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  • Japan Logs Record Trade Deficit, Recovery Seen Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    Japan logged a record trade deficit in January, government data showed on Monday, the clearest evidence to date of pain from a firm yen, a global slowdown and rising fuel imports needed to offset declining use of nuclear power.

  • The world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, appears to have cut both its oil production and export in December, according to the latest update by the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI), an official source of oil production, consumption and export data.

  • China Inks US Soy Deals, Set for Record Purchase Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 7:01 PM ET
    Soybean crop

    A Chinese trade delegation signed agreements with U.S. grain companies on Wednesday to buy 8.62 million metric tons of soybeans from the United States and will ink more deals on Thursday for a record-setting purchase topping 12 million metric tons.

  • US Auto Industry Made Stronger by Increase in Exports Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Chevrolet grille

    When you look at the surge in hiring for the auto industry in the U.S. one factor overlooked is the fact America has become a huge auto exporter.

  • Chinese shipping containers

    Friday, the Commerce Department is expected to report the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $47.8 billion in December, unchanged from November.

  • Japan Current Account Logs Biggest Fall on Record Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 7:50 PM ET

    Japan's current account surplus shrank sharply last year to its smallest in 15 years as weak exports and surging fuel imports resulted in a rare trade deficit, raising worries about the country's declining ability to fund its huge public debt with domestic savings.

  • Will the Divergence in US-Europe Growth Persist? Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 5:38 AM ET

    Euro zone and U.S. growth rates will probably diverge this year, with the euro zone contracting while U.S. growth accelerates, but U.S growth will be similar to that in the euro zone next year, Legal & General Investment Management said in a new report.

  • Shipping Shift in Savannah?     Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    The fourth largest container port in the nation wants to capitalize on the widening of the Panama Canal but needs to dredge the river deep enough to accommodate bigger ships, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Savannah's Growing Port     Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the fastest growing port in the nation with as much as 25 percent of the west coast port traffic could come east.

  • Trade Deficit Hits the Yen, Greek Troubles Hit the Euro Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 7:35 AM ET

    Japan has a trade deficit and Australia has inflation - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Short Covering Helps Euro, China Helps Aussie Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    Chinese trade data lifts currencies down under, and short covering lifts the euro from Monday's lows — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Terranova's Worst Trade of 2011: Google     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:54 PM ET

    Joe Terranova, Fast Money trader, and "Buy High, Sell Higher" author, discusses how he bungled his trade on Google, in 2011. "Always have an investment plan," he explains. "One of the greatest mistakes investors make is trading first and rationalizing the trade later."

  • DMND & Pringles Deal, Pop or Stop?     Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    Shares of Diamond Foods is up more than 8% in the last five trading sessions and there are rumors that Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn may have bought into the company, with Bill Chappell, Suntrust Robinson Humphrey.

  • Euro Slips, China and Japan Make a Deal Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

    Euro worries persist, the pound is weighed down, and the Swiss are shopping overseas - time for your FX Fix.

  • Why Sign a Japan-China Currency Pact?     Monday, 26 Dec 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    Timothy Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research, Asia, ANZ, says direct yuan-yen trade is important given recent volatility in the U.S. dollar.

  • Let's Boost Your Portfolio for the New Year!     Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 4:18 PM ET

    Sharing investment themes heading into 2012, with Stephanie Link, Research at the Street and Kate Schapiro, Sentinel Investments, including a look at how to play the energy space and basic materials.

  • China’s Domestic Workshops Struggle to Keep Pace Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 10:04 PM ET

    The Chinese Communist party’s vision for the country’s manufacturing industry does not include small family workshops  as China’s leaders want the country to stop making shoddy junk and start inventing things. The Financial Times reports.

  • How to Trade the Swedish Central Bank Meeting Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    Sweden's Riksbank will meet and reach an interest rate decision Tuesday. Here's how to get ready.

  • Oversupply Is Key Issue in Shipping Industry     Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    Andrew Chiang, Regional Head - Shipping, Offshore & Logistics at DnB NOR says long-term prospects for the shipping industry remain positive, though he is concerned about the issue of oversupply.

  • The Coming Collapse of China     Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    Gordon Chang, Author of "The Coming Collapse of China" is skeptical about China's growth and says its rising export numbers do not make sense.