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  • China's 2007 Trade Surplus Soars But May Be Cresting Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | 12:57 AM ET
    China Trade

    China's trade surplus for all of 2007 jumped by 47.7 percent to a record $262.2 billion, but detailed figures released on Friday suggested that policies to reduce the imbalance are starting to bear fruit.

  • China's Economy, Inflation Seen Slowing This Year Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | 7:53 PM ET

    China's economic growth and consumer price inflation are expected to slow moderately thisyear as cooling policies take effect and food supplies increase, a major government research institute forecast on Wednesday.

  • Japan's Cabinet Approves New Budget, Spending Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | 11:57 PM ET

    Japan's cabinet approved an 83.06 trillion yen budget on Monday for the fiscal year from April, featuring an increase in social security spending as the population ages and a modest cut in new debt issuance.

  • Japan November Exports Rise, But US Worries Linger Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 8:40 PM ET

    Japan's exports rose steadily in November from a year earlier but shipments to the United States fell for the third straight month, reinforcing worries that slower U.S. growth will have a broader impact on Japan's economy next year.

  • Euro Zone Oct. Trade Surplus Rises as Exports Gain Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 5:16 AM ET

    The euro zone had a higher-than-expected trade surplus in October despite a continued rise in the euro as exports grew faster than imports, the European Union's statistics office said on Tuesday.

  • Paulson: China Needs Flexible Yuan to Curb Inflation Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 9:29 PM ET

    China needs a more flexible currency to ward off rising inflation risks and the danger that its economy might boil over, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Wednesday.

  • Australian Consumer Sentiment Improves in December Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 6:45 PM ET

    Australian consumer sentiment improved in December as relief over the central bank's decision not to raise interest rates enhanced confidence in the economy, a survey showed on Wednesday.

  • China's Consumer Inflation Blazes to 11-Year High Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 12:51 AM ET
    China's National Flag

    China's factory gate prices jumped 4.6 percent in the year to November, overshooting forecasts by a wide margin and fueling concern that inflation could pose a stiffer challenge than many anticipated.

  • China to Let Yuan Move More Freely Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 12:34 AM ET

    China and the United States downplayed points of contention in trade relations, saying both sides needed to fend off protectionism as they prepared for difficult negotiations on economic disputes ranging from exchange rates to product safety.

  • China and US Spar Over Trade, Product Safety Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 12:11 AM ET

    China and the United States downplayed points of contention in trade relations, saying both sides needed to fend off protectionism as they prepared for difficult negotiations on economic disputes ranging from exchange rates to product safety.

  • 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.