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

    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.

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    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
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    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
    Free Trade Agreements Pass

    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
    US-Korea FTA Will Grow Jobs, Increase Trade

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

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    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.

  • Rein: Get Ready for a US-China Trade War Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 7:54 PM ET
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    The last thing the world needs is a trade war between the two economic super powers.

  • Euro Lifts, Dollar Slips, China Talks Tough Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 8:25 AM ET
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    France and Germany make a promise, and China sends a warning - it's time for your FX Fix.

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    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.

  • Bernanke Attacks China Over Currency Policy Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 11:37 PM ET
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    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.

  • What Currency Investors Should be Reading Now Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:27 PM ET
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    The guest blogs are carrying some smart currency-related commentaries today. Here's a guide.

  • Australia Surprises, China Talks Tough Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 8:05 AM ET
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    Australia may cut rates, China may start a trade war, and the Greek tragedy plays on - time for your FX Fix.

  • How to Trade on China's Slowing Economy Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 5:26 PM ET
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    You can profit from China's slowdown if you know where to look. Check out this strategist's idea.

  • Bargain Basement Down Under Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:54 PM ET
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    Risk-averse investors have been bailing out of the Australian and New Zealand dollars. Time for bargain hunting, this strategist says.

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    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.

  • Safe Haven Status 'Dangerous': Czech Deputy Minister Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 1:32 AM ET
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    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.

  • Sarkozy Under Pressure From G20 Leaders Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 11:59 AM ET
    French President Nicholas Sarkozy

    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.