• Rein: Obama Is Provoking China Into a Trade War Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 9:12 PM ET

    President Obama's recent hard line against China could lead to a trade war.

  • A Chinese worker walks near the solar modules of a newly installed 100MW photovoltaic on-grid power project in Dunhuang of China's northwest Gansu Province.

    Chinese solar panel makers plan to shift some of their production to South Korea, Taiwan and the United States in hopes of defusing a trade case pending against them in Washington, according to industry executives. The New York Times reports.

  • Tough Decisions Face China as Global Woes Grow Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | 10:25 PM ET
    Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    As global growth worries are coming to a head, China's policymakers are increasingly facing a tough choice: whether to get serious about ending their long-reliance on exports to power gross domestic product (GDP).

  • China Construction Bank to Open Subsidiary in Brazil Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | 9:00 PM ET

    China Construction Bank is in talks to buy a bank in Brazil amid plans to open a subsidiary in Latin America’s biggest economy, according to officials and people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • U.S. Business Activity in Iraq Picks Up Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 2:02 PM ET
    Flag of Iraq

    With Iraq continuing to recover after years of war, American firms are increasingly looking to tap the country’s vast business potential.

  • British Pound Could Take a Pounding: Strategist Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:36 PM ET
    Tower Bridge and City of London financial district

    The crisis in Europe means tough times ahead for the British pound, this strategist says.

  • Euro Slips, Eastern European Currencies Feel Its Pain Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    Bank of England goes downbeat, and Eastern European currencies get punished - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Politics Not a Factor in Political Memorabilia Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 12:20 PM ET
    Dewey defeats Truman authentic newspaper

    While campaign and presidential mementos may be only a hobby for some, they also represent a real investment for many political junkies and even for those not drawn by political sentiment.

  • Wholesale Inventories See First Drop Since Late 2009 Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 10:14 AM ET

    Wholesale businesses reduced their stockpiles in September for the first time in nearly two years, while their sales rose.

  • Buy, Sell, or Hold?     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:26 PM ET

    Fast Money Halftime Traders Pete and Jon Najarian, Optionmonster.com, share perspective on which stocks to buy, sell, or hold right now?

  • Solar Trade Case May Backfire on US Firms Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 3:04 AM ET
    Hami Solar Power Station

    Like Detroit automakers taking on the Japanese a generation ago, the seven American solar panel makers that filed a trade case on Wednesday against China might find that a legal victory, if it comes, may not translate into business success. The NYT reports.

  • Bill Daley One-on-One     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides details of his exclusive interview with President Obama's chief of staff, Bill Daley, on such topics as the newly inked trade deals with Korea, Panama and Columbia; job creation; and the Occupy Wall Street protests.

  • September Retail Sales Up     Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    The September retail numbers show that sales are up 1.1 percent, says Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management; with Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo, and Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder, who also breakdown import price data.

  • Congress passed three long-awaited free trade agreements on Wednesday, ending a political standoff that has stretched across two presidencies, the New York Times reports.

  • Euro Slips, Australian Dollar Gets a Lift Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 8:06 AM ET

    China's unhappy, Europe gets a reality check, and Australians are getting jobs - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Free Trade Agreements Pass     Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 7:43 AM ET

    Weighing in on whether the free trade agreement will export jobs overseas, with Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA).

  • US-Korea FTA Will Grow Jobs, Increase Trade     Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 7:37 PM ET

    William Craft, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade Policy and Programs at the U.S. Department of State, discusses the significance of the U.S. - S. Korea FTA.

  • Textile Makers Fight to Be Heard on South Korea Trade Pact Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    South Korea

    A proposed free trade agreement with South Korea, which the House and Senate are scheduled to consider this week, would open the American market to a manufacturing powerhouse that has its own high-technology textile industry. The New York Times reports.

  • The Safe Haven Currency You Forgot Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:31 PM ET
    Brights lights of Chuo Dori and Ginza Tokyo, Japan

    The circus in Europe has certainly been absorbing. But while you weren't looking, these strategists say the Japanese yen has gotten cheap.

  • The direct financial impact of the euro zone debt crisis will be felt in Asia as trading volumes on financial markets fade, just as they have in the west. When markets are as jittery as they are now, it seems geographic diversification counts for little. The FT reports.