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  • Residents shop for local goods at one of the downtown's busy sidewalk markets in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, are the most optimistic in Asia, with almost 9 out of 10 firms expecting their businesses to improve in the third quarter of the year, while Hong Kong, whose open economy is increasingly tied to mainland China, is the most pessimistic, according to a quarterly survey conducted by Standard Chartered.

  • Brace for Worsening Slowdown Across Asia: Nomura Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:19 AM ET
    Brigade Road in Bangalore, Karnataka.

    Most Asian economies from Indonesia to India will deteriorate in the second half of the year because demand from both domestic and foreign buyers will weaken, according to Nomura. The exception is China, where monetary easing and fiscal policies are already starting to take effect and will help its economy rebound in the third quarter.

  • 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.

  • Here's What Greece's Biggest Loss Might Be Saturday, 16 Jun 2012 | 12:59 PM ET
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    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.

  • Shipping Industry Going Through Rough Seas Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    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.

  • April's Trade Deficit $50.06 Billion   Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    April's Trade Deficit $50.06 Billion

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the economic data on the international trade numbers.

  • Greek Asset Sales Won’t Raise More in 2012: CEO Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 6:17 AM ET

    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.

  • Trade of the Day: AutoNation   Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 5:55 PM ET
    Trade of the Day: AutoNation

    The Fast Money traders discuss how an increase in new vehicle sales year-over-year could positively impact AutoNation.

  • Crisis Leading to Opportunities: IFC CEO Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 7:10 AM ET

    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.”

  • WTO's Lamy: ASEAN Integration Is a Long-Term Goal   Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:30 AM ET
    WTO's Lamy: ASEAN Integration Is a Long-Term Goal

    "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.

  • Beijing Faces Brussels Action on Telecoms Aid Monday, 28 May 2012 | 3:16 AM ET
    Engineers test networking equipment at the Huawei Technologies Co. campus in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.

    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.

  • Europe Fights Argentina's 'Protectionist' Import Rules Friday, 25 May 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    Buenos Aires

    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."

  • China Stocks Seen Rangebound Amid Uncertainty Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Day traders at a local brokerage in Hong Kong

    China stocks are set for more rangebound trading on Friday, as investors continued to grapple with global and domestic economic uncertainties.

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    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.

  • No Imbalance in Trade Finance Market: WTO's Lamy Monday, 14 May 2012 | 6:15 AM ET
    Head of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy delivers his speech Tuesday Oct. 18, 2005 at the European Farmers Congress in Strasbourg, eastern France. The European Union must show flexibility in opening up its agriculture markets to imports, Lamy said. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

    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.

  • Euro Fall Would Raise Stakes for China, US Saturday, 12 May 2012 | 5:37 PM ET
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    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.

  • Santelli on the Skills Gap & Jobs   Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Santelli on the Skills Gap & Jobs

    CNBC's Rick Santelli shares perspective on open jobs that are hard to fill and the private sector's responsibility to train workers.

  • China Agrees to Measures to Ease Trade Friday, 4 May 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    Chinese and U.S. leaders said Friday that they had made important progress on a range of economic issues, with China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao saying the agreement had included “some important breakthroughs.”

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    India has diversified its exports to make up for the fall in demand from the developed world since the global financial crisis hit, and the nation remains an attractive destination for foreign investors despite controversy surrounding its recent tax legislation, India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Anand Sharma told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.