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Alan Beattie writes Trade Secrets, a newsletter on trade and globalisation, every Monday, and an opinion column each Thursday. Based in London, he was previously the FT's international economy editor and world trade editor and has been based in Washington and Brussels. He is the author of False Economy (Penguin, 2009) and Who's In Charge Here? (Penguin, 2012).