such trade missions…

The Brexit bounce that’s making doom-mongers look foolish

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Remainers promised instant catastrophe. It’s not happening. What are they to do now?