*Data due Wednesday Dec 18 8:50 am JST/ Tuesday Dec 17 2350 GMT. TOKYO, Dec 13- Japan's ongoing trade deficit is expected to head toward a record high in November, a Reuters poll found, a stark reminder of how severely the weak yen drives up the cost of imported fossil fuels.» Read More
This week saw a historic round of U.S.-China trade talks. What was the result? Greater Chinese pride, according to Krishna Guha, the chief U.S. economics correspondent for the Financial Times. He joined CNBC's chief Washington correspondent, John Harwood, to tell "Power Lunch" viewers what the talks produced -- and what domestic and global ripples to expect.
The U.S. and China concluded two days of high-level talks in Washington D.C. without an agreement on trade, but that may mean different things for voters and investors
The United States and China struck civil aviation and financial sector access deals but they made no headway on the divisive issue of Chinese currency reform, stoking anger on Capitol Hill.
Japanese exports to the United States in April fell from a year earlier for the first time in 27 months, but strong shipments to Asia offset the drop, helping push Japan's trade surplus up more than 50%.
The United States and China concluded two days of high-level economic talks on Wednesday with a variety of minor agreements but failed to make progress in their dispute over China's undervalued currency.
China is committed to reforming its currency exchange rate system, although the level of the yuan is not responsible for its large trade surplus, a deputy governor of the central bank of China said on Wednesday.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Tuesday the United States was impatient for forceful Chinese action to cut trade deficits but Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi said Beijing would not yield to pressure.
U.S. and Chinese officials begin day two of high-level talks in Washington.
How goes the battle against Chinese intellectual piracy? John Taylor, Hoover Institute fellow and former Treasury department undersecretary, joined James Bacchus, chairman of the global trade practice group at Greenberg Traurig, to reassure "Power Lunch" viewers that "we're making progress as we speak."
The United States and China opened a new round of high-level economic talks on Tuesday with the leader of China's delegation bluntly saying that any effort to politicize economic differences between the two nations was not acceptable.
With gasoline prices at record levels, the debate has intensified over whether gasoline companies are gouging customers at the pump or simply responding to supply and demand. “We don’t know if price gouging is occurring at the pumps as of right now," Rep. Heather Wilson, (NM-R) said on "Morning Call. "The Federal Trade Commission has no authority to investigate price gouging."
This week's U.S.-China trade talks have prompted debate about whether Washington should do more to enforce current trade laws. Two trade policy experts took opposite sides of the question on "Morning Call."
Securities regulators in China recently eased restrictions for Chinese investors in regard to investing overseas, which some market pros believe will lead to even more gains for the parabolic Chinese stock market.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi meet in Washington to discuss trade, energy, and the environment.
Mainland China is the place to be, right? Not according to Peter Stock. The president and chief investment officer of Stock Investment Management says Hong Kong is a better value -- and he thinks the mainland is a bubble slated to burst. He joined CNBC's Mark Haines to tell "Squawk on the Street" viewers which Hong Kong companies' shares are poised to jump.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Tuesday China must move faster in accelerating the flexibility of its currency and increase access to its capital markets.
The euro zone's external trade balance swung to a surplus in March from a deficit in February, showing exports were likely to have contributed to economic growth in the first quarter despite the strength of the euro.
The U.S. trade deficit with China, which hit a record $232.5 billion last year, has become a heated political target for both Democrats and Republicans, illustrating what they say are unfair, predatory Chinese trade practices.
Ahead of Tuesday’s trade talks between top U.S. and Chinese officials in Washington, D.C., experts joined “Power Lunch” to provide perspective. “This is the ‘put up or shut up’ summit,” said Peter Navarro, author of The Coming China Wars. ... Robert Scott, an international economist at the Economic Policy Institute, said the trade deficit "threatens the stability of the U.S., and the global economy.”