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  • Currency Signs

    Growth in advanced economies has hit a road bump and using quantitative easing (QE) measures will not help them to speed up growth, said Olivier Blanchard, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

  • US Ban on Chinese Poultry Illegal: WTO Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 11:49 AM ET

    The World Trade Organization has ruled that a U.S. ban on Chinese poultry is illegal, giving Beijing a win in the first international commerce ruling against the administration of President Barack Obama.

  • The elections will leave the Republican Party in disarray on key economic issues. Congressional Democrats won’t be able to identify potential compromises until they know what Republicans want. This will create an opening for President Obama to frame his vision for international economic policy.

  • China Imposes Steep Tariffs on US Poultry Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 3:48 AM ET
    Chickens in chicken coop.

    The poultry tariffs are another example of China’s willingness to use its economic leverage when it feels it is being challenged. The NYT reports.

  • Obama Administration Is 'Anti-Business': Jack Welch Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 9:39 AM ET
    Jack Welch

    High unemployment may last for a long time because of the sluggish economy, bad politics and advances in technology, Jack Welch, author of "Straight from the Gut," told CNBC Thursday.

  • The "Detroit of the East" Recovering Strongly Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | 3:45 AM ET

    Thailand's automobile industry is making a strong comeback following the global financial crisis, supported by robust recovery in demand.

  • US Losing Edge in Business Dynamism: Realty Developer Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 12:50 PM ET

    Of the 15 most important world economies, the United States ranks in the middle in terms of economic and business dynamism, said Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of AMB Property, an international industrial realty developer which focuses on distribution.

  • Putting A Speed Limit on High-Frequency Trading Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 12:10 PM ET

    In an effort to help prevent another stock market fall-out like the "flash crash", regulators are seeking to reign in high-frequency trading by exploring ways to slow down the rapid trading process.

  • Asian Economies Hot Again — And So Are Stock Markets Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 5:08 PM ET

    South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and others in Southeast and East Asia are benefiting from an export-driven regional boom and the lessons of a financial crisis a decade ago.

  • Barclays to Pay $298 Million in Foreign Bank Case Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:09 PM ET
    A woman leaves a branch of Barclays Bank in central London, Monday, April 23, 2007. ABN Amro NV and Barclays PLC announced Monday they have agreed to merge, in the largest cross-border combination in European banking history. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Barclays has agreed to pay $298 million over criminal allegations that it illegally engaged in financial transactions with banks in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma, the Justice Department disclosed in court papers filed Monday.

  • Major US Ports Predict Holiday Shopping Boom Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 1:05 PM ET

    If shipments into one major U.S. port are any indication, we’re in for a stellar holiday shopping season.

  • Hurdles Deter Obama's Pledge to Double Exports Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 7:45 AM ET

    Politics and the dollar are the biggest problems, but various industries identified dozens of smaller hurdles that they claim hinder trade. The NYT reports.

  • Switzerland: The Little Economy That Could Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 1:43 PM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    The Swiss economy has not only recovered from the global recession of 2009 but so far also coped well with the recent spike in an already strong currency.

  • Obama to Press for Trade Deal With South Korea Saturday, 26 Jun 2010 | 8:00 PM ET

    President Barack Obama said Saturday his administration will launch talks with South Korea aimed at resolving remaining issues blocking the completion of a South Korea free trade agreement.

  • Utilities Stocks Win in Desperate Chase For Yield Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 2:08 PM ET

    Are power stocks about to power up? Our research suggests that regulated utilities could soon outperform.

  • yuan

    China's currency announcement has the potential to boost American exports, says Fred Hochberg, President and Chairman of the US Export-Import Bank.

  • An anti-China trade sanction bill in the U.S. would be a "huge mistake", stresses Stephen Roach, chairman at Morgan Stanley, noting that it will be a bad political decision with a bad economic outcome.

  • CFTC Approves Trading Future Box-Office Receipts Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 7:08 PM ET

    Federal regulators have allowed a new online exchange to proceed to trade future box-office receipts for movies.

  • The trade deficit, along with the credit and housing bubbles, were the principal causes of the Great Recession. Now, a rising trade deficit and continued weakness among regional banks, still burdened by bad loans, threatens to stifle the emerging recovery and keep unemployment near 10 percent through 2011.

  • Farrell: Parade Day and Agreeing With Abby Cohen Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 5:03 PM ET
    Vince Farrell

    This will be a shorter note today. My hometown is going to have its annual Fireman's Parade. Local school groups and fire departments (mostly volunteers) and such proudly gather at one end of Katonah and march a few hundred yards to the other end.