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  • The euro zone agreement underwhelms and the Australian trade surplus slips — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • October Trade Balance Deficit  Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the details on October trade, which came in at $43.5 billion.

  • A worker operates machines for making yarn at a textile factory in Huaibei, east China's Anhui province.

    The U.S. economy may still be struggling to recover from a recession that began three years ago, but there is a silver lining. According to business consulting firm AlixPartners, a weak dollar and rising wages in China have helped U.S. manufacturers close the competitiveness gap with their Chinese counterparts for the first time since 2007.

  • Tough Decisions Face China as Global Woes Grow Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | 10:25 PM ET
    Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center, in Shanghai.

    As global growth worries are coming to a head, China's policymakers are increasingly facing a tough choice: whether to get serious about ending their long-reliance on exports to power gross domestic product (GDP).

  • Recycling Export Boom Turns Green Into Gold Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    The industry is  at a unique point in history, where  economic growth overseas, high energy costs, demand for commodities  and better recovery technologies have converged to swell revenue.

  • Italy sends the euro tumbling, and Britain needs more exports, please - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • China Trade Figures Highlight Global Divide Sunday, 11 Sep 2011 | 7:29 PM ET

    Beijing is likely to face international pressure to allow its currency to appreciate faster as national trade with other countries remains robust. The FT reports.

  • Traffic at the Port of Long Beach in California fell 2.5 percent July, the first non-seasonal slowdown at the nation's second-busiest seaport since November 2009, according to figures released Monday.

  • An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    China has a $120 billion trade going with Africa and the way it has  tapped into the potential of this once dark continent is a lesson for investors looking to enter frontier markets.

  • Euro Is Punished, Yen and Swiss Franc Soar Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The euro takes a beating and the trade deficit dents the dollar - time for your FX Fix.

  • May Trade Deficit  Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    that came in bigger than expected and a check on U.S. equity futures, with CNBC's Rick Santelli, Steve Liesman; Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer, Melissa Lee, and David Faber

  • Dollar Lifts and Kiwis Fall Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 8:39 AM ET

    Risk-off investors are buying dollars but souring on kiwis.

  • Trash Talk From Trichet, Sunny Skies in Switzerland Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 10:01 AM ET

    The European Central Bank's Trichet sees red, and hedge funds see problems in Mexico. It's your Thursday FX Fix.

  • U.S. Competitiveness Becoming A Tale of Two Economies Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 9:44 AM ET

    A sometimes under-skilled workforce  and shortage of job training is compounding unemployment at home, while technological innovation and product development is paying off abroad.   

  • Global Economy Comes Back To Haunt Developed Nations Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Trade

    A funny thing happened on the road to globalization.  It became a two-way street, not a one-way trade superhighway for the developed economies.

  • Every Boom Busts, China Will be No Exception: Economist Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 5:40 AM ET
    Chinese shipping containers

    China’s export-led growth model is on the verge of collapse, according to Richard Duncan, chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Management. He believes that it’s only a matter of time before the “great Chinese bubble” pops.

  • Doha Round at Risk of Collapse, Report Warns Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 6:23 AM ET
    Souk Waqif at dusk Doha, Qatar.

    The Doha round of negotiations on world trade faces collapse unless world leaders can reach a final agreement to lift trade tarrifs before the end of the year, a new report by the governments of the UK, Germany, Turkey and Indonesia warned on Wednesday.

  • The Best Risk-Off Currency Trade According to HSBC Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 7:44 PM ET

    Until recently, currency traders looking for safer investments rushed to short the Australian dollar against the greenback, however the decoupling of the U.S. dollar from the “risk on-risk off” investment environment is forcing them to look elsewhere.

  • Offshore Yuan Trade Most Exciting Since Euro: Broker Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 4:28 AM ET
    Yuan

    China's efforts to internationalize the yuan is creating a host of opportunities, and according to one broker, is the most exciting development in the forex markets seen in years.

  • New Global Diet Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.