*Japan posts record trade deficit, hits yen. *Unrest in Ukraine likely to limit safe-haven yen's losses. NEW YORK, April 21- The dollar rose to a two-week high against the yen on Monday after Japan posted a record trade deficit in the fiscal year ended in March, though tensions in Ukraine were likely to limit losses on the safe-haven Japanese currency.» Read More
Gary Schlossberg, Chief Economist, Wells Capital Management says that European banks account for a disproportionate share of global trade credit, and the current credit squeeze in Europe is affecting global trade.
Johnson Leung, Head of Asia Transport Equity Research at Jefferies says the outlook for dry bulk shippers is grim given China's slowing construction activity.
Greece might be in economic crisis mode and getting productivity levels up might take time, but there are signs of improvement according to one economist.
I am lucky enough to have met some bright and extremely patriotic Greeks who fully admit their country needs a radical overhaul. It’s these people Greece needs to help rebuild their broken state but these are very often the most mobile of people.
The global shipping industry has been treading water during the global economic slowdown but in the last 12 months the Baltic Dry Index, which measures the haulage costs of freight, has dropped around 40 percent.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on April's inventory numbers.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the economic data on the international trade numbers.
Scott Redler, Chief Strategic Officer, T3live.com says signs are pointing to a hard landing in China, but the nation is not the biggest worry of investors at the moment. All eyes are on Europe and what happens there over the next few months.
The likelihood of Greece raising more funds through its privatization efforts this year is “very low,” the CEO of the Greek privatization program said on Tuesday.
Simon Ho, Executive Director at Triple 3 Partners is betting on treasury yields to rise. He recommends the TLT seagull trade, which takes advantage of what he sees as an overvalued bond market.
The Fast Money traders discuss how an increase in new vehicle sales year-over-year could positively impact AutoNation.
The economic crisis is leading to unexpected opportunities for some, Lars Thunnell, CEO of the International Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the World Bank, told CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange.”
"I think ASEAN regional integration is an extremely serious, well managed process with the necessary degree of both progressivity and consistency. If you look at the world at large there are three integration processes that are really moving forward ASEAN, East Africa and Central America," Pascal Lamy, director-general of the WTO, told CNBC.
The EU is poised to launch one of its biggest trade cases against China in a generation after telling member states it has compiled firm evidence that Beijing’s telecommunications equipment companies have benefited from illegal state subsidies. The FT reports.
The European Union on Friday launched a challenge against Argentina's import restrictions at the World Trade Organization, calling the Latin American country's trading and investment system "protectionist and nationalistic."
European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht told CNBC that Argentina's actions have resulted in uncertainty whether an import license will be issued or not.
China stocks are set for more rangebound trading on Friday, as investors continued to grapple with global and domestic economic uncertainties.
The world has "hopefully" gotten through the worst in terms of what some analysts have called "currency wars," according to Chad P. Bown, senior economist at the World Bank's Development Research Group, Trade and International Integration.
Pascal Lamy, the World Trade Organization's Director General, told CNBC on Monday that in his opinion Asian banks have stepped in to fill the gap left by European banks in the trade finance market.
The situation in the euro zone has become so bleak that it is giving rise to rumors the euro will be tied to the dollar at close to parity, a dramatic fall, which would have severe implications for the US and China. The Financial Times reports.