*Feb trade balance- $23 bln, vs f'cast of+ $14.5 bln. BEIJING, March 8- China's exports unexpectedly tumbled in February, swinging the trade balance into deficit and adding to fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy despite the Lunar New Year holidays being blamed for the slide.» Read More
Total sales at U.S. retailers edged down 0.1 percent in July on another big drop in auto sales, as consumers strain to keep up spending amid rising prices.
An August poll of fund managers showed a shift in favor of U.S. assets with a more positive attitude towards the dollar.
The U.S. trade deficit shrank unexpectedly in June, as the weak U.S. dollar helped push exports higher and overpowered the effect of record-high prices for imported oil, a Commerce Department report showed on Tuesday.
China's economic growth is expected to stabilize in the third quarter, helped by a shift of government policy towards sustaining growth, a major government research institute said on Friday.
Beijing’s ‘Green’ Olympics are going to be one of the most smog-ridden Games ever but this offers tremendous opportunities for clean technology suppliers, where American firms excel.
Talks to rescue a global trade deal got another boost on Sunday with progress towards settling a row over bananas and other long-standing disputes, but concerns grew about China's openness to imports.
A latest round of talks to salvage a global trade deal made "some progress" on Thursday, ministers said but officials said the mood behind closed doors was somber.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak sacked three ministers on Monday in his first cabinet reshuffle, trying to restore support for his four-month-old government embattled over an unpopular U.S. beef import deal.
Malaysian exports in May jumped 22 percent from a year earlier to a record high, far exceeding market expectations, thanks to high shipments of crude, palm oil and electronics.
Australia's trade deficit came in much as expected in May, but April's shortfall was revised to show the first surplus since 2002 thanks to huge price increases for the country's iron ore exports.
Australia's central bank held interest rates steady at a decade high on Tuesday, citing growing evidence that past hikes were working to cool demand and curb inflation in the long run.
Militant protesters blocked trucks from leaving warehouses for a second day on Friday as South Korea resumed quarantine checks on U.S. beef imports, moving to bring the product to market for the first time in nine months.
I'm hearing that a very large energy trader--one of largest, actually--took a huge short position yesterday in two oil ETFS--Energy Select Sector SPDR and Oil Service HOLDRs and he's added to those shorts as this market sells off this morning.
South Korea will allow the resumption of U.S. beef imports starting Thursday under new quarantine rules that will exclude meat from cattle older than 30 months old, the president's ruling party said on Wednesday.
The United States and South Korea on Thursday concluded negotiations over a recent deal to reopen the Asian nation's market to U.S. beef exports, signaling they were close to a breakthrough.
Agreement can be reached by the end of this year on Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), but rows over the trade in meat and timber need to be resolved, the European Union's trade chief said.
U.S. and South Korean trade officials pressed ahead with negotiations that Seoul hopes will result in new limits to a recent deal to reopen South Korea's market to U.S. beef exports.
The euro zone unexpectedly swung to a trade surplus in April from a deficit in March, data showed on Tuesday, as the region's strong currency failed to subdue exports and imports expanded quickly.
Australia's central bank concluded that interest rates were high enough to cool the economy and restrain inflation, at its June policy meeting, minutes showed on Tuesday, though the board stood ready to tighten further should demand not slow as expected.
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.