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  • Globalization Gets Complicated Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Political and business leaders invited to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week will sift through the blessings and curses of global interdependence that not only brought the world’s economies to a collective low three years ago but also provide the only realistic return to prosperity

  • Green Grows Limited Leaders Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Solar plant in Lucainena de las Torres, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain

    Global leadership in the sector is still fragmented—the U.S. China, Brazil and Israel can all lay claim in certain fields—but there's no doubt the sector’s center of gravity is moving slowly from the developed economies to the emerging markets.

  • A Continental Shift In Latin America Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

  • Say Goodbye To New Normal Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange

    The catchy and no doubt memorable phrase coined by Pimco boss Bill Gross amid the financial crisis is rapidly disappearing from Wall Street’s lexicon—and probably Davos' as well.

  • Tech Assuming A Global Shape Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
    Chinese students play online computer games at an internet cafe in Hangzhou.

    As demand for technology rises in the larger emerging markets, U.S.-based companies will find both more opportunities and competition for their products overseas.

  • Davos and the World Economy Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    See if you could your own at the meeting of economic, business and political leaders.

  • Pershing, Vornado To Take Seats on J.C. Penney Board Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 6:30 AM ET
    J.C. Penney

    J.C. Penney plans to give board seats to the hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management and Vornado Realty Trust, months after the two investors purchased big stakes in the retailer, people with direct knowledge of the matter told DealBook on Sunday, the New York Times reports.

  • Send the Ultimate Message to China Friday, 21 Jan 2011 | 4:21 PM ET

    A number of people, myself included, have looked to Ronald Reagan’s Cold War triumph over the Soviet Union as a possible solution to Red China’s rising arrogance. Times are different today. But Reagan argued forcefully that domestic economic growth is the best weapon against foreign threats.

  • US Companies Winning Big From Better China Relations Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    Boeing 777 Freighter

    Despite the public relations reality of the China-US trade deals,  the $45 billion is real money, and some high-profile companies are now a lot better positioned in China than they were a week ago.

  • The Euro Zone's Hidden Powerhouse Thursday, 20 Jan 2011 | 6:45 AM ET

    German gross domestic product will likely rise 3 percent in 2011, according to economists at Capital Economics. But their pick for next-strongest euro-zone economy tends to fly under the radar.

  • China Needs to Ease Trade, Investing Barriers: Coke CEO Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 8:21 PM ET

    The Chinese need to “do a lot to ease restrictions on trade and investing,” Mudhar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Who Says China Grows at Others' Expense? Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 4:04 AM ET

    Despite criticism that it grows by keeping its currency weak to boost exports, China is actually increasing its domestic consumption very fast, Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, told CNBC.

  • Busch: Trade Goldilocks — Canada, US Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 11:03 AM ET
    Trade

    Today, China, Canada and the US all released their monthly trade data and there were some surprises.

  • Morici: Trade Deficit, Ailing Banks Threaten Recovery Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 3:53 PM ET

    Friday, analysts expect the Commerce Department to report the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $44.0 billion in October or 3.6 percent of GDP. The trade deficit and crippled regional banks starve U.S. businesses of the customers and capital needed to create jobs and fire up growth.

  • On Friday, the Obama administration announced that it had reached a free trade deal with the South Korean government in Seoul. Trade organizations for both the automakers and meat growers chimed in with support for the pact. But Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat, has said he is "deeply disappointed" with the agreement. It's not clear whether Baucus will attempt to block the treaty from being approved in the Senate.

  • 5 Questions with Li & Fung President Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 10:47 PM ET
    Bruce Rockowitz, president of Li & Fung

    Bruce Rockowitz, president of Li & Fung, the world's largest supplier of goods to U.S. retailers like Wal-Mart, shares his thoughts on the lessons learned during the Asian Financial Crisis and why China should not be feared.

  • Chinese policy makers are striving to curb inflation, but their approach carries risks. For one thing, their plan flies in the face of steps the U.S. has been urging. The NYT reports.

  • Currency Fight With China Divides US Businesses Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 8:10 PM ET
    Chinese Yuan and US Dollar

    American businesses that import Chinese goods face higher prices, but exporters are predicting sales growth. The NYT reports.

  • Liesman: G20 Showed America's Global Weakness Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    A man walks in front of a screen showing flags of the participating nations for the upcoming G20 Summit at its venue in Seoul on November 4, 2010.

    When the G-20 summit ended, attention focused on American global weakness rather than American global power, with no free trade agreement and intense criticism of recent action by the Federal Reserve,

  • Farrell: G20 is Now the G19 Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 9:55 AM ET

    After a thorough drubbing in the midterm elections, President Obama turned his attention to the G20 meeting in South Korea where the United States has always held sway.