MOSCOW, Dec 26- Russia will introduce a duty on wheat exports from Feb. 1, the government said, adding to other restrictions with which it is battling a rise in domestic grain prices. Russia, expected to be the world's fourth-largest wheat exporter this year, has been exporting record volumes from a large grain crop of 105 million tonnes as the rouble's plunging...» Read More
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.
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 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.
The last thing the world needs is a trade war between the two economic super powers.
France and Germany make a promise, and China sends a warning - it's time for your FX Fix.
From aviation to wheat production, a broad cohort of US industry is looking forward to the passage of US trade deals with Colombia and Panama next week.
It must be quite interesting be in Mr. Wen Jiabao’s shoes at the moment. The Premier of the globe’s second largest economy is living in a world that seems to be on the brink of a recession due to sovereign debt crisis in Europe and lack of recovery in the US.
The chairman of the US Federal Reserve has accused China of damaging prospects for a global economic recovery through its deliberate intervention in the currency market to hold down the value of the renminbi. The FT reports.
The guest blogs are carrying some smart currency-related commentaries today. Here's a guide.
Australia may cut rates, China may start a trade war, and the Greek tragedy plays on - time for your FX Fix.
You can profit from China's slowdown if you know where to look. Check out this strategist's idea.
Risk-averse investors have been bailing out of the Australian and New Zealand dollars. Time for bargain hunting, this strategist says.
Fear of another downturn in the world economy lurks behind the smiles and relaxed atmosphere; the Czech Republic is heavily reliant on exports to the euro zone, especially Germany, for its economic growth.
Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic told CNBC.com in an interview in Prague that the "safe haven" label looks rather scary for a small, open economy that needs a stable exchange rate to function properly.
The leaders of six members of the G20 group of world economic powers issued a joint open letter to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday, calling for decisive action to be taken over the eurozone debt crisis.
The $2 billion trading loss that has rocked the Swiss banking giant UBS has also cast a spotlight on a relatively unknown but increasingly profitable corner of Wall Street — Delta One desks.
CNBC's Carolin Schober has the latest update on the rogue trader at UBS who has caused the Swiss bank to lose an estimated two billion dollars.
Has a big cloud been lifted from the NYSE? Sharing how the traders are playing today's rally, with Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Equity Partners and Peter Costa, Empire Executions.
Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday offered to help Europe. But, in an unprecedented move for China, he linked the offer to a potentially onerous demand: that Europe renounce its main legal defense against low-priced Chinese exports. The NYT reports.