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  • Japan's Machinery Orders Jump More Than Expected Sunday, 9 Dec 2007 | 8:50 PM ET

    Japanese core machinery orders rose more than expected in October, suggesting Japanese corporate activity remained resilient in the face of concerns over turmoil in global financial markets.

  • Japan Foreign Reserves Hit 5th Record High Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 1:44 AM ET

    Japan's foreign reserves, the world's second-largest, rose to a record $970.185 billion at the end of November, largely because lower U.S. interest rates boosted the value of U.S. bonds held in the reserves, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday.

  • Soft Capex Lowers Japan's Third-Quarter Growth Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 12:03 AM ET

    Japan's revised down third-quarter growth on Friday, surprising markets that had expected an upward revision, prompting many to suggest it might now be late next year before the Bank of Japan can raise rates.

  • South Korea Holds Rates as Global Turbulence Persists Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 9:41 PM ET

    South Korea's central bank held interest rates steady for a fourth consecutive month on Friday, brushing aside growing local inflation but mindful that  persistent financial turbulence was clouding the global economy.

  • Australia Retail Growth Slows After Spending Spree Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:06 PM ET

    Australian retail sales rose less than forecast in October as consumers cut back on household goods purchases after months of heavy spending, reinforcing expectations the central bank will keep rates on hold this week.

  • Australia Inflation Gauge Rises in November Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    Australian inflation accelerated further above the central bank's comfort zone in November as petrol prices climbed, a private survey showed on Monday, suggesting interest rates might yet have to rise further.

  • Chavez Ups The Ante Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 5:50 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    A constitutional referendum in Venezuela on Sunday is expected to significantly consolidate the power of President Hugo Chavez -- paving the way for a lifetime presidency and possibly an era of strong-man socialism -- but is not expected to fundamentally alter economic relations with the U.S., which are dominated by oil trade, analysts said Friday.

  • One-on-One With Rudy Giuliani Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 4:07 PM ET

    The Republican presidential candidate talks energy independence, trade tariffs and the mortgage crisis with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Japanese Inflation Rises, First Gain in 10 Months Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 1:02 AM ET

    Higher energy and food prices saw Japan's core consumer prices record their first annual rise in 10 months in October, but the modest 0.1 percent gain only slightly boosted expectations of a rate hike early next year.

  • Australian Investment Boom Eases in Third Quarter Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 9:25 PM ET

    Australian business investment unexpectedly fell last quarter as the booming mining sector took a breather, though firms still upgraded already ambitious spending plans for coming months.

  • Japan's October Industrial Output Rises, Outlook Patchy Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 7:48 PM ET

    Japan's industrial production rose in October from September, signalling firm corporate activity and steady exports, but the data did little to alter views that the Bank of Japan will not raise interest rates until next year.

  • China Could be Moving Toward Stronger Yuan: EU Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 8:37 AM ET
    EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)

    China could be moving in the direction advocated by Europe of a stronger yuan, European officials said. The ECB and the People's Bank of China would set up a working group at once to examine currency issues.

  • China, Euro Zone to Work on Currencies, Trade Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 7:04 AM ET

    China and the 13 countries using the single European currency agreed on Tuesday to cooperate to reduce global economic imbalances while heading off lurches in exchange rates.

  • Happy Holidays? Recession Worries Are On the Rise Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 6:26 PM ET
    Foreclosured Home

    A parade of economic data in the next couple weeks will tell volumes about the economy and the Fed’s chances for achieving a soft landing.

  • Sarkozy Turns Up Pressure on China Over Yuan Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 10:03 AM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called publicly on Chinese President Hu Jintao to let the yuan rise more swiftly against the euro.

  • Sarkozy Touts for Deals in China Debut Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | 11:58 PM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy visits China next week, hoping to capture billions of dollars in energy and aviation deals while taking a tough stand on global currency turmoil.

  • China Places Fresh Curbs on Investing to Slow Growth Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 12:16 AM ET

    China will clamp down on new investment projects to help keep growth in the world's fourth-largest economy on an even keel, the government said on Wednesday.

  • Japan Trade Surplus Jumps But Worries Over US Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 9:20 PM ET
    Shipping containers lay stacked on a cargo ship docked at the Ensenada International Terminal port facility on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in Ensenada, Mexico. In March 2005, the facility acquired two additional cargo cranes, seen in the background, bringing the total to four. Mexico and some of the world's largest retailers and shipping interests are bolstering Pacific ports south of the border, hoping to catch future runoff as an increasing tide of Asian cargo sails toward already clogged ports i

    Japan's exports hit a record high in October and the trade surplus jumped by two-thirds from a year earlier, though the increase was slightly less than forecast, raising concerns that a slowing U.S. economy will hurt Japan's export-led growth.

  • China's Industrial Output Eases, but Still Strong Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 11:21 PM ET
    China Trade

    China's industrial production slowed more than expected in October under the weight of government tightening measures, but growth was still by far the strongest of any major economy.

  • China October Retail Sales Rise a Record 18.1% Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 12:13 AM ET

    Soaring food costs drove up China's inflation in October, reinforcing expectations that the Chinese retail sales jumped 18.1 percent in October from a year earlier, the fastest pace on record, propelled by rising incomes, accelerating inflation and windfall gains from the surging stock market.