• More Pain for US Borrowers as China Hangs on to Cash Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 6:28 AM ET

    China has bought more than $1 trillion of American debt, but as the global downturn has intensified, Beijing is starting to keep more of its money at home, a move that could have painful effects for American borrowers, the New York Times reported.

  • As the US Buys Less, Germany Suffers Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 4:00 AM ET

    When American consumers stop buying, companies around the world suffer — even those that do little business in the United States, the New York Times reported.

  • Busch: Global Trade "Sailing" Toward Protectionism Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | 10:20 AM ET

    As the global recession deepens, the news around the world shows how drastic the pullback hits trade between nations. The two poster children for this are China and Japan as their economies are primarily centered around exports.

  • Saudi Arabia Forced To Slash Interest Cuts By Crisis Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

    The developments show how the global financial crisis has torn through the Arab Peninsula, until recently thought immune due to massive sovereign savings and earnings from energy exports, with almost the same violence as in Europe and North America.

  • Global Markets Want Catalysts For Buying This Week Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Many financial assets across the world are looking cheap after the market ructions of the past year but investors in general have yet to rediscover the impulse to buy.

  • American, Asian Leaders Push Free Trade To End Crisis Saturday, 22 Nov 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    U.S. President George W. Bush, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and other members of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group, or APEC, said they would refrain from raising trade barriers over the next 12 months.

  • China's October Inflation Eases to 4% Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 10:09 PM ET

    China's inflation rate fell further in October, easing pressure on Beijing to contain price rises as it launches a massive stimulus package to boost slowing growth.

  • China Wholesale Inflation Slides, Rate Cut Looms Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | 10:38 PM ET
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    China's wholesale price inflation tumbled in October, clearing the way for the central bank to cut rates at any time to support a massive stimulus package aimed at shoring up the world's fourth-largest economy.

  • President-Elect Obama's Positions on Trade Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has pledged to move ahead with the Doha round of world trade talks and to work to strengthen labor and environmental protections in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • Negotiators from Taiwan and China met for their first high-level talks on the island in 60 years on Tuesday, with deals on direct flights, cargo routes and food safety expected to be signed later in the day.

  • Germany Will Remain Europe's Economic Powerhouse Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

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  • Australia Exports, Profits Reap Resource Bonanza Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 12:26 AM ET
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    Australia's current account deficit shrank by a third last quarter thanks to booming resource exports, though trade still proved a slight drag on economic growth.

  • Retail Sales Drop for First Time in 5 Months Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 10:39 AM ET

    Total sales at U.S. retailers edged down 0.1 percent in July on another big drop in auto sales, as consumers strain to keep up spending amid rising prices.

  • US Benefits From Worries About the Global Economy Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    An August poll of fund managers  showed a shift in favor of U.S. assets with a more positive attitude towards the dollar.

  • June Trade Gap Shrinks Despite Oil Price Surge Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    The U.S. trade deficit shrank unexpectedly in June, as the weak U.S. dollar helped push exports higher and overpowered the effect of record-high prices for imported oil, a Commerce Department report showed on Tuesday.

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    China's economic growth is expected to stabilize in the third quarter, helped by a shift of government policy towards sustaining growth, a major government research institute said on Friday.

  • Clean Tech Opportunities Abound Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Beijing’s ‘Green’ Olympics are going to be one of the most smog-ridden Games ever but this offers tremendous opportunities for clean technology suppliers, where American firms excel.

  • WTO Talks Boosted by Banana Row Progress Sunday, 27 Jul 2008 | 11:45 PM ET
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    Talks to rescue a global trade deal got another boost on Sunday with progress towards settling a row over bananas and other long-standing disputes, but concerns grew about China's openness to imports.

  • WTO Talks Make "Some Progress," But Mood Somber Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 10:43 PM ET

    A latest round of talks to salvage a global trade deal made "some progress" on Thursday, ministers said but officials said the mood behind closed doors was somber.

  • S.Korea President Sacks Ministers for US Beef Deal Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 3:24 AM ET
    A South Korean protester in a cow outfit holds a placard during a candlelight vigil against U.S. beef imports in front of the Seoul City Hall, South Korea, Wednesday, June 4, 2008. South Korea's opposition parties agreed Wednesday to boycott the new legislature to pressure embattled President Lee Myung-bak to renegotiate a much-criticized beef import deal with the United States. The Korean read " Oppose Import." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak sacked three ministers on Monday in his first cabinet reshuffle, trying to restore support for his four-month-old government embattled over an unpopular U.S. beef import deal.