• Venezuelan Oil: More Going to China, Less to US Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 4:18 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    U.S. imports of Venezuelan oil fell 11.7 percent during the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2007, the U.S. government said Monday.

  • China Problems Crimp US Fireworks Shows Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    The U.S. fireworks business stands to lose $25 million to $30 million this year because of orders tangled up by Chinese shipping restrictions.

  • China to Raise Jet Fuel Prices 15% for Airlines Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 12:50 AM ET

    China's National Aviation Fuel Holding , the country's near-monopoly jet fuel distributor, is set to charge domestic airlines about 15% more from July 1, an industry executive said on Monday.

  • The big spender who won this year's "Power Lunch with Warren Buffett" charity auction with a record high bid of $2,110,100 is Zhao Danyang of the Hong-Kong based Pure Heart China Growth Investment Fund, according to a spokesperson for San Francisco's Glide Foundation.  I spoke with Zhao by telephone late tonight. He told me his investment philosophy is very similar to Buffett's and he has "lots of questions" to ask him.

  • Joe Alexander "Bucking" The Trend? Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 1:00 PM ET
    NBA Draft

    On Monday, I wrote about how the shoe money has dried up for this year's crop of NBA Draft picks. So much so, I'm hearing, that we might not see a single player ink a deal worth more than $2 million annually.

  • Gold Price Likely to Rise Again: Stocks Analyst Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 8:53 AM ET

    The current dip in gold prices is temporary and demand for the precious metal is likely to rise in the medium term, Ronald-Peter Stoferle, international equities analyst at Erste Bank, wrote in a market note Wednesday.

  • India, China Mint New Millionaires Faster than US Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:44 AM ET

    India and China saw bigger growth in the millionaire population last year than anywhere else, and wealth in the Asia-Pacific is expected to grow nearly 8 percent a year to 2012 despite a slowdown in the world at large, a survey showed.

  • Beijing Pollution Threatens Success of Summer Games Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:54 PM ET
    Buildings seen through thick pollution in Beijing, China.

    Visitors to this summer’s Beijing Olympics will get an immediate lesson in the environmental cost of China's break-neck economic development: the world's worst air pollution.

  • Emerging Money: Global Inflation Epidemic Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 6:47 PM ET

    Are surging food & energy prices making emerging markets too risky for investors?

  • Bunge to Scoop Up Corn Products for $4.4 Billion Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    Bunge will buy fellow agriculture company Corn Products International for $4.4 billion in stock, the companies said Monday.

  • Powering The Planet -- Editor's Introduction Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    It's all about energy, these days.   This special report, "Powering The Planet", aims to inform and educate you about the global energy challenge. Now and over the coming months, you'll find useful guides on energy sources and investments, a resource center with related links on a host of subjects, as well as an exhaustive library of videos from CNBC. Users will also be able to access a special collection of podcast videos for downloading. And speaking of taking it with you, take our customized widget, please.

  • Saudi and China Make Biggest Impact On Oil Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 4:35 PM ET
    Saudi Arabia

    Washington has been talking tough on oil prices on several fronts, calling for new trading regulations on speculators and reopening offshore oil drilling. But it's successful jawboning two of our major allies that seems to have had the biggest impact on prices this week.

  • Oil Settles Below $132 as China Raises Fuel Prices Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 6:29 PM ET
    Oil Pipeline

    Oil prices dropped sharply Thursday after China said it will raise fuel prices, a move that could dampen the booming Asian nation's oil consumption.

  • John Kilduff

    Just after the start of trading, today, it was announced that virtually all categories of transportation fuels would rise 1,000 to 1,500 Yuan per tonne. International measures of fuels are often represented in metric tonnes, as opposed to our more familiar gallons.

  • China Eastern to Fly to Taiwan From July 4 Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 9:49 PM ET

    China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines will kick off regular direct flights to Taiwan on July 4, the carriers said in separate statements late Wednesday.

  • Shippers Don't See China's Boom Ending Soon Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 10:33 AM ET

    The soaring demand for oil and steel in the developing world, particularly in China, is a huge plus for the world's ocean-shipping industry, according to executives of shipping companies Genco and Teekay.

  • Farrell: Is Corn The Next Oil When It Comes To Price? Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 8:51 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    The price of corn is up 200% the last two years and if you compared a current chart of corn and oil they overlay almost perfectly. With unusual demand from ethanol production, are we to see an extended move up in corn ?

  • Mad Mail: Mickey D's as Play on Olympics? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Also, the closest thing to a deepwater wildcatter, more praise for wind power and more.

  • Alcatel Signs $1 Billion Deal with China Mobile Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 3:54 AM ET
    Alcatel Lucent

    French telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent said it had signed a $1 billion agreement with China Mobile to provide mobile communication equipment and services.

  • US, China Sign Business Deals, Eye Investment Pact Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:55 PM ET
    China, Chinese Flag

    U.S. and Chinese companies signed 35 business deals in sectors ranging from automobiles to telecommunications on the eve of high-level trade and investment talks between the two countries.